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William Taylor’s typesetter was reading Crusoe’s history with full attention. That is why he stumbled over that date which the manuscript gave him for his page 46. 1659, “the same Day eight Year that I went from my Father and Mother at Hull”. Crusoe had left his parents in 1661, so he had stated on 7. Should that have been 1651? Or should it now be 1669? There as apparently no time to waste. He skipped the problem and left two blanks.

First edition of Robinson Crusoe, 1719, omitted dates on p.