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ing a cable to one of the staples, ordered so this honest worthy gentleman, who had them to tow my chest (as they called it) some tincture of learning, and very good towards the sbip. When it was there, he sense, was immediately convinced of my gave directions to faster another cable to candour and veracity. But, farther to the ring fixed in the cover, and to raise up confirm all I had said, I entreated bim to my chest with pullies, which all the sailors give order that my cabinet should be were not able to do above two or three brought, of which I had the key in my fect. He said they saw my stick and pocket, (for he had already informed me handkerchief thrust out of the hole, and how the seamen disposed of my closet) concluded that some unhappy man must I opened it in his own presence, and shewbe shut up in the cavity. I asked, whethered him the small collection of rarities I he or the crew had seen any prodigious made in the country from whence I had birds in the air about the time he first dis- been so strangely delivered. There was covered me? to which he answered, that, the comb I had contrived out of the slumps discoursing the matter with the sailors of the king's beard, and another of the while I was asleep, one of them said, he same materials, but fixed into a paring of had observed three eagles flying towards her majesty's thumb nail, which served the north, but remarked nothing of their for the back. There was a collection of being larger than the usual size, which I needles and pins from a foot to half a yard suppose must be imputed to the great long; four wasp stings, like joiner's tacks; height they were at: and he could not some combings of the queen's hair ; a gold guess the reason of my question. I then ring which one day she made me a preasked the captain, how far he reckoned sent of in a most obliging manner, taking we might be from land ? he said, by the it from her little finger, and throwing it best computation he could make, we were over my head like a collar. I desired the at least an hundred leagues. I assured captain would please to accept this ring in him that he must be mistaken by almost return of his civilities; which he absohalf, for I had not left the country from lutely refused. I shewed him a corn that whence I came above two hours before I had cut off with my own hand from a I dropt into the sea. Whereupon he be- maid of honour's toe; it was about the gan again to think that my brain was dis- bigness of a Kentish pippin, and grown so turbed, of which he gave me a hint, and hard, that, when I returned to England, I advised me to go to bed in a cabin he had got it hollowed into a cup, and set in silprovided. I assured him I was well re- ver. Lastly, I desired him to see the freshed with his good entertainment and breeches I had then on, which were made company, and as much in my senses as of a mouse's skin. ever I was in my life. He then grew seri- I could force nothing on him but a footous, and desired to ask me freely, whether man's tooth, which I observed him to exI were not troubled in mind by the amine with great curiosty, and found he consciousness of some enormous crime, had a fancy for it. He received it with for which I was punished at the com- abundance of thanks, more than such a mand of some prince by exposing me in trifle could deserve. It was drawn by an that chest, as great criminals in other unskilful surgeon in a mistake from one of countries have been forced to sea in a Glumdalclitch's men, who was aftlicted leaky vessel without provisions; for al- with the tooth-ach, but it was as sound as though he should be sorry to have taken any in his head. I got it cleaned, and put so ill a man into his ship, yet he would it into my cabinet. It was about a foot engage his word to set me safe ashore in long, and four inches in diameter. the first port where we arrived. He added The captain was very well satisfied with that his suspicions were much increased this plain relation I had given him, and by some very absurd speeches I had de. said, he hoped, when we returned to Eng. livered at first to the sailors, and after- land, I would oblige the world by putting wards to himself, in relation to my closet it on paper, and making it public. My anor chest, as well as by my odd looks and swer was that I thought we were already behaviour while I was at supper.

overstocked with books of travels ; tba! I begged his patience to hear me tell nothing could now pass which was notes. my story, which I faithfully did from the traordinary; wherein I doubted some alllast time I left Englynd to the moment thors less consulted truth, than their oxa he first discovered me. And as truth al- vanity, or interest, or the diversion of it ways forceth its way into rational minds, norant readers; that my story could cortain little besides common events, without the eagle's bill, and afterwards in its fall those ornamental descriptions of strange from so great a height into the sea, which plants, trees, birds, and other animals; or would certainly have been a most astonishof the barbarous customs and idolatry of ing object, worthy to have the descripsavage people, with which most writers tion of it transmitted to future ages: and abound. However, I thanked him for the comparison of Phaeton was so obhis good opinion, and promised to take vious, that he could not forbear applying the matter into my thoughts.

it, although I did not much admire the He said, he wondered at one thing very conceit. much, which was to hear me speak so

