Topographical and Historical Sketches of the Boroughs of East and West Looe, in the County of Cornwall: With an Account of the Natural and Artificial Curiosities and Picturesque Scenery of the Neighbourhood

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J. Nichols and Son, 1823 - 308 sider

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Side 211 - 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.
Side 210 - 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...
Side 102 - Please daily, and whose novelty survives Long knowledge and the scrutiny of years : Praise justly due to those that I describe.
Side 53 - This heap be witness, and this pillar be witness, that I will not pass over this heap to thee, and that thou shalt not pass over this heap and this pillar unto me, for harm.
Side 210 - And bade the stranger hail. Now art thou a bachelor, stranger ? quoth he, For an if thou hast a wife, The happiest draught thou hast drank this day That ever thou didst in thy life. Or has your good woman, if one you have, In Cornwall ever been ? For an if she have, I'll venture my life She has drank of the well of St. Keyne.
Side 210 - 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.
Side 210 - But that my draught should be better for that, I pray you answer me why." "St. Keyne," quoth the countryman, "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 ; " But if the wife should drink of it first, God help the husband then !" The stranger stooped to the well of St. Keyne And drank of the waters again.
Side 256 - This warrant being brought to the Mayor, he sent for a shoemaker at the farther end of the town to read it, which when he had heard, he assembled his brethren the Aldermen to the Common-hall, to consult of this weighty affair. Being met, they all sate silent...
Side 210 - And a clearer one never was seen ; There is not a wife in the West country But has heard of the well of St. Keyne.
Side 128 - THE South wind brings wet weather, The North wind wet and cold together; The West wind always brings us rain, The East wind blows it back again.

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