The Complete Life of Robinson Crusoe: Robinson Crusoe, The Farther Adventures and Serious Reflections
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For the first time the complete three volumes appear in a single volume, to be read in order, as the author Daniel Defoe originally intended.
whether steep or shoal, we knew not; the only hope that could rationally give us the least shadow of expectation, was, if we might happen into some bay or gulph, or the mouth of some river, where by great chance we might have run our boat in, or got under the lee of the land, and perhaps made smooth water. But there was nothing of this appeared; but as we made nearer and nearer the shore, the land looked more frightful than the sea. After we had rowed, or rather driven, about a league and a
answer to have given them; for I would have commanded them instantly on board, knowing it was not a hazard fit for us to run, who had a ship and ship-loading in our charge, and a voyage to make, which depended very much upon the lives of the men; but as they sent me word they were resolved to go, and only asked me and my company to go along with them, I positively refused it, and rose up, for I was sittin on the ground, in order to go to the boat; one or two of the men began to importune me to
volume, crown the work; if the doctrine has been accepted, the application must of necessity please; and the author shows now, that he has learned sufficient experience how to make other men wise and himself happy. The moral of the fable, as the calls it, is most instructing; and those who challenged him most maliciously, with not making his pen useful, will have leisure to reflect, that they passed their censure too soon, and, like Solomon’s fool, judged of the matter before they heard it.
such a mind. Storms in the conscience will always lodge clouds upon the countenance, and where the weather is hazy within it can never be sunshine without; the smiles of a disturbed mind are all but feigned and forged; there may be a good disposition, but it will be too often and too evidently interrupted by the recoils of the mind, to leave the temper untouched and the humour free and unconcerned; when the drum beats an alarm within, it is impossible but the disturbance will be discovered
lyons.” “Then we give them the shoot gun,” says Xury, laughing, “make them run wey”; such English Xury spoke by conversing among us slaves. However, I was glad to see the boy so cheerful, and I gave him a dram (out of our patroon’s case of bottles) to chear him up. After all, Xury’s advice was good, and I took it. We dropt our little anchor and lay still all night; I say still, for we slept none! for in two or three hours we saw vast great creatures (we knew not what to call them) of many sorts,