Who is George Borrow

George Henry Borrow (5 July 1803 – 26 July 1881) was an English writer of novels and of travel books based on his own experiences in Europe. During his travels, he developed a close affinity with the Romani people of Europe, who figure prominently in his work. His best-known books are The Bible in Spain, the autobiographical Lavengro, and The Romany Rye, about his time with the English Romanichal (Gypsies).

Early life Borrow was born at East Dereham, Norfolk, the son of Army recruiting officer, Thomas Borrow (1758–1824) and farmer's daughter, Ann Perfrement (1772–1858). His father, a lieutenant with the West Norfolk Militia, was quartered at the prisoner-of-war camp at Norman Cross from July 1811 to April 1813 and George spent his ninth and tenth year...
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George Borrow Poems

  • Youthful Maidens
    Love, with rosy fetter,
    Held us firmly bound;
    Pure unmix'd enjoyment
    Grateful here we found....
  • Waldemar's Chase
    The following Ballad is merely a versification of one of the
    many feats of Waldemar, the famed phantom hunter of the
    North, an account of whom, and of Palnatoka and Groon the
    Jutt, both spectres of a similar character, may be found in...
  • Vidrik Verlandson (from The Old Danish)
    King Diderik sits in the halls of Bern,
    And he boasts of his deeds of might;
    So many a swain in battle he's fell'd,
    And taken so many a knight....
  • Thoughts On Death (from The Swedish Of C. Lohman)
    Perhaps ‘t is folly, but still I feel
    My heart-strings quiver, my senses reel,
    Thinking how like a fast stream we range
    Nearer and nearer to yon dread change,...
  • The Violet-gatherer (from The Danish Of Oehlenslaeger)
    Pale the moon her light was shedding
    O'er the landscape far and wide;
    Calmly bright, all ills undreading,
    Emma wander'd by my side....
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Love 20 I Love You 20 Song 18 Heart 17 High 17 Night 16 Wild 16 Gold 16 White 14 Earth 14


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Comments about George Borrow

  • Mannnafrican: stop sending twitter leeches money. ask them to borrow and you will refund when they arrive. hell dont even date broke women that cant afford transport fare to visit you
  • Sgbrownlow: worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble. ~george washington
  • Triplesthesix: society if dream learnt to share and let us borrow george for 30 minutes instead of keeping him all for himself
  • Emilylhauser: i absolutely agree that "no love, however brief, is wasted," bc love builds *us* - we remain the people we created by the act of loving. but failure & loss really, really do happen. working to make grief a companion (to borrow from george eliot) rather than an enemy, allowing 2/
  • Twstefnap: hey dream can we borrow george for like 3 hours yk what you can be in call with him aswell please
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