The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner: With an Account of His Travels Round Three Parts of the Globe (Classic Reprint)
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My father, a wise and grave man, gave me serious and ex cellent counsel against what he foresaw was my design. He called me one morning into his chamber, where he was confined by the gout, and expostulated very warmly with me upon this subject: he asked me what reasons 'more than a mere wandering inclination I had for leaving my father's house and my native country, where I might be well introduced, and had a pros peet of raising my fortune by application and industry, with a life of ease and pleasure. He told me it was for men of des perate fortunes on one hand, or of aspiring superior fortunes on the other, who went abroad upon adventures, to rise by enterprize, and make themselves famous in undertakings of a nature out of the common road; that these things were all either too far above me, or too far below me; that mine was the middle state, or what might be called the upper station of low life, which he had found by long experience was the best state in the world, the most suited to human happiness, not exposed to the miseries anc hardships, the labour and sufferings of the mechanic part of man kind, and not embarrassed with the pride, luxury, ambition, am envy of the upper part of mankind. He told me, I might judg of the happiness of this state, by this one thing, viz. That thi was the state of life which all other people envied; that King.
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