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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;

he got a good estate by merchandise, and leaving off his trade, lived afterward at York; from whence he had married my mother, whose relations were named Robinson, a very good family in that country, and from whom

I was called Robinson Kreutznaer; but, by the usual corruption of words in England, we are now called, nay, we call ourselves, and write our name, Crusoe; and so my companion’s al-ways called me.

I had two elder brothers, one of whom was lieutenant-colonel to an English regiment of foot in Flanders, formerly commanded by the famous Colonel Lockhart, and was killed at the battle near Dunkirk against the Spaniards.

What became of my second brother I never knew, any more than my father or mother did know what was become of me.

Being the third son of the family, and not bred to any trade, my head began to be filled very early with rambling thoughts; my father, who was very ancient, had given me a competent share of learning,

as far as house-education and a country free-school generally goes and designed me for the law, but I would be satisfied with nothing but going to sea; and my inclination to this led me so strongly against the will,

the commands, of my father, and against all the entreaties and persuasions of my mother and other friends, that there to the life of misery which was to.

My father, a wise and grave man, gave me serious and excellent counsel against what he foresaw was my design. He called me one morning into his chamber,

where he was confined by gout, and expostulated very warmly with me upon this subject: he asked me what reasons, more than a mere wandering inclination,

WriterDaniel Defoe
LanguageEnglish
Pages418
Pdf Size8.6 MB
CategoryBiography

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