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* From the whole of these two voyages to Lilliput and Brobding, nag, arises one general remark, which, however obvious, has been overlooked by those who confider them as little more than the sport

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* The third par is in geneal written against chymists, mathematicians, mechanics, and proječtors of all kinds. Swift was little acquainted with mathematical knowledge, and was prejudiced against it, by observing the flrargc eocáts it produced in those who applied themselves entirely to that science. No part of human literature has given greater strength to the mino, or has produced greater benefits to mankind, than the several branches of learning, that may pass under the general denomination of mathematics. But the abuses of this study, the idle, to in, immechanical refinement of it, are just subjećts of satire. The real use of knowledge is to invigorate, not to enervate the faculties of reson. Learning degenerates into a species of madness, when it is not superior to what it Possesseth. The scientific powers are most evident, when they are capable of exciting themselves in the social duties of life; when they Wvar

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