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The life and adventures of Mr. Bampfylde-Moore Carew, commonly called the king of the beggars. Being an impartial account of his life, from his leaving Tiverton School, at the Age of Fifteen, and entering into a Society of Gypsies; Wherein the Motives of his Conduct will be related and explained: The great Number of Characters and Shapes he has appeared in through Great Britain, Ireland, and several other Places of Europe: with his travels twice through great part of America. Giving A Particular Account Of the Origin, Government, Laws, and Customs of the Gipsies; with the Method of Electing their King: and a dictionary of the cant language, used by the mendicants.

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Apology for the life of Mr. Bampfylde-Moore Carew.


London : printed for J. Wren and W. Hodges, MDCCLXXXV. [1785]

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244p.,plate : port. ; 120.

References note

ESTC N19150

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Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. (Eighteenth century collections online). Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements.



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