The Complete Works and Life of Laurence Sterne: The life and opinions of Tristram Shandy

Clonmel Society, 1904

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Seite 206 - 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 185 - I'll not hurt a hair of thy head. Go," says he, liftin<* up the sash, and opening his hand as he spoke to let it escape.
Seite 9 - 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. There is one certain exception however in this case, and that is, when you are so fortunate a fellow, as to have had your jerkin made of a gum-taffeta, and the body-lining to it, of a sarcenet or thin Persian.
Seite 5 - 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; had they duly considered how much depended upon what they were then doing; — that not only the production of a rational Being was concerned in it, but that possibly the happy formation and temperature of his body, perhaps his genius and the very cast of his mind...
Seite 21 - ... so long as a man rides his HOBBY-HORSE peaceably and quietly along the king's highway, and neither compels you or me to get up behind him, pray, Sir, what have either you or I to do with it?
Seite 60 - 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; but the thing is, morally speaking, impossible...
Seite 43 - Great Apollo! if thou art in a giving humour - give me - I ask no more, but one stroke of native humour, with a single spark of thy own fire along with it - and send Mercury, with the rules and compasses, if he can be spared, with my compliments to - no matter.

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