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|Description ||In his “Survey of Cornwall” circa 1600, Richard Carew wrote of this well “….. for healing all diseases, in a plentiful spring near unto Bodmin, called Scarlet’s Well; which report grew so far and so fast that the folk ran flocking thither in huge numbers from all quarters.” ……. “the water should seem to be healthful if not helpful; for it retaineth this extraordinary quality, that the same is weightier than the ordinary of his kind, and will continue the best part of a year without alteration of scent or taste; only you shall see it represent many colours like in the rainbow which …... argueth a running through some mineral vein and therewithal a posessing of virtue.”|
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