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- The king would be the most absolute prince in the universe, if he could but prevail on a ministry to join with him; but these having their estates below on the continent, and considering that the office of a favourite has a very uncertain tenure, would never consent to the enslaving of their country.Part 3 — A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, .... (28% in)
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