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Ulliver's Travels.

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A VOYAGE to LILLIPUT..
Chap. I. The author gives some account of himself and fami-

ly. His first inducements to travel. He is shipwrecked, and
swims for his life ; gets safe on fore in the country of Lil-

liput, is made a prisoner, and carried up the country Chap. II. The Emperor of Lilliput, attended by several of the

nobility, comes to see the author in bis confinement. The Emperor's person and habit described. Learned men appointed to teach the author their language. He gains favour by his mild disposition. His pockets are searched, and his sword

and piftols taken from him Chap. III. The author diverts the Emperor and his nobility of

both sexes in a very uncommon manner. The diversions of the court of Lilliput described. The author has his liberty

granted him upon certain conditions Chap. IV. Mildendo, the metropolis of Lilliput, described, to

gether with the Emperor's palace. A conversation between the author and a principal secretary concerning the afairs of that empire. The author's offers to serve the Emperor in his

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wars

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Chap. V. The author, by an extraordinary stratagem, prevents

an invasion. A high title of honour is conferred upon him. Ambassadors arrive from the Emperor of Blefuscu, and sue for peace. The Empress's apartment on fire by an accident;

the author inftrumental in saving the rest of the palace Chap. VI. Of the inhabitants of Lilliput; their learning, laws,

and customs, the manner of educating their children. The author's way of living in that country. His vindication of a great lady

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bim of high trea on, makes his escape to Blefuscu. His reception there

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Chap. Vil. The author, by a lucky accident, finds means

to leave Blefuscư; and, after some difficulties, retums safe
to his native country

A VOYAGI TO BROBDINGNAG

Chap. 1. A great storm described, the long-boat sent to fetch

water, the author goes with it to disaover the country. He is

teft on shore, is seized by one of the natives, and carried to a

farmer's house. His reception, with several accidents that

happened there. A description of the inhabitants

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Chap. II. A description of the farmer's daughter. The author

carried to a market-town, and then to the metropolis. The

particulars of his journey

86

Chap. III. The author sent for to court. The Queen buys him

of his master the farmer, and presents him to the King. He

disputes with his Majesty's great scholars. An apartment at

court provided for the author. He is in high favour with the

Queen. He stands up for the honour of his own country..

His quarrels with the Queen's dwarf

91

Chap. IV. The country described. A proposal for correcting

modern maps. The King's palace, and some account of the

metropolis. The author's way of travelling. The chief

iemple described

Chap. V. Several adventures that happened to the author. The

execution of a criminal. The author shews his kill in navi-

gation

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Chap. VI. Several contrivances of the author to please the King

and Queen. He shews his skill in music. The King inquires

into the state of England, which the author relates to him.

The King's observations thereon

115

Chap. VII. The author's love of his country. He makes a pro-

polal of much advantage to the King, which is rejected. The

King's great ignorance in politics. The learning of that coun-

try very imperfect and confined. The laws, and military af-

fairs, snd parties in the state

Chap. VIII. The King and Queen m.ke a progress to the

frontiers. The author attends them. The manner in which

he leaves the country very particularly related. He returns

to England

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PART III.

; À VOYAGE to LAPUTA, BALNIBARBI, LUGGNAGG, Glvis-

DUBDRIB, and JAPAN.

Chap. I. The author sets out on his third voyage, is taken by

pirates. The malice of a Dutchman. His arrival at an i-

land. He is received into Laputa

142

Chap. II. The humours and dispositions of the Laputians de-

scribed. An account of their learning. Of the King, and

his court,

The author's reception there. The inhabitants

subject to fear and difquietudes. An account of the women 149

Chap. III. A phænomenon solved by modern philosophy and“

astronomy. The Laputians great improvements in the fat-

ter. The King's method of suppressing insurrections 157

Chap. IV. The author leaves Laputa, is conveyed to Balni-

barbi, arrives at the metropolis. A description of the metro-

polis, and the country adjoining. The author hospitably re-

ceived by a great ford. His conversation with that lord 162

Chap. V. The author permitted to see the grand academy of La-

gado. The academy largely described. The arts wherein the

professors employ themselves

167

Chap. VI. A further account of the academy. The author pro-

poses some improvements, which are honourably received

175

Chap. VII. The author leaves Lagado, arrives at Maldonada.

No sip ready. He takes a short voyage to Glubbdubdrib.

His reception by the governor

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Chap. VIII. A further account of Glubbdubdrib. Ancient and

modern bistory corrected

197

Chap. IX. The author returns to Maldonada. Sails to the king-

dom of Luggnagg. The author confined. He is sent for to

court. The manner of his admittance. The King's great le-

nity to his subjects

202

Chap. X. The Luggnuggians commended. A particular defcrip-

tion of the Struldbrugs, with many conversations between

the author and some eminent perfons upon that fubject 205

Chap. XI. The author leaves Luggnagg, and fails to Japan,

From thence he returns in a Dutch ship to Amsterdam, and

from Amsterdam to England

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PART IV.

A VOYAGE to the country of the HOU YHNHNMS.
Chap. I. The author sets out as captain of a ship. His men

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conspire against him, confine him a long time to his cabin, set
him on shore in an unknown land. Hồ travels up into the
country. The Yahoos, a strange sort of animal, described.

The author meets two Houyhnhnms

219

Chap. II. The author conducted by a Houyhnhnm to his house.

The house described. The author's reception. The food of

the Houyhnhnms. The author in distress for want of meat,

is at last relieved. His manner of feeding in this country 23

Chap. III. The author ftudious to learn the language ; the

Houyhnhnm, his master, affifts in teaching him. The lan-

guage described. Several Houyhnhnms of quality come out

of curiofity to see the author. He gives his master a short ac-

count of his voyage

236

Chap. IV. The Houyhnhnms notion of truth and falsehood.

The author's discourse disapproved by his master. The author

gives a more particular account of himself, and the accidents

241

Chap. V. The author, at his master's commands, informs him

of the state of England. The causes of war among the prin-

ces of Europe. The author begins to explain the English con-

ftitution

246

Chap. VI. A continuation of the state of England under Queen

Anne. The character of a first minister of state in European

253

Chap. VII. The author's great love of his native country. His

master's observations upon the constitution and administration

of England, as described by the author, with parallel cases and

comparisons. His master's observations upon human nature 259

Chap. VII. The author relates several particulars of the Ya-

hoos. The great virtues of the Houyhnhnms. The edu

cation and exercise of their youth. Their general afsembly 266

Chap. IX. A grand debate at the general assembly of the

Houyhnhnms, and how it was determined. The learning of

the Houyhnhnms. Their buildings. Their manner of bu-

rials. The defectiveness of their language

272

Chap. X. The author's æconomy, and happy life, among the

Houyhnhnms. His great improvement in virtue by conver-

fing with them. Their conversations. The author hath no-

tice given him by his master, that he must depart from the

country. He falls into a swoon for grief; but submits. He

contrives and finishes a canoe by the help of a fellow-fervant,

and puts to sea at a venture

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Chap. XI. The author's dangerous voyage. He arrives at New

Holland,

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