The Life of Daniel Defoe, Volume 1

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Cassell, 1894 - 432 pages
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Page 247 - His fall was destined to a barren strand, A petty fortress, and a dubious hand ; He left the name, at which the world grew pale, To point a moral, or adorn a tale.
Page 76 - He is a middle-sized, spare man, about forty years old, of a brown complexion and dark: brown coloured hair, but wears a wig; a hooked nose, a sharp chin, grey eyes, and a large mole near his mouth...
Page 243 - ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE , Of YORK. MARINER: Who lived Eight and Twenty Years, all alone in an un-inhabited Island on the Coast of AMERICA, near the Mouth of the Great River of OROONOQUE; Having been cast on Shore by Shipwreck, wherein all the Men perished but himself. WITH An Account how he was at last as strangely deliver'd by PYRATES. Written by Himself.
Page 173 - I AM monarch of all I survey, My right there is none to dispute, From the centre all round to the sea, I am lord of the fowl and the brute. 0 solitude ! where are the charms That sages have seen in thy face ? Better dwell in the midst of alarms, Than reign in this horrible place.
Page 427 - AN IMPARTIAL HISTORY OF THE LIFE AND ACTIONS OF PETER ALEXOWITZ, The Present Czar of Muscovy: From his birth down to this present time.
Page 386 - I would Say, (I hope) with Comfort, that 'tis yet well. I am so near my Journey's end, and am hastening to the Place where the Weary are at Rest, and where the Wicked cease to trouble; be it that the Passage is rough, and the Day stormy, by what Way soever He please to bring me to the End of it, I desire to finish Life with this temper of Soul in all Cases : Te Deum Laudamus.
Page 339 - ... tis his business to be ill used, and resent nothing; and so must answer as obligingly to those that give him an hour or two's trouble, and buy nothing, as he does to those, who, in half the time, lay out ten or twenty pounds. The case is plain ; and if some do give him trouble, and do not buy, others make amends, and do buy ; and as for the trouble, 'tis the business of the shop.

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