The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, Band 1

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R. and J. Dodsley, 1760 - 220 Seiten
 

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Seite 79 - I'll not hurt a hair of thy head: — Go, says he, lifting up the sash, and opening his hand as he spoke, to let it escape; — go, poor devil, get thee gone, why should I hurt thee? This world surely is wide enough to hold both thee and me.
Seite 98 - 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 78 - ... of my father's as feelingly as a man could do ; — but he was of a peaceful, placid nature, — no jarring element in it, — all was mixed up so kindly within him ; my uncle Toby had scarce a heart to retaliate upon a fly. — Go...
Seite 68 - ... 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. For my own part, I am eternally paying him compliments of this kind, and do all that lies in my power to keep his imagination as busy as my own.
Seite 17 - Theatres from words of little meaning, and as indeterminate a sense! when thou considerest this, thou wilt not wonder at my uncle Toby's perplexities, — thou wilt drop a tear of pity upon his scarp and his counterscarp ; — his glacis and his covered way; — his ravelin and his half-moon : 'Twas not by ideas, — by Heaven ; his life was put in jeopardy by words.
Seite 79 - I was but ten years old when this happened ; but whether it was, that the action itself was more in unison to...
Seite 55 - Obadiah time enough, poetically speaking, and considering the emergency too, both to go and come; — though, morally and truly speaking, the man, perhaps, has scarce had time to get on his boots "If the hypercritic will go upon this; and is resolved after all to take a pendulum, and measure the true distance betwixt the ringing of the bell, and the rap at the door;— and, after finding it to be no more than two minutes, thirteen seconds, and...

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