Roxana by Daniel Defoe


byDaniel Defoe

Kobo ebook | July 27, 2013

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I was born, as my friends told me, at the city of Poitiers, in the

province or county of Poitou in France, from whence I was brought to

England by my parents, who fled for their religion about the year 1683,

when the Protestants were banished from France by the cruelty of their



I, who knew little or nothing of what I was brought over hither for, was

well enough pleased with being here. London, a large and gay city, took

with me mighty well, who from my being a child loved a crowd and to see

a great many fine folks.


I retained nothing of France but the language. My father and mother,

being people of better fashion than ordinarily the people called

refugees at that time were, and having fled early while it was easy to

secure their effects, had, before their coming over, remitted

considerable sums of money, or, as I remember, a considerable value in

French brandy, paper, and other goods; and these selling very much to

advantage here, my father was in very good circumstances at his coming

over, so that he was far from applying to the rest of our nation that

were here for countenance and relief. On the contrary, he had his door

continually thronged with miserable objects of the poor starving

creatures, who at that time fled hither for shelter on account of

conscience or something else.

Title:RoxanaFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 27, 2013Publisher:WDS PublishingLanguage:English

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