The captain, having been at Tonquin; loud, asking me whether the king or queen was in his return to England driven north of that country were thick of hearing. I eastward to the latitude of 44 degrees, and told him it was what I had been used to of longitude 143. But meeting a tradefor above two years past; and that I ad- wind two days after I came on board him, mired as much at the voices of him and we sailed southward a long time, and his men, who seemed to me only to whis- coasting New Holland, kept our course per, and yet I could hear them well west-south-west, and then south-southenough. But when I spoke in that coun- west, till we doubled the Cape of Goodtry, it was like a man talking in the street Hope. Our voyage was very prosperous, to another looking out from the top of a

but I shall not trouble the reader with a steeple, unless when I was placed on a journal of it. The captain called in at table, or held in any person's hand. I told one or two ports, and sent in his long boat him, I had likewise observed another for provisions and fresh water, but I never thing, that when I first got into the ship, went out of the ship till we came into the and the sailors stood all about me, í Downs, which was on the third day of thought they were the most little con- June, 1706, about nine months after my temptible creatures I had ever beheld. escape. I offered to leave my goods in sea For, indeed, while I was in that prince's curity for payment of my freight; but the country, I could never endure to look in captain protested he would not receiveone a glass after mine eyes had been accus- farthing. We took a kind leave of each tomed to such prodigious objects, because other, and I made him promise he would the comparison gave me so despicable a come to see me at my house in Rotherhithe. conceit of myself. The captain said, that I hired a horse and guide for five shilwhile we were at supper he observed me to lings, which I borrowed of the captain. look at every thing with a sort of won

As I was on the road, observing the litder, and that I often seemed hardly able tleness of the houses, the trees, the cattle, to contain my laughter, which he knew and the people, I began to think myself not well how to take, but imputed it to in Lilliput. I was afraid of trampling on some disorder in my brain. I answered it every traveller I met, and often called was very true; and I wondered how I aloud to have them stand out of the way, could forbear when I saw his dishes of the so that I had like to have gotten one or size of a silver three-pence, a leg of pork two broken heads for my impertinence. hardly a mouthful, a cup not so big as a

When I came to my own house, for nut-shell; and so I went on describing the which I was forced to enquire, one of the rest of his houshold stuff and provisions servants opening the door, I bent down to after the same manner.

For although the go in (like a goose under a gate) for fear queen had ordered a little equipage of all of striking my head. My wife ran out to things necessary for me, while I was in embrace me, but I stooped lower than her her service, yet my ideas were wholly knees, thinking she could otherwise never taken up with what I saw on every side be able to reach my mouth. My daughter of me, and I winked at my own littleness, kneeled to ask my blessing, but I conld as people do at their own faults. Thé not see her till she arose, having been so captain understood my raillery very well, long used to stand with my head and eyes and merrily replied with the old English erect to above sixty feet; and then I went proverb that he doubted my eyes were

to take her up with one hand by the waisto bigger than my belly, for he did not ob- I looked down upon the servants, and one serve my stomach so good, although I had or two friends who were in the house, as fasted all day; and continuing in his mirth, if they had been pigmies, and I a giant. protested he would have gladly given an I told my wife she had been too thrifty, for hundred pounds to have seen my closet in I found she had starved herself and her

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ing a cable to one of the staples, ordered so this honest worthy gentleman, who had them to tow my chest (as they called it) some tincture of learning, and very good towards the sbip. When it was there, he sense, was immediately convinced of my gave directions to fasten another cable to candour and veracity: But, farther to the ring fixed in the cover, and to raise up confirm all I had said, I entreated him to my chest with pullies, which all the sailors give order that my cabinet should be were not able to do above two or three brought, of which I had the key in my feet. He said they saw my stick and pocket, (for he had already informed me handkerchief thrust out of the hole, and how the seamen disposed of my closet) concluded that some unhappy man must I opened it in his own presence, and sbewbe shut up in the cavity. I asked, whether ed him the small collection of rarities : he or the crew had seen any prodigious made in the country from whence I had birds in the air about the time he first dis- been so strangely delivered. There was covered me? to which he answered, that, the comb I had contrived out of the stomps discoursing the matter with the sailors of the king's beard, and another of the while I was asleep, one of them said, he same materials, but fixed into a paring of had observed three cagles flying towards her majesty's thumb nail, which served the north, but remarked nothing of their for the back. There was a collection of being larger than the usual size, which I needles and pins from a foot to half a yard suppose must be 'imputed to the great long; four wasp stings, like joiner's tacks ; height they were at: and he could not some combings of the queen's hair ; a gold guess the reason of my question. I then ring which one day she made me a preasked the captain, how far he reckoned sent of in a most obliging manner, taking we might be from land ? he said, by the it from her little finger, and throwing it best computation he could make, we were over my head like a collar. I desired ibe at least an hundred leagues. I assured captain would please to accept this ring in him that he must be mistaken by almost return of his civilities; which he absohalf, for I had not left the country from lutely refused. I shewed him a corn ibat whence I came above two hours before I had cut off with my own hand from a I dropt into the sea. Whereupon he be- maid of honour's toe; it was about the gan again to think that my brain was disbigness of a Kentish pippin, and grown so turbed, of which he gave me a hint, and hard, that, when I returned to England, I advised me to go to bed in a cabin he had got it hollowed into a cup, and set in silprovided. I assured him I was well re- ver. Lastly, I desired him to see the freshed with his good entertainment and breeches I had then on, which were made company, and as much in my senses as of a mouse's skin. ever I my life. He then

