The Zincali - An Account of the Gypsies of Spain by George Borrow
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The Zincali - An Account of the Gypsies of Spain
IT is with some diffidence that the author ventures to offer the
present work to the public.
The greater part of it has been written under very peculiar
circumstances, such as are not in general deemed at all favourable
for literary composition: at considerable intervals, during a
period of nearly five years passed in Spain - in moments snatched
from more important pursuits - chiefly in ventas and posadas,
whilst wandering through the country in the arduous and unthankful
task of distributing the Gospel among its children.