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Browne, Edward
A Brief Account Of Some Travels In divers Parts of Europe, Viz. [Sp.1:] Hungaria, Servia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Thessaly, [Sp.2:] Austria, Styria, Carinthia, Carniola, and Friuli: Through a great part of Germany, And The Low-Countries ... ; With some Observations on the Gold, Silver ... in those Parts ; As also, The Description of many Antiquities, Habits, Fortifications and Remarkable Places — London: Tooke, 1685

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IT is no unpleasant sight to behold a new Scenfc of the World, and
unknown face of things, in Habits, Diet, Manners, Cusloms and
Language. A Man seems to take leave of our World, when he
hath palled a Days journey from Rab or Comorra : and, before he
comes to Buda, seems to enter upon a new Stage of the World, quite
different from that of these Western Countries : for he then bids adieu
to Hair on the Head, Bands, Cuffs, Hats, Gloves, Beds, Beer: and en-
ters upon Habits, Manners and course of life; which with no great va-
riety, but under some conformity, extend unto China, and the utmosl
Parts of Asia.
Though we were pretty wellsecured by Authority for sase Travel,
yet we were not without fear of the FFufiars, till we came to Esseck
Bridge, over the River Draws'. for they are active Persons; and un-
derstanding the Language, will boldly range about for Booty, as far
as that noted Pafs; and, knowing all By-ways, will rob and fpoil whom
they meet, especially the Turkijb Subjects.
Nor were we without fear also of Gypjies, who are Rout and bold,
and some of them have been noted Robbers. There are many of them
in Hungaria, Serbia, Bulgaria, Macedonia ; and some I saw at Lariffa,
and other Parts of Thefialy. They are in most Towns, and live by la-
bour, and handy-craft/Trades j many of them colour their Handsand
Feet of a reddiih colour, with Cna, and think those Parts buffer less
from the Cold thereby. Some Gypfy Women colour the ends of their
Hair also. Though they be remotely dispersed, yet they are thought
to have had their beginning about Wallachia, and the adjoining Parts,
many of them are conceived to be Spies unto the Turk. A little be-
fore I came to Leopoldjladt, by Freiftadt, a great drove of them appear-
ed in those Parts; which the People suspedted to be Spies os the Fiji er
of Buda, to take notice of the State of those Parts, and how that Fort