• I know not what to call this, nor will I urge that it is a secret, overruling decree, that hurries us on to be the instruments of our own destruction, even though it be before us, and that we rush upon it with our eyes open.

    Daniel Defoe (1836). “The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner with an Account of His Travels Round Three Parts of the Globe”, p.8