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BY NUNT I4UTIE.
The son of a good honest tradesman of York,
My heart ever turned to the sea;
Though kind parents urged me, again and again,
A lawyer or merchant to be.
A good education they gave me when young,
Yet when I arrived at man's years,
I ran off from home, and for London set sail,
Not heeding their wishes or tears.
-'Our ship was soon wrecked in a terrible store ;
So to London my way I then made,
And sailed with a trader, this time with access,
As our voyage most amply repaid.
The second, however, proved woeful for us,
As the wild Moorish pirates gave chase;
I was thus taken prisoner, sold to a Turk,
And lived two years a slave on his place.
THE HISTORY OF ROBIE SON CRUSOE.
Thus day after day I returned to the wreck,
Storing all that of value could be,
Until the twelfth time, when a storm coming on,
Without raft, I swam back through the sea.
I had made me a hut of sea-chests and planks,
Within which to sleep safely at night.
The next morning, rising, I looked for the ship-
It had vanished forever from sight.
Not knowing how long I must live on the isle,
I looked out for a well-sheltered spot,
Whereon I might dwell, and as well as I could,
Make the best of my sad lonely lot.
Around a half circle, in front of a cave,
Stakes I drove deep and firm in the ground,
And interwove these with some ship cable strong,
Making thus a close wall all around.
Within this enclosure I made a good tent,
Stored my goods in the cave, which held all,
And fearing an opening the wild beasts might see,
Made a ladder to climb o'er the wall.
Crusoe and his companions.
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Crusoe leading home his kid.
THE HISTORY OF ROBINSON CRUSOE.
With gun on my shoulder, I daily sought food,
With my dog I had brought from the boat;
And led home beside me, one day, a young kid,
Which had strayed from its mother, the goat.
SWithout human friends, I was not all al ne,
For in one of my rambles I caught
A sprightly green parrot, which gave me delight,
As it uttered the iew words I taught.
Beside this, two cats I had brought from the ship,
Who shared with me lodging and food:
So, while I longed oft for my kindred and friends,
I gave thanks for so much that was good.
The clothing I brought from the ship had worn out,
So I fashioned a rough hairy suit-
-My hat, coat and breeches were formed of goat skin,
With an odd kind of slipper or boot.
My furniture, true, was both scanty and mean:
Having made a rude table and chair,
I tried my poor hand at some rough basket work,
And some dishes of queer earthenware.
THE HISTORY OF 110B.INSON CRUSOE.
In order to keep strict account of the time,
And be able the Sundays to tell,
I cut a deep notch every day in a post,
Thus, from year to year, keeping time well.
One day having need of an empty grain bag,
I had brought from the ship stores with me,
I threw by my place the few seeds that remained,
Little dreaming how fruitful they'd be.
In less than a month, with much wonder, I saw
Blades of barley and rice both appear;
Securing the seed, I continued to sow,
Having more than I needed each year.
One day, when exploring the isle's western coast,
I was smitten with terror and pain,
As here, on the land where I felt I reigned king,
Was the print of a man's foot quite plain.
Lying by on the ground were hands, feet and skulls
Near a spot where a fire had been;
In horror I ran, nor felt safe till I sat
In my cave with the ladder drawn in.
THE HISTORY OF rROBINSON OCUSOE.
I now knew that cannibals came to the place,
And for months ventured scarce from my door:
My hopes were reviving, when early one morn
Five canoes landed thirty or more.
-From one of the vessels two men they soon dragged,
Killing one on the spot with a blow;
The other escaped, and, as swift as a deer,
Ran and fell at my feet, bowing low.
Though two had pursued him, I fully resolved
I would save him or die on the spot;
And felling one savage I ended the fray,
As the second I pierced with a shot.
The poor one I saved was afraid of my gun,
And, at first, to come near did not dare;
But, gaining more courage, he kneeled at my feet,
His submission at once to declare.
I now had a servant, companion and friend,
Who ever proved faithful and true;
1 taught him to help me in various ways,
And all that he could he would do.
THE HISTORY OF ROBINSON CRUSOE.
One day my man Friday-I gave him that name,
Since I found him that day of the week-
Returned in dismay from the sea-shore and said,
There were cannibals now at the creek.
We both seized our muskets and ran to the shore,
Killing several, beside wounding five
They fled in great haste leaving, tied in a boat,
A poor savage more dead than alive.
Friday ran to the poor man and kissed him with joy,
Telling me 'twas his own father dear.
He had been taken captive, while seeking a ship,
That lay by an island quite near.
They took a canoe, paddled off for the ship,
With the hope it might come by our way.
Oh, what can express my delight when I saw
The good ship heading straight for our bay.!
When I heard English words, my heart leaped for joy,
As the captain I seized by the hand.
He quickly gave promise to carry us all
To England, my own native land.
I sailed from the island so long my lone home,
Having lived there for twenty-eight years;
And said in my heart, as I saw the far shore,
"God was better to me than my fears."
Crusoe and his man Friday.
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