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Encyclopedia > Lilliput and Blefuscu
Map of Lilliput (Hermann Moll, before 1726)
Map of Lilliput (Hermann Moll, before 1726)
Gulliver surrounded by citizens of Lilliput.
Gulliver surrounded by citizens of Lilliput.

Lilliput and Blefuscu are two fictional island nations that appear in the 1726 novel Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift. Both are portrayed as being in the South Indian Ocean and are inhabited by tiny people who are "not six inches high". The two are separated by a channel eight hundred yards wide. The tiny people of Lilliput and Blefuscu contrast with the giants of Brobdingnag whom Gulliver also met. Lilliput has several meanings: Lilliput and Blefuscu, two island nations in Jonathan Swifts novel Gullivers Travels. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3264 × 2448 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3264 × 2448 pixel, file size: 1. ... Map of the Land of Oz, the fictional country in the book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Map of the fictional island of Sodor used in the Thomas the Tank Engine stories Fictitious countries used in the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four A guidebook produced about the fictional country Molvanîa... Events George Friderich Handel becomes a British subject. ... For other uses, see Gullivers Travels (disambiguation). ... Jonathan Swift Jonathan Swift (November 30, 1667 – October 19, 1745) was an Irish cleric, satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for Whigs then for Tories), and poet, famous for works like Gullivers Travels, A Modest Proposal, A Journal to Stella, The Drapiers Letters, The Battle of the Books, and... Brobdingnag is a fictional land in Jonathan Swifts satirical novel Gullivers Travels occupied by giants. ...


The capital of Lilliput is Mildendo.


In the novel, Gulliver washes up on the shore of Lilliput and is 'captured' by the inhabitants while asleep. He discovers that Lilliput and Blefuscu are permanently at war because of differences over the correct way to eat a boiled egg – from the rounded end according to the Blefuscudians, or from the sharp end according to the Lilliputians. The supporters of the differing views were called "Big-endians" and "Little-endians." (These are sometimes incorrectly reversed in various sources; a helpful mnemonic is Lilliput for little and Blefuscu for big.) Boiled eggs in a saucepan. ... For other uses, see Mnemonic (disambiguation). ...


The story is a parody of the European nations, particularly England and France, who were in Swift's view constantly at war over trivial matters. The egg dispute was a mirror for the argument between consubstantiation and transubstantiation in the Church of England and the Roman Catholic Church. For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Consubstantiation is a theory which (like the competing theory of transubstantiation, with which it is often contrasted) attempts to describe the nature of the Christian Eucharist in terms of philosophical metaphysics. ... Main article: Eucharist (Catholic Church) Transubstantiation (in Latin, transsubstantiatio) is the change of the substance of bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ occurring in the Eucharist according to the teaching of some Christian Churches, including the Roman Catholic Church. ... The Church of England is the officially established Christian church[3] in England, the Mother Church of the worldwide Anglican Communion and the oldest among the communions thirty-eight independent national churches. ... Catholic Church redirects here. ...


Lilliput is reputedly named after a real place on the shores of Lough Ennell near Mullingar, Co. Westmeath in the midlands of Ireland. Categories: Ireland-place stubs ... For the place in Canada, see Mullingar, Saskatchewan. ... County Westmeath (Irish: An Iarmhí) is a county situated in the Irish Midlands, in the western part of the province of Leinster. ...

In 1898, the Sunday Gazette in Atlantic City, New Jersey reported the Mayor of Atlantic City hired a Lillipution named Bernard Miller to the Esplanade Reserve. Miller denied the rumor and the Atlantic City Daily Press reported that Officer Miller was 6 feet, 5 inches and not a Lillipution. For other persons named Samuel Johnson, see Samuel Johnson (disambiguation). ... In computing, endianness is the byte (and sometimes bit) ordering in memory used to represent some kind of data. ... The books cover The Butter Battle Book is a rhyming story written by Dr. Seuss. ... Theodor Seuss Geisel (March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) was an American writer and cartoonist, better known by his pen name, Dr. Seuss (pronounced ). He published over 40 childrens books, which were often characterized by his imaginative characters and frequent use of rhymed prose; his most notable books include... Atlantic City redirects here. ...


References

  1. ^ Samuel Johnson: The Parliamentary Debates / Debates in Parliament (Extracts)

See also

For other uses, see Gullivers Travels (disambiguation). ... Brobdingnag is a fictional land in Jonathan Swifts satirical novel Gullivers Travels occupied by giants. ... The Press of Atlantic City is a newspaper based in Pleasantville, New Jersey. ...

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Lilliput and Blefuscu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (273 words)
Lilliput and Blefuscu are two island nations that appear in the 1726 novel Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift.
He discovers that Lilliput and Blefuscu are permanently at war because of differences over the correct way to eat a boiled egg – from the rounded end according to the Blefuscuans, or from the sharp end according to the Lilliputians.
Lilliput and Blefuscu were the names used in Samuel Johnson's retellings of the debates in Parliament.
Lilliput. Who is Lilliput? What is Lilliput? Where is Lilliput? Definition of Lilliput. Meaning of Lilliput. (99 words)
In Jonathan Swift 's satirical novel, Gulliver's Travels, the land of Lilliput was occupied by very small people.
Lilliput was also the name of a British arts magazine, founded in 1937 by a photo journalist named Stefan Lorant.
Lilliput was also the name of a Swiss all-women band formerly known as Kleenex.
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