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" Tory. Then turning to his first minister, who waited behind him with a white staff, near as tall as the mainmast of the Royal Sovereign, he observed how contemptible a thing was human grandeur, which could be mimicked by such diminutive insects as I:... "
The Works of Jonathan Swift: Gulliver's travels. Directions to servants - Page 140
by Jonathan Swift, Walter Scott - 1814
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A voyage to Lilliput

Jonathan Swift - 1726 - 199 pages
...hearty Fit of laughing, asked me whether I were a Whig or a Tory. Then turning to his firft Minifter, who waited behind him with a white Staff near as tall as the Main-maft of the Royal Soiieraign> he obferved how contemptible a thing was human Grandeur, which could...
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Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World: In Four Parts. By Lemuel ...

Jonathan Swift - 1742 - 351 pages
...hearty Fit of Laughing, asked me, Whether I was a Whig or Tory ? Then turning to his firft Minifter, who waited behind him with a white Staff, near as tall as the Main-maft of the Royal-Soveraign, he obferved how contemptible a Thing was human Grandeur, which could...
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The Works of Dr. Jonathan Swift ...

Jonathan Swift - 1757
...waited behind him with a white Haft" near as tall as the main-maft of the Royal Sovereign, he tibferVed how contemptible a thing was human grandeur, which could be mimicked by fuch diminutive infefts as I: and yet, fays he, I dare engage, thefe creatures have their titles and...
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The Works ...: With the Author's Life and Character, Notes [etc ..., Volume 4

Jonathan Swift - 1761
...waited behind him with a white ftafT, near as tall as the main-maft of the Royal Sovereign, he obferved how contemptible a thing was human grandeur, which could be mimicked by fuch diminutive infects as I : and yet, fays he, I dare engage, thefe creatures have their titles and...
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The Works of Dr. Jonathan Swift, Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, Volume 2

Jonathan Swift - 1768
...waited behind him with a white ftaff near as tall as the main -maft of the royal-fovereign, he obferved how contemptible a thing was human grandeur, which. could be mimicked by fuch diminutive. infeds. as I : and yet, fays he, I dare engage, thefe creatures have their titles...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose ..., Volume 2

1797 - 1120 pages
...waited behind him \viih a white ftaff near as tall as the main-mart of the Royal Sovereign, he obferved how contemptible a thing was human grandeur, which could be mimicked by fuch diminutive infeils as I : and yet, fays he, I dare engage, thefe creatures have their titles and...
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The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D., Dean of St. Patrick's ..., Volume 6

Jonathan Swift - 1801
...minister, who waited behind him with a white staff, near as tall as the mainmast of the Royal-Sovereign, he observed how contemptible a thing was human grandeur,...dare engage, these creatures have their titles and distihctions of honour, they contrive little nests and burrows, that they call houses and cities; they...
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The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D., Dean of St. Patrick's ..., Volume 6

Jonathan Swift - 1801
...stroking me gently with the other, after a hearty fit of laughing, asked me whether I was a whig or tory ? Then turning to his first minister, who waited behind...a white staff, near as tall as the mainmast of the Royal-Sovereign, he observed how contemptible a thing was human grandeur, which could be mimicked by...
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Lectures on the Philosophy of the Human Mind, Volume 1

Thomas Brown - 1822 - 587 pages
...of giants is represented by the most unfortunate, or rather the most fortunate of all voyagers, as " turning to his first minister, who waited behind him...near as tall as the mainmast of the Royal Sovereign, and observing how contemptible a thing was human grandeur, which could be mimicked by such diminutive...
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The Select Works of Jonathan Swift: Containing the Whole of His ..., Volume 2

Jonathan Swift - 1823
...first minister, who waited behind him with a white staff, near as tall as the mainmast of the Koyal Sovereign, he observed ' how contemptible a thing...which could be mimicked by such diminutive insects us I : and yet,' says he, ' I dare engage these creatures have their titles and distinctions of honour...
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