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1  The word Houyhnhnm, in their tongue, signifies a horse, and, in its etymology, the perfection of nature.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER III.
2  There was a most ingenious doctor, who seemed to be perfectly versed in the whole nature and system of government.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER VI.
3  But constancy, chastity, good sense, and good nature, were not rated, because they would not bear the charge of collecting.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
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4  That minister had always been my secret enemy, though he outwardly caressed me more than was usual to the moroseness of his nature.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VI.
5  That the oldest had still hopes of living one day longer, and looked on death as the greatest evil, from which nature always prompted him to retreat.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
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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
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7  I had been for some hours extremely pressed by the necessities of nature; which was no wonder, it being almost two days since I had last disburdened myself.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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8  I went on one side about two hundred yards, and beckoning to her not to look or to follow me, I hid myself between two leaves of sorrel, and there discharged the necessities of nature.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER I.
9  She had also observed how modest I was in my nature, how nicely I regarded my honour, and what an indignity I should conceive it, to be exposed for money as a public spectacle, to the meanest of the people.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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10  For my own part, I could not avoid reflecting how universally this talent was spread, of drawing lectures in morality, or indeed rather matter of discontent and repining, from the quarrels we raise with nature.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER VII.
11  In relating these and the following laws, I would only be understood to mean the original institutions, and not the most scandalous corruptions, into which these people are fallen by the degenerate nature of man.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VI.
12  They all agreed that I could not be produced according to the regular laws of nature, because I was not framed with a capacity of preserving my life, either by swiftness, or climbing of trees, or digging holes in the earth.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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13  It was at first a very insipid diet, though common enough in many parts of Europe, but grew tolerable by time; and having been often reduced to hard fare in my life, this was not the first experiment I had made how easily nature is satisfied.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
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14  They had no tails, nor any hair at all on their buttocks, except about the anus, which, I presume, nature had placed there to defend them as they sat on the ground, for this posture they used, as well as lying down, and often stood on their hind feet.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
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15  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
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16  But by what I have gathered from your own relation, and the answers I have with much pains wrung and extorted from you, I cannot but conclude the bulk of your natives to be the most pernicious race of little odious vermin that nature ever suffered to crawl upon the surface of the earth.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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17  Neither is this at all to be wondered at, because nature, in that country, observing the same proportion through all her operations, a hailstone is near eighteen hundred times as large as one in Europe; which I can assert upon experience, having been so curious as to weigh and measure them.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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