grew scri- I could force nothing on him but a footous, and desired to ask me freely, whether man's tooth, which I observed him to ex. I were not troubled in mind by the amine with great curiosty, and found he consciousness of some enormous crime, had a fancy for it. He received it with for which I was punished at the com- abundance of thanks, more than such a mand of some prince by exposing me in trifle could deserve. It was drawn by an that chest, as great criminals in other unskilful surgeon in a mistake from one of countries have been forced to sea in a Glumdalclitch's men, who was aftlicted leaky vessel without provisions; for als with the tooth-ach, but it was as sound as though he should be sorry to have taken any in his head. I got it cleaned, and put so ill a man into his ship, yet he would it into my cabinet. It was about a foot engage his word to set me safe ashore in long, and four inches in diameter. the first port where we arrived. He added

The captain was very well satisfied with that his suspicions were much increased this plain relation I had given him, and by some very absurd speeches I had de- said, he hoped, when we returned to Eng livered at first to the sailors, and after- land, I would oblige the world by putting wards to himself, in relation to my closet it on paper, and making it public. My anor chest, as well as by my odd looks and swer was that I thought we were already behaviour while I was at supper.

overstocked with books of travels; tbat I begged his patience to hear me tell nothing could now pass which was not esmy story, which I faithfully did from the traordinary; wherein I doubted some sulast time I left Englynd to the moment thors less consulted truth, than their own he first discovered me. And as truth al- vanity, or interest, or the diversion of is ways forceth its way into rational minds, norant readers ; that my story could con

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tain little besides common events, without the eagle's bill, and afterwards in its fall those ornamental descriptions of strange from so great a height into the sea, which plants, trees, birds, and other animals; or would certainly have been a most astonishof the barbarous customs and idolatry of ing object, worthy to have the descripsavage people, with which most writers tion of it transmitted to future ages: and abound. However, I thanked him for the comparison of Phaeton was so obhis good opinion, and promised to take vious, that he could not forbear applying the matter into my thoughts.

it, although I did not much admire the He said, he wondered at one thing very

conceit. much, which was to hear me speak so The captain, having been at Tonquin, loud, asking me whether the king or queen was in his return to England driven north of that country were thick of hearing. I eastward to the latitude of 44 degrees, and told him it was what I had been used to of longitude 143. But meeting a tradefor above two years past; and that I ad- wind two days after I came on board him, mired as much at the voices of him and we sailed southward a long time, and his men, who seemed to me only to whis- coasting New Holland, kept our course per, and yet I could hear them well west-south-west, and then south-southenough. But when I spoke in that coun- west, till we doubled the Cape of Goodtry, it was like a man talking in the strect Hope. Our voyage was very prosperous, to another looking out from the top of a

but I shall not trouble the reader with a steeple, unless when I was placed on a journal of it. The captain called in at table, or held in any person's hand. I told one or two ports, and sent in his long boat him, I had likewise observed another for provisions and fresh water, but I never thing, that when I first got into the ship, went out of the ship till we came into the and the sailors stood all about me, í Downs, which was on the third day of thought they were the most little con- June, 1706, about nine months after my temptible creatures I had ever beheld. escape. I offered to leave my goods in seFor, indeed, while I was in that prince's curity for payment of my freight; but the country, I could never endure to look in captain protested he would not receiveone a glass after mine eyes had been accus- farthing. We took a kind leave of each tomed to such prodigious objects, because other, and I made him promise he would the comparison gave me so despicable a come to see me at my house in Rotherhithe. conceit of myself. The captain said, that I hired a horse and guide for five shilwhile we were at supper he observed me to lings, which I borrowed of the captain, look at every thing with a sort of won- As I was on the road, observing the litder, and that I often seemed hardly able tleness of the houses, the trees, the cattle, to contain my laughter, which he knew and the people, I began to think myself not well how to take, but imputed it to in Lilliput. I was afraid of trampling on some disorder in my brain. I answered it every traveller I met, and often called was very true; and I wondered how I aloud to have them stand out of the way, could forbear when I saw his dishes of the so that I had like to have gotten one or size of a silver three-pence, a leg of pork two broken heads for my impertinence. hardly a mouthful, a cup not so big as a When I came to my own house, sor nut-shell; and so I went on describing the which I was forced to enquire, one of the rest of his houshold stuff and provisions servants opening the door, I bent down to after the same manner. For although the go in (like a goose under a gate) for fear queen had ordered a little equipage of all of striking my head. My wife ran out to things necessary for me, while I was in embrace me, but I stooped lower than her her service, yet my ideas were wholly knees, thinking she could otherwise never taken up with what I saw on every side be able to reach my mouth. My daughter of me, and I winked at my own littleness, kneeled to ask my blessing, but I could as people do at their own faults. Thé not see her till she arose, having been so captain understood my raillery very well, long used to stand with my head and eyes and merrily replied with the old English erect to above sixty feet; and then I went proverb that he doubted my eyes were

