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1  This I mention as an instance of the great power of habit and prejudice.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER VIII.
2  We compute the Tramecksan, or high heels, to exceed us in number; but the power is wholly on our side.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER IV.
3  Which two mighty powers have, as I was going to tell you, been engaged in a most obstinate war for six-and-thirty moons past.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER IV.
4  To clear up which, I endeavoured to give some ideas of the desire of power and riches; of the terrible effects of lust, intemperance, malice, and envy.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER IV.
5  Besides, as it is in the power of the monarch to raise the island above the region of clouds and vapours, he can prevent the falling of dews and rain whenever he pleases.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER III.
6  For, with respect to that part of the earth over which the monarch presides, the stone is endued at one of its sides with an attractive power, and at the other with a repulsive.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER III.
7  Now, in the midst of these intestine disquiets, we are threatened with an invasion from the island of Blefuscu, which is the other great empire of the universe, almost as large and powerful as this of his majesty.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER IV.
8  But having in my life perused many state-trials, which I ever observed to terminate as the judges thought fit to direct, I durst not rely on so dangerous a decision, in so critical a juncture, and against such powerful enemies.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VII.
9  Otherwise, as avarice is the necessary consequence of old age, those immortals would in time become proprietors of the whole nation, and engross the civil power, which, for want of abilities to manage, must end in the ruin of the public.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER X.
10  By his skill in necromancy he has a power of calling whom he pleases from the dead, and commanding their service for twenty-four hours, but no longer; nor can he call the same persons up again in less than three months, except upon very extraordinary occasions.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER VII.
11  Nay, sometimes the floor is strewed with dust on purpose, when the person to be admitted happens to have powerful enemies at court; and I have seen a great lord with his mouth so crammed, that when he had crept to the proper distance from the throne; he was not able to speak a word.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER IX.
12  But I was soon informed, both by conversation and reading their histories; for, in the course of many ages, they have been troubled with the same disease to which the whole race of mankind is subject; the nobility often contending for power, the people for liberty, and the king for absolute dominion.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER VII.
13  Therefore, in hopes to defray some of the charges he must be at, he bought a sloop, loaded it with several sorts of goods, wherewith the Tonquinese usually trade to the neighbouring islands, and putting fourteen men on board, whereof three were of the country, he appointed me master of the sloop, and gave me power to traffic, while he transacted his affairs at Tonquin.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER I.