nor to those pf lake George, N. Y. It is of a
very irregular form : in the N. W. it divides into
3 branches, or large bays, and in the S. E. is a
long arm, called Merrymeeting Bay. Several large
promontories intrude into the lake ; the principal
of which are Meredith neck, Moultonborough
neck, and Tuftonborough neck, lt is bordered in
various parts by hills and mountains ; on the N.
W. is Red Mountain, on the N. Ossipee, on the S.
Mount Major, and Gunstock mountain. The lake
contains a great multitude of islands said to
amount to 365; some of them large enough for
farms of considerable extent, and are of beautiful
appearance. The prospect ofthe lake and its en-
virons is enchanting.
The following description of the appearance of
the lake as seen from the summit of Red moun-
tain is given by Dr. Dwight.— Immediately at
tiie foot of the height, on which we stood, and in
the bottom of the immense valley below, spread
south-eastward the waters of the Winipiseogee
in complete view ; except that one or two of its
arms were partially concealed by intervening
peninsulas. A finer object of the same nature
was perhaps never seen. The lakes, which I had
visited in my northern and western excursions,
were all of them undivided masses bordered by
shorescomparitively straight. This was, centrally,
a vast column, if I may be allowed the term, 23 m.
in length and from 6 tin 8 in breadth, shooting out
with inimitable beauty, a succession of arms,
some of them not inferior in length to the whole
breadth of the lake. These were fashioned with
every elegance of figure, bordered with the most
beautiful winding shores, and studded with a mul-
titude of islands. Their relative positions, also,
could scarcely be more happy.
Many of the islands are large, exquisitely
fashioned, and arranged in a manner not less sin-
gular than pleasing. As they met the eye, when
surveyed from this summit, they were set in
groups on both sides of the great channel, and left
this vast field of water unoccupied between them.
Their length was universally at right angles to
that of the lake, and they appeared as if several
chain of hills orignally crossing the country in
that direction, had by some convulsion been merg-
ed in the water so low, that no part of them was
left visible, except the oblong segments of their
summits. Of those, which, by their size and sit-
uation, were most conspicuous, I counted 45,
without attempting to enumerate the smaller ones,
or such as were obscured. The points, which in-
trude into this lake are widely different from
those of lake George ; bold, masculine bluffs, im-
pinging directly upon the water. These, in sev-
eral instances, were spacious peninsulas, fitting
to become rich and delightful residences of man,
often elevated into handsome hills, and sloping
gracefully into the lake.
TVinnisborough, p.v. Fairfield Dis. S. C. 30 m.
Winschoten, a fortified town of the Netherlands
in Groningen. Here, in 1568, was fought the
first battle between the revolted Dutch and the
Spaniards, who were defeated by Lewis, brother
to the prince of Orange. It is 6 m. S. of Dolbart
Bay and 19 E. S. E. of Groningen.
Winsen, a town of Hanover, with a castle, seat-
ed on the Luhe, near its confluence with the 11-
menau, 15 m. N. W. of Lunenburg.—Another,
seatedten the Aller, 6 m. below Zell and 47 S. S.
W. of Lunenburg.
Winsford, a village in Cheshire, Eng. 4 m. WT.
by N. of Middlewich. Here is a considerable
manufacture of salt, and abundance of salt rock,
of which great quantities are sent to Liverpool
Winslow, a town in Buckinghamshire, Eng. 49
m. W. N. W. of London.
Winslow, ph. Kennebec Co. Me. 45 m. N.
Wiscasset. Pop. 1,259.
Winster, a town in Derbyshire, Eng. situate
among rich lead-mines, 26 m. N. N. W. of Derby.
Winterberg, a town of Bohemia, with a celebra-
ted glass manufactory, 77 m. S. by AV. of Pryne.
Winteringham, a town in Lincolnshire, Eng.
33 m. N. of Lincoln.
Winterthur, a town of Switzerland, in the can-
ton of Zurich, where there are mineral baths.
The articles made here by the smiths and turners
are in great estimation ; and it has manufactures
of earthenware, striped camlets, and cotton. It
is seated in a fertile plain, on the river Alach, 12
m. E. N. E. of Zurich.
Winter ton, a village on the E. coast of Norfolk.
Eng. near a promontory called Wintertonness,
on which is a light-house, 8 m. N. by W. of Yar-
Winthrop, ph. Kennebec Co. Me. 10 m. W.
Augusta. Pop. 1,887.
Winlon, ph. Hertford Co. N. C. 153 m. N. E.
Wintonburg, p.v. Hartford Co. Conn.
Winyaw Bay, in S. Carolina receives the Pe-
dee, Waccamaw and Winee Rivers, and joins
the sea, 12 rn. below Georgetown.
Winwester, a town of Germany, capital of the
county of Falkenstein. 24 m. W. S. AV. of
Worms and 27 N. E. of Deux Points.
Winwick, a village in Lancashire, Eng. 3 m.
N. of Warrington. It is deemed the richest ree-
tory in the kingdom ; and on the S. side of the
church is a Latin inscription, intimating that the
place was once a favourite seat of Oswald, king
Wipperfurt, a town of Prussia, in the province
of Cleves and Berg, seated on the Whipper, 30
m. E. S. E. of Dusseldorf.
Wippra, a town of Prussian Saxony, 10 m. W
N. W. of Eisleben.
Wirksworth, a town of Prussian Saxony 10 m.
W. N. W. of Eisleben.
Wirksworth, a town in Derbyshire, Eng. 140
m. N. N. W. ofLondon.
Wisbaden, a town of Germany, in the duchy of
Nassau. It has some warm baths, formerly of
great repute ; 6 m. N. of Mentz and 22 W. of
Wisbeach, a town in Cambridgeshire, Eng.
34 m. N. N. W. of Cambridge and 89 N. of Lon-
Wisby, a sea-port of Sweden, capital of the isle
of Gothland, with a castle. It is seated on the
side of a rock, on the Baltic, 129 rn. S. by E. of
Stockholm. Long. 18. 41. E., lat. 57. 36. N.
Wiscasset, ph. Lincoln Co. Me, on Sheepscut
River, 55 m. N. E. Portland. It is a port of en-
try and has a considerable trade in lumber and
wood. Pop. 2,443.
Wismar, a strong sea-port of Germany, in the
duchy of Mecklenburg with a citadel. It has
suffered frequently by war; and in 1716 it was
taken by the northern confederates, who blew up
and razed its former fortifications. The three
principal churches, the townhouse, and the palace
of Mecklenburg, are its most remarkable build
ings. It is seated on a bay of the Baltic, 30 m