Cornish Characters and Strange Events written by S. Baring-Gould. UNIFORM WITH THIS VOLUME DEVONSHIRE HARACTERS AND STRANGE EVENTS. With 55 Illustrations Reproduced from Old Prints, etc. Cornwall, peopled mainly by Celts, but with an infusion of English blood, stands and always has stood apart from the rest of England, much, but in a less degree, as has Wales. That which brought it into more intimate association with English thought, interests, and progress was the loss of the old Cornish tongue.