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Offline t k

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---- with a good stock upon it
« on: February 14, 2020, 02:01:02 pm »
This was a fair proposal, it must be confessed, had it been made to any one that had not had a settlement and a plantation of his own to look after, which was in a fair way of coming to be very considerable, and with a good stock upon it; but for me, that was thus entered and established, and had nothing to do but to go on as I had begun, for three or four years more, and to have sent for the other hundred pounds from England; and who in that time, and with that little addition, could scarce have failed of being worth three or four thousand pounds sterling, and that increasing too—for me to think of such a voyage was the most preposterous thing that ever man in such circumstances could be guilty of.  (from Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe; a larger context is here; use ctrl-f to locate the sentence)

Please explain "with a good stock upon it".  Thanks.  --- tk

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Re: ---- with a good stock upon it
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2020, 03:41:32 pm »
a good stock of animals - lots of animals
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