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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

George Borrow (1803–1881)

Borrow, George. An English philologist and traveler; born in East Dereham, Norfolk, Feb. 1803; died in Oulton, Suffolk, July 26, 1881. His linguistic talents are shown in ‘Targum; or, Metrical Translations from Thirty Languages’ (St. Petersburg, 1835), and ‘Romano Lavo-Lil, or Word-Book of the Romany’ (1874). The other chief of his fourteen works are: ‘The Zincali, or Gipsies of Spain’ (London, 1841); ‘The Bible in Spain’ (1843); ‘Lavengro’ (1851); ‘The Romany Rye,’ its sequel (1857); and ‘Wild Wales’ (1862). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).