The True Marks of A Noble Englishman in Gulliver's Travels

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What according to the author are the true marks of a noble Englishman? How has the author signified the influence of this class on England?

      The author exposes the true colors of noble class of England to the master horse and tells him that the nobility among them was altogether different from what the master conceived it to be. He explains that their young noblemen are bred from their childhood in idleness and luxury; that as soon as years will permit they consume their vigor, and contract odious diseases among lewd females; and when their fortunes are almost ruined they marry some woman of mean birth. The productions of such marriages are generally scrofulous, rickety, or deformed children; by which means the family seldom continues above three generations, unless the wife takes care to provide a healthy father among her neighbors or domestics in order to improve and continue the breed. A weak diseased body, a meager countenance, and sallow complexion are the true marks of noble blood; and a healthy robust appearance is so disgraceful in a man of quality that the world concludes his real father to have been a groom or a coachman. The author also points at the strong influence of these corrupt and deformed nobles on the life of the common men and women of England when he discloses that without the consent of this illustrious body no law can be made, repealed, or altered; and these nobles have the decisions of all the possessions of the general public, without appeal.

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