The Works of Laurence Sterne ...

W. Strahan, J. Rivington and Sons, J. Dodsley, G. Kearsley, T. Lowndes, G. Robinson, 1780

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Seite 173 - 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 120 - 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 205 - He stood before them with his body swayed and bent forwards, just so far as to make an angle of 85 degrees and a half upon the plain of the horizon...
Seite 123 - ... then taken your pen and ink, and set down nothing but what you had seen, and could have sworn to : But this is an advantage not to be had by the biographer in this planet...
Seite 215 - And hardly do we guess aright at things that are upon earth, And with labour do we find the things that are before us...
Seite 62 - Could a historiographer drive on his history, as a muleteer drives on his mule, — straight forward ; for instance, from Rome all the way to Loretto, without ever once turning his head aside either to the right hand or to the left, he might venture to foretell you to an hour when he should get to his journey's end...
Seite 279 - A MAN'S body and his mind, with the utmost reverence to both I speak it, are exactly like a jerkin, and a jerkin's lining; — rumple the one, you rumple the other.
Seite 14 - ... my own way: or if I should seem now and then to trifle upon the road, or should sometimes put on a fool's cap with a bell to it, for a moment or two as we pass along, — don't fly off, — but rather courteously give me credit for a little more wisdom than appears upon my outside; — and as we jog on, either laugh with me, or at me ; or in short, do any thing, — only keep your temper.
Seite 46 - English, without any periphrasis ; — and too oft without much distinction of either person, time, or place ; — so that when mention was made of a pitiful or an ungenerous proceeding, he never gave himself a moment's time to reflect who was the hero of the piece, what his station, or how far he had power to hurt him hereafter ; but, if it was a dirty action, — without more ado, — The man was a dirty fellow ; and so on.
Seite 190 - My uncle Toby was a man patient of injuries ; not from want of courage. I have told you in a former chapter, 'that ho was a man of courage...

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