to take her up with one hand by the waist. bigger than my belly, for he did not ob- I looked down upon the servants, and one serve my stomach so good, although I had or two friends who were in the house, as fasted all day; and continuing in his mirth, if they had been pigmies, and I a giant. protested he would have gladly given an I told my wife she had been too thrifty, for hundred pounds to have seen my closet in I found she had starved herself and her

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Though an honourable title may be yoke thereof, nor been bound in her bonds ; conveyed to posterity, yet the enobling for the yoke thereof is a yoke of iron, qualities which are the soul of grealness and the bands thereof are bands of brass ; are a sort of incommunicable perfections, the death thereof is an evil death. and cannot be transferred. If a

My son, blemish not thy good deeds, could bequeath his virtues by will, and neither use uncomfortable words, Bhen seitle his sense and learning upon his thou givest any thing. Shall not the dew heirs as certainly as he can his lands, a assuage the heat? so is a word better noble descent would then indeed be a than a gift. Lo, is not a word better than valuable privilege.

a gift? but both are with a gracious man. Truth is always consistent with itself, Blame not, before thou hast examined and needs nothing to help it out. It is the truth; understand first, and then realways near at hand, and sits upon our buke. lips, and is ready to drop out before we If thou wouldest get a friend, prove are aware: whereas a lie is troublesome, him first, and be not hasty to credit him; and sets a man's invention upon the rack, for some men are friends for their own and one trick needs a great many more occasions, and will not abide in the day to make it good.

of thy trouble. The pleasure which affects the human l'orsake not an old friend, for the new mind with the most lively and transport- is not comparable to him: a new friend ing touches, is the sense that 'we act in is as new wine; when it is old, thou shalt the eye of infinite wisdom, power, and drink it with pleasure. goodness, that will crown our virtuous A friend cannot be known in prosendeavours here with a happiness here- perity; and an enemy cannot be hidden after, large as our desires, and lasting as in adversity, our immortal souls; without this the Admonish thy friend; it may be be highest state of life is insipid, and with it bath not done it; and if he have, that he the lowest is a paradise.

do it no more. Admonish thy friend; it Honourable age is not that which stand- may be he hath not said it; or if he have, eth in length of time, nor that is measured that he speak it not again. Admonish a by number of years; but wisdom is the friend; for many times it is a slander ; grey hair unto man, and unspotted life and believe not every tale. There is

one that slippeth in his speech, but not Wickedness, condemned by her own from his heart; and who is he that hath witness, is very timorous, and being not offended with his tongue ? pressed with conscience, always forecast- Whoso discovereth secrets loses his eth evil things; for fear is nothing else credit, and shall never find a friend to his but a betraying of the succours which rea- mind. son offereth.

Honour thy father with thy whole A wise man will fear in every thing. heart; and forget not the sorrows of this He that contemneth small things shall mother; how canst thou recompence them fall by little and little.

the things that they have done for thee? A rich man beginning to fall, is held There is nothing so much worth as a up of his friends; but a poor man being mind well instructed. down, is thrust away by his friends; when The lips of talkers will be telling such a rich man is fallen he hath many hel- things as pertain not unto them; but the pers; he speaketh things not to be spo- words of such as have understanding are ken, and yet men justify him : the poor weighed in the balance. The heart of man slipt, and they rebuked him; he fools is in their mouth, but the tongue of spoke wisely, and could have no place. the wise is in their heart. When a rich man speaketh, every man

To labour and to be content with tha! holdeth his tongue, and, look, what he a man hath is a sweet life. „saith they extol it to the clouds; but if Be at peace with many: nevertheless, a poor man speaks, they say, What fels have but one counsellor of a thousand. low is this?

Be not confident in a plain way. Many have fallen by the edge of the Let reason go before every enterprize, sort, but not so many as have fallen by and counsel before every action.

is old age.

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