Publications Volume 42, V. 3, PT. 2

Publications Volume 42, V. 3, PT. 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1833 edition. Excerpt: ...been distinguished by the name of BOHEMIANS, GITANOS, ZINGARI or CINGARI, ZIGEUNERS, TZINGANYS, Grrsms, and EGYPTIANS. As so much has been written regarding the origin and history of the Gipsies, by Hoylarzd, Grellmann, &cff it is only necessary to premise these facts, in the briefest manner. The reader will find several very curious and interesting essays on the history of the Scottish Gipsies, written in a popular and entertaining form, in the two first volumes of BIac/cwoodflk Magazine, and also in the Encyclopaedias. The Editor has just been informed, that a work is at present preparing for publication, which professes to embrace all that is known regarding the history of these Wanderers, especially in the various districts of Scotland, which renders it still less necessary to enlarge in this place. It may be remarked, that in the fifteenth century, THE EGYPTIANS uniformly, in the numerous countries to which they migrated, gave themselves out to be Christian Pi/grims-and their leaders assumed the titles of KINGS, DUKES, COUNTS, or LORDS of LITTLE EGYPT; from which country they always pretended they had been expelled by the Saracens, on account of their RELIGION. Certain it is, that at present they appear to profess no religious belief' whatever, and they lead the most immoral lives, and herd together like hordes of ' savages, in a promiscuous state, wholly unknown to any other race now extant in Europe, living without God and Without hope in the world." With their characteristic cunning, it is likely that this assumption of the appearance of Pilgrinzs was only in accordance with the superstitious and prevailing customs of the times. Under this character they had the address to impose upon almost all the Sovereigns of Europe, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236834569
  • 9781236834560