THE LIFE AND MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE,
WHO LIVED EIGHT AND TWENTY YEARS IN AN UNINHABITED ISLAND,
ON THE COAST OF AMERICA,
NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE GREAT RIVER OROONOQUE,
Including an Account of
HIS DELIVERANCE THENCE,
AND HIS AFTER SURPRISING ADVENTURES.
HIS VISION OF THE ANGELIC WORLD.
AN IMPROVED EDITION,
Illustrated with eight Engravings,
from Original designs.
To which is annexed,
THE REMARKABLE HISTORY OF ALEXANDER SELKIRK;
Who lived four years and four months in a state of Solitude,
on the Island of Juan Fernandez,
in the Pacific Ocean,
[Illustration: I Was Wrapt Up In Contemplation And Often Lifted Up My Hands,
With The Profoundest Humility,
To The Divine Powers,
For Saving My Life,
When The Rest Of My Companions Were All Drowned.
_Dr. and Eng.
by A. Carse;
If ever the story of any private man's adventures in the world were worth making public,
and were acceptable when published,
the Editor of this account thinks this will be so.
The wonders of this man's life exceed all that (he thinks) is to be found extant;
the life of one man being scarce capable of a greater variety.
The story is told with modesty,
and with a religious application of events to the uses to which wise men always apply them,
to the instruction of others by this example,
and to justify and honour the wisdom of Providence in all the variety of our circumstances,
let them happen how they will.
The editor believes this narrative to be a just history of fact;
neither is their any appearance of fiction in it: and though he is well aware there are many,
who on account of the very singular preservations the author met with,
will give it the name of romance;
yet in which ever of these lights it shall be viewed,
that the improvement of it,
as well as the diversion,
as to the instruction of the reader,
will be the same;
and as such,
without farther compliment to the world,
he does them a great service in the publication.