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be temped ever to quit Lilliput, were the proposal made to me by by one whose honour, bravery, and affection might make the loss of my own country less grevious to


Gul. I am certainly in a fine situation-She certainly wants to elope with me.

L. Flim. Why won't your lordship converse with me upon these topics ?

Gul. Upon my word, madam, I have been much at a loss to comprehend you ; and now I do comprehend you, I am still at a loss how to answer you- -But madam-look upon your delicate self and me--Supposing there were no other ohjectious, surely this disproportion

L. Flim. I despise it, my lord--Love is a great lavel. ler, and I have ambition--and I think, if I make uo objections, your lordship need not.

Gul. To pretend now not to understand you, would bè affectation, and not to speak my mind to you wou'd be insincerity-I am most particularly sorry, malam, that I cannot offer you my services; but, to speak the truth, I am unfortunately engaged.

L. Flim. Engaged, my lord ! to whom, pray?
Gul. To a wife and six children.

L. Flim. Is that all ! have not I, my, lord, the same plea? and does it weigh any thing against my affections have not I a Irusband and as many children?

Gul. I allow that; but your ladyship is, most luckily and politely, regardless of 'em-1, madam, not having the good fortune to be born and bred in high life, am a slave to vulgar passions; end to expose at once my want of birth and education-with confusion I speak it really love my wife and child,en.

L. Flim. Is it possible!

Gul. I am ashamed of my weakness, but it is too true, madam.

L. Flim. I am ashamed of mine, I must confess-What! have I really cast my affections upon a monster, a married monster, and who, still more monstrous, confesses a passion for his wife and children?

Gul. Guilt madam.

L. Flini. Guilty indeed! thou are ten-fold guilty to memibut I am cur'd of one passion and shall now give way to another-As for your lordship's virtue I leave



and bequeath it, with all its purity, to your fair lady and her numerous offspring-Don't imagine that I'm quite une liappy at your coolness to me now as heartily despise you as before I lov'd you—and so, my dear Gully-yours -yours-yours-Here, Toadel

Let us be gone-I am finely punish'd for my folly.

Toad. For heaven's sake, madam, be compos'd, and don't exasperate him ; should he grow outrageous, he might commit violence upon us.

L. Flim. He commit violence. ! he is a poor, tame spiritless creature-His great mountainous body promises wonders indeed ; and when your expectations are raised in8:ead of the roaring dragon, out creeps the pusillanimous mouse.

Toad. Dear my 1.dy, be pacified: here comes my lord and your ladyship's brothers- -How will this end ?

L. Flim. To my honour, assure yourself— Be sure do you second, me, when I want you.

Toad. Play what ture your ladyship pleases, I am always ready with the second part.

Enter FLIMYAP, BOLGOLAM, and FRIPPEREL Flim. Now, brother, am I unreasonably jealous, or not? See and judge yourselves. Bol. I have judg’d, and now I'll execute.

[Drawos bis sword Frip. What, without a trial? fye, for shame,- admiral ; that

may be sea law, but it is not land law, Gul. What mçans this insult, ad:niral, in my apartments ? - If you have no dread of a m:n who could puff yo! a:vay with his breath, at least reverence whom your king has honoured.

Bot. No place shall protect a dish.noarable sister.

Flim. And no strength shali protect him, who has dishonour'd Flimnap. [Lays bis band upon bis sword,

Frip. 1 say, hear the parties first-If then matters are nol cleared, you shall draw your swords, and I'll-withdraw into the next room.

L. Flim. Hear me, my lord and brother, and then deterinine-I confess appearances are agai:ist ine; an impru


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dent curiosity urged me to see this monster, and hear him talk of liis country and its customs.

Flim. The infection, madam, that is taken in at the eyes and ears, will make a quick progress through the rest of the body.

L. Flim. Jealousy, my lord, will make a quicker-but I defy it-My friend, Toadel, here, can witness that curiosity was merely my mctive.

Toud O yes, my lord, I swear that.

Frip. And so will I tvo-Toadel is a woman of immense honor.

L. Flim. Having no harm myself, I suspected noneThe monster has always behaved mild, tame, and gentle to me-but just now his eyes flashing with desire-he own’d a violentpassion for me; nay, proposed even taking ine away with him into his own country

Frip. In his great-c at pocket, I suppose ! And he would have made money of you too, if his countrymen love rarities!

Bol. How can you jest at a such a time as this?
Flim. Fire and vengeance !

