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Keswick, a market-town of Cumberland, on the river Greta and the London and North-Western Railway, 22 miles S. of Carlisle. Its proximity to Skiddaw and Derwentwater, and its connection with the Lakists, especially with Southey, make it a favourite resort of tourists. The town is trim and prosperous, and possesses a handsome Early English church. Woollen goods and agricultural implements are still made here, but the manufacture of lead pencils has dwindled since the exhaustion of the Borrowdale plumbago mine. The char fishery affords employment to the boatmen on the lake. At the neighbouring village of Crosthwaite is the grave of Southey.