This work is respectfully dedicated to my colleagues of the Congrès des Traditions Populaires, held at Paris, July, 1889; and especially to the French members of that body, in grateful remembrance of their generous hospitality, and unfailing kndness and courtesy, by Charles G. Leland.
As their peculiar perfume is the chief association with spices, so sorcery is allied in every memory to gypsies.
"I've seen you where you never were And where you never will be; And yet within that very place You can be seen by me. For to tell what they do not know Is the art of the Romany."
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This work is filled with demons, devils, dancers, sex, chastity, prognostication, toad lore and such. The gypsy is a curious blend of elements pagan and Christian, primitive and shrewd, bucolic and bestial.. B&W.