Isopel Berners The History of certain doings in a Staffordshire Dingle, July, 1825
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Isopel Berners The History of certain doings in a Staffordshire Dingle, July, 1825

By George Borrow
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  • Isopel Berners, by George Borrow
  • ISOPEL BERNERS
    • INTRODUCTION.
      • I.
      • II.
    • I.
    • II.
    • DWELLERS IN THE DINGLE, AND SOME OTHERS.
      • MEN.
      • WOMEN.
      • ANIMALS.
    • MEN.
    • WOMEN.
    • ANIMALS.
    • CHAPTER I—THE SCHOLAR SAYS GOOD-BYE TO THE GYPSY, AND PITCHES HIS TENT IN THE DINGLE.
    • CHAPTER II—THE SHOEING OF AMBROL.
    • CHAPTER III—THE DARK HOUR COMES UPON LAVENGRO AND HIS SOUL IS HEAVY WITHIN HIM.
    • CHAPTER IV.—A CLASSICAL ENCOUNTER—LONG MELFORD TO THE RESCUE.
    • CHAPTER V.—ISOPEL BERNERS: A TALL GIRL OF EIGHTEEN, AND HER STORY.
    • CHAPTER VI.—A FOAMING DRAUGHT—THE MAGIC OF ALE.
    • CHAPTER VII.—A DISCIPLE OF WILLIAM COBBETT—THE SCHOLAR ENCOUNTERS THE PRIEST.
    • CHAPTER VIII.—FIRST LESSONS IN ARMENIAN.
    • CHAPTER IX.—LAVENGRO RECEIVES A VISIT OF CEREMONY FROM THE MAN IN BLACK.
    • CHAPTER X.—HOW ISOPEL BERNERS AND THE WORD-MASTER PASSED THEIR TIME IN THE DINGLE.
    • CHAPTER XI.—ALE, GIVE THEM ALE, AND LET IT BE STRONG—A MAIN OF COCKS—LAVENGRO CONSOLES THE LANDLORD, WHO PROPOUNDS A NOVEL PLAN FOR THE LIQUIDATION OF DEBTS.
    • CHAPTER XII.—ANOTHER VISIT FROM THE MAN IN BLACK: HIS ESTIMATE OF MEZZOFANTE.
    • CHAPTER XIII.—THE MAN IN BLACK DISCUSSES THE FOIBLES OF THE ENGLISH—HIS SCHEMES FOR WINNING OVER THE ARISTOCRACY, THE MIDDLE CLASS, AND THE RABBLE—HORSEFLESH AND BITTER ALE.
    • CHAPTER XIV.—LIFE IN THE DINGLE—ISOPEL IS INOCULATED WITH TONGUES—A THUNDERSTORM.
    • CHAPTER XV.—FIRST AID TO A POSTCHAISE AND A POSTILLION—MORE HOSPITALITY.
    • CHAPTER XVI.—THE NEW-COMER TAKES KINDLY TO THE DINGLE AND ITS OCCUPANTS, ABOUT WHOM HE FORMS HIS OWN OPINIONS.
    • CHAPTER XVII.—THE MAKING OF THE LINCH-PIN—THE SOUND SLEEPER—BREAKFAST—THE POSTILLION’S DEPARTURE.
    • CHAPTER XVIII.—THE MAN IN BLACK—THE EMPEROR OF GERMANY—NEPOTISM—DONNA OLYMPIA—OMNIPOTENCE—CAMILLO ASTALLI—THE FIVE PROPOSITIONS.
    • CHAPTER XIX.—NECESSITY OF RELIGION—THE GREAT INDIAN ONE—IMAGE WORSHIP—SHAKESPEARE—THE PAT ANSWER—KRISHNA—AMEN.
    • CHAPTER XX.—THE PROPOSAL—THE SCOTCH NOVEL—LATITUDE—MIRACLES—PESTILENT HERETICS—OLD FRASER—WONDERFUL TEXT—NO ARMENIAN.
    • CHAPTER XXI.—FRESH ARRIVALS—PITCHING THE TENT—CERTIFICATED WIFE—HIGH-FLYING NOTIONS.
    • CHAPTER XXII.—THE PROMISED VISIT—ROMAN FASHION—WIZARD AND WITCH—CATCHING AT WORDS—THE TWO FEMALES—DRESSING OF HAIR—THE NEW ROADS—BELLE’S ALTERED APPEARANCE—HERSELF AGAIN.
    • CHAPTER XXIII.—THE FESTIVAL—THE GYPSY SONG—PIRAMUS OF ROME—THE SCOTCHMAN—GYPSY NAMES.
    • CHAPTER XXIV.—THE CHURCH—THE ARISTOCRATICAL PEW—DAYS OF YORE—THE CLERGYMAN—“IN WHAT WOULD A MAN BE PROFITED?”
    • CHAPTER XXV.—RETURN FROM CHURCH—THE CUCKOO AND GYPSY—SPIRITUAL DISCOURSE.
    • CHAPTER XXVI.—SUNDAY EVENING—URSULA—ACTION AT LAW—MERIDIANA MARRIED ALREADY.
    • CHAPTER XXVII.—URSULA’S TALE—THE PATTERAN—THE DEEP WATER—SECOND HUSBAND.
    • CHAPTER XXVIII.—THE DINGLE AT NIGHT—THE TWO SIDES OF THE QUESTION—ROMAN FEMALES—FILLING THE KETTLE—THE DREAM—THE TALL FIGURE.
    • CHAPTER XXIX.—VISIT TO THE LANDLORD—HIS MORTIFICATIONS—HUNTER AND HIS CLAN—RESOLUTION.
    • CHAPTER XXX.—PREPARATIONS FOR THE FAIR—THE LAST LESSON—THE VERB SIRIEL.
    • CHAPTER XXXI.—THE DAWN OF DAY—THE LAST FAREWELL—DEPARTURE FOR THE FAIR—THE FINE HORSE—RETURN TO THE DINGLE—NO ISOPEL.
    • CHAPTER XXXII.—GLOOMY FOREBODINGS—THE POSTMAN’S MOTHER—A VALEDICTORY LETTER FROM ISOPEL WITH A LOCK OF HER HAIR—THE END OF A CHAPTER IN THE LIFE OF THE ROMANY RYE—AND OF THE BOOK OF ISOPEL BERNERS.
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