The Complete Works And Life Of Laurence Sterne (volume 3) by Laurence Sterne

The Complete Works And Life Of Laurence Sterne (volume 3)

byLaurence Sterne

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904. Excerpt: ... accidents driven out of their own proper class into the very verge of another, which it gives me pain to write down every third man a pigmy! some by ricketty heads and hump backs others by bandy legs a third set arrested by the hand of Nature in the sixth and seventh years of their growth a fourth, in their perfect and natural state, like dwarf apple-trees; from the first rudiments and stamina of their existence, never meant to grow higher. A medical traveller might say, 'tis owing to undue bandages a splenetic one, to want of air and an inquisitive traveller, to fortify the system, may measure the height of their houses the narrowness of their streets, and in how few feet square hi the sixth and seventh stories such numbers of the Bourgoisie eat and sleep together; but I remember, Mr Shandy the elder, who accounted for nothing like any body else, in speaking one evening of these matters, averred, that children, like other animals, might be increased almost to any size, provided they came right into the world; but the misery was, the citizens of Paris were so coop'd up, that they had not actually room enough to get them I did not call it getting any thing, said he 't is getting nothing Nay, continued he, rising in his argument, 't is getting worse than nothing, when all you have got, after twenty or fiveand-twenty years of the tenderest care and most nutritious aliment bestowed upon it, shall not at last be as high as my leg. Now, Mr Shandy being very short, there could be nothing more said of it. As this is not a work of reasoning, I leave the solution as I found it, and content myself with the truth only of the remark, which is verified in every lane and by-lane of Paris. I was walking down that which leads from the Carousal to the Palais Royal, and obs...

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Title:The Complete Works And Life Of Laurence Sterne (volume 3)Format:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217890415

ISBN - 13:9780217890410

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