Robinson Crusoe lonely guy


I was born in the Year 1632, in the City of York, of a good Family, tho' not of that Country, my Father being a Foreigner of Bremen, who settled first at Hull: He got a good Estate by Merchandise, and leaving off his Trade, lived afterward at York, from whence he had married my Mother, whose Relations were named Robinson, a very good Family in that Country, and from whom I was called Robinson Kreutznaer; but by the usual Corruption of Words in England we are now called, nay we call our selves, and write our Name Crusoe, and so my Companions always call'd me. is very rare that the Providence of God casts us into any Condition of Life so low, or any Misery so great, but we may see something or other to be thankful for; and may see others in worse Circumstances than our own.

... how little repining there would be upon Mankind, at any Condition of Life, if people would compare their Conditions with those that are worse, in order to be thankful, than be always comparing them with those which are better, to assist their Murmurings and Complainings.