- Chapter I
The Author sets out as a Captain of a Ship. His Men conspire against him,
confine him a long time to his Cabbin, set him on shore in an unknown
Land. He Travels up in the Country. The Yahoos a strange Sort of Animal
described. The Author meets two Houyhnhnms.
- Chapter II
The Author conducted by a Houyhnhnm to his House. The House described.
The Author's Reception. The Food of the Houyhnhnms. The Author in
Distress for Want of Meat, is at last relieved. His Manner of feeding in this
- Chapter III
The Author studious to learn the Language, the Houyhnhnm, his Master
assists in teaching him. The Language described. Several Houyhnhnms of
Quality come out of Curiosity to see the Author. His gives his Master a
short Account of his Voyage.
- Chapter IV
The Houyhnhnm notion of Truth and Falsehood. The Author's Discourse
disapproved by his Master. The Author gives a more particular Account of
himself, and the Accidents of his Voyage.
- Chapter IX
A grand Debate at the General Assembly of the Houyhnhnms, and how it
was determined. The Learning of the Houyhnhnms. Their Buildings. Their
manner of Burials. The defectiveness of their Language.
- Chapter V
The Author at his Master's Commands informs him of the State of
England. The Causes of War among the Princes of Europe. The Author
begins to explain the English Constitiution.
- Chapter VI
A Continuation of the State of England. The Character of a first Minister.
- Chapter VII
The Author's great Love of his Native Country. His Master's Observations
upon the Constitution and Administration of England, as described by the
Author, with parallel Cases and Comparisons. His Master's Observations
upon human Nature.
- Chapter VIII
The Author relates several Particulars of the Yahoos. The great Virtues of
the Houyhnhnms. The Education and Exercise of their Youth. Their
- Chapter X
The Author's Oeconomy and happy Life among the Houyhnhnms. His great
Improvement in Virtue, by conversing with them. Their Conversations.
The Author has notice given him by his Master that he must depart from
the Country. He falls into a Swoon for Grief, but submits. He contrives and
finishes a Canoo, by the help of a Fellow-Servant, and puts to Sea at a
- Chapter XI
The Author's dangerous Voyage. He arrives at Hew-Holland, hoping to
settle there. Is wounded with an Arrow by one the Natives. Is seized by
Force into a Portugueze Ship. The great Civilities of the Captain. The
Author arrives at England.
- Chapter XII
The Author's Veracity. His Design in publishing this Work. His Censure of
those Travellers who swerve from the Truth. The Author clears himself of
any sinister Ends in writing. An Objection Answered. The Method of
planting Colonies. His Native Country commended. The Right of the
Crown to those Countries described by the Author is justified. the
Difficulty of conquering them. The Author takes his last leave of the
Reader: proposeth his Manner of Living for the future, gives good Advice,