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Behold, and count them all; secure to find
claws ? Thy Christian seed, our mutual flesh and bone : Be kind at least to these; they are thy own.
Biddel,* like thee, might farthest India rove;
Not touch me! never neighbour call'd me slut :
Some say, the devil himself is in that mare: If so, our Dean shall drive him forth by prayer. Some think you mad, some think you are possess d That bedlam and clean straw will suit you best. Vain means, alas, this phrenzy to appease! That straw, that straw, would heighten the disease.
My bed (the scene of all our former joys, Witness two lovely girls, two lovely boys)
• Names of the sea captains mentioned in Gulliver's Travels.
Alone I press : in dreams I call my dear,
At early morn I to the market haste
quit, And at due distance sweet discourse admit, 'Tis all my pleasure thy past toil to know; For pleased remembrance builds delight on woe. At every danger pants thy consort's breast, And gaping infants squall to hear the rest. How did I tremble, when by thousands bound, I saw thee stretch'd on Lilliputian ground ! When scaling armies climb'd up every part, Each step they trod I felt upon my heart.
But when thy torrent quench'd the dreadful blaze,
When folks might see thee all the country round
O teach me, dear, new words to speak my flame! Teach me to woo thee by thy best loved name! Whether the style of Grildrig please thee most, So call’d on Brobdingnag's stupendous coast, When on the monarch's ample hand you sate, And halloo'd in his ear intrigues of state ;
Or Quinbus Flestrin more endearment brings,
nose, I'd call thee Houyhnhnm, that high-sounding
name; Thy children's noses all should twang the same; So might I find my loving spouse of course Endued with all the virtues of a horse.