The Works of Laurence Sterne ...: With a Life of the Author, Band 1

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William Durrell and Company, 1813
 

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Seite 14 - 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...
Seite 99 - Go,' says he one day at dinner to an overgrown one which had buzzed about his nose and tormented him cruelly all dinner time, and which, after infinite attempts he had caught at last, as it flew by him ; — '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...
Seite 160 - I would go fifty miles on foot, for I have not a horse worth riding on, to kiss the hand of that man whose generous heart will give up the reins of his imagination into his author's hands be pleased he knows not why, and cares not wherefore.
Seite 42 - Nor is there any thing unnatural or extravagant in the supposition, that my dear Jenny may be my friend ! Friend ! — My friend. Surely, madam, a friendship between the two sexes may subsist, and be supported without Fy ! Mr. Shandy. — Without any thing, madam, but that tender and delicious sentiment which ever mixes in friendship, where there is a difference of sex.
Seite xiii - ... 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 141 - 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 159 - ... against all rule, my Lord, — most ungrammatically ! betwixt the substantive and the adjective, which should agree together in number, case, and gender, he made a breach thus, — stopping, as if the point wanted settling ; — and betwixt the nominative case, which your lordship knows should govern the verb, he suspended his voice in the epilogue a dozen times three seconds and three fifths by a stop-watch, my Lord, each time.
Seite xii - I live in a constant endeavour to fence against the infirmities of ill health, and other evils of life, by mirth; being firmly persuaded that every time a man smiles, — but much more so, when he laughs, that it adds something to this Fragment of Life.
Seite xiv - Pray, my Dear,' quoth my mother, 'have you not forgot to wind up the clock?' 'Good G — !' cried my father, making an exclamation, but taking care to moderate his voice at the same time, ' Did ever woman, since the creation of the world, interrupt a man with such a silly question ? ' Pray, what was your father saying ? Nothing.
Seite xvii - Horace, I know, does not recommend this fashion altogether : But that gentleman is speaking only of an epic poem or a tragedy, — (I forget which ;) — besides, if it was not so, I should beg Mr. Horace's pardon ; — for in writing what I have set about, I shall confine myself neither to his rules, nor to any man's rules that ever lived.

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