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A History of the Gipsies by Walter Simson

And habits of the new chieftain


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The Gipsies very civil and honest with their neighbours, but plunder others at a distance 124 A Gipsy unintentionally attempts to rob his own clergyman _n_124 The tribe form strong attachments to individuals of the community 125 Terrific fighting among themselves, on dividing their spoil 125 Their children attend school--None dare taunt them, or their parents, though thieves and robbers 125 The magistrates of Linlithgow dare not interfere with the tribe 126 They play with them at golf, and admit them to social meetings and dinner parties 126 The authorities being passive, the Gipsies plunder at pleasure 127 The chief of the tribe taken off, when attempting highway robbery 127 His funeral attended by the magistrates, and other people of respectability 128 The Gipsy mode of burying the dead 128 The deceased chieftain succeeded by his son, who exceeds him in audacity and daring 129 The band very numerous, having lieutenants, like a military company 129 Appearance, acquirements, and habits
of the new chieftain, and his brother-in-law 129 By means of trained horses, the chief plays many tricks 129 Description of his wife, and for what she was greatly respected 130, 137 The Gipsies protect their friends, but vindictively torment their enemies 130 Peculiarities of the Gipsies in the matter of robbing people-- Gipsy passports 131 The chief and his brother-in-law condemned to be hung 133 Threatened rescue by the tribe--Precautions taken, 133--Execution of the criminals 135 The chief's wife before, and after, the execution--Touching and terrible scenes 135, 136 Attempted resuscitation of the bodies--They are interred in the church-yard of Linlithgow 137 They are torn up by the populace, and buried in a moor, in the neighbourhood 137 The chief divorced from his first wife, over a horse, sacrificed for the occasion 137 Her character, and that of her successor, who continues her old practices 137 She returns to a friend a purse, stolen by the tribe in a fair 138 Her two nephews pursued, tried, and executed for robbing the mail 139 Sizes of these two Gipsies--Mixed Gipsies a strong race of men

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