Life, Writings, and Correspondence of George Borrow: Derived from Official and Other Authentic Sources - Vol. 2

Life, Writings, and Correspondence of George Borrow: Derived from Official and Other Authentic Sources - Vol. 2

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Life, Writings, and Correspondence of George Borrow: Derived from Official and Other Authentic Sources - Vol. 2

Life, Writings, and Correspondence of George Borrow: Derived from Official and Other Authentic Sources - Vol. 2

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Some Remarks and Some Revelations-- "Lavengro" and his Critics--Extracts from the Reviews of 1851.

IN the two foregoing chapters I have allowed the autograph correspondence to tell its own tale of the origin and progress of Lavengro-Romany Rye . But other data have been appealed to, and not in vain--data of which the Murrays, the Woodfalls, the Hepworths, the Hakes, of the time, had not so much as a suspicion. These reveal what I shall present in as succinct a form as I am able to command.

The first of the five volumes of which these two works consist, was written in 1843 and the first two months of the following year. That volume, as we have said, embraced the period from the author's birth and earliest recollections down to his father's death. It is strictly autobiographical and authentic, as the whole was at first intended to be. The second volume was interrupted from March to December, 1844, to permit the journey to the East, so that it was not begun till 1845. That and the succeeding volumes, including a portion of the fifth, were written consecutively to the end of 1848. They formed, however, three volumes . . .

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