The Romany Rye, by George Borrow

Table of Contents

Introduction
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  1. The Making of the Linch-Pin — The Sound Sleeper — Breakfast — The Postillion’s Departure
  2. The Man in Black — The Emperor of Germany — Nepotism — Donna Olympia — Omnipotence — Camillo Astalli — The Five Propositions
  3. Necessity of Religion — The Great Indian One — Image-Worship — Shakespeare — The Pat Answer — Krishna — Amen
  4. The Proposal — The Scotch Novel — Latitude — Miracles — Pestilent Heretics — Old Fraser — Wonderful Texts — No Armenian
  5. Fresh Arrivals — Pitching the Tent — Certificated Wife — High-Flying Notions
  6. The Promised Visit — Roman Fashion — Wizard and Witch — Catching at Words — The Two Females — Dressing of Hair — The New Roads — Belle’s Altered Appearance — Herself Again
  7. The Festival — The Gypsy Song — Piramus of Rome — The Scotchman — Gypsy Names
  8. The Church — The Aristocratical Pew — Days of Yore — The Clergyman —‘In What Would a Man Be Profited?’
  9. Return From Church — The Cuckoo and Gypsy — Spiritual Discourse
  10. Sunday Evening — Ursula — Action at Law — Meridiana — Married Already
  11. Ursula’s Tale — The Patteran — The Deep Water — Second Husband
  12. The Dingle at Night — The Two Sides of the Question — Roman Females — Filling The Kettle — The Dream — The Tall Figure
  13. Visit to the Landlord — His Mortifications — Hunter and His Clan — Resolution
  14. Preparations for the Fair — The Last Lesson — The Verb Siriel
  15. The Dawn of Day — The Last Farewell — Departure for the Fair — The Fine Horse — Return to the Dingle — No Isopel
  16. Gloomy Forebodings — The Postman’s Mother — The Letter — Bears and Barons — The Best of Advice
  17. The Public-House — Landlord on His Legs Again — A Blow in Season — The Way of The World — The Grateful Mind — The Horse’s Neigh
  18. Mr. Petulengro’s Device — The Leathern Purse — Consent to Purchase a Horse
  19. Trying the Horse — The Feats of Tawno — Man with the Red Waistcoat — Disposal Of Property
  20. Farewell to the Romans — The Landlord and His Niece — Set Out As a Traveller
  21. An Adventure on the Roads — The Six Flint Stones — A Rural Scene — Mead — The Old Man and His Bees
  22. The Singular Noise — Sleeping in a Meadow — The Book — Cure for Wakefulness — Literary Tea-Party — Poor Byron
  23. Drivers and Front Outside Passengers — Fatigue of Body and Mind — Unexpected Greeting — My Inn — The Governor — Engagement
  24. An Inn of Times Gone by — A First-Rate Publican — Hay and Corn — Old-Fashioned Ostler — Highwaymen — Mounted Police — Grooming
  25. Stable Hartshorn — How to Manage a Horse on a Journey — Your Best Friend
  26. The Stage-Coachmen of England — A Bully Served Out — Broughton’s Guard — The Brazen Head
  27. Francis Ardry — His Misfortunes — Dog and Lion Fight — Great Men of the World
  28. Mr. Platitude and the Man in Black — The Postillion’s Adventures — The Lone House — A Goodly Assemblage
  29. Deliberations with Self — Resolution — Invitation to Dinner — The Commercial Traveller — The Landlord’s Offer — The Comet Wine
  30. Triumphal Departure — No Season Like Youth — Extreme Old Age — Beautiful England — The Ratcatcher — A Misadventure
  31. Novel Situation — The Elderly Individual — The Surgeon — A Kind Offer — Chimerical Ideas — Strange Dream
  32. The Morning After a Fall — The Teapot — Unpretending Hospitality — The Chinese Student
  33. Convalescence — The Surgeon’s Bill — Letter of Recommendation — Commencement Of the Old Man’s History
  34. The Old Man’s Story Continued — Misery in the Head — The Strange Marks — Tea-Dealer From London — Difficulties of the Chinese Language
  35. The Leave-Taking — Spirit of the Hearth — What’s O’Clock
  36. Arrival at Horncastle — The Inn and Ostlers — The Garret — Figure of a Man With a Candle
  37. Horncastle Fair
  38. High Dutch
  39. The Hungarian
  40. The Horncastle Welcome — Tzernebock and Bielebock
  41. The Jockey’s Tale — Thieves’ Latin — Liberties with Coin — The Smasher in Prison — Old Fulcher — Every One Has His Gift — Fashion of the English
  42. A Short-Tempered Person — Gravitation — The Best Endowment — Mary Fulcher — Fair Dealing — Horse-Witchery — Darius and His Groom — The Jockey’s Tricks — The Two Characters — The Jockey’s Song
  43. The Church
  44. An Old Acquaintance
  45. Murtagh’s Tale
  46. Murtagh’s Story Continued — The Priest, Exorcist, and Thimble-Engro — How To Check a Rebellion
  47. Departure From Horncastle — Recruiting Sergeant — Kauloes and Lolloes.
Appendix
  1. A Word for Lavengro
  2. On Priestcraft
  3. On Foreign Nonsense
  4. On Gentility, Nonsense — Illustrations of Gentility
  5. Subject of Gentility Continued
  6. On Scotch Gentility-Nonsense — Charlie O’er the Waterism
  7. Same Subject Continued
  8. On Canting Nonsense
  9. Pseudo-Critics
  10. Pseudo-Radicals
  11. The Old Radical

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