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Jonathan Swift

Gulliver’s Travels

    b3653523754has quotedlast month
    small purchase of land, with a convenient house, near Newark, in Nottinghamshire, his native country; where he now lives retired, yet in good esteem among
    Olga Tatarynovahas quoted5 months ago
    but they suppose truth, justice, temperance, and the like, to be in every man’s power; the practice
    daryna belayahas quotedlast year
    , made a small purchase of land
    b7275744819has quoted2 years ago
    laid them out

    to lay out: deporre

    Jovana Slobodahas quoted2 years ago
    [As given in the original edition.]
    Jovana Slobodahas quoted2 years ago
    into several
    inmaiowahas quoted3 years ago
    their grand maxim is, to cultivate reason, and to be wholly governed by it
    inmaiowahas quoted3 years ago
    My master likewise mentioned another quality which his servants had discovered in several Yahoos, and to him was wholly unaccountable. He said, “a fancy would sometimes take a Yahoo to retire into a corner, to lie down, and howl, and groan, and spurn away all that came near him, although he were young and fat, wanted neither food nor water, nor did the servant imagine what could possibly ail him. And the only remedy they found was, to set him to hard work, after which he would infallibly come to himself.” To this I was silent out of partiality to my own kind; yet here I could plainly discover the true seeds of spleen, which only seizes on the lazy, the luxurious, and the rich; who, if they were forced to undergo the same regimen, I would undertake for the cure.
    ilishka93has quoted3 years ago
    I dwell the longer upon this subject from the desire I have to make the society of an English Yahoo by any means not insupportable; and therefore I here entreat those who have any tincture of this absurd vice, that they will not presume to come in my sight.
    ilishka93has quoted3 years ago
    My reconcilement to the Yahoo kind in general might not be so difficult, if they would be content with those vices and follies only which nature has entitled them to. I am not in the least provoked at the sight of a lawyer, a pickpocket, a colonel, a fool, a lord, a gamester, a politician, a whoremonger, a physician, an evidence, a suborner, an attorney, a traitor, or the like; this is all according to the due course of things: but when I behold a lump of deformity and diseases, both in body and mind, smitten with pride, it immediately breaks all the measures of my patience; neither shall I be ever able to comprehend how such an animal, and such a vice, could tally together. The wise and virtuous Houyhnhnms, who abound in all excellences that can adorn a rational creature,
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