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  • Charles Godfrey Leland
  • Etruscan Roman Remains in Popular Tradition (Classic Reprint) 
     

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    Lieferstatus:   i.d.R. innert 5-10 Tagen versandfertig
    Veröffentlichung:  2017  
    Genre:  Geschichte / Politik / Kultur 
    ISBN:  9781332352562 
    EAN-Code: 
    9781332352562 
    Verlag:  Forgotten Books 
    Einband:  Kartoniert  
    Sprache:  English  
    Dimensionen:  H 229 mm / B 152 mm / D 21 mm 
    Gewicht:  529 gr 
    Seiten:  396 
    Zus. Info:  23:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam 
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    Excerpt from Etruscan Roman Remains in Popular Tradition

    Many peasants in the Romagna Toscana are familiar with scores of these spells, but the skilled repetition and execution of them is in the hands'of certain cryptic Witches, and a few obscure wizards who belong to mystic families, in which the occult art is preserved from generation to generation, under jealous fear of priests, cultured people, and all powers that be, just as gypsies and tramps deeply distrust everything that is not on the road, or. All honest folk, so that it is no exaggeration to declare that travellers have no confidence or faith in the truth of any man, until they have caught him telling a few lies. As it indeed befell me myself once in Bath, where it was declared in a large gypsy encampment that I must be either Romany or of Romany blood, because I was the biggest liar they had ever met - the. Lie in this case having been an arrogant and boastful, yet true, assertion on my part, that though penniless at the moment to stand treat, I had, at home, twenty-four gold sovereigns, eighteen shillings in Silver, and twopence in bronze And I don't believe, added the gypsy, that he had a d-d Sixpence to his name. But Ike's all rig/rt. So these travellers on the darkened road of sorcery soon recognised in the holder of the Black Stone of the Voodoo, the pupil of the Red Indian medaoli¿, and the gypsy rye (and one who had, moreover, his pocket always full of fetishes in little red bags)-a man who was worthy of confi dence - none the less so since he was not ungenerous of pounds of coffee-small bottles of rum, cigars, and other minor requisites which greatly promote conviviality and mutual understanding in wisdom. Among these priestesses of the hidden spell an elder dame has generally in hand some younger girl whom she instructs, firstly in the art of bewitching or injuring enemies, and secondly in the more important processes of annulling or unbinding the spells of others, or causing mutual love and conferring luck. And here I may observe that many of the items given in this book are so jealously guarded as secrets, that. As I was assured, unless one was in the confidence of those who possess such lore, he might seek it in vain. Also that a great portion has become so nearly extinct that it is now in mm. Odin ertrrmr'r, while other details are however still generally known.

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