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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3133
AUTHOR:Jonathan Swift (1667–1745)
QUOTATION:Big-endians and small-endians. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Gulliver’s Travels. Part i. Chap. iv. Voyage to Lilliput.
 
Note 1.
As the political parties of Whig and Tory are pointed out by the high and low heels of the Lilliputians (Framecksan and Hamecksan), those of Papist and Protestant are designated under the Big-endians and Small-endians. [back]
 

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