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A New, Improved, and Authentic Life of James Allan

A New, Improved, and Authentic Life of James Allan

The Celebrated Northumberland Piper, Detailing His Surprising Adventures in Various Parts of Europe, Asia, and Africa, Including a Complete Description of the Manners and Customs of the Gipsy Tribes

  • Author: James Thompson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Musicians, Romani
  • Page: 472
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A New, Improved, and Authentic Life of James Allan, the Celebrated Northumberland Piper

A New, Improved, and Authentic Life of James Allan, the Celebrated Northumberland Piper

Detailing His Surprising Adventures in Various Parts of Europe, Asia, and Africa, Including a Complete Description of the Manners and Customs of the Gipsy Tribes; Col

  • Author: James Thompson
  • Publisher: Forgotten Books
  • ISBN: 9780282577384
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 496
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Excerpt from A New, Improved, and Authentic Life of James Allan, the Celebrated Northumberland Piper: Detailing His Surprising Adventures in Various Parts of Europe, Asia, and Africa, Including a Complete Description of the Manners and Customs of the Gipsy Tribes; Collected From the Sources of Genuine Authority If a writer may be permitted to quote himself, I shall venture to repeat the observations which were made on this subject on another occasion What claims can a vagrant piper have to the remembrance of posterity? Should any one be so contracted as querulously to ask this question, I reply, many; for there never lived a human being, however obscure, degraded, and comparatively unimportant, whose life, if faithfully and correctly narrated, would not furnish lessons and examples eminently conducive to the extension of knowledge and happiness. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

English Literature of the 19th & 20th Centuries...

English Literature of the 19th & 20th Centuries...

  • Author: Maggs Bros
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Antiquarian booksellers
  • Page: 336
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Northumbria

Northumbria

History and Identity, 547-2000

  • Author: Robert Colls
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Northumbria (England : Region)
  • Page: 370
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The North East is probably England's most distinctive region. A place of strong character with a very special sense of its past, it is, as William Hutchinson remarked in 1778, 'truly historical ground'. This is a book about both the ancient Anglian kingdom of Northumbrian, which stretched from the Humber to the Scottish border, and the ways in which the idea of being a Northumbrian, or a northerner, or someone from the 'North East', persisted in the area long after the early English kingdom had fallen. It examines not only the history of the region, but also the successive waves of identity that that history has bestowed over a very long period of time. Successful nations write about themselves in these terms; so why not regions? Northumbria existed before 'England' began but is still with us in name, and in the way we think about ourselves. A series of sections, entitled Christian Kingdom, Borderland and Coalfield, New Northumbria, Cultural Region and Northumbrian Island, explore the region on the grand scale, from the very beginning, and bring a sharp sense of history to bear on the various threads that have influenced the making of modern regional identity. The book is a work of exceptional scholarship. Never before have so many acclaimed historians addressed together the issues which have affected this special region. Clearly written, and rich in ideas, chapters explore the physical origins of Northumbria and consider just how the pressing political and military claims of adjoining states shaped and tempered it. There are further chapters on art, music, mythology, dialect, history, economy, poetry, politics, religion, antiquarianism, literature and settlement. They show how Northumbrians have lived and died, and looked forward and back, and these accounts of the North East's past will surely help in the shaping of its future..

Ballad of Jamie Allan

Ballad of Jamie Allan

  • Author: Tom Pickard
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 101
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Tom Pickard's Ballad of Jamie Allan recounts the true adventures of an eighteenth-century gypsy musician who lived on the EnglishScottish Borders and died in Durham jail, serving a life sentence for stealing a horse. Though once patronized by dukes and earls, Allan lost their support as his wayward behavior began to exceed their own. His reputation as a great piper was matched only by his reputation as an outlaw or, in the words of Walter Scott, "a desperate reprobate."

Catalogue

Catalogue

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  • Category: Catalogs, Booksellers'
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The tinkler-gypsies

The tinkler-gypsies

  • Author: Andrew McCormick
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 538
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A History of the Gipsies

A History of the Gipsies

With Specimens of the Gipsy Language

  • Author: Walter Simson
  • Publisher: London : Sampson Low, Son and Marston
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Gypsies
  • Page: 575
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Historical Mysteries

Historical Mysteries

  • Author: Andrew Lang
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 304
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Curiosities of literature

Curiosities of literature

  • Author: Isaac Disraeli
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English literature
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The Fall of Babylon

The Fall of Babylon

A Historical, Biblical and Spectacular Drama (Classic Reprint)

  • Author: John Rettig
  • Publisher: Forgotten Books
  • ISBN: 9780656819300
  • Category: History
  • Page: 46
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Excerpt from The Fall of Babylon: A Historical, Biblical and Spectacular Drama Assyria, in what is now Turkey in Asia, lying on the banks of the River Euphrates, about 200 miles from the Persian Gulf. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Brief History of English and American Literature

Brief History of English and American Literature

A Background on Literature

  • Author: Henry A. Beers
  • Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 216
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This book contains a brief history of English and American literature, it was written by Henry Augustin Beers and also contains an introduction and supplementary chapters on the Religious and Theological Literature of Great Britain and the United States by John Fletcher Hurst.

A History of English Romanticism in the Nineteenth Century

A History of English Romanticism in the Nineteenth Century

  • Author: Henry Augustin Beers
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English literature
  • Page: 424
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Experiencing the Past

Experiencing the Past

On the Character of Archaeology

  • Author: Michael Shanks
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134936079
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 240
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In Experiencing the Past Michael Shanks presents an animated exploration of the character of archaeology and reclaims the sentiment and feeling which are so often lost in purely academic approaches.

An Outline Sketch of English Literature

An Outline Sketch of English Literature

  • Author: Henry Augustin Beers
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English literature
  • Page: 294
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The Monastery

The Monastery

  • Author: Walter Scott
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Monastic and religious life
  • Page: 617
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Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century

Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century

  • Author: George Paston
  • Publisher: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 1465560645
  • Category: Biography
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The Science of Fairy Tales

The Science of Fairy Tales

An Inquiry Into Fairy Mythology

  • Author: Edwin Sidney Hartland
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Contes de fades
  • Page: 372
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The Every-Day Book, Or

The Every-Day Book, Or

  • Author: William Hone
  • Publisher: Sagwan Press
  • ISBN: 9781376635195
  • Category: History
  • Page: 874
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Stages of Evil

Stages of Evil

Occultism in Western Theater and Drama

  • Author: Robert Lima
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN: 9780813123622
  • Category: History
  • Page: 329
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“The evil that men do” has been chronicled for thousands of years on the European stage, and perhaps nowhere else is human fear of our own evil more detailed than in its personifications in theater. In Stages of Evil, Robert Lima explores the sociohistorical implications of Christian and pagan representations of evil and the theatrical creativity that occultism has engendered. By examining examples of alchemy, astronomy, demonology, exorcism, fairies, vampires, witchcraft, hauntings, and voodoo in prominent plays, Stages of Evil explores American and European perceptions of occultism from medieval times to the modern age.