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The Cornish Riviera

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Author: Sidney Heath
Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 15,051 / 50 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66.9
LoC Categories: DA, GV
Downloads: 569
Added to site: 2009.04.26
mnybks.net#: 23991
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Travel, History
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74 guns attempted to force the entrance, but after being under the crossfire of the forts for two hours, was forced to tack about and regain the open sea.

Sir A. T. Quiller-Couch writes thus of Fowey in Troy Town. "The visitor," says he, "if he be of my mind, will find a charm in Fowey over and above its natural beauty, and what I may call its holiday conveniences, for the yachtsman, for the sea-fisherman, or for one content to idle in peaceful waters. It has a history, and carries the marks of it. It has also a flourishing trade and a life of its own."

The church of St. Fimbarrus, almost hidden from view except from the harbour side, is mainly of fifteenth-century date, although portions may well be a century earlier. The roof of the tall tower is richly decorated, and the north aisle is undoubtedly the remnant of a much earlier edifice. There are two good brasses and some interesting monuments, also a memorial to Sir John Treffry, who captured the French standard at the battle of Poi

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