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Context of The hermit: or, The unparalleled sufferings, and surprising adventures, of Philip Quarll, an Englishman: : who was discovered by Mr. Dorrington, a Bristol merchant, upon an uninhabited island, in the South-Sea; where he lived about fifty years, without any human assistance. : Containing I. His conference with those who found him out; to whom he recites the most material circumstances of his life: as that he was born in the parish of St. Giles, educated by the charitable contribution of a lady, and put apprentice to a lock-smith. II. How he left his master, and took up with a notorious house breaker, who was hanged; how, after his escape, he went to sea a cabin boy, married a famous whore, listed himself a common soldier, turned a singing master, and married three wives, for which he was tried and condemned at the Baily. III. How he was pardoned by K. Charles II. turned merchant, and was shipwrecked on a desolate island on the coast of Mexico
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