The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, Band 1

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J. Cochrane, 1832 - 372 Seiten
 

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Seite 24 - ... and shop-lifting in seven. In the naked temper which a merry heart discovered, he would say there was no danger, — but to itself: — whereas the very essence of gravity was design, and consequently deceit ; — 'twas a taught trick, to gain credit of the world for more sense and knowledge than a man was worth...
Seite 94 - IMAGINE to yourself a little squat, uncourtly figure of a Doctor Slop, of about four feet and a half perpendicular height, with a breadth of back, and a sesquipedality of belly, which might have done honour to a Serjeant in the horse-guards.
Seite 65 - This is vile work For which reason, from the beginning of this, you see, I have constructed the main work and the adventitious parts of it with such intersections, and have so complicated and involved the digressive and progressive movements, one wheel within another, that the whole machine, in general, has been kept a-going...
Seite 219 - Toby's deportment — what great attention he gave to every word — and as oft as he took his pipe from his mouth, with what wonderful...
Seite 64 - By this contrivance the machinery of my work is of a species by itself; two contrary motions are introduced into it, and reconciled, which were thought to be at variance with each other. In a word, my work is digressive, and it is progressive too, — and at the same time.
Seite 177 - ... above stairs. — Trim is busy in turning an old pair of jack-boots into a couple of mortars, to be employed in the siege of Messina next summer — and is this instant boring the touch-holes with the point of a hot poker. — All my heroes are off my hands; — 'tis the first time I have had a moment to spare — and I'll make use of it, and write my preface.
Seite 32 - 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.
Seite 1 - I WISH either my father or my mother, or indeed both of them, as they were in duty both equally bound to it, had minded what they were about when they begot me...
Seite 64 - Digressions, incontestably, are the sunshine; — they are the life, the soul \ of reading; — take them out of this book for instance, — you might as well take the book along with them...
Seite 166 - And what of this new book the whole •world makes such a rout about? Oh! 'tis out of all plumb, my lord — quite an irregular thing ! — not one of the angles at the four corners was a right angle. I had my rule and compasses, my lord, in my pocket.

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