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" At his first coming on board us, he had so much forgot his language, for want of use, that we could scarce understand him, for he seemed to speak his words by halves. "
Serious reflections during the life and surprising adventures of Robinson ... - Page 320
by Daniel Defoe, George A. Aitkin, J. B. Yeats - 1899 - 328 pages
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Kirby's Wonderful and Scientific Museum: Or, Magazine of ..., Volume 2

R. S. Kirby - Characters and characteristics - 1804
...of his old stockings, which he pulled out on purpose. He had his last shirt on when we found him in the island. At his first coming on board us, he had...language for want of use, that we could scarce understand himt for he seemed to speak his words by halves. We offered him a dram, but he would not touch it,...
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Naufragia, or, Historical memoirs of shipwrecks and of the providential ...

James Stanier Clarke - 1805
...back, he made others as well as he could of some iron hoops that were left ashore ; which he beat thiu and ground upon stones. Having some linen cloth by...forgot his language for want of use, that we could scarcely understand him, for he seemed to speak his words by halves. We offered him a dram, but he...
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The Scots Magazine and Edinburgh Literary Miscellany, Volume 68

English literature - 1806
...stockings, which he pulled out on purpose. 11 had his last shirt on when we found him in the island. At hi« first coming on board us, he had so much forgot his...could scarce understand him, for he seemed to speak hi« words by halves. We offered him a dram, but he would not touch it, having drank nothing but water...
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The Wonders of the Little World; Or, A General History of Man ..., Volume 1

Nathaniel Wanley, William Johnston - Characters and characteristics - 1806
...on purpose. He had kJs last shirt on when we found him on the island. At his first coming on board he had so much forgot his language, for want of use, that we could scarcely understand him, for he seemed to speak his words by halves. We offered him a dram, but he...
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The Wonders of the Little World, Or, A General History of Man ..., Volume 2

Nathaniel Wanley, William Johnston - Characters and characteristics - 1806
...on purpose. He had kis laet shirt on when we found him on the island. At his first coming en board he had so much forgot his language, for want of use, that we could scarcely understand him, for he s»cmcd to speak hie words by halves. We offered him a dram, but he...
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The Life and Aventures of Robinson Crusoe: To which is Prefixed a ...

Daniel Defoe, John Ballantyne - 1810
...of his old stockings, which he pulled out on purpose. He had his last shirt on, when we found him in the island. At his first coming on board us, he had...him ; for he seemed to speak his words by halves. We oflered him a dram ; but he would not touch it, having drank nothing but water since his being there...
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The Harleian Miscellany: A Collection of Scarce, Curious, and ..., Volume 11

William Oldys, John Malham - 1810
...of his old stockings, which he pulled out on purpose. He had his last shirt on when we found hira in the island. At his first. coming on board us, he had...want of use, that we could scarce understand him, for ho seemed to speak his words by halves. We offered him a dram, but he would not touch il, having drank...
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Affecting narrative of the loss of the Thames smack, February 8, 1809. Also ...

Thames smack, Alexander Selkirk - 1810
...with, them abundance of craw-fish. At this time he had his last shirt on. At his first coming on board, he had so much forgot his language, for want of use, that they could scarce understand him, for he seemed to speak his words by halves. They offered him a dram,...
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The Miscellaneous Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart. ...: Biographical ...

Sir Walter Scott - Chivalry - 1827
...of his old stockings, which he palled out on purpose. He had his last shirt on when we found him in the island. " At his first coming on board us, he...to speak his words by halves. We offered him a dram ; hot he would not touch it, having drank nothing but water since his being there ; and it was some...
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The Oriental Herald and Journal of General Literature, Volume 12

James Silk Buckingham - Great Britain - 1827
...in the mines. He was about thirty years old when taken off the island by the Captain, who says : " At his first coming on board us, he had so much forgot...him, for he seemed to speak his words by halves." The following judicious " Reflections," modestly described as " more psopcr for a philosopher and divine,...
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