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From: "Joan in Colorado" <>
Subject: Cornwall in 1698
Date: Sun, 11 Jan 1998 12:22:46 -0700
In my reading, I have come across several references to a CELIA FIENNES who
apparently made a "figure of eight" journey in 1698 and kept a diary. I am
unable to come up with the title of this book and wonder if any of you are
familiar with it?
One quote from this diary is:
"Cornish men, women and children all have pipes of tobacco in their mouths,
which was not a delight to me when I went down to talk to my landlady for
information of any matter or customs amongst them."
Pipe smoking? Children? One wonders if there was a pipe-making industry in
Cornwall. Wouldn't tobacco be expensive in those times?
Another quote is: "The Cornish scald their cream and milk so it is a sort of
clotted cream as we call it, with a little sugar, put on top of the apple
Joan in Colorado