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THE

LIFE AND ADVENTURES

ROBINSON CRUSOE.

I Was bom at York, in the year 1632, of a reputable family. My father was a native of Bremen, who, by merchandizing at Hull for some time, gained a very plentiful fortune. He married my mother at York, who received her first breath in that country: and as her maiden name was Robinson, I waS called Robinson Kreutznaer, which not being. easily pronounced in the English tongue, we are commonly known by the name of Crusoe.

I was the youngest of three brothers. The eldest was a lieutenant-colonel in Lockhart's regiment, but slain by the Spaniards: what became of the other I could never learn.

No charge nor pains were wanting in my education. My father designed me for the Jaw, yet nothing could serve me But I must go to aea, both against the will of my lather, the

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