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1  This body consisted of three thousand foot, and a thousand horse.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER III.
2  But, that a man of quality should be served all by horses, was beyond my comprehension.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER II.
3  The two horses came up close to me, looking with great earnestness upon my face and hands.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER I.
4  My horses understand me tolerably well; I converse with them at least four hours every day.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER XI.
5  I fell into a beaten road, where I saw many tracts of human feet, and some of cows, but most of horses.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER I.
6  His majesty seldom keeps above six hundred horses in his stables: they are generally from fifty-four to sixty feet high.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER IV.
7  When I had finished my work, I desired the emperor to let a troop of his best horses twenty-four in number, come and exercise upon this plain.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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8  The emperor and his train alighted from their horses, the empress and ladies from their coaches, and I did not perceive they were in any fright or concern.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VII.
9  The horses of the army, and those of the royal stables, having been daily led before me, were no longer shy, but would come up to my very feet without starting.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER III.
10  But the common race of horses had not so good fortune, being kept by farmers and carriers, and other mean people, who put them to greater labour, and fed them worse.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
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11  The great difficulty that seemed to stick with the two horses, was to see the rest of my body so very different from that of a Yahoo, for which I was obliged to my clothes, whereof they had no conception.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER II.
12  This thought gave me so much comfort, that I resolved to go forward, until I could discover some house or village, or meet with any of the natives, leaving the two horses to discourse together as they pleased.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER I.
13  The wall which encompassed it is two feet and a half high, and at least eleven inches broad, so that a coach and horses may be driven very safely round it; and it is flanked with strong towers at ten feet distance.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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14  The horse that fell was strained in the left shoulder, but the rider got no hurt; and I repaired my handkerchief as well as I could: however, I would not trust to the strength of it any more, in such dangerous enterprises.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER III.
15  And I have often had four coaches and horses at once on my table, full of company, while I sat in my chair, leaning my face towards them; and when I was engaged with one set, the coachmen would gently drive the others round my table.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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16  But it is impossible to express his noble resentment at our savage treatment of the Houyhnhnm race; particularly after I had explained the manner and use of castrating horses among us, to hinder them from propagating their kind, and to render them more servile.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER IV.
17  There was the same resemblance between our feet, with the same differences; which I knew very well, though the horses did not, because of my shoes and stockings; the same in every part of our bodies except as to hairiness and colour, which I have already described.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
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18  I did indeed observe that the Yahoos were the only animals in this country subject to any diseases; which, however, were much fewer than horses have among us, and contracted, not by any ill-treatment they meet with, but by the nastiness and greediness of that sordid brute.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER VII.
19  However, I was terribly shaken and discomposed in this journey, though it was but of half an hour: for the horse went about forty feet at every step and trotted so high, that the agitation was equal to the rising and falling of a ship in a great storm, but much more frequent.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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20  I desired he would order several sticks of two feet high, and the thickness of an ordinary cane, to be brought me; whereupon his majesty commanded the master of his woods to give directions accordingly; and the next morning six woodmen arrived with as many carriages, drawn by eight horses to each.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER III.
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