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  • Now, in the midst of these intestine disquiets, we are threatened with an invasion from the island of Blefuscu, which is the other great empire of the universe, almost as large and powerful as this of his majesty.

    Gulliver's Travels

  • [Footnote 12: These little people measure time by _moons_ or months, rather than by the longer division of years.] "Now, in the midst of these intestine disquiets, we are threatened with an invasion from the island of Blefuscu, which is the other great empire of the universe, almost as large and powerful as this of his majesty.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 5

  • "For," he said, "however flourishing we may seem to foreigners, we are in danger of an invasion from the island of Blefuscu, which is the other great empire of the universe, almost as large and as powerful as this of his Majesty.

    Blue Fairy Book

  • But the Big-Endians found support from Blefuscu and that led to war in which many vessels and “thirty thousand of our best seamen and soldiers” were lost.29

    Bloodlust

  • Swift satirized the conflict between the Protestants and Catholics in his account of this “most obstinate war” between “two great empires” of Lilliput (England) and Blefuscu (France).

    Bloodlust

  • In the original story, the Lilliputians weren't particularly nice, and tried to blind Gulliver when he wouldn't help them defeat their hated neighbors, the Blefuscu.

    Jack Black Packs His Bags For ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ » MTV Movies Blog

  • It's not so much that Roberts continues the social commentary of the classic, but it is set about 100 years after Gulliver encounters the little people from Lilliput and Blefuscu, and the giants from Brobdingnag.

    REVIEW: Infinity Plus - The Anthology edited by Keith Brooke and Nick Gevers

  • Eventually, Gulliver disagrees with the king of Lilliput, refusing to further oppress Blefuscu, and is charged with treason.

    Jack Black to Headline New Gulliver's Travels Adaptation « FirstShowing.net

  • The other country involved in the original tale is a rival to Lilliput called Blefuscu.

    Jack Black to Headline New Gulliver's Travels Adaptation « FirstShowing.net

  • Everyone knows about Swift's big-enders/little-enders controversy leading to the Lilliputian war against Blefuscu, a lengthy conflict that arose between the big-enders and little-enders depending upon which side of a boiled egg one must crack in order to eat it.

    Archive 2008-01-01

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