Titel: Nieuwe leerwijze der Engelsche taal
Deel: Tweede cursus
Auteur: Gerdes, E.
Uitgave: Amsterdam: P.N. van Kampen, 1856
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and walk upon his body, while one of his hands was in
liberty, without trembling at the very sight of so prodi-
gious a creature as he must appear to them. After some
time, an ambassador from the king appeared before him,
who producing his credentials under the royal seal, spoke
about ten minutes without any sign of anger, and yet
with great resolution; pointing often towards the metropo-
lis , which was distant about half a mile, whither it was
his majesty's pleasure that he should be convoyed. —
Mr. Gulliver made signs, that he should be glad to be re-
leased , and the ambassador understood very well what
he meant, for he shook his head by way of disapproba-
tion , and signified that he must be carried as a prisoner :
he therefore gave tokens that they might do what they
would with him; whereupon the Ilurgo with his train
withdrew with cheerful countenances. Soon after the peo-
ple shouted out Feplom Selau, and he felt the cords so
relaxed, that he was able to turn upon his right side.
They then rubbed his hands and face with an ointment
which took off the smart of their arrows; and this cir-
cumstance, added to the plentiful meal he had made,
caused him to fall fast asleep. — The king immediately
set five hundred carpenters to work, to prepare an engine
by which he might be conveyed to the capital. It was
a wooden frame, three inches high, seven feet long, and
four broad, and moved upon twenty-two wheels. It was
brought close to Mr. Gulliver's side as he lay. To raise
so immense a creature upon this vehicle, eighty poles,
each of a foot high , were erected ; and very strong ropes ,
of the bigness of packthread, were fastened by hooks to
many bandages which the workmen had girt round his
neck, hands, body and legs. Kine hundred of the stron-
gest men were employed to draw up these cords, by pul-
lies fastened on the poles, and in a few hours he was