PALMERSTON'S ROBINSON CRUSOE!
Gill compares the founding father of Palmerston to Alexander Selkirk, the real life Robinson Crusoe who inspired the famous story by Daniel Defoe. "Monarch of all he surveys, His right there is none to dispute".
Author's note: Gill does not give Marsters full name in his account. He refers to him as M_______. I have replaced this with 'Marsters' in the extracts. He also refers to the island as Palmerston's with an apostrophe, as do other contemporary publications