Gulliver's Travels Into Several Remote Nations Of The World
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engaged with one set, the coachman would gently drive the others round my table. I have passed many an after­noon very agreeably in these conversations. But I defy the treasurer to prove that any person ever came to me incognito, except the secretary Reldresal, who was sent by express command of his Imperial Majesty, as I have before related. I then had the honour to be a nardac, which the treasurer himself is not; for all the world knows that he is only a glumglum, a title inferior by one degree, as that of a mar­quis is to a duke in England, although I allow he preceded me in right of his post. These false informations made Flimnap, the treasurer, shew me an ill countenance; and although he were at last undeceived, yet I lost all credit with him, and found my interest decline very fast with the Emperor himself, who was, indeed, too much governed by that favourite.
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