The Works of Daniel Defoe: The life and strange adventures of Robinson Crusoe

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Página 172 - It happened one day about noon, going towards my boat, I was exceedingly surprised with the print of a man's naked foot on the shore, which was very plain to be seen in the sand : I stood like one thunderstruck, or as if I had seen an apparition...
Página 231 - He had a very good countenance, not a fierce and surly aspect ; but seemed to have something very manly in his face ; and yet he had all the sweetness and softness of an European in his countenance too, especially when he smiled.
Página 74 - ... scarce any condition in the world so miserable but there was something negative or something positive to be thankful for in it ; and let this stand as a direction, from the experience of the most miserable of all conditions in this world •• that we may always find in it something to comfort ourselves from, and to set, in the description of good and evil, on the credit side of the account.
Página 144 - I was removed from all the wickedness of the world here: I had neither the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, or the pride of life. I had nothing to covet; for I had all that I was now capable of enjoying: I was lord of the whole manor, or if I pleas'd, I might call my self king, or emperor over the whole country, which I had possession of.
Página 2 - ... had found by long experience was the best state in the world, the most suited to human happiness, not exposed to the miseries and hardships, the labour and sufferings of the mechanic* part of mankind, and not embarrassed with the pride, luxury, ambition, and envy of the upper part of mankind.
Página 55 - However, this put me upon rummaging for clothes, of which I found enough, but took no more than I wanted for present use, for I had other things which my eye was more upon...
Página 1 - I WAS born in the year 1632, in the city of York, of a good family, though not of that country, my father being a foreigner of Bremen, who settled first at Hull...
Página 50 - I stood still a few moments to recover breath and till the water went from. me, and then took to my heels and ran, with what strength I had, farther towards the shore. But neither would this deliver me from the fury of the sea, which came pouring in after me again ; and twice more I was lifted up by the waves and carried forward as before, the shore being very flat.
Página 54 - I wanted nothing but a t>oat to furnish myself with many things which I foresaw would be very necessary to me. It was in vain to sit still and wish for what was not to be had ; and this extremity roused my application.
Página 76 - I had everything so ready at my hand, that it was a great pleasure to me to see all my goods in such order, and especially to find my stock of all necessaries so great. And now it was that I began to keep a journal of every day's employment ; for indeed at first I was in too much...

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