The Parochial History of Cornwall: Founded on the Manuscript Histories of Mr. Hals and Mr. Tonkin; with Additions and Various Appendices, Volume 2

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Davies Gilbert
J. B. Nichols and son, 1838 - Geology
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Page 167 - But at the end of the third or the beginning of the fourth century...
Page 303 - St. Keyne,' quoth the Cornish-man, 'many a time Drank of this crystal Well, And before the Angel summoned her, She laid on the water a spell. 'If the husband of this gifted Well Shall drink before his wife, A happy man thenceforth is he, For he shall be master for life.
Page 302 - But has heard of the Well of St. Keyne. An oak and an elm tree stand beside, And behind does an ash tree grow, And a willow from the bank above Droops to the water below. A traveller came to the Well of St. Keyne...
Page 303 - I'll venture my life She has drank of the Well of St Keyne." " I have left a good woman who never was here...
Page 302 - And there was not a cloud in the sky. He drank of the water so cool and clear, For thirsty and hot was he, And he sat down upon the bank, Under the willow-tree.
Page 303 - You drank of the well, I warrant, betimes ?" He to the Cornish-man said ; But the Cornish-man smiled as the stranger spake. And sheepishly shook his head. " I hasten'd as soon as the wedding was done, And left my wife in the porch ; But i' faith she had been wiser than I, For she took a bottle to church.
Page 115 - Fell Thirst and Famine scowl A baleful smile upon their baffled guest. Heard ye the din of battle bray, Lance to lance, and horse to horse ? Long years of havoc urge their destined course, And through the kindred squadrons mow their way.
Page 371 - In the parish church of Landulph, in the eastern extremity of Cornwall, is a small brass tablet fixed against the wall, with the following inscription: " Here lyeth the body of Theodore Paleologus, of Pesaro in Italye, descended from the Imperial...
Page 354 - Thus slain, thy valiant ancestor ' did lie, When his one bark a navy did defy ; When now encompass'd round, he victor stood, And bath'd his pinnace in his conquering blood, Till, all the purple current dry'd and spent, He fell, and made the waves his monument.
Page 101 - To her, at first, he appears a poor stranger, but in private reveals himself, and withall what jewels and gold he had concealed in a bow-case about him ; and concluded that the next day he intended to appear to his parents, and to keep his disguise till she and her husband should meet, and make their common joy complete.

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