The Works of Laurence Sterne, A. M.: To which is Prefixed, Some Account of His Life and Writings. In Five Volumes, Band 1

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J. & T. Vance, 1816
 

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Seite 118 - I'll not hurt thee, says my uncle Toby, rising from his chair, and going across the room, with the fly in his hand,— I'll not hurt a hair of thy head: — Go, says he, lifting up the sash, and opening his hand as he spoke, to let it escape; go, poor devil, get thee gone, why should I hurt thee? — This world surely is wide enough to hold both thee and me.
Seite 114 - The truest respect which you can pay to the reader's understanding, is to halve this matter amicably, and leave him something to imagine, in his turn, as well as yourself. For my own part, I am eternally paying him compliments of this kind, and do all that lies in my power to keep his imagination as busy as my own.
Seite 114 - As no one, who knows what he is about in good company, would venture to talk all; so no author, who understands the just boundaries of decorum and good breeding, would presume to think all: The truest respect which you can pay to the reader's understanding, is to halve this matter amicably, and leave him something to imagine, in his turn, as well as yourself.
Seite 41 - ... twas a taught trick to gain credit of the world for more sense and knowledge than a man was worth...
Seite 64 - Your son, — your dear son, — from whose sweet and open temper you have so much to expect; — your Billy, Sir! — would you, for the world, have called him JUDAS? — Would you, my dear Sir...
Seite 274 - I am this month one whole year older than I was this time twelve-month; and having got, as you perceive, almost into the middle of my fourth volume and no farther than to my first day's life 'tis demonstrative that I have three hundred and sixty-four days...
Seite 20 - ... tis not a halfpenny matter, - away they go cluttering like hey-go mad; and by treading the same steps over and over again, they presently make a road of it, as plain and as smooth as a garden-walk, which, when they are once used to, the Devil himself sometimes shall not be able to drive them off it. Pray, my Dear, quoth my mother, have you not forgot to wind up the clock?
Seite 43 - ... tis no extravagant arithmetic to say that for every ten jokes thou hast got an hundred enemies; and till thou hast gone on, and raised a swarm of wasps about thine ears, and art half stung to death by them, thou wilt never be convinced it is so.
Seite 109 - I would remind him, that the idea of duration and of its simple modes, is got merely from the train and succession of our ideas, — and is the true scholastic pendulum, and by which, as a scholar, I will be tried in this matter, — abjuring and detesting the jurisdiction of all other pendulums whatever.
Seite 51 - For, if he is a man of the least spirit, he will have fifty deviations from a straight line to make with this or that party as he goes along, which he can no ways avoid.

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