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  • Delvile, it seems, about a fortnight before the present time, in one of his morning walks, had observed a gipsey sitting by the side of the high road, who seemed extremely ill, and who had a very beautiful child tied to her back.

    Cecilia

  • The gipsey was best off, for she went to her old business, and began begging.

    Cecilia

  • Then came the tale of hair-breadth escapes, combats with dogs, ambush and flight, as gipsey-like we encompassed our pot.

    Introduction, I.1

  • Amidst the movement of fauna a gipsey prepares to sleep.

    Passion and Romantic Poetics

  • The next, _Rosa, _ was a wild, handsome little gipsey, with eyes as black as jet, and as bright as diamonds, a brilliant color shining through her sunburnt cheek, and with straight black hair, no better cared for than her sister Tiney's.

    Lewie Or, The Bended Twig

  • France he contents himself with the simple truth -- he contrasts the dark shadows of Meg Merrilies, or of Edie Ochiltree, with the holy and pure lights that redeem and sanctify them -- he gives us the poor, even to the gipsey and the beggar, as they really are -- contented, if our interest is excited, and knowing that nature is sufficient to excite it.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 20, No. 569, October 6, 1832

  • "I acknowledge, said the officer, that I have a little deceived you, my story was fiction founded on truth -- the novel style: but for the deceptive part, you may thank your little gipsey of a nymph there, pointing to Melissa; she planned and I executed."

    Alonzo and Melissa The Unfeeling Father

  • Of course, Philippa would not turn away from her beloved work; but the other woman server came; she turned out to be Philippa's daughter but was a tall strong girl, black-haired and gipsey-like of face and curiously solemn of manner.

    News From Nowhere, or, An Epoch of Rest [a machine-readable transcription]

  • Of course, Philippa would not turn away from her beloved work; but the other woman carver came; she turned out to be Philippa's daughter, but was a tall strong girl, black-haired and gipsey-like of face and curiously solemn of manner.

    News from Nowhere, or, an Epoch of Rest : being some chapters from a utopian romance

  • I was greatly struck with the beauty of Jane; her features were positively fine, and though of gipsey darkness the tint of vermilion on her cheek and lip rendered it, if not beautiful, very attractive.

    The Backwoods of Canada Being Letters From The Wife of an Emigrant Officer, Illustrative of the Domestic Economy of British America

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