When Gulliver wishes to tell the King of Brobdingnag more about Great Britain and its history, the king listens with great attention and even takes notes. When Gulliver is done, the king draws the following conclusion about British history:
It was only a heap of conspiracies, rebellions, murders, massacres, revolutions, banishments, the very worst effects that avarice, faction, hypocrisy, perfidiousness, cruelty, rage, madness, hatred, envy, lust, malice, and ambition, could produce.
In other words, the king is utterly appalled at the bad behavior of the English people, understanding them as bloodthirsty, insane, hateful, greedy, spiteful, and murderous. This is not the impression Gulliver had planned to make, but as usual, he tells the truth in a naïve way.
The king is also appalled that England has a "mercenary standing army," meaning that it pays soldiers to be in the army even when there is no war. The king is, as well, amazed that the country is willing to fight so many expensive wars and decides:
that certainly we must be a quarrelsome people, or live among very bad neighbours, and that our generals must needs be richer than our kings.