Journal of the Gypsy Lore Society, Том 2

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Gypsy Lore Society, 1891

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Страница 369 - ... cogent and abundant instances may exist to the contrary; yet either does not observe or despises them, or gets rid of and rejects them by some distinction, with violent and injurious prejudice, rather than sacrifice the authority...
Страница 174 - There is no tradition in the neighbourhood concerning the time when the gypsies first took up their residence at that place, nor whence they came. " Most of their leases, I believe, were granted by the family of the Bennets and Grubet ; the last of whom was Sir David Bennet, who died about sixty years ago.
Страница 174 - ... accordingly returned without their money, and reported progress. I found that the landlord was right ; my master said with a smile, that it was unnecessary to send to them, after the previous notice from the baron officer ; it was enough if I had received the money if offered. Their rent and feu duty was brought to the office in a few weeks. I need scarcely add, those persons all belonged to the tribe.
Страница 57 - From the context of this imperfectly told story, it would appear as if the gypsies could not travel farther until this wheel should revolve : " Nobody appeared to be able to turn it, till, in the midst of their vain efforts, some evil spirit presented himself under the disguise of a sage, and informed the chief, whose name was Chen, that the wheel would be made to turn only when he had married his sister Guin. The chief accepted the advice, the wheel turned round, and the name of the tribe after...
Страница 173 - The progeny of such alliances have almost universally the tawny complexion and fine black eyes of the gypsey parent, whether father or mother.
Страница 174 - I remember," continues Mr Smith, "that, about forty-five years ago (1770), being then apprentice to a writer, who used to receive the rents as well as the small duties of Kirk Yetholm, he sent me there with a list of names and a statement of what was due, recommending me to apply to the landlord of the public-house in the village for any information or assistance which I might require.
Страница 358 - ... according to the newspapers of the day, lived to the advanced age of 115 years — when in full dress in his youth, wore a white wig, a ruffled shirt, a blue Scottish bonnet, and white stockings, with silver buckles in his shoes. And William Baillie, well-known in Tweeddale and Clydesdale, was said to be the handsomest, the best dressed, the best looking, and the best bred man of his day. He acted, however, the character of the gentleman, the robber, and the tinker, indifferently, just as it...
Страница 364 - You will cross the sea, and be in the same town with your Destiny and know it not. Every obstacle will rise up against you, and such a combination of circumstances, that it will require all your courage, energy, and intelligence to meet them.
Страница 299 - Baillies of burrois, and to all and sindry utheris havand autoritie within oure realme to assist to him in executioun of justice upoun his cumpany and folkis conforme to the lawis of Egipt, and in punissing of all thame that rebellis aganis him : Neuertheles as we are iuformyt Sebastiane Lalow, Egiptiane, ane of the...
Страница 352 - Roslin himself, commanding him 'to pass, search, seek, hunt, follow, and pursue the said vagabond thieves and limmers,' and bring them to the Tolbooth of Edinburgh for due punishment.