They were the most mortifying sight
Artist: Thomas Morten (1836-66)
7½ x 5½ inches.
Illustration for Book III of Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, p.263
Morten depicts the eternal but grotesque struldbrugs in Laputa — Swift's Christian response to any desire for eternal non-spiritual life.
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