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1  The author diverts the emperor, and his nobility of both sexes, in a very uncommon manner.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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2  The emperor of Lilliput, attended by several of the nobility, comes to see the author in his confinement.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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3  The emperor lays on the table three fine silken threads of six inches long; one is blue, the other red, and the third green.
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4  These threads are proposed as prizes for those persons whom the emperor has a mind to distinguish by a peculiar mark of his favour.
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5  Sometimes the emperor holds one end of the stick, and his first minister the other; sometimes the minister has it entirely to himself.
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6  When this inventory was read over to the emperor, he directed me, although in very gentle terms, to deliver up the several particulars.
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7  There is likewise another diversion, which is only shown before the emperor and empress, and first minister, upon particular occasions.
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8  Very often the chief ministers themselves are commanded to show their skill, and to convince the emperor that they have not lost their faculty.
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9  Hundreds fell down as if they had been struck dead; and even the emperor, although he stood his ground, could not recover himself for some time.
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10  Here the emperor ascended, with many principal lords of his court, to have an opportunity of viewing me, as I was told, for I could not see them.
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11  The emperor, and all his court, came out to meet us; but his great officers would by no means suffer his majesty to endanger his person by mounting on my body.
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12  The emperor had a mind one day to entertain me with several of the country shows, wherein they exceed all nations I have known, both for dexterity and magnificence.
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13  These people are most excellent mathematicians, and arrived to a great perfection in mechanics, by the countenance and encouragement of the emperor, who is a renowned patron of learning.
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14  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.
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15  My gentleness and good behaviour had gained so far on the emperor and his court, and indeed upon the army and people in general, that I began to conceive hopes of getting my liberty in a short time.
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16  These gentlemen, having pen, ink, and paper, about them, made an exact inventory of every thing they saw; and when they had done, desired I would set them down, that they might deliver it to the emperor.
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17  I likewise delivered up my watch, which the emperor was very curious to see, and commanded two of his tallest yeomen of the guards to bear it on a pole upon their shoulders, as draymen in England do a barrel of ale.
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18  All these orders were duly put in execution; and in about three weeks I made a great progress in learning their language; during which time the emperor frequently honoured me with his visits, and was pleased to assist my masters in teaching me.
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19  The emperor holds a stick in his hands, both ends parallel to the horizon, while the candidates advancing, one by one, sometimes leap over the stick, sometimes creep under it, backward and forward, several times, according as the stick is advanced or depressed.
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20  In the mean time the emperor held frequent councils, to debate what course should be taken with me; and I was afterwards assured by a particular friend, a person of great quality, who was as much in the secret as any, that the court was under many difficulties concerning me.
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