The Works of Daniel Defoe ...

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C.T. Brainard publishing Company, 1903

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Stran vii - Variety for Threescore Years, besides her Childhood, was Twelve Year a Whore, five times a Wife (whereof once to her own Brother) Twelve Year a Thief, Eight Year a Transported Felon in Virginia, at last grew Rich, liv'd Honest, and died a Penitent, Written from her own Memorandums.
Stran xv - HE world is so taken up of late with novels and romances, that it will be hard for a private history to be taken for genuine, where the names and other circumstances of the person are concealed; and on this account we must be content to leave the reader to pass his own opinion upon the ensuing sheets, and take it just as he pleases.
Stran xi - An Appeal to Honour and Justice, tho' it be of his Worst Enemies, by Daniel Defoe. Being a True Account of his Conduct in Publick Affairs.
Stran 251 - REASONS AGAINST THE SUCCESSION OF THE HOUSE OF HANOVER, with an Enquiry how far the Abdication of King James, supposing it to be Legal, ought to affect the Person of the Pretender 503 AND WHAT IF THE PRETENDER SHOULD COME ? or some Considerations of the Advantages and Real Consequences of the Pretender's possessing the Crown of Great Britain .... 529 * THE HISTORY OF THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF MR.
Stran 173 - I had been otherwise, the vice came in always at the door of necessity, not at the door of inclination ; and I understood too well, by the want of it, what the value of a settled life was, to do anything to forfeit the felicity of it; nay, I should have made the better wife for all the difficulties I had passed through, by a great deal ; nor did I in any of the times that I had been a wife give my husbands the least uneasiness on account of...
Stran 221 - I can, give an abridgment of my own history during the few unhappy years I have employed myself, or been employed, in public in the world. Misfortunes in business having unhinged me from matters of trade, it was about the year 1694 when I was invited by some merchants with whom I had corresponded abroad, and some also at home, to settle at Cadiz, in Spain, and that with offers of very good commissions.
Stran 228 - I had never had the least acquaintance with or knowledge of, other than by fame or by sight, as we know men of quality by seeing them on public occasions. I gave no present answer to the person who brought it, having not duly weighed the import of the message. The message was by word of mouth thus : — " Pray, ask that gentleman what I can do for him ?" But in return to this kind and generous message...
Stran 223 - I was afterwards received by him; how employed ; and how, above my capacity of deserving, rewarded, is no part of the present case, and is only mentioned here, as I take all occasions to do, for the expressing the honour I ever preserved for the immortal and glorious memory of that greatest and best of princes, and...
Stran 220 - To attain at the happy calm, which, as I say, is the safety of Britain, is the question which should now move us all ; and he would merit to be called the nation's physician that could prescribe the specific for it. I think I may be allowed to say, a conquest of parties will never do it ; a balance of parties may.
Stran 243 - I am immediately charged with being the author; and very often the first knowledge I have had of a book being published, has been from seeing myself abused for being the author of it, in some other pamphlet published in answer to it.

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