The Works of Laurence Sterne, in One Volume

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Grigg & Elliott, 1834 - 416 Seiten
 

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Seite 179 - The blood and spirits of Le Fevre, which were waxing cold and slow within him, and were retreating to their last citadel, the heart, — rallied back, — the film forsook his eyes for a moment ; — he looked up wishfully in my uncle Toby's face ; — then cast a look upon his boy ; — and that ligament, fine as it was — was never broken ! Nature instantly ebb'd again; — the film returned to its place ; — the pulse fluttered ; — stopped ; — went on,— throbbed, — stopped again; —...
Seite 36 - 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 304 - As I darkened the little light he had, he lifted up a hopeless eye towards the door, then cast it down,— shook his head, and went on with his work of affliction.
Seite 304 - I saw him pale and feverish ; in thirty years the western breeze had not once fanned his blood ; — he had seen no sun, no moon, in all that time ; — nor had the voice of friend or kinsman breathed through his lattice ! — His children ! — But here my heart began to bleed ; and I was forced to go on with another part of the portrait.
Seite 323 - Eternal fountain of our feelings! 'tis here I trace thee, and this is thy "divinity which stirs within me " ; not that in some sad and sickening moments, "my soul shrinks back upon herself, and startles at destruction...
Seite 51 - As no one, who knows what he is about in good company, would venture to talk all ; — so no author, who understands the just boundaries of decorum and good breeding, would presume to think all : The truest respect which you can pay to the reader's understanding, is to halve this matter amicably, and leave him something to imagine, in his turn, as well as yourself.
Seite 178 - Dendermond to itself, to be relieved or not by the French king as the French king thought good ; and only considered how he himself should relieve the poor lieutenant and his son. That kind Being who is a friend to the friendless shall recompense thee for this. " Thou hast left this matter short...
Seite 17 - Gravity was an errant scoundrel, and he would add, — of the most dangerous kind too, — because a sly one; and that he verily believed, more honest, wellmeaning people were bubbled out of their goods and money by it in one twelvemonth, than by pocket-picking and shoplifting in seven.
Seite 177 - Corporal. I think so too, said my uncle Toby. When the Lieutenant had taken his glass of sack and toast, he felt himself a little revived, and sent down into the kitchen, to let me know that, in about ten minutes, he should be glad if I would step up stairs. I believe...
Seite 177 - Trim, said my uncle Toby, blowing his nose, but that thou art a good-natured fellow. When I gave him the toast, continued the Corporal, I thought it was proper to tell him I was Captain Shandy's servant, and that your honour (though a stranger) was extremely concerned for his father ; and that if there was any thing in your house or cellar, — (And thou mightst have added my purse too, said my uncle Toby), — he was heartily welcome to it.

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