Wild Wales

Its People, Language and Scenery

Author: George Henry Borrow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Wales

Page: 347

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Wild Wales

Its People, Language, and Scenery

Author: George Borrow

Publisher: London : Murray

ISBN: N.A

Category: Wales

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Wild Wales Its People, Language And Scenery

Author: George Borrow

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

ISBN: 9781419194139

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 624

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I will not be hushed, said the woman, speaking English. "The man is a good man, and he will do us no harm. We are tinkers, sir; but we do many things besides tinkering, many sinful things, especially in Wales, whither we are soon going again. Oh, I want to be eased of some of my sins before I go into Wales again, and so do you, Tourlough, for you know how you are sometimes haunted by devils at night in those dreary Welsh hills.
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Wild Wales

The People, Language and Scenery

Author: George Henry Borrow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Wales

Page: 617

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Wild Wales, Vol. 1 of 3

Its People, Language, and Scenery (Classic Reprint)

Author: George Borrow

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780484043922

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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Excerpt from Wild Wales, Vol. 1 of 3: Its People, Language, and Scenery More, not unfrequently stood at the door, bare headed - migs-ispending the time which was not legally their; own. Sundry observations, none of them very shattering, did the clerks and, amongst them, myself, make upon the groom, as he passed and repassed, some of them direct, others some what oblique. To these he made no reply save by looks, which had in them something dangerous and menacing, and clenching without raising his fists, which looked singularly. Hard and horny. At length a whisper ran about the alley that the groom was a Welshman this whisper much increased the malice of my brother clerks against him, who were now whenever he passed the door, and they happened to be there by twos or threes, in the habit of saying something, as if by accident, against Wales and Welshmen, and, individually or together, were in the habit of shouting out Taffy, when he was at some distance from them, and his back was turned, or regaling his ears with the harmonious and well known distich of. Taffy was a Welshman, Taffy. 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.
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Wild Wales

Author: Theodore Watts-Dunton

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781515054474

Category:

Page: 642

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"Wild Wales" from Theodore Watts-Dunton. English critic and poet (1832-1914).
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Making Men: Rugby and Masculine Identity

Author: Timothy J.L. Chandler,John Nauright

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136303642

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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This text looks at how an understanding of rugby can provide insight into what it has meant to "be a man" in societies influenced by the ideals of Victorian upper and middle classes. It shows that rugby has been a means of promoting male exclusivity, but also been a means of cultural incorporation.
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Gypsies and the British Imagination, 1807-1930

Author: Deborah Epstein Nord

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231510330

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Gypsies and the British Imagination, 1807-1930, is the first book to explore fully the British obsession with Gypsies throughout the nineteenth century and into the twentieth. Deborah Epstein Nord traces various representations of Gypsies in the works of such well-known British authors John Clare, Walter Scott, William Wordsworth, George Eliot, Arthur Conan Doyle, and D. H. Lawrence. Nord also exhumes lesser-known literary, ethnographic, and historical texts, exploring the fascinating histories of nomadic writer George Borrow, the Gypsy Lore Society, Dora Yates, and other rarely examined figures and institutions. Gypsies were both idealized and reviled by Victorian and early-twentieth-century Britons. Associated with primitive desires, lawlessness, cunning, and sexual excess, Gypsies were also objects of antiquarian, literary, and anthropological interest. As Nord demonstrates, British writers and artists drew on Gypsy characters and plots to redefine and reconstruct cultural and racial difference, national and personal identity, and the individual's relationship to social and sexual orthodoxies. Gypsies were long associated with pastoral conventions and, in the nineteenth century, came to stand in for the ancient British past. Using myths of switched babies, Gypsy kidnappings, and the Gypsies' murky origins, authors projected onto Gypsies their own desires to escape convention and their anxieties about the ambiguities of identity. The literary representations that Nord examines have their roots in the interplay between the notion of Gypsies as a separate, often despised race and the psychic or aesthetic desire to dissolve the boundary between English and Gypsy worlds. By the beginning of the twentieth century, she argues, romantic identification with Gypsies had hardened into caricature-a phenomenon reflected in D. H. Lawrence's The Virgin and the Gipsy-and thoroughly obscured the reality of Gypsy life and history.
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The Experience of Idling in Victorian Travel Texts, 1850–1901

