The Works of Laurence Sterne ...

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

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Strana 102 - I tell you beforehand, you had better throw down the book at once ; for without much reading, by which your reverence knows I mean much knowledge, you will no more' be able to penetrate the moral of the next marbled page (motley emblem of my work...
Strana 20 - And, for the epic poem your lordship bid me look at, — upon taking the length, breadth, height, and depth of it, and trying them at home upon an exact scale of Bossu's — 'tis out, my lord, in every one of its dimensions.
Strana 21 - Heaven! Of all the cants which are canted in this canting world — though the cant of hypocrites may be the worst — the cant of criticism is the most tormenting!
Strana 197 - IS it not a shame to make two chapters of what passed in going down one pair of stairs? for we are got no farther yet than to the first landing, and there are fifteen more steps down to the bottom; and for aught I know, as my father and my uncle...
Strana 82 - ... out beyond the valance — his right leg (his left being drawn up towards his body) hung half over the side of the bed, the edge of it pressing upon his shin-bone — He felt it not. A fix'd, inflexible sorrow took possession of every line of his face. — He sigh'd once heaved his breast often — but uttered not a word.
Strana 205 - ... tis demonstrative that I have three hundred and sixty-four days more life to write just now, than when I first set out; so that instead of advancing, as a common writer, in my work with what I have been doing at it on the contrary, I am just thrown so many volumes back was every day of my life to be as busy a day as this And why not?
Strana 20 - 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 compafles, &c. my lord, in my pocket...
Strana 118 - ... finding out the agreement or disagreement of two ideas one with another, by the intervention of a third...
Strana 15 - in his thighs, in his genitals," [My father shook his head] " and in his hips, and in his knees, his legs, and feet, and toe-nails ! " May he be cursed in all the joints and articulations of his members, from the top of his head to the sole of his foot! May there be no soundness in him ! " May the Son of the living God, with all the glory of his majesty...
Strana 204 - 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...

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