Cornwall of Devon omitted all traces of Poictou , but retained the characteristics
of Cornwall , viz . , On a cross patée sable five bezants . 11 . ... His descent from
the princely stock of Cornwall is hinted at in his crest , which is a Cornish Chough
Author: Royal Institution of CornwallPublish On: 1891
He was a frequent contributor to the Journal of this society , and amongst his
papers published may be mentioned “ The Lanisley letters ” ; “ The fishes of West
Cornwall ” ; “ Cornish curiosities ” ; and “ The Mackerel fishery , ” — interesting ...
Author: Royal Institution of Cornwall
Category: Cornwall (England : County)
Includes the Reports of the Institution, which, prior to the establishment of the Journal, were issued separately.
zawn (n.) a fissure or cave in a coastal cliff The feast day of the patron saint of Cornwall, St Piran – or Gool Peran in the native Cornish language – is 5 March.
Piran is believed to have been born in Ireland sometime in the mid fourth century,
Author: Paul Anthony Jones
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Open The Cabinet of Linguistic Curiosities and you’ll find both a word and a day to remember, every day of the year. Each day has its own dedicated entry, on which a curious or notable event—and an equally curious or notable word—are explored. On the day on which flirting was banned in New York City, for instance, you’ll discover why to “sheep’s-eye” someone once meant to look at them amorously. On the day on which a disillusioned San Franciscan declared himself Emperor of the United States, you’ll find the word “mamamouchi,” a term for people who consider themselves more important than they truly are. And on the day on which George Frideric Handel completed his 259-page Messiah after twenty-four days of frenzied work, you’ll see why a French loanword, literally meaning “a small wooden barrow,” is used to refer to an intense period of work undertaken to meet a deadline. The English language is vast enough to supply us with a word for every occasion—and this linguistic “wunderkammer” is here to prove precisely that. So whatever date this book has found its way into your hands, there’s an entire year’s worth of linguistic curiosities waiting to be found.
CORNWALL . Notwithstanding this prohibition , the struggles for superiority
continued till the year 938 , when in the ... Thus ended the contest which the Cornish Britons , with unabated perseyerance , had maintained against the
Saxons for the ...
Liberals and Conservatives . Cornish Curiosities . John Wesley's first and last
Sermon . Holy Wells Cornish Tourists . Dean of Canterbury . English Inn . Sam
Gilbert . Cornish Fare . Cornish Toast . Penzance Pilchards and Pirates . Truro
Author: Royal Institution of CornwallPublish On: 1891
Royal Institution of Cornwall ... and amongst his papers published may be
mentioned “ The Lanisley letters " ; " The fishes of West Cornwall ” ; “ Cornish curiosities ” ; and “ The Mackerel fishery , ” - interesting contributions on these
of this water , whether husband or wife , they are sure to get the Mastery ; a fic
Fable for the valgar to believe ; in the Weft parts of Cornwall during the Winter ,
Swallows are found in old deep Tid - works , and holes of the Seacliff . On the
ACCOUNT OF THE MINES IN CORNWALL . CORETTE TORNWALL abounds in
mines of different metals and semi - metals ; but the principal produce is tin . The
Phenicians early visited these coasts for this article , fome think 400 or 450 years
The entrance is lined with Derbyshire alabaster ; and the hall bas pilasters of
granite from Scotland , ' serpentine from Ireland , and limestones from
Devonshire , Derbyshire , & c . On one side is an elaborate screen , with Cornish
Such was his zeal for the Druidical origin of Cornish curiosities , and such was
the ingenuity with which he used his learning to sustain his favourite notion , that
we cannot wonder at Whitaker's description of him as the Druidical wizard .
For common white china the principal ingredients are Cornish granite , Cornish
clay — which is , in fact , decayed granite — and calcined animal bone . For the
parian body , that is , for such piecəs of Porcelain as miniature statues and the
And there is one other little episode of Cornish history with which the name of Sir
Francis Godolphin will always be associated : the repulse of the Spaniards ...
According to a passage in the ' Epistolary Curiosities 348 Some Cornish Worthies
We saw all the Cornish curiosities again , and had two given me , but not the fairy
cup ! Mr . Calcot the philosopher was there , who has the famous collection of
fossils , and by appointment we went to him this morning at nine to breakfast ; he
William Lough- rin's collection of Cornish curiosities will well repay any traveller
going out of the way twenty or thirty miles, and they will find in him a fine
specimen of an intelligent and noble class of men. Below we give some
specimens from ...
At St. Austle and other parts of Cornwall , in the summer months , busy operations
are being carried on , by which the quartz ... of the granite which by disintegration
constitutes Cornish clay ) , and the pure kaolin or porcelain clay is left behind .
Mr. Couch , in his Cornish Fauna , says , that he has seen it about the Cornish
coast , of the length of seven inches and a half , which is nearly double the length
it is met with in the Mediterranean , It abounds , he adds , towards the end of ...
A festival kept until recently at Bodmin , in Cornwall , Wales , on the Sunday and
Monday following St. Thomas's Day ( July 7 ) . In the preceding October an
anticipatory puncheon of ale had been brewed and bottled . On Sunday morning
The Cornish Monster and the Clergyman , 6 . Na - noth - nothing to pay , my de -
dear Mr. Devil ! ” 7. Road - engines with Legs , 8. “ Owd Neddy's Quaker Line " (
the Stockton and Darlington ) , 8. First Railroad Passenger Car in the World , 9.
When against the authoritative manner in which you he alludes to Peters , a very
learned and ingenious proceeded ; or to question your investiture in the
clergyman , he passes him by as “ The Cornish high office of Inquisitor General ,
of Cornwall . Now , to have arrived there , it must have been carried eastward by
the well - know Guinea current , and ... and getting into the Gulfstream , would be
carried by this to the north - east , and thus would be landed on the Cornish ...