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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 Excerpt: ... Polgooth and Redruth2; and the island which at low water is joined to the mainland can be no other than St. Michael's Mount3, which was excellently adapted from this circumstance to be the place of trade between foreign dealers and the inhabitants of the continent. Some of the principal tin-mines are in the immediate neighbourhood of Mount's Bay4. As the Phoenicians made 1 Diod. 5, 22. rium of Phoenician and Carthagi 3 Lysons' Cornwall, ccvi. uian trade, Sinfiaros tu rijs rprti 3 Such an island was Cerne on pov. Her. 4, 195. the African coast, a great empo-4 From a similarity of sound, no settlements in Britain, and merely anchored their vessels first at the Scilly Islands, and afterwards at Mount's Bay, returning at the close of summer to the south of Spain, it is not wonderful that no inscriptions or monuments of any kind attest their presence or their influence in our island1. It is, however, by no means improbable that the tin which came originally from Cornwall may have returned thither from Gaul or Spain, in the form of those instruments of bronze2 which are some of the earliest of our British antiquities in metal. In his enumeration of the articles of Phoenician commerce, the prophet does not mention amber, a substance which indeed is never named in the Hebrew Scriptures3. Probably it became known at a much later period than tin. It has not been found in the ancient sepulchres of Egypt, Asia Minor, and Greece, though of frequent occurrence in those of Etruria and Southern Italy. A chain of amber beads, connected by strips of gold, has been found in a sepulchre at Caere, answering very exactly to the Homeric de Vectis (the Isle of Wight) has certainly navigated the German been supposed to be the Ietis of ocean. Diodorus; but it can never have 1 Since...