Original Cornish ballads [by M. Gervis] chiefly founded on stories told by mr. Tregellas. To which are appended some drafts of kindred character [by various authors].

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Page 51 - He immediately let off the steam, but the momentum was so great that the carriage proceeded some distance, coming dead up, however, just on the right side of the gate, which was opened like lightning by the Toll-keeper.—" What have us got to pay here ?
Page 54 - If thou art borrowed by a friend, Right welcome shall he be, To read, to study — not to lend, But to return to me. Not that imparted knowledge doth Diminish learning's store, But books, I find, when often lent, Return to me no more.
Page 12 - There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth ; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.
Page 2 - His way is in the sea, and His path in the great waters, and His footsteps are not known.
Page 57 - ... sequatur." This motto, so modest, and not less expressive of his own habitual feeling, was chosen by himself, in preference to one proposed, which was more personally complimentary. ' Appreciating Mr. Coghlan's* services, and delighted with the judgment and gallantry he had displayed, Sir Edward placed him on his own quarter-deck. It is unnecessary to add that the career of this distinguished officer has been worthy of his introduction to the navy.
Page 7 - In the heat of action, one of the men came from the main deck to ask the Captain what he must do, for that all the men at his gun were killed or wounded but himself, and he had been trying to fight it alone, but could not. Another, who had joined but the day before, was found seated on a gun-carriage, complaining that he had been very well as long as he was fighting, but that his sickness returned as soon as the battle was over, and that he did not know what was the matter with his leg, it smarted...
Page 10 - ... this poor blind man soon afterwards met his death in the following melancholy manner. Being engaged as attendant on some bricklayers who were building a house at St. Ives, it became...
Page 51 - Coleridge relates, that whilst the vehicle was proceeding along the road towards the port, at the top of its speed, and had just carried away a portion of the rails of a gentleman's garden, Andrew Vivian descried ahead of them a closed toll-gate, and called out to Trevethick, who was behind, to slacken speed.
Page 51 - What have us got to pay here ? '' asked Vivian. The poor toll-man, trembling in every limb, his teeth chattering in his head, essayed a reply — " Na-nana-na." — " What have us got to pay, I say ? " " No-nothnothing to pay ! My de-dear Mr.
Page 14 - Let ns look at him now : — prepared to descend, His partner he joins, and it may be his friend ; Nor silent are they, for the sweet hymn of praise Is sung down the ladders, through levels and ways. For though dangers surround and darkness prevails On all things except what the candle reveals — The gloom is without, nor exists it within, With peace in their hearts they fear only Sin.

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