An apology for the life of Mr. Bampfylde-Moore Carew, commonly call'd 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, to the present time ... With his travels twice through great part of America. A particular account of the original, government, language, laws and customs of the gypsies ... And a parallel drawn after the manner of Plutarch, between Mr. Bampfylde-Moore Carew and Mr. Thomas Jones.
R. Goadby and W. Owen
|Notes:||Dedication "To the Worshipful Henry Fielding, Esq." signed: The historiographer to Mr. Bampfylde-Moore Carew. Dedication "To the reader" signed: Bampfylde-Moore Carew.|
Authorship also ascribed to Robert Goadby and to Mrs. Goadby.
There are numerous versions with varying titles, and probably by various compilers; the first edition with this title was published in London, 1749. An earlier version, ascribed to Thomas Price, has title: The life and adventures of Bampfylde Moore Carew, the noted Devonshire stroller. Exon, Printed by the Farleys for J. Drew, 1745. Cf. Library of Congress cat.
|Description:||xx, iv, 240 p. 18 cm.|
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