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vkhu
Posted: Friday, May 12, 2017 3:26:29 AM
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In my wicker-ware also I improved much, and made abundance of necessary baskets, as well as my invention showed me; though not very handsome, yet they were such as were very handy and convenient for laying things up in, or fetching things home.

-Robinson Crusoe


Is he saying some of the wicker-wares are of his own design?
mactoria
Posted: Friday, May 12, 2017 3:49:44 AM
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vkhu wrote:
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In my wicker-ware also I improved much, and made abundance of necessary baskets, as well as my invention showed me; though not very handsome, yet they were such as were very handy and convenient for laying things up in, or fetching things home.

-Robinson Crusoe


Is he saying some of the wicker-wares are of his own design?



Vkhu: Based on having read 'Robinson Crusoe' with its unusual language and grammar, I would agree with you that "as well as my invention" does mean "of his own design" or something very close to that meaning. I checked a reference on this book and this particular passage wasn't included in an explanation, so I'd go with what your meaning.
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