L. Flim. Pray, my dear, contain yourself- -Then this wicked monster Ay, you may well turn up your eyes upon iny being shockd at his proposal, and declaring my unalterable love to you-began to grind his teeih and bite his knuckles-I trembled, and begg'd for mercy-At last, gathering strength, from fear I fell into rage ; and being strong in virtue, and warm with my conjugal affections, I broke out into a bitterness against the villain who would have been my undoer.

[Bursts into tears. Toad. Which certainly hinder'd him from committing violence, Frip. Pror soul!-by all that's mischievous she's a genius.

[ Aside, Flim. You have eas'd my heart, madam, of its suspicions; but my honour must have satisfaction here.

[Draws bis sword, Gul Pray, my lord, sheath your anger; the odds are rather against you- wave this private trial, and insist upon a public one; and till then, I beg to retire from the jeaousy of a husband, the partiality of brothers, and the irré, isstible eloquence of so fine a lady.



Flim. To-morrow the grand court of justice sits, and I summon thee, nardac Gulliver, before the king and peers, to answer to the wrongs thou hast done me. Gul. Clumglum Flimnap-I'll meet thee there.

[Goes into tbe inner room. L. Flim. For heaven's sake, my lord, let us leave this den of wickedness.

[Going. Enter KEEPER. A letter to my lord Flimnap. Frip. Now for it, sister, -have at the other monster.

[Aside. [Flimnap reads, and seems disorder'd.] L. Flim. No bad news, I hòpe, my dear?

Bol. Speak it out, brother-Your keeping it to your. self won't make it better.

Flim. Nothing at alla private business.
Frip. What, a petticoat business, brother?
L. Flim, I shall grow uneasy, my lord-I must know.

[Sootbirg bim, Flim. You can't, my dear- It is a state affair.

L. Flim. State affairs have been oflen postpon'd for a mistress ; why may they not for once be intrusted to a wife.

Frip. That's a choaker. (Aside.) Bol. Zounds! what's all this mistery about? L. Flim. If you don't cominunicate, my lord, I will. Flim. What will you conimunicate ? L. Flim. Your state secret the contents of that letter -What, confounded, my sweet husband !--the paragon of chastity out of countenance !-ha! ha!

Bol. Expound this riddle, or I'll march off.

L. Flim. There, brother, is a true copy of the negociation that great statesman is carrying on for the good of the pation.

[Gives a paper. Flim. Then I'm discover'd. Bol, Hum-bum-bum-tbe tender languisbing Moretta !- Is this true? my lord.

Flim. I confess it.

Bol. So, so here are fine doings ! what, do you keep a whore, and are jealous of your wife too?

Frip. That's damn'd unreasonable indeed!
Bal. Look'e, my lord, I promised you justice, if she had


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njured you ; and, moreover, I promised to cut your throat, If you should injure her-Therefore, if you'll walk with me into the burying-ground, brother, I'll be as good as my word.

Flim. I should ill deserve the name of gentleman, if I was not as ready to defend my follies, as commit them l'll attend

[Erit Flith and Bolgolam, Toad. Wan't you prevent mischief, my Lady?

L. Flim. No, no; the losing a little blood will do 'em bo:h service; it will cool the wantonness of one, and the choler of the other.

Frip. Let the worst happen-I shall only be an elder brother, and you a husband, out of pocket.

L. Flim. O no! there will be no mischief; Jam confident the admiral will bring him to-If my lord did not suffer himself to be bullied now and then, there would be no living with him. But what noise is that ?-Ho, here he heroes come

Enter BOLGOLAM and FLIMNAP. Frip. Well, gentlemen, do either of you want a surgeon

Bol. Wliy here's the devil to đo !--the whole city's in an uproar-the man-mountain has made his escape out of his chamber--he has straddled over the walls of the palacegarden, made ihe best of his way to the sea side, seized upon my ship, a first rate, put his cloaths on board her, weighed her anchor, and is now towing her over an arm of the sea, towards Blefuscy.

Frip. Then you have lost your commission, admiral; and you your lover, sister.

L. Flim. A good voyage to him I was sure he would run away-You see, my lord, that he durst not stand the trial; for all his mightiness, he could not bear the consciousness of his guilt, nor the force of my virtue.

Flim. I see it, madara, and acknowledge my mistake.

L. Flim. Is that a satisfaction, my lord, adequate to the injury ?-My innocerce, my lord, is not to be wounded, without having other remedies to heal it.

Bol. If you dont apply one, my Lord, instantly ; I shall.

[Claps bis baud to bis sword. Flim. I am ready, Madam, this moment to make you easy and happy for the future. L. Flim, And how will your lordship bring it about?

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