Journal of the Royal Institution of Cornwall, Volume 2

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Workers of Cornwall Limited, 1867 - Cornwall (England : County)
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Includes the Reports of the Institution, which, prior to the establishment of the Journal, were issued separately.

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Page 165 - J inches, width 4 inches, colour bright scarlet, with an external margin of blue, which gradually becomes less distinct as it merges inwards. On the under surface of the belly, at about 13 inches from the chin, is the anal orifice, which is entirely protected by a single triangular bony valve, which can be opened or closed at pleasure by means of a cartilaginous disc, which fulfils the purpose of a hinge. From these external appearances alone, when contrasted with those of Mr. Couch's Ausonia, it...
Page 307 - Report on the Geology of Cornwall, Devon, and West Somerset,
Page 330 - It cannot be too often repeated that inquiries into the origin of local names are, in the first place, historical, and only in the second place, philological. To attempt an explanation of any name, without having first traced it back to the earliest form in which we can find it, is to set at defiance the plainest rules of the science of language as well as of the science of history. Even if the interpretation of a local name • Isaac Taylor, Words and Places,
Page 131 - I find it generally held to be an ancient festival intended to celebrate the day when tin was first turned into metal, — in fact, the discovery of smelting. It is the occasion of a revel, in which, as an old streamer observes, there is an open rebellion against the water-drinking system which is enforced upon them whilst at work.
Page xxii - That the best thanks of the Society be given to the Officers and Council, for their services during the past year.
Page iv - I cannot well resolve whether I should more commend this game for the manhood and exercise, or condemn it for the boistcrousncss and harms which it begetteth; for as on the one side it makes their bodies strong, hard, and nimble, and puts a courage into their hearts to meet an enemy in the face, so on the other part it is accompanied with many dangers, some of which do ever fall to the players
Page 325 - I do not think so. Dr. Borlase, indeed, in his Natural History of Cornwall (p. 190), says, "In the time of King John, I find the product of tin in this county very inconsiderable, the right of working for tin being as yet wholly in the king, the property of tinners precarious and unsettled, and what tin was raised was engrossed and managed by the Jews, to the great regret of the barons and their vassals.
Page 50 - A very singular manner of curing madness, mentioned by Carew, p. 123, in the parish of Altarnun — to place the disordered in mind on the brink of a square pool, filled with water from St. Nun's Well. The patient, having no intimation of what was intended, was, by a sudden blow on the breast, tumbled into the pool, where he was tossed up and down by some persons of superior strength, till, being quite debilitated, his fury forsook him ; he was then carried to church, and certain masses sung over...
Page 132 - is marked by a serio-comic custom of sending a young lad on the highest bound or hillock of the work, and allowing him to sleep there as long as he ,can ; the length of his siesta being the measure of the afternoon nap for the tinners throughout the ensuing twelvemonth.
Page iv - ... fall to the players share. For proofe whereof, when the hurling is ended, you shall see them retyring home, as from a pitched battaile, with bloody pates, bones broken, and out of joynt, and such bruses as serve to shorten their daies; yet al is good play, and never Attourney nor Crowner troubled for the matter.

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