Across one end of our orchard flows a pretty little brook buddling [sic] and babbling thro a small romantic dingle to empty itself into the Wye; in which with hobbyhorsical
industry I have built a cascade of 8 or 9 feet height & am making a rude hermitage (a sequestered summer study) in the dingle beneath.
As a result, enthusiasm for these hobbyhorsical
technologies has waned, as both the results and implications of such techniques proved to be largely disappointing.
We need not hunt after monstrous Telescopes, unless it be in the true hobbyhorsical
spirit, for the sake of the Pleasure arising from the Trouble of using them.