Jonathan Swift quote about power from Gulliver's Travels - When a great office is vacant, either by death or disgrace (which often happens,) five or six of those candidates petition the emperor to entertain his majesty and the court with a dance on the rope; and whoever jumps the highest, without falling, succeeds in the office.
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When a great office is vacant, either by death or disgrace (which often happens,) five or six of those candidates petition the emperor to entertain his majesty and the court with a dance on the rope; and whoever jumps the highest, without falling, succeeds in the office.
 Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels (1726). copy citation

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Author Jonathan Swift
Source Gulliver's Travels
Topic power court office
Date 1726
Language English
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