a bridge in Utopia. Sir Thomas More says he could not recollect
whether Raphael Hyghloday told him it was 500 paces or 300 paces long;
and he requested his friend Peter Giles, of Antwerp, to put the
question to the adventurer.
I cannot recollect whether the reception room of the Spaniard's
Castle in the Air is 200 or 300 feet long. I will get the next aeronaut
who journeys to the moon to take the exact
dimensions for me, and will memorialise the learned society of
—Dean Swift: Gulliver's Travels
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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