Titel: Nieuwe leerwijze der Engelsche taal
Deel: Tweede cursus
Auteur: Gerdes, E.
Uitgave: Amsterdam: P.N. van Kampen, 1856
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and drawing it after him, soon arrived at the port of
Blefuscu. His majesty, the royal family, and great of-
ficers of the court, immediately came out to receive him.
The reception he met with was suitable to the generosity
of so great a prince; but for want of a proper house and
bed, he was forced to lie on the ground, wrapped up in
hia coverlid. Three days after Mr. Gulliver arrived at
Blefuscu, he observed something in the sea, about a lea-
gue from shore, that resembled a boat overturned; and
after wading a considerable way, he found that the tide
bore it towards the shore, and that it was really a boat,
which some tempest had driven from a ship. By the
time he had waded up to his chin, the boat was within
reach, he then got behind it, and with little difficulty
pushed it asliore.
After some time he was informed, that an envoy was
arrived from Lilliput, with a copy of the articles of im-
peachment , who represented the lenity of the emperor his
master, and that he was content the culprit should be
punished only with the loss of his eyes; and that he
hoped the emperor of Blefuscu would order him to be
sent back to Lilliput, bound hand and foot.
To this the emperor replied, that he believed their
majesties would soon be made easy. For that the Man-
mountain had found a prodigous vessel on the shore, able
to carry him to sea, which was ordered to be fitted up
accordingly to his own direction, and that he hoped in
a few weeks both empires would be freed from so insup-
portable an incumbrance; and with this answer the envoy
returned to Lilliput.
Since fortune, whether good or evil, had thrown a boat
in Mr. Gulliver's way, he was now resolved to venture
himself upon the ocean; and the emperor and most of
his ministers were glad of the resolution. Five hundred
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