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 Stron’tian.Stub’ble Geese, 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Struldbrugs.
 
Wretched inhabitants of Luggnagg, an imaginary island a hundred leagues south-east of Japan. These human beings have the privilege of eternal life without those of immortal vigour, strength, and intellect. (Swift Gulliver’s Travels.)   1
        “Many persons think that the picture of the Stulbrugs (sic) was intended to wean us from a love of life but I am certain that the dean never had any such thing in view.”—Paley’s Natural Theology (Lord Brougham’s note, bk. i, p. 140)
 


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