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John Harris (1820 - 1884) was a Cornish poet.

Harris was born and raised in a two-bedroom cottage on the slopes of Bolenowe Carn, a small village near Camborne, Cornwall, in the United Kingdom. At age twelve, he was sent to work at Dolcoath mine where he combined a life of painful labour with the production of poetry celebrating his native landscape around Carn Brea and the scenic splendours of Land's End and the Lizard. He could not afford pen and paper, so instead he improvised and used blackberry juice for ink and grocery bags for paper.

In the 1840s, he married Jane Rule, with whom he had four children: two sons and two daughters. When his second-born daughter, Lucretia, died during Christmas 1855, he produced a moving eulogy. After this a friend found him a more congenial occupation as a Bible-reader or travelling comforter at Falmouth, where he spent the second half of his life. During this period he produced his most important work, the loco-descriptive poem A Story of Carn Brea (1863). He died in 1884 having requested that he should be buried at Treslothan Chapel, near the village of Troon.

There has been some revival of interest in his work, and recently, the book The Cornish Poet was brought out by the John Harris Society, containing his collected works.

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Total Books: 566
Moon Gardening Ancient and Natural Ways to Grow Healthier Tastier Food
How to be Good The Possibility of Moral Enhancement
2016 - How to Be Good the Possibility of Moral Enhancement (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780198707592
ISBN-10: 0198707592
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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Covenant with Death
2015 - Covenant with Death (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780751557121
ISBN-10: 0751557129
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Art of John Harris
2014 - The Art of John Harris (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781781168424
ISBN-10: 1781168423
Genres: Arts & Photography, Reference, Humor & Entertainment
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Rudolf Hess The Last Word A New Technical Analysis of the Hess Flight May 1941
Sherlocke Wilson's Band of Brothers
2013 - Sherlocke Wilson's Band of Brothers (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781493592296
ISBN-10: 1493592297
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care
2013 - A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care [Oxford Paperback Reference] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780199543052
ISBN-10: 0199543054
Genre: Reference
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Superhuman Exploring Human Enhancement from 600 BCE to 2050
2012 - Superhuman Exploring Human Enhancement From 600 Bce to 2050 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780957028524
ISBN-10: 0957028520
Genres: Arts & Photography, Science & Math
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The Elephant from Baghdad
2012 - The Elephant From Baghdad (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780761461111
ISBN-10: 0761461116
Genre: Children's Books
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Jingle Bells How the Holiday Classic Came to Be
2011 - Jingle Bells How the Holiday Classic Came to Be (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781561455904
ISBN-10: 1561455903
Genre: Children's Books
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My Monster Notebook
2011 - My Monster Notebook (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780500515709
ISBN-10: 0500515700
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
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MCAA Young Voices
2011 - Mcaa Young Voices [Volume 1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781461091554
ISBN-10: 1461091551
Genre: Reference
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Combinatorics and Graph Theory
2010 - Combinatorics and Graph Theory [Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781441927231
ISBN-10: 1441927239
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Enhancing Evolution The Ethical Case for Making Better People
2010 - Enhancing Evolution the Ethical Case for Making Better People [New in Paper - Science Essentials] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780691148168
ISBN-10: 0691148163
Genres: Nonfiction, Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation, Medical Books
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Rugby Union and Globalization An Odd-Shaped World
2010 - Rugby Union and Globalization an Odd-shaped World [Global Culture and Sport] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780230229310
ISBN-10: 023022931X
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Politics & Social Sciences
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The Mountain Prophet The Mine And Other Poems
2010 - The Mountain Prophet the Mine and Other Poems [1860] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781165183838
ISBN-10: 1165183838
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Christian Church Constituted and Charged to Convey the Gospel to the World
2010 - Christian Church Constituted and Charged to Convey the Gospel to the World (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781151050137
ISBN-10: 115105013X
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Rudolf Hess The British Illusion of Peace
2010 - Rudolf Hess the British Illusion of Peace (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781871468441
ISBN-10: 1871468442
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The Description and Use of the Globes and the Orrery To Which Is Prefixed by Way of Introduction a Brief Account of the Solar System
The Pre-Adamite Earth Contributions to Theological Science
2010 - The Pre-adamite Earth Contributions to Theological Science (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781143425967
ISBN-10: 1143425960
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Man Primeval Or the Constitution and Primitive Condition of the Human Being A Contribution to Theological Science
2010 - The Two Giants [1878] (Paperback)Paperback
2010 - Linto and Laneer [Verse] (Paperback)
2009 - Monro [and Other Pieces in Verse] (Paperback)
2009 - Mammon (Paperback)Paperback
2007 - Working with Older People [The Social Work Skills Series] (Hardcover)Paperback
2007 - Moving Rooms the Trade in Architectural Salvages [Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art] (Hardcover)
2006 - Pocket Adventures Bolivia [Pocket Adventures - Adventure Guide to Bolivia Pocket] (Paperback)
2005 - Pop-up Aesop [Getty Trust Publications: J. Paul Getty Museum] (Hardcover)
2004 - On Cloning [Thinking in Action] (Paperback)Hardcover
2002 - The Social Work Business [State of Welfare] (Hardcover)Paperback
2000 - Questions for New Higher Chemistry [Books for Scotland] (Paperback)
2000 - Lincolnshire [The Buildings of England] (Hardcover)
1999 - No Voice From the Hall [Isis Large Print Nonfiction] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1998 - Clones Genes and Immortality Ethics and the Genetic Revolution [Life Sciences Miscellaneous Publications] (Paperback)
1998 - Clones Genes Immortality Ethics the Genetic Revolution [Life Sciences Miscellaneous Publications] (Other)Paperback
1997 - Tom Wayman [Canadian Author Studies series] (Paperback)
1993 - Introducing Writing [Penguin English S.] (Paperback)
1992 - George Bowering and His Works [Canadian Author Studies series] (Paperback)
1991 - Quantitative Decision Making [Understanding Business] (Paperback)Paperback
1987 - Thirty Days War [New Portway Large Print Books] (Hardcover)Paperback
1980 - The VIctors [Puffin Books] (Paperback)Hardcover
1980 - The Fledglings [Puffin Books] (Paperback)Hardcover
1979 - Vardy (Hardcover)Paperback
1977 - Professionals The [Puffin Books] (Paperback)Hardcover
1971 - Matter of Luck [Gannet books] (Hardcover)
1970 - Sir William Chambers [Study in Architecture] (Hardcover)Hardcover
1970 - Fights in the Air [Tricorne S] (Hardcover)Paperback
William Talman [Studies in Architecture] (Hardcover)Paperback
Sam and the Kite [Areil books] (Hardcover)
The Indian Mutiny [The British at war] (Hardcover)Paperback
Georgian Country Houses [R.I.B.A.Drawings] (Paperback)
Defenders of the Five Realms [A Gentle Tall Tale of Ages Past] (Paperback)