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  • One recalls Daniel Defoe's comment on religious strife in England: that adherents of the national church would swear to their detestation of papists and popery not knowing whether the Pope was a man or a horse.

    Diary of a Bad Year

  • "Daniel Defoe," which has become his accepted name in literature.

    Daniel Defoe

  • Lee, "Life of Defoe."] [Footnote 156: See "Daniel Defoe," by William Minto, p. 135.

    A History of English Prose Fiction

  • It also became a source of creative inspiration, giving birth to the first substantial work of modern journalism: "The Storm," by Daniel Defoe.

    Writing Up a Storm

  • His lurch through silt with his chin bobbing on the surface between waves brought back memories of Daniel Defoe's piggyback ride in the 1720s when the wherry to Liverpool from the Wirral was too deeply-keeled to reach the shore.

    Britain's Best Views: the Mersey ferry, Liverpool

  • The cemetery, founded in the 1660s as a burial ground for nonconformists, radicals and dissenters, holds the remains of John Bunyan, author of The Pilgrim's Progress, Daniel Defoe, who wrote Robinson Crusoe, and the poet and artist William Blake, among thousands of others.

    Burial ground of Bunyan, Defoe and Blake earns protected status

  • Solunarians In Daniel Defoe's The Consolidator, or, Memoirs of Sundry Transactions from the World in the Moon, we find that the lunar satellite is populated by the Solunarians, who are endlessly scrapping with their enemies.

    Ten of the best

  • It requires little sophistry to consider Daniel Defoe's immortal Robinson Crusoe as a metaphor for a man stranded on an alien planet.

    The stars of modern SF pick the best science fiction

  • Daniel Defoe, spying for the government 600 years later, considered West Highlanders "desperate in fight, cruel in victory, fierce even in conversation".

    Britain isn't called great for nothing | Bella Bathurst

  • 'Moll Flanders' 'Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders' Before Daniel Craig carried James Bond's gun, he wore a wig as 'Jemmy' Seagrave, Moll's fourth of five husbands, in the 1996 BBC Masterpiece Theater adaptation of Daniel Defoe's scandalous 1722 novel.

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