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ADJOINING the Church of Constantine in the parish of St Merryn, was a cottage which a family of the name of Edwards held for generations, under the proprietors of Harlyn, by the annual render of a pie, made of limpets, raisins, and various herbs, on the eve of the festival in honour of the saint to whom the church was dedicated. The pie, as I have heard from my family, and from more ancient members of the family, and from old servants, was excellent. The Edwards had pursued for centuries the occupation of shepherds on Harlyn and Constantine Commons. The last died about forty years ago, and the wreck of their cottage is almost buried in the sand." [b]

[a] see Appendix FF
[b] Letter from William Peter Esq. of Harlyn to Davies Gilbert vol. iii, p. 178

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