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Context of The hermit: or The unparalleled sufferings and surprising adventures of Philip Quarll, an Englishman. : Who was lately discovered upon an uninhabited island in the South-Sea, where he lived above fifty years, without any human assistance. : Containing, I. His conference with those who found him; to whom he recited the most material circumstances of his life: his being born in the parish of St. Giles, educated by the charity of a lady, and put out apprentice to a lock-smith. II. His leaving his master, and being taken up with a notorious house-breaker, who was hanged; his lucky escape, and going out to sea a cabin-boy, marrying a famous prostitute, enlisting a common soldier, turning singing-master, and afterwards marrying three wives, for which he was tried and condemned at the Old Bailey. III. His being pardoned by the King, turning merchant, and being shipwrecked on this desolate island on the coast of Mexico. : With an elegant frontispiece
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