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* There are several little incidents which shew the author to have had a deep knowledge of human nature; and I think this is one. Although the principai advan ages ent merated by Gulliver in the beginning of this chapter, of minging again a mong his countrymen, depended on their being of the same size with himself ; yet this is forgotten in his a dour to be delivered : aru he is afterwards le layed into the same absurdity, by his zeal to preserve his fur hiture.
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