Journal, Volume 6

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Royal Institution of Cornwall, 1881 - Cornwall (England : County)
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Page 21 - Most of these men seem born under a travelling planet ; seldom having their education in the place of their nativity; oft-times composed of Irish infancy, British breeding, and French preferment ; taking a cowl in one country, a crosier in another, and a grave in a third; neither bred where born, nor beneficed where bred, nor buried where beneficed ; but wandering in several kingdoms.
Page 388 - Before I had learned from the note the name and business of my visitor, I was struck with the manliness of his person, the breadth of his chest, the openness of his countenance, and the inquietude of his eye.
Page 57 - ... do in these days, not only to drink the waters thereof, but to inquire after the life or death of their absent friends ; where, being arrived, they demanded the question at the well whether such a person by name be living, in health, sick, or dead. If the party be living and in health, the still quiet water of the well-pit, as soon as the question is demanded, will instantly bubble or boil up as a pot, clear crystalline water ; if sick, foul and puddle waters ; if the party be dead, it will neither...
Page 255 - April, in the year of the Incarnation of Our Lord one thousand two hundred and sixty seven, of our Consecration the tenth, and of the foundation of the place aforesaid the third.
Page 375 - ... they arm themselves with sharp axes and follow those ships. They'll cut a large trading vessel to pieces in one tide, and cut down everybody that offers to oppose them. I apprehend no person should be allowed to attend a wreck armed with axes or the like unless lawfully required. ... I have seen many a poor man half dead cast ashore and crawling out of the reach of the waves, fallen upon and in a manner stript naked by these villains.
Page 385 - ... to heave it into deeper water, were saluted with irregular, but heavy and continued discharges of musketry. So great was Lander's confidence in the sincerity and good will of the natives, that he could not at first believe that the destructive fire, by which he was literally surrounded, was...
Page 386 - ... hand, beseeching them, by his gestures, to take .him prisoner rather than deprive him of his life. While in the act of making this dastardly appeal, a musket-ball from the enemy entered his mouth and killed him on the spot. The others behaved with the greatest coolness and intrepidity. The fugitives gained on their pursuers ; and when they found the chase discontinued altogether, Lander stood up, for the last time, in the canoe, and being seconded by his remaining associates, he waved his hat...
Page 55 - Eome, the legend writer exclaiming in rapture, "'0 wonderful deed! 0 rare theft of a vast treasure of holy things, committed without sacrilege, the plunder of the most holy place in the world ! ' " St. Just had, as we all know, gone on a visit to his friend St. Keverne, and was about to return to his own part of the country, when he fell a coveting a piece of plate (probably the chalice) belonging to his host. Bidding the Saint go fetch him water from his well, he took a pious advantage of his absence,...
Page 385 - ... extricating himself from it. Encouraging his comrades with his voice and gestures, the traveller prepared to defend himself to the last; and a loud and simultaneous shout from his little party assured him that they shared his feelings, and would Follow his example. Meanwhile, several of the savages, having come out from their concealment, were brought down by the shots of the English ; but Lander, whilst stooping to pick up a cartridge from the bottom of the canoe, was struck near the hip by...
Page 58 - ... the patient, by foregoing his strength, had somewhat forgot his fury. Then was he conveyed to the church and certain masses sung over him ; upon which handling, if his right wits returned, St. Nun had the thanks ; but if there appeared small amendment, he was bowssened again and again, while there remained in him any hope of life or recovery.

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