THE AUTHOR’S PREFACE.
During the past few years the most serious part of
the author’s study and reflection has been devoted
to the subjects discussed in this book. These,
Charles Godfrey Leland, flattered by the title "The Rye" ("Romany King," in reference to his work on gypsy languages) but known to the world as "Hans Breitmann," "spent much of his life in finding out...