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1  I lay all this while, as the reader may believe, in great uneasiness.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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2  I banged it a good while with one of my sculls, and at last forced it to leap out of the boat.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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3  This fleet sailed round, while I went back the shortest way to the coast, where I first discovered the boat.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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4  These gentlemen, after they had a while examined my shape with much nicety, were of different opinions concerning me.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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5  Another day, Glumdalclitch left me on a smooth grass-plot to divert myself, while she walked at some distance with her governess.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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6  We rowed, by my computation, about three leagues, till we were able to work no longer, being already spent with labour while we were in the ship.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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7  All this I was told; for, while the operation was performing, I lay in a profound sleep, by the force of that soporiferous medicine infused into my liquor.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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8  The latter part was altogether framed in the style peculiar to that people, whereof I learned some phrases from Glumdalclitch, while she was carrying me to court.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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9  Neither did they at all scruple, while I was by, to discharge what they had drank, to the quantity of at least two hogsheads, in a vessel that held above three tuns.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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10  However, when she had a while seen my behaviour, and how well I observed the signs her husband made, she was soon reconciled, and by degrees grew extremely tender of me.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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11  I confess I was often tempted, while they were passing backwards and forwards on my body, to seize forty or fifty of the first that came in my reach, and dash them against the ground.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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12  Besides, I had learnt their alphabet, and could make a shift to explain a sentence here and there; for Glumdalclitch had been my instructor while we were at home, and at leisure hours during our journey.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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13  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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14  The sempstresses took my measure as I lay on the ground, one standing at my neck, and another at my mid-leg, with a strong cord extended, that each held by the end, while a third measured the length of the cord with a rule of an inch long.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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15  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.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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16  However, in my thoughts I could not sufficiently wonder at the intrepidity of these diminutive mortals, who durst venture to mount and walk upon my body, while one of my hands was at liberty, without trembling at the very sight of so prodigious a creature as I must appear to them.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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17  Sometimes I would put up my sail, and then my business was only to steer, while the ladies gave me a gale with their fans; and, when they were weary, some of their pages would blow my sail forward with their breath, while I showed my art by steering starboard or larboard as I pleased.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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18  I heard a noise behind me like that of a dozen stocking-weavers at work; and turning my head, I found it proceeded from the purring of that animal, who seemed to be three times larger than an ox, as I computed by the view of her head, and one of her paws, while her mistress was feeding and stroking her.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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19  Once I was strongly bent upon resistance, for, while I had liberty the whole strength of that empire could hardly subdue me, and I might easily with stones pelt the metropolis to pieces; but I soon rejected that project with horror, by remembering the oath I had made to the emperor, the favours I received from him, and the high title of nardac he conferred upon me.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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20  In this terrible agitation of mind, I could not forbear thinking of Lilliput, whose inhabitants looked upon me as the greatest prodigy that ever appeared in the world; where I was able to draw an imperial fleet in my hand, and perform those other actions, which will be recorded for ever in the chronicles of that empire, while posterity shall hardly believe them, although attested by millions.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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