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1  The arts wherein the professors employ themselves.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER V.
2  My nurse gave me a part of a straw, which I exercised as a pike, having learnt the art in my youth.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER II.
3  They are trained in this art from their youth, and are not always of noble birth, or liberal education.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER III.
4  He gave me the names and descriptions of all the musical instruments, and the general terms of art in playing on each of them.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER II.
5  Their prudence, unanimity, unacquaintedness with fear, and their love of their country, would amply supply all defects in the military art.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER XII.
6  I chiefly wanted to know, to what cause, in art or in nature, it owed its several motions, whereof I will now give a philosophical account to the reader.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER III.
7  Therefore the room where company meet who practise this art, is full of all things, ready at hand, requisite to furnish matter for this kind of artificial converse.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER V.
8  But nature, it seems, has not been so expert a school-mistress; and these politer pleasures are entirely the productions of art and reason on our side of the globe.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER VII.
9  In the second place, I would, from my earliest youth, apply myself to the study of arts and sciences, by which I should arrive in time to excel all others in learning.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
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10  But the last of these is wholly applied to what may be useful in life, to the improvement of agriculture, and all mechanical arts; so that among us, it would be little esteemed.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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11  Perjury, oppression, subornation, fraud, pandarism, and the like infirmities, were among the most excusable arts they had to mention; and for these I gave, as it was reasonable, great allowance.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER VIII.
12  Yet thus much I may be allowed to say in my own vindication, that I artfully eluded many of his questions, and gave to every point a more favourable turn, by many degrees, than the strictness of truth would allow.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER VII.
13  If they would, for example, praise the beauty of a woman, or any other animal, they describe it by rhombs, circles, parallelograms, ellipses, and other geometrical terms, or by words of art drawn from music, needless here to repeat.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
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14  As for himself, he protested, that although few things delighted him so much as new discoveries in art or in nature, yet he would rather lose half his kingdom, than be privy to such a secret; which he commanded me, as I valued any life, never to mention any more.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER VII.
15  He mentioned it in a very artful manner at council, where I was told that some of the wisest appeared, at least by their silence, to be of my opinion; but others, who were my secret enemies, could not forbear some expressions which, by a side-wind, reflected on me.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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16  I laid before him, as well as I could, the whole state of Europe; I discoursed of trade and manufactures, of arts and sciences; and the answers I gave to all the questions he made, as they arose upon several subjects, were a fund of conversation not to be exhausted.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER V.
17  Sometimes I would put up my sail, and then my business was only to steer, while the ladies gave me a gale with their fans; and, when they were weary, some of their pages would blow my sail forward with their breath, while I showed my art by steering starboard or larboard as I pleased.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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18  They have had the art of printing, as well as the Chinese, time out of mind: but their libraries are not very large; for that of the king, which is reckoned the largest, does not amount to above a thousand volumes, placed in a gallery of twelve hundred feet long, whence I had liberty to borrow what books I pleased.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER VII.
19  Every one knew how laborious the usual method is of attaining to arts and sciences; whereas, by his contrivance, the most ignorant person, at a reasonable charge, and with a little bodily labour, might write books in philosophy, poetry, politics, laws, mathematics, and theology, without the least assistance from genius or study.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
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20  I described that extraordinary care always taken of their education in arts and arms, to qualify them for being counsellors both to the king and kingdom; to have a share in the legislature; to be members of the highest court of judicature, whence there can be no appeal; and to be champions always ready for the defence of their prince and country, by their valour, conduct, and fidelity.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER VI.
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