Definition of Alexander selkirk
1. Noun. Scottish sailor who was put ashore on a deserted island off the coast of Chile for five years (providing the basis for Daniel Defoe's novel about Robinson Crusoe) (1676-1721).
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Literary usage of Alexander selkirk
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1. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1910)
"THE SOLITUDE OF alexander selkirk I AM monarch of all I survey; My right there is none to dispute; From the centre all round to the sea I am lord of the ..."
2. The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, from the Best Writers by Lindley Murray (1828)
"... to be written by alexander selkirk, during his solitary abode in the Island of Juan J*'ernandez 1.I AM monarch of all I survey, My right there Is none ..."
3. Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum (1901)
"... alexander selkirk — Robinson Crusoe's cave — A stroll with the children of the island—Westward ho! with a friendly gale—A month's free sailing with the ..."
4. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner (1896)
"IMAGINARY VERSES OF alexander selkirk DURING HIS SOLITARY ABODE ON JUAN FERNANDEZ vii—258 I AM monarch of all I survey — My right ..."