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Crab, Roger (1621-1680), an eccentric Englishman who became a hermit and tried to carry out literally some of the precepts of the Gospel. For instance, after seven years' service in the Parliamentarian army, he set up in business, but in a year or two sold all he had and gave the price realised to the poor. He retired to a solitary hut, and led a strictly vegetarian life, his only drink being water. He was persecuted by his neighbours for his eccentricities, and by the authorities for breaking the laws. He wrote The Enylish Hermit, Logon's Downfall, and a tract against the Quakers.