Cornwall


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a hilly county in southwestern England

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Now you shall see whether I exaggerate about the mariners of Cornwall.
Always some little thing to be done," he said with idiotic cheerfulness; "as George Herbert says: `Who sweeps an Admiral's garden in Cornwall as for Thy laws makes that and the action fine.
They failed for a million, ruined half the county families of Cornwall, and Neligan disappeared.
Put everything in hand, and be ready to come down to Cornwall with me on Monday.
I am spending my autumn holiday in the far West of Cornwall.
So it came about that the stories which were told in Wales and in Cornwall were told in Brittany also.
To the north I could see the rockbound coast of Cornwall.
I had some idea,' he said, 'of providing for your mother in a pleasant part of the country--(he had a presentation to some almshouses on the borders of Cornwall, which had occurred to him more than once)--but as you want to be together, I must do something else for her.
He had married a Spanish woman, and did not mean to return home; but his admiration for the mines of Cornwall remained unbounded.
My host says that the two principal improvements introduced by foreigners have been, first, reducing by previous roasting the copper pyrites -- which, being the common ore in Cornwall, the English miners were astounded on their arrival to find thrown away as useless: secondly, stamping and washing the scoriae from the old furnaces -- by which process particles of metal are recovered in abundance.
To the present day, however, the three dialects, and subdivisions of them, are easily distinguishable in colloquial use; the common idiom of such regions as Yorkshire and Cornwall is decidedly different from that of London or indeed any other part of the country.
In the story of the Boy and the Mantle even a mature reader may be surprised with a glow of virtuous pleasure at the triumph of the gentle Venelas; and indeed all the postulates of elfin annals,--that the fairies do not like to be named; that their gifts are capricious and not to be trusted; that who seeks a treasure must not speak; and the like,--I find true in Concord, however they might be in Cornwall or Bretagne.
In Paddington all Cornwall is latent and the remoter west; down the inclines of Liverpool Street lie fenlands and the illimitable Broads; Scotland is through the pylons of Euston; Wessex behind the poised chaos of Waterloo.
Simply because Bill, who met him golfing at a place in Cornwall in the off season, cured him of slicing his approach-shots
You're not of the Clennams of Cornwall, Mr Clennam?