Lavengro: The Scholar--The Gipsy--The Priest

Lavengro: The Scholar--The Gipsy--The Priest

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Lavengro: The Scholar--The Gipsy--The Priest

Lavengro: The Scholar--The Gipsy--The Priest

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In the following pages I have endeavoured to describe a dream, partly of study, partly of adventure, in which will be found copious notices of books, and many descriptions of life and manners, some in a very unusual form.

The scenes of action lie in the British Islands;--pray be not displeased, gentle reader, if perchance thou hast imagined that I was about to conduct thee to distant lands, and didst promise thyself much instruction and entertainment from what I might tell thee of them. I do assure thee that thou hast no reason to be displeased, inasmuch as there are no countries in the world less known by the British than these self-same British Islands, or where more strange things are every day occurring, whether in road, or street, house, or dingle.

The time embraces nearly the first quarter of the present century: this information again may, perhaps, be any thing but agreeable to thee; it is a long time to revert to, but fret not thyself; many matters which at present much occupy the . . .

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