New Robinson Crusoe; An Instructive and Entertaining History, for the Use of Children of Both Sexes, Translated from the French Volume 1

New Robinson Crusoe; An Instructive and Entertaining History, for the Use of Children of Both Sexes, Translated from the French Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1811 edition. Excerpt: ...that still remained. The repast was excellent. "Ah!" said Robinson, sighing from the bottom of his heart, which was partly content and partly sorrowful, " Ah!" how happy should I be at this moment, if I had but one single friend, merely a man, were it the most miserable beggar in the world, to bear me company; one single man, whom I might call my friend, while I professed to him an equal friendship! Had 1, at least, the happiness of being master of some tame animal, -a dog or a cat, to whom I might shew kindness in order to gain its affection! But to live thus solitary, absolutely cut off from every living creature, and as if I were the Vol.1. H only only being upon the earth!" Here a few tears dropped down his cheeks. He then recalled to memory the time, when, having it in his power to enjoy the sweet society of his brothers and other companions, he nevertheless had frequently quarrelled and-disputed with them: the recollection of this filled him'with bittc-r sorrow. " Ah!" said he to himself, " how little I then knew the value of a friend, and the impossibility of doing without the love and esteem of our neighbours, if we would live happy! Oh, if I could now begin to pass those days over again, with what complaisance and good-nature would I behave towards my brothers and other children! How patiently would I put up.with small. offences, and iow would I exert myself to charm every body with my gentleness and good behaviour, and force them to love me in their turn! Heavens! Why did I not Vnow how to value the happiness of friendship until I had lost that happiness--4ilas! lost it for ever?" ', '.With With these words he turned liis ey esac cidentally towards the entrance of his little lodge, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236521099
  • 9781236521095