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Online books on British Gypsy themes

Journal of The Gypsy Lore Society ((Full versions online to read or download))

Romany Life by Frank Cuttriss (published 1915)

The Gypsies by Charles G Leland (published 1882)

The Dialect of the English Gypsies by Smart & Crofton (published 1875)

The Tinkler Gypsies by Andrew McCormick (published 1907)

The Gypsy’s Parson by Rev. George Hall (published 1915)

Gipsy Smith: his life and work by Gipsy Rodney Smith (first published 1901)

Romano Lavo-Lil by George Borrow (published 1874)

American Gypsies by Albert Thomas Sinclair

Scottish Gypsies under the Stewarts - MacRitchie, David, 1851-1925

Exploits and Anecdotes of the Scottish Gypsies: With Traits of Their Origin by William Chambers 1886

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‘This is the place,’ said the Gypsy; ’it used to be called in old times the haunted llyn, because when you sings the Welsh dukkerin gillie here or plays it on a crwth, the Knockers answers it. I dare say you’ve heard o’ what the Gorgios call the triple echo o’ Llyn Ddu’r Arddu. Well, it’s somethin’ like that, only bein’ done by the knocking sperrits, it’s grander and don’t come ’cept when they hears the Welsh dukkerin gillie. Now, you must hide yourself somewheres while I go and touch the crwth in her favourite place. I think she’ll come to that. I wish though I hadn’t brought ye,’ she continued, looking at me meditatively; ’you’re a little winded a-ready, and we ain’t begun the rough climbing at all. Up to this ’ere pool Winnie and me and Rhona Boswell used to climb when we was children; it needed longer legs nor ourn to get farther up, and you’re winded a-ready. If she should come on you suddent, she’s liker than not to run for a mile or more up that path where we’ve just been and then to jump down one of them chasms you’ve just seed. But if she does pop on ye, don’t you try to grab her, whatever you do; leave me alone for that. You ain’t got strength enough to grab a hare; you ought to be in bed. Besides, she won’t be skeared at me. But,’ she continued, turning round to look at the vast circuit of peaks stretching away as far as the eye could reach, ’we shall have to ketch her to-day somehow. She’ll never go back to the cottage where you went and skeared her; and if she don’t have a fall, she’ll run about these here hills till she drops. We shall have to ketch her to-day somehow. I’m in hopes she’ll come to the sound of my crwth, she’s so uncommon fond on it; and if she don’t come in the flesh, p’rhaps her livin’ mullo will come, and that’ll show she’s alive.’


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