A Cornish Parish: Being an Account of St. Austell, Town, Church, District and People

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Skeffington & Son, 1897 - St. Austell (England) - 377 pages
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Page 115 - For, indeed, the greatest glory of a building is not in its stones, nor in its gold. Its glory is in its Age, and in that deep sense of voicefulness, of stern watching, of mysterious sympathy, nay, even of approval or condemnation, which we feel in walls that have long been washed by the passing waves of humanity.
Page 163 - In their bloom, And the names he loved to hear Have been carved for many a year On the tomb.
Page 235 - On that best portion of a good man's life, — His little, nameless, unremembered acts Of kindness and of love.
Page 199 - twould a saint provoke," (Were the last words that poor Narcissa spoke ;} " No, let a charming chintz and Brussels lace Wrap my cold limbs, and shade my lifeless face : One would not, sure, be frightful when one's dead — And — Betty — give this cheek a little red.
Page 191 - ... straw into the grave, which was not far from the house, and went and laid him down in the said grave, and caused clothes to be laid upon him, and so departed out of this world.
Page 191 - Bradley, being sicke of the plague, and perceyveing he must die at yt time, arose out of his bed, and made his grave, and caused his nefew, John Dawson, to cast .strawe into the grave...
Page 158 - Let humble Allen, with an awkward shame, Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame.
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Page 68 - I was much pleased with my supper tho' not with the custome of the country, which is a universall smoaking both men women and children have all their pipes of tobacco in their mouths and soe sit round the fire smoaking...
Page 32 - Had you seen these roads before they were made, You would lift up your hands and bless General Wade.

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