Struldbrugs

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 Gulliver's 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 $$$ never had any such thing in view.” —Palcy's Natural Theology (Lord Brougham's note $$$ p. 140).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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