"I then took my Tackling and fastning a Hook to the Hole at the Prow of each"
Gulliver in Triumph over the Blefuscu Navy
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Gulliver's victory was accomplished by a naval maneuver. This reflects the Tory attitude during the War of the Spanish Succession. The Tories favoured naval action as being less expensive and less dangerous than land action. It was the Tories' view (and Swift's) that this was the decisive blow that won the war and ensured British dominion over Europe and the world. 


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