A Survey of the Ancient and Present State of the Scilly Islands: ...

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Goadby and Lerpiniere. Sold also by F. and C. Rivington, no. 62, St. Paul's Church-yard, London., 1796 - Isles of Scilly (England) - 239 pages
 

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Page 133 - coked timber, among the ftones and rubbifh that he cleared away. There is earth fufficient " carried within the walls of the church, from time to time, upon the old flagged floor, in depth
Page 131 - ... diameter, fuppofed for an upright poft to work round " in ; and, at the diftance of two feet from this hole in the centre, is a gutter cut round in the " rock out of the folid ftone, fourteen inches wide, and near a foot deep, wherein a...
Page 131 - Caflitcrides, yet all infenfible of their fignificancy, " upon " the top of the hill is a natural rock, about nine inches from the furface of the ground, with a " round hole in its centre, eight inches (in) diameter, fuppofed for an upright poft to work round " in; and, at the diftance of two feet from this hole in the centre, is a gutter cut round in the " rock out of the folid ftone, fourteen inches wide, and near a...
Page 58 - Trefco, as far as the northweft cliffs or banks of it, where another cave is feen, that goes by the fame name with the former. Going in at the orifice, at Peninnis banks in St. Mary's, it is above a man's height, and of as much fpace in its breadth; but grows lower and narrower farther in. A little beyond which entrance appear rocky bafons or refervoirs...
Page 111 - ... the light from the entrance, and that he was afraid to go further in, lest he should meet with water, or some other danger. It is supposed to have been an old tin-work; its direction is East and West.
Page 89 - Worfliip that does not appear .to have been confined to any one Nation or Tribe, but to have prevailed all over the EAST, and principally in ChaUea, its perpetual Seat.
Page 189 - Fust grants (does not confirm, which was the usual expression when houses or revenues had before been granted) " to Osbert, abbot of Tavistock, all the churches of Sully, with their appurtenances, and the land as the monks or hermits held it in the time of Kdward the Confessor and Burgald bishop of Cornwall.
Page 21 - The women are very dexterous in the ufe of the needle, and alfo in talents of good houfewifery ; nor do they want beauty and other engaging qualities to recommend them.
Page 135 - which it is supposed by some, the image of " the saint stood, to whom the Church was " dedicated. If this conjecture be true...

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