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been ploughed down. No Station Could have been better Selected for observing the movements of an Enemy, and for Keeping & for Keeping up a Communication with the German Ocean, which is not more than a mile distant from it. Another eminence, about a mile S.E [South East] of Habchester, is the spot where the last person burned for witchcraft is alleged to have undergone that fate. So late as the beginning of the 17th Century. It is still called the "Witch's Knowe". The Ground falls by a gentle & gradual descent from this place towards the South, for more than half the length of the parish, till it reaches the river Whiteadder, its southern boundary. On the east it descends towards the Sea. The Coast of the parish exhibits a continued unbroken line of abrupt rocks, which Contain some Caverns that were much used by the smugglers in foreign spirits, before the erection of a Preventive Station at Burnmouth. Detached masses of rock of Consierable Size Stand out into the sea in one or two places, and some of them present an aspect of grandeur & sublimity. The romantic and sequestered fishing Village of Ross, at the northern extremity of the parish, is too much an object of interest to the admirers of picturesque Scenery not to be noticed. It stands at the foot of a ledge of almost perpendicular rocks divided by a rivulet, which, in rainy weather forms many beautiful Cascades. While the sea from beneath, & the cottages Standing almost Close upon high water mark, give the scene a very striking appearance. [Continued on Page 4]

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