Author: Heidi Liedke

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319958615

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 279

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This book brings together theories of spatiality and mobility with a study of travel writing in the Victorian period to suggest that ‘idleness’ is an important but neglected condition of subjectivity in that era. Contrary to familiar stereotypes of ‘the Victorians’ as characterized by speed, work, and mechanized travel, this books asserts a counter-narrative in which certain writers embraced idleness in travel as a radical means to ‘re-subjectification’ and the assertion of a ‘late-Romantic’ sensibility. Attentive to the historical and literary continuities between ‘Romantic’ and ‘Victorian’, the book reconstructs the Victorian discourse on idleness. It draws on an interdisciplinary range of theorists and brings together a fresh selection of accounts viewed through the lens of cultural studies as well as accounts of publication history and author biography. Travel texts from different genres (by writers such as Anna Mary Howitt, Jerome K. Jerome and George Gissing) are brought together as representing the different facets of the spectrum of idleness in the Victorian context.
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Deer and People

Author: Naomi Sykes,Karis Baker,Ruth Carden,Richard Madgwick

Publisher: Windgather Press

ISBN: 1909686557

Category: Science

Page: 248

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Deer have been central to human cultures throughout time and space: whether as staples to hunter-gatherers, icons of Empire, or the focus of sport. Their social and economic importance has seen some species transported across continents, transforming landscape as they went with the establishment of menageries and park. The fortunes of other species have been less auspicious, some becoming extirpated, or being in threat of extinction, due to pressures of over-hunting and/or human-instigated environmental change. In spite of their diverse, deep-rooted and long standing relations with human societies, no multi-disciplinary volume of research on cervids has until now been produced. This volume draws together research on deer from wide-ranging disciplines and in so doing substantially advances our broader understanding of human-deer relationships in the past and the present. Themes include species dispersal, exploitation patterns, symbolic significance, material culture and art, effects on the landscape and management. The temporal span of research ranges from the Pleistocene to the modern day and covers Europe, North America and Asia. Papers derived from international conferences held at the University of Lincoln and in Paris.
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Romano LaVO-Lil

Author: George Borrow

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781519665508

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 224

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"Romano Lavo-Lil" from George Borrow. English author who wrote novels and travelogues based on his experiences traveling around Europe (1803 - 1881).
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Nature of Snowdonia

Author: Mike Raine

Publisher: Pesda Press

ISBN: 1906095108

Category: Botany

Page: 176

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The first complete field guide for the mountains of Snowdonia through the seasons, its plants, animals and rocks. Everything you're likely to see in the hills at that time of year is here in one volume. Follow the seasons of Snowdonia; winter is the perfect time for studying rocks and lichen; in spring the bog flowers flourish and beautiful orchids bloom; summer brings fruits and flowers, and the trees are in full leaf; in autumn an amazing display of funghi appear, the hill farms are busy again in preparation for winter and as the nights draw in it is time again to sit beside the fire and tell tales of local myth and legend. A little knowledge of thyme, tormentil and thrift will enhance your day in the hills. Fossil trilobytes and roche moutonn'e (rock sheep), bogbean beer and caterpillar fungus, are just some of the fascinating things you will discover.
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The Romany Rye

A Sequel to "Lavengro."

Author: George Borrow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

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The Secret River

Author: Kate Grenville

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1459620038

Category: Colonists

Page: 448

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'Winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize and Australian Book Industry Awards, Book of the Year. After a childhood of poverty and petty crime in the slums of London, William Thornhill is transported to New South Wales for the term of his natural life. With his wife Sal and children in tow, he arrives in a harsh land that feels at first like a death sentence. But among the convicts there is a whisper that freedom can be bought, an opportunity to start afresh. As Thornhill stakes his claim on a patch of ground by the Hawkesbury River, the battle lines between the old and new inhabitants are drawn. Inspired by research into her own family history, Kate Grenville vividly creates the reality of settler life, its longings, dangers and dilemmas. The Secret River is a groundbreaking story about identity, belonging and ownership. There is no doubt Grenville is one of our greatest writers. A book everyone should read. It is evocative, gracefully written, terrible and confronting. And it has resonance for ever'.
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The Woman in Black

Author: Susan Hill

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307745316

Category: Fiction

Page: 164

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Arthur Kipps, a young solicitor, travels to the north of England to settle the estate of Alice Drablow, but unexpectedly encounters a series of sinster events.
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