The Zincali: an account of the gypsies of Spain

The Zincali: an account of the gypsies of Spain

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The Zincali - An Account of the Gypsies of Spain by George Borrow Scanned and proofed by David Price ccx074@coventry.ac.uk

The Zincali - An Account of the Gypsies of Spain

PREFACE

IT is with some diffidence that the author ventures to offer the  present work to the public.

The greater part of it has been written under very peculiar  circumstances, such as are not in general deemed at all favourable  for literary composition: at considerable intervals, during a  period of nearly five years passed in Spain - in moments snatched  from more important pursuits - chiefly in ventas and posadas,  whilst wandering through the country in the arduous and unthankful  task of distributing the Gospel among its children.

Owing to the causes above stated, he is aware that his work must  not unfrequently appear somewhat disjointed and unconnected, and  the style rude and unpolished: he has, nevertheless, permitted the  tree to remain where he felled it, having, indeed, subsequently  enjoyed too li...

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