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THE PREFACE <1IF ever the story of any private Man's Adventures in>1 <1the World were worth making Publik, and were accept->1 <1able when Publish'd, the Editor of this Account thinks>1 <1this will be so.>1 <1The Wonders of this Man's Life exceed all that>1 <1(he thinks)is to be found extant; the Life of one Man>1 <1being scarce capable of a greater Variety.>1 <1The Story is told with Modesty, with Seriousness, and>1 <1with a religious Application of Events to the Uses to>1 <1which wise Men always apply them>1 (viz.) <1to the Instruc->1 <1tion of others by this Example, and tojustify and honour>1 <1the Wisdom of Providence in all the Variety of our>1 <1Circumstances, let them happen how they will.>1 <1The Editor believes the thing to be a just History of>1 <1Fact; neither is there any Appearance of Fiction in it:>1 <1And however thinks, because all such things are dispatch'd,>1 <1that the Improvement of it, as well to the Diversion, as>1 <1to the Instruction of . . .