The History of Cornwall: From the Earlist Records and Traditions, to the Present Time, Volume 2

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Samuel Drew
W. Penaluna, 1824 - Cornwall (England : County)

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I would love to own an original of this book. 1.and 2. I am related to him via my grandfather and have traced his ancesters back back to Samuel Drew. If anyone has an original copy of this book and would be willing to sell it. I would be happy to buy it from you. I have several books written about his life but his sons, there is a stained glass window in the Chyurch in St,Austel church, I have visited his Site in Helston where he and his wife are buried. His history of Cornwall. They have got several copies in libraries in Cornwall but not for release.. Several Large Historic houses in Cornwall have copies in their libraries, but not for sale or loan. If anyone knows of one for sale anywhere contact me on 01840 779565. thank you. 

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Page 294 - The story of this piece is taken from a pamphlet entitled " News " from Perin in Cornwall, of a ' most bloody and unexampled ' Murther, very lately committed ' by a Father on his owne Sonne ' (who was lately returned from ' the Indyes), at the Instigation ' of a merciless Stepmother. To' gether with their several most ' wretched Endes ; being all per' formed in the Month of Sep
Page 213 - ... Well. The spring flows into a circular basin or reservoir of granite, or of some stone like it, two feet four inches at its extreme diameter at top, and about two feet high. It appears to have been neatly carved and ornamented in its lower part with the figure of a griffin, and round the edge with dolphins, now much defaced.
Page 373 - Till, all the purple current dry'd and spent, He fell, and made the waves his monument. Where shall the next fam'd Granville's ashes stand ? Thy grandsire's fills the sea, and thine the land...
Page 547 - These things are true, and I know them to be so with as much certainty as eyes and ears can give me, and until I can be persuaded that my senses do deceive me about their proper object ; and by that persuasion deprive myself of the strongest inducement to believe the Christian religion, I must and will assert that these things in this paper are true.
Page 525 - For we were up as soon as any day, O! And for to fetch the summer home, The summer and the may, O! For summer is a-come, O! And winter is a-gone, O!
Page 545 - I guessed to be twenty acres, in an open country, and about three furlongs from any house.
Page 256 - Nov. 1717, this fortress was considerably injured by a thunder storm. The lightning in its passage struck through the walls of the building, which are eight or nine feet thick ; removing enormous stones of five or six hundred weight. This shock so damaged the works, that for some time they were indefensible. This is the only accident of any consequence, arising from natural causes, that it is known to have suffered since its first erection.
Page 545 - ... passed by. I was a little surprised at it, and though I had taken up a firm resolution to speak to it...
Page 324 - Part of their Penance : and that this Grant may remain for ever unshaken and inviolable, by the Authority of God the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, he forbids all his Successors from attempting to make any Alteration against this Decree.
Page 249 - These three boroughs uniting their interest, presented a petition to James I. against the intentions of Killigrew to erect his new town so near the mouth of the harbour. In this petition they gravely set forth, " That the erecting of a town at Smithike would tend to the ruin and impoverishing of the ancient coinage and market towns aforesaid, not far distant from thence ; and therefore humbly prayed the king's majesty, that the buildings and undertakings of Mr. Killigrew might be inhibited for the...

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