Brobdingnag


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Brobdingnag

country of people twelve times the size of men. [Br. Lit.: Gulliver’s Travels]
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Over twenty years ago I did not even know this word and I felt like a fish in water, like Gulliver visiting the queen of Brobdingnag, when I pored over your image for hours, as if over a forbidden photograph.
En el segundo de los viajes Gulliver arriba a Brobdingnag y el autor invierte h escala manteniendo el punto de vista anterior.
Dublin-born author, priest and satirist whose most famous work is Gulliver's Travels - the tale of a surgeon's adventures in the lands of Lilliput, Brobdingnag and the country of the Houyhnhnms, published in 1726.
What's ironic about this is that these institutions--Citigroup, Bank of America, AIG--used to be (if we continue with Gulliver for a while) inhabitants of Brobdingnag, the land populated by giants who were 60 feet tall.
After he escaped Lilliput Island, he encountered the giants on Brobdingnag Island.
34) Evidently, Mr Kirkwood's initial largesse had stretched not just to bricks and mortar, and presumably his own timber, but to the provision of a well-equipped stage, 'so admirably constructed', we are told, 'to give effect to Scenic Spectacle' and housing under it machinery 'so complicated as to resemble the Works of a Brobdingnag Clock on Tick'.
A particularly powerful example is 'The King of Brobdingnag and Gulliver' (June 26th), featuring a huge George III and a tiny Napoleon in a reference to Swift's satire Gulliver's Travels (1726).
On the negotiation and an early analysis of the legal nature of the Helsinki Final Act see Russell: "The Helsinki Declaration: Brobdingnag or Lilliput?
When the King of Brobdingnag is informed by Gulliver about how the English system works, he exclaims:
134) for his detailed description of weapons of mass destruction, yet Brobdingnag science had pronounced him physically small but perfectly formed: the Scholars 'observed my Limbs to be perfect and finished' #.
If, however, a giant inhabitant of Brobdingnag were to come to their assistance, Gulliver would be defeated.
Russell, The Helsinki Declaration: Brobdingnag or Lilliput, 70 AM.