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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  • Wccoolgrove: borrow some of george soros buses.
  • Picassosblues: to all the blues feeling any bit of january blues...to borrow a phrase from george, all things must pass.. (actually it’s for every colour on the spectrum) peace.
  • Triptych: max headroom - complete series : george stone, rocky morton, annabel jankel : free download, borrow, and streaming : internet archive
  • Harimbgutierrez: 1984 george orwell : free download, borrow, and streaming : internet archive
  • Mental_floss: george washington had to borrow money to attend his own inauguration.
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House
 by Carl Sandburg

TWO Swede families live downstairs and an Irish policeman upstairs, and an old soldier, Uncle Joe.
Two Swede boys go upstairs and see Joe. His wife is dead, his only son is dead, and his two daughters in Missouri and Texas don't want him around.
The boys and Uncle Joe crack walnuts with a hammer on the bottom of a flatiron while the January wind howls and the zero air weaves laces on the window glass.
Joe tells the Swede boys all about Chickamauga and Chattanooga, how the Union soldiers crept in rain somewhere a dark night and ran forward and killed many Rebels, took flags, held a hill, and won a victory told about in the histories in school.
Joe takes a piece of carpenter's chalk, draws lines on the floor and piles stove wood to show where six regiments were slaughtered climbing a slope.
'Here they went' and 'Here they went,' says Joe, and the January wind howls and the zero air weaves laces on the window glass.
The two Swede boys go downstairs with a big blur of guns, men, and hills in their heads. They eat herring and potatoes and tell the family war is a wonder and soldiers are a wonder.
One breaks out with a cry at supper: I wish we had a war now and I could be a soldier.
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