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Gypsy Sorcery and Fortune Telling (Volume 1); Illustrated by Numerous Incantations, Specimens of Medical Magic, Anecdotes and Tales (Paperback) Loot Price: R209
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Gypsy Sorcery and Fortune Telling (Volume 1); Illustrated by Numerous Incantations, Specimens of Medical Magic, Anecdotes and...
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Gypsy Sorcery and Fortune Telling (Volume 1); Illustrated by Numerous Incantations, Specimens of Medical Magic, Anecdotes and Tales (Paperback)

Charles Godfrey Leland

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1891. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV.' A GYPSY MAGIC SPELL. HOKKANI BASO LELLIN DUDIKABIN, OR THE GREAT SECRET CHILDREN'S RHYMES AND INCANTATIONS TEN LITTLE INDIAN BOYS AND TEN LITTLE ACORN GIRLS OF MARCELLUS BURDI- GALENSIS. HERE is a meaningless rhyme very common among children. It is repeated while "counting off" --or "out" --those who are taking part in a game, and allotting to each a place. There are many versions of it, but the following is exactly word for word what I learned when a boy in Philadelphia: -- Ekkeri (or ickery), akkery, u-kcry an, Fillisi', follasy, Nicholas John, Queebee - quabee -- Irishman (or, Irish Mary), Stingle 'em--stangle 'em--buck With a very little alteration This chapter is reproduced, but with much addition, from one in my work entitled "The Gypsies," published in Boston, 1881, by Houghton and Mifflin. London: Trubner Sc Co. The addition will be the most interesting portion to the folk-lorist. in sounds, and not more than children make of these verses in different places, this may be read as follows: -- Ek-keri (yekori) akairi, you kair an, Fillissin, follasy, Nakelas jan Kivi, kavi--Irishman, Stini, stani--buck This is, of course, nonsense, but it is Romany or gypsy nonsense, and it may be thus translated very accurately: -- First--here--you begin Castle, gloves. You don't play Go on Kivi--a kettle. How are you? Stdni, buck. The common version of the rhyme begins with-- "One--ery--two--ery, ickery an." But one-ery is an exact translation of ek-keri; ek, or yek, meaning one in gypsy. (Ek-orus, or yek-korus, means once). And it is remarkable that in-- "Hickory dickory dock, The rat ran up the clock, The clock struck one, And down he run, Hickory dickory dock." We have hickory, or ek-keri, again followed by a significant one. It may be observed that while my firs...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Charles Godfrey Leland
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 94
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-55552-7
Barcode: 9781150555527
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LSN: 1-150-55552-1

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