1 The bed was eight yards from the floor.
2 My bed was the same dry grass and sea-weed which I intended for fuel.
3 After this exploit, I walked gently to and fro on the bed, to recover my breath and loss of spirits.
4 I was put to bed: however, I received no other damage than the loss of a suit of clothes, which was utterly spoiled.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan SwiftContextHighlight In PART 2: CHAPTER III.
5 While I was under these circumstances, two rats crept up the curtains, and ran smelling backwards and forwards on the bed.
6 Yet I was so weak and bruised in the sides with the squeezes given me by this odious animal, that I was forced to keep my bed a fortnight.
7 I have already told the reader, that every night, when the family were gone to bed, it was my custom to strip, and cover myself with my clothes.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan SwiftContextHighlight In PART 4: CHAPTER III.
8 This was my bed all the time I staid with those people, though made more convenient by degrees, as I began to learn their language and make my wants known.
9 Towards night I got with some difficulty into my house, where I lay on the ground, and continued to do so about a fortnight; during which time, the emperor gave orders to have a bed prepared for me.
10 I was very much tired, and disposed to sleep, which my mistress perceiving, she put me on her own bed, and covered me with a clean white handkerchief, but larger and coarser than the mainsail of a man-of-war.
11 I retreated to the farther corner of my room; or box; but the monkey looking in at every side, put me in such a fright, that I wanted presence of mind to conceal myself under the bed, as I might easily have done.
12 This conversation they are apt to run into with the same temper that boys discover in delighting to hear terrible stories of spirits and hobgoblins, which they greedily listen to, and dare not go to bed for fear.
13 But the captain, Mr. Thomas Wilcocks, an honest worthy Shropshire man, observing I was ready to faint, took me into his cabin, gave me a cordial to comfort me, and made me turn in upon his own bed, advising me to take a little rest, of which I had great need.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan SwiftContextHighlight In PART 2: CHAPTER VIII.
14 I slept about two hours, and dreamt I was at home with my wife and children, which aggravated my sorrows when I awaked, and found myself alone in a vast room, between two and three hundred feet wide, and above two hundred high, lying in a bed twenty yards wide.
15 Two hundred sempstresses were employed to make me shirts, and linen for my bed and table, all of the strongest and coarsest kind they could get; which, however, they were forced to quilt together in several folds, for the thickest was some degrees finer than lawn.
16 I shall not trouble the reader with the particular account of my reception at this court, which was suitable to the generosity of so great a prince; nor of the difficulties I was in for want of a house and bed, being forced to lie on the ground, wrapped up in my coverlet.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan SwiftContextHighlight In PART 1: CHAPTER VII.
17 I measured the tail of the dead rat, and found it to be two yards long, wanting an inch; but it went against my stomach to drag the carcass off the bed, where it lay still bleeding; I observed it had yet some life, but with a strong slash across the neck, I thoroughly despatched it.
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