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English Gipsies and Their Language

by Charles G. Leland


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Charles G. Leland, who later wrote Gypsy Sorcery and Fortune Telling (also at this site), here gives us a look into the culture, language and folklore of the English Roma in the mid-19th Century.

Title Page
Chapter I. Introductory
Chapter II. A Gipsy Cottage
Chapter III. The Gipsy Tinker
Chapter IV. Gipsy Respect For the Dead
Chapter V. Gipsy Letters
Chapter VI. Gipsy Words Which Have Passed Into English Slang
Chapter VII. Proverbs and Chance Phrases
Chapter VIII. Indications of the Indian Origin of the Gipsies
Chapter IX. Miscellanea
Chapter X. Gipsies In Egypt
Rommani Gudli; or, Gipsy Stories and Fables