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1  His censure of those travellers who swerve from the truth.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER XII.
2  Nothing but an extreme love of truth could have hindered me from concealing this part of my story.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER VII.
3  To say the truth, I had conceived a few scruples with relation to the distributive justice of princes upon those occasions.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER XII.
4  And one thing I might depend upon, that they would certainly tell me the truth, for lying was a talent of no use in the lower world.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER VII.
5  Another farmer, who lived hard by, and was a particular friend of my master, came on a visit on purpose to inquire into the truth of this story.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER II.
6  Thus, gentle reader, I have given thee a faithful history of my travels for sixteen years and above seven months: wherein I have not been so studious of ornament as of truth.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER XII.
7  I had likewise learned, from his example, an utter detestation of all falsehood or disguise; and truth appeared so amiable to me, that I determined upon sacrificing every thing to it.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER VII.
8  To say the truth, it was more for show than use, being not of strength to bear the weight of the larger coins, and therefore she kept nothing in it but some little toys that girls are fond of.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER VI.
9  And, as truth always forces its way into rational minds, so this honest worthy gentleman, who had some tincture of learning, and very good sense, was immediately convinced of my candour and veracity.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER VIII.
10  Yet thus much I may be allowed to say in my own vindication, that I artfully eluded many of his questions, and gave to every point a more favourable turn, by many degrees, than the strictness of truth would allow.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER VII.
11  My lord was pleased to represent me as a great admirer of projects, and a person of much curiosity and easy belief; which, indeed, was not without truth; for I had myself been a sort of projector in my younger days.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER IV.
12  But I shall here only set down the substance of what passed between us concerning my own country, reducing it in order as well as I can, without any regard to time or other circumstances, while I strictly adhere to truth.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER V.
13  They have no remembrance of anything but what they learned and observed in their youth and middle-age, and even that is very imperfect; and for the truth or particulars of any fact, it is safer to depend on common tradition, than upon their best recollections.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER X.
14  All which he looked upon as if it were a dream or a vision; whereat I took great offence; for I had quite forgot the faculty of lying, so peculiar to Yahoos, in all countries where they preside, and, consequently, their disposition of suspecting truth in others of their own species.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER XI.
15  But, instead of proposals for conquering that magnanimous nation, I rather wish they were in a capacity, or disposition, to send a sufficient number of their inhabitants for civilizing Europe, by teaching us the first principles of honour, justice, truth, temperance, public spirit, fortitude, chastity, friendship, benevolence, and fidelity.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER XII.
16  His majesty gave orders, upon pain of death, that every soldier in his march should observe the strictest decency with regard to my person; which however could not prevent some of the younger officers from turning up their eyes as they passed under me: and, to confess the truth, my breeches were at that time in so ill a condition, that they afforded some opportunities for laughter and admiration.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER III.