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Page 224 - However, many of the most learned and wise adhere to the new scheme of expressing themselves by things, which hath only this inconvenience attending it, that if a man's business be very great, and of various kinds, he must be obliged in proportion to carry a greater bundle of things upon his back, unless he can afford one or two strong servants to attend him.
Page 60 - What became of my companions in the boat, as well as of those who escaped on the rock, or were left in the vessel, I cannot tell ; but conclude they were all lost. For my own part, I swam as fortune directed me, and was pushed forward by wind and tide. I...
Page 331 - King, they set up a rotten Plank or a Stone for a Memorial, they murder two or three Dozen of the Natives, bring away a Couple more by Force for a Sample, return home, and get their Pardon. Here commences a new Dominion acquired with a Title by Divine Right.
Page 60 - Six of the crew, of whom I was one, having let down the boat into the sea, made a shift to get clear of the ship and the rock.
Page 74 - He put this engine to our ears, which made an incessant noise, like that of a water-mill : and we conjecture it is either some unknown animal, or the god that he worships ; but we are more inclined to the latter opinion...
Page 63 - ... eyes to the sun, as calling him for a witness : and being almost famished with hunger, having not eaten a morsel for some hours before I left the ship, I found the demands of nature...
Page 92 - His majesty desired I would take some other opportunity of bringing all the rest of his enemy's ships into his ports. And so unmeasurable is the ambition of princes, that he seemed to think of nothing less than reducing the whole empire of Blefuscu into a province, and governing it by a viceroy ; of destroying the Big-endian exiles, and compelling that people to break the smaller end of their eggs, by which he would remain the sole monarch of the whole world.
Page 58 - Years, and applied my self close to my Studies: But the Charge of maintaining me (although I had a very scanty Allowance) being too great for a narrow Fortune; I was bound Apprentice to Mr. James Bates, an eminent Surgeon in London, with whom I continued...