Titel: Nieuwe leerwijze der Engelsche taal
Deel: Tweede cursus
Auteur: Gerdes, E.
Uitgave: Amsterdam: P.N. van Kampen, 1856
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Citeerinstructie: Bijzondere Collecties van de Universiteit van Amsterdam, UBM: P.B. 580 : 1e dr. (dl. II)
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raised, and slung into the engine, and tied down. All
this Mr. Gulliver was told afterwards; for, while the
whole operation was performing, he lay fast asleep, by
the force of a medicine that had been purposely infused
in the wine he had drunk. Fifteen hundred strong horses,
about four inches and a half high, were yoked to the
machine, and had much ado to drag it along. They made
a long march this day, and Mr. Gulliver was guarded in
the night by five thousand men on each side, one half of
them with torches, and the other half of them with bows
and arrows, ready to shoot him if he oflTered to stir. Early
in the next morning they continued their march, and at
noon arrived within two hundred yards of the city-gates.
The carriage stopped near an old temple, the largest
in the kingdom, but which , on account of a murder having
been committed therein, was never frequented. In this
edifice it was agreed Mr. Gulliver should lodge. The gate
was four feet high and two feet wide, and on each side
were four windows. To this temple he was fastened by
ninety-one chains, which were fixed to his leg by thirty-
six padlocks. Just opposite stood a famous turret, five
feet high; to the top of which the emperor and many lords
ascended, for the sake of seeing so large a monster; vast
numbers of people came also upon the same errand; and
when the workmen found that they had thoroughly secured
him, they cut all the strings with which he was bound;
and upon his rising upon his legs, they showed the
greatest marks of wonder and astonishment.
Mr. Gulliver was no sooner on his legs, than he was
pleased with beholding the prospect of the country; large
fields of forty feet square; woods, at least sixty feet long;
and tall trees, almost seven feet high; and the city on
the left hand, which looked like the view of London in
a raree-shew.