The Works Of Jonathan Swift (volume 12); Gulliver's Travels. Directions To Servants: Gulliver's…

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1814. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ft part iv. A voyage to the country of the houyhnhnms. chap. I. The Author sets out as Captain of a Ship. His Men conspire against him. Confine him a long Time to his Cabin. Set him on Shore in an unknown Land. He travels up into the Country. The Yahoos, a strange Sort of Animal, described. The Author meets two Houyhnhnms. I Continued at home with my wife and children about five months, in a very happy condition, if I could have learned the lesson of knowing when I was well. I left my poor wife big with child, and accepted an advantageous offer made me to be captain of the Adventure, a stout merchantman of350 tons: for I understood navigation well, and being grown weary of a surgeon's employment at sea, which, however, I could exercise upon occasion, I took a skilful young man of that calling, one Robert Purefoy, into my ship. We set sail from Portsmouth upon the 7th day of September, 1710; on the 14th, we met with captain Pocock of Bristol, at Tenerifte, who was going to the bay of Campechy to cut logwood. On the 16th, he was parted from us by a storm; I heard, since my return, that his ship foundered, and none escaped, but one cabin-bov. He was an honest man, and a good sailor, but a little too positive in his own opinions, which was the cause of his destruction, as it had been of several others. For, if he had followed my advice, he might have been safe at home with his family at this time, as well as myself. I had several men died in my ship of calentures, so that I was forced to get recruits out of Barbadoes and the Leeward Islands, where I touched, by the direction of the merchants who employed me; which I had soon too much cause to repent; for I found afterwards, that most of them had been buccaneers. ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1814. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ft part iv. A voyage to the country of the houyhnhnms. chap. I. The Author sets out as Captain of a Ship. His Men conspire against hi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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