A Romany fortune-teller is reading the palm of a young woman suffering unrequited love; two other Romany women are leaning over a fence and children are sitting around a fire. Etching by P.W. Tomkins after H.W. Bunbury, 1791.
- Bunbury, Henry William, 1750-1811.
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Marian: a character in The shepherd's week by John Gay; her love for the shepherd Colin Clout is unrequited. She says "Last Friday's eve when as the sun was set / I near yon stile three sallow Gypsies met / Upon my hand they cast a poring look / Bid me beware and thrice their heads they shook. / They said that many crosses I must prove / Some in my worldly gain but most in love … Help me ye Gypsies bring him home again / And to a constant lass give back her swain."
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