A New, Improved, and Authentic Life of James Allan, the Celebrated Northumberland Piper

Detailing His Surprising Adventures in Various Parts of Europe, Asia, and Africa, Including a Complete Description of the Manners and Customs of the Gipsy Tribes; Col

Author: James Thompson

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780282577384

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Excerpt from A New, Improved, and Authentic Life of James Allan, the Celebrated Northumberland Piper: Detailing His Surprising Adventures in Various Parts of Europe, Asia, and Africa, Including a Complete Description of the Manners and Customs of the Gipsy Tribes; Collected From the Sources of Genuine Authority If a writer may be permitted to quote himself, I shall venture to repeat the observations which were made on this subject on another occasion What claims can a vagrant piper have to the remembrance of posterity? Should any one be so contracted as querulously to ask this question, I reply, many; for there never lived a human being, however obscure, degraded, and comparatively unimportant, whose life, if faithfully and correctly narrated, would not furnish lessons and examples eminently conducive to the extension of knowledge and happiness. 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.

Ballad of Jamie Allan

Author: Tom Pickard

Publisher: N.A


Category: Poetry

Page: 101

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Tom Pickard's Ballad of Jamie Allan recounts the true adventures of an eighteenth-century gypsy musician who lived on the EnglishScottish Borders and died in Durham jail, serving a life sentence for stealing a horse. Though once patronized by dukes and earls, Allan lost their support as his wayward behavior began to exceed their own. His reputation as a great piper was matched only by his reputation as an outlaw or, in the words of Walter Scott, "a desperate reprobate."


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Catalogs, Booksellers'

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Brief History of English and American Literature

A Background on Literature

Author: Henry A. Beers

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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This book contains a brief history of English and American literature, it was written by Henry Augustin Beers and also contains an introduction and supplementary chapters on the Religious and Theological Literature of Great Britain and the United States by John Fletcher Hurst.

The Every-Day Book, Or

Author: William Hone

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN: 9781376635195

Category: History

Page: 874

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Monastery

Author: Walter Scott

Publisher: N.A


Category: Monastic and religious life

Page: 617

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Three Expeditions Into the Interior of Eastern Australia

With Descriptions of the Recently Explored Region of Australia Felix, and of the Present Colony of New South Wales

Author: Thomas Livingstone Mitchell

Publisher: N.A


Category: Australia

Page: 415

View: 4356

Title vignettes Three expeditions into the interior of eastern Australia : with descriptions of the recently explored region of Australia Felix and of the present colony of New South Wales.

Experiencing the Past

On the Character of Archaeology

Author: Michael Shanks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134936079

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 751

In Experiencing the Past Michael Shanks presents an animated exploration of the character of archaeology and reclaims the sentiment and feeling which are so often lost in purely academic approaches.

The Social History of Smoking

Author: George Latimer Apperson

Publisher: tredition

ISBN: 3847210513

Category: Fiction

Page: 193

View: 5816

This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.