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TRAVELS.

PART. I.

A Voyage to LILLIPUT.

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The Author gives fome Account of himself and Family, his first Inducements to travel. He is Shipwrecked, and fwims for his Life, gets fafe on Shore in the Country of Lilliput, is made a Prifoner, and carried up the Country.

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Y Father had a small Estate, in Nottinghamshire; I was the Third of five Sons. He fent me to Emanuel College in Cambridge, at fourteen Years old, where I refided three Years, and applied myself clofe to my Studies; but the Charge of maintaining me (although I had a very fcanty Allowance) being too great for a narrow Fortune, I was bound Apprentice to Mr. James Bates, an eminent Surgeon in London, with whom I continued four Years; and my Father now and then fending me fmall Sums of Money, I laid them out in learning Navigation, and other Parts of the Mathematics, ufeful to thofe who intend to travel, as [ always believed it would be fome Time or other my Fortune to do. When I left Mr. Bates, I B

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