The Life and Aventures of Robinson Crusoe: To which is Prefixed a Biographical Memoir of Daniel De Foe, Volume 2

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James Ballantyne, 1810

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Page 42 - His hair was long and black, not curled like wool; his forehead very high and large, and a great vivacity and sparkling sharpness in his eyes. The colour of his skin was not quite black, but very tawny; and yet not of an ugly yellow nauseous tawny, as the Brazilians and Virginians, and other natives of America are; but of a bright kind of a dun olive colour, that had in it something very agreeable, though not very easy to describe. His face was round and plump; his nose small, not flat like the negroes;...
Page 211 - ... and the men of labour spent their strength in daily strugglings for bread to maintain the vital strength they laboured with ; so living in a daily circulation of sorrow, living but to work, and working but to live, as if daily bread were the only end of wearisome life, and a wearisome life the only occasion of daily bread.
Page 43 - I was very well pleased with him. In a little time I began to speak to him, and teach him to speak to me ; and first, I made him know his name should be Friday, which was the day I saved his life ; and I called him so for the memory of the time; I likewise taught him to say Master, and then let him know that was to be my name ; I likewise taught him to say Yes and No, and to know the meaning of them.

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