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Quarll

(Philip). A sort of Robinson Crusoe, who had a chimpanzee for his “man Friday.” The story relates the adventures and sufferings of an English hermit named Philip Quarll.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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