The Author, by a lucky accident, finds means to leave Blefuscu; and after some difficulties, returns safe to his native country
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List of full-page illustrations.
“He commanded his generals
to draw up the troops”
Map of Lilliput and Blefuscu
“I lay all this while ... in great uneasiness”
“Producing his credentials”
“These gentlemen made an exact inventory”
“Her imperial majesty was pleased to smile very graciously upon me”
“And created me a nardac upon the spot”
“Three hundred tailors were employed”
“The happiness ... of dining with me”
“He desired I would hear him with patience”
“I set sail ... at six in the morning”
And twenty-three smaller ones in the text.
A voyage to Brobdingnag.
A great storm described; the long-boat sent to fetch water, the Author goes with it to discover the country—He is left on shore, is seized by one of the natives, and carried to a farmer’s house—His reception there, with several accidents that happened there—A description of the inhabitants
A description of the farmer’s daughter—The Author carried to a market-town, and then to the metropolis—The particulars of his journey
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 favor with the queen—He stands up for the honor of his own country—He quarrels with the queen’s dwarf
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 temple described
Several adventures that happened to the Author—The execution of a criminal—The Author shows his skill in navigation
Several contrivances of the Author to please the king and queen—He shows his skill in music—The king inquires into the state of Europe, which the Author relates to him—The king’s observations thereon
The Author’s love of his country—He makes a proposal of much advantage to the king, which is rejected—The king’s great ignorance in politics—The learning of that country very imperfect and confined—Their laws, and military affairs, and in the state