E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Wretched inhabitants of Luggnagg, an imaginary island a hundred leagues south-east of Japan. These human beings have the privilege of eternal life without those of immortal vigour, strength, and intellect. (Swift Gullivers Travels.)
Many persons think that the picture of the Stulbrugs (sic) was intended to wean us from a love of life but I am certain that the dean never had any such thing in view.Paleys Natural Theology (Lord Broughams note, bk. i, p. 140)