A Cornish Anthology by A. L. Rowse (auth.)

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And soon beyond the reddened fern, the rounded Granite, gold on this green-black sea, Day darkening with the night's destroying fear, Must rise the flattened, huge, and butteryellow moon, which cannot care. GEOFFREY GlliGSON III.

The pool is easily found, lying close to the road from Bolventor to St. Neot, and in summer is much frequented by tourists; but I saw it lonely as a Highland loch and almost as beautiful. The nearly circular sheet of water lay still and burnished under a pure sky, where floated motionless a fleet of domed and gilded clouds, faith~ fully mirrored in the shining levels beneath. The moor, which is here 'blacker' and less grassy than about Trenoweth, compassed the pool with low and gentle undulations, except to the south, where rose a high hill crowned by ancient barrows.

Our Round, you observe, greatly exceeds the dimensions given by Carew. But there were several in the west: one, for instance, traceable fifty years ago, at the northern end of the town of Redruth, which still keeps the name of Planguary; and another magnificent one, of stone, near the churchtown of St. Just by the Land's End. Carew may have seen only the smaller ones. Q, From a Cornish Window 19. Near Lanivet There was a stunted hand post just on the crest, Only a few feet high: She was tired, and we stopped in the twilight-time for her rest, At the crossways close thereby.

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