Memoirs of the life and times of Daniel De Foe: containing a review of his writings, and his opinions upon a variety of important matters, civil and ecclesiastical, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Hurst, Chance, 1830
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Page xxxix - 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 132 - When the devil was sick, the devil a monk would be, When the devil was well, the devil a monk was he.
Page 98 - I was witness of ; the king sitting and toying with his concubines, Portsmouth, Cleaveland, and Mazarine, &c. ; a French boy singing love songs in that glorious gallery; whilst about twenty of the great courtiers and other dissolute persons were at Basset round a large table a bank of at least 2,000 in gold before them upon which, two gentlemen, who were with me, made reflections with astonishment.
Page xxx - A True Relation of the Apparition of one Mrs. Veal, the next Day after her Death, to one Mrs Bargrave, at Canterbury, the 8th of September 1705...
Page 347 - These are the heroes that despise the Dutch, And rail at new-come foreigners so much ; Forgetting that themselves are all derived From the most scoundrel race that ever lived...
Page 280 - That the raising or keeping a standing army within the kingdom in time of peace, unless it be with consent of parliament, is against law.
Page 184 - And who, that had beheld such a bankrupt, beggarly fellow as Cromwell, first entering the parliament house with a threadbare torn cloak, and a greasy hat (and perhaps neither of them paid for), could have suspected that in the space of so few years he should, by the murder of one king and the banishment of another, ascend the throne, be invested in the royal robes, and want nothing of the state of a king but the changing of his hat into a crown...
Page 63 - Queen Mary, as now in our days. When God has given us a Prince, who is become (may I Kay a miracle) zealous of being the author and instrument of so glorious a work ; but the opposition we are sure to meet with, is also like to be great : so that it imports us to get all the aid and assistance we can, for the harvest is great, and the labourers but few.
Page xxxix - The History of the Life and Adventures of Mr Duncan Campbell, a Gentleman, who, though Deaf and Dumb, writes down any Stranger's name at first sight, with their future Contingencies of Fortune. Now living in Exeter court, over against the Savoy, in the Strand.
Page 361 - The art of Restoring, or, the piety and probity of general Monk in bringing about the last restoration, evidenced from his own authentic letters ; with a just account of sir Roger, who runs the parallel as far as he can.

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