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" I had never handled a tool in my life, and yet in time by labour, application, and contrivance, I found at last that I wanted nothing but I could have made it, especially if I had had tools... "
The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe ...: With an Account of His ... - Página 64
por Daniel Defoe - 1790
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English Spirituality: From 1700 to the Present Day

Gordon Mursell - 2001 - 580 páginas
...described as a spirituality of work. Robinson Crusoe is no skilled workman: 'I had never handled aTool in my Life, and yet in time by Labour, Application, and Contrivance, I found at last that I wanted nothing but I could have made it.'334 Some have argued that Robinson Crusoe represents...
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Transactions of the Royal Historical Society: Volume 12: Sixth Series

Royal Historical Society - 2003 - 514 páginas
...needles and thread, muskets, gunpowder and shot. Implements formed the basis of civilisation reborn: 'I had never handled a tool in my life; and yet, in...by labour, application, and contrivance I found at last that I wanted nothing but I could have made, especially if I had the tools.' Technological innovation...
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Goodly is Our Heritage: Children's Literature, Empire, and the Certitude of ...

Rashna B. Singh - 2004 - 341 páginas
...by making the most rational Judgment of things, every Man may be in time Master of every mechanick Art. I had never handled a Tool in my Life, and yet...by Labour, Application, and Contrivance, I found at last that I wanted nothing but 1 could have made it, especially if I had had Tools; however I made...
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Automi, termometri, fucili. L'immaginario della macchina nel romanzo inglese ...

Simona Corso - 2004 - 236 páginas
...by making thè most rational Judgement of things, every Man may be in time Master of every mechanick Art. I had never handled a Tool in my Life, and yet...by Labour, Application, and Contrivance, I found at last that I wanted nothing but I could have made it, especially if I had had Tools... (p. 55). Nel...
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Robinson Crusoe

Daniel Defoe - 1956 - 532 páginas
...by making the most rational Judgment of things, every Man may be in time Master of every mechanick Art. I had never handled a Tool in my Life, and yet...by Labour, Application and Contrivance, I found at last that I wanted nothing but I could have made it, especially if I had had Tools ; however, I made...
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Pitman's Journal of Commercial Education, Volumen58

1899
...by making the most rational judgment of things, every man may be in time master of every mechanical art. I had never handled a tool in my life, and yet...by labour, application, and contrivance, I found at last that I wanted nothing but I could have made it, especially if I had bad tools. However, I made...
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The World's Great Masterpieces: History, Biography, Science, Philosophy ...

Harry Thurston Peck - 1901
...in the world. I could not write, or eat, or do several things with so much pleasure without a table. I had never handled a tool in my life ; and yet, in time, by labor, application, and contrivance, I found, at last, that I wanted nothing but I could have made...
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