The Life And Opinions Of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (volume 2) by Laurence SterneThe Life And Opinions Of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (volume 2) by Laurence Sterne

The Life And Opinions Of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (volume 2)

byLaurence Sterne

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1895. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIX It was a thousand pities;--though I believe, an' please your Honour, I am going to say but a foolish kind of thing for a soldier. . . . A soldier, cried my uncle Toby, interrupting the Corporal, is no more exempt from saying a foolish thing, Trim, than a man of letters. . . . But not so often, an' please your Honour, replied the Corporal. . . . My uncle Toby gave a nod. It was a thousand pities then, said the Corporal, casting his eye upon Dunkirk and the mole, as Servius Sulpicius, in returning out of Asia (when he sailed from jEgina towards Megara), did upon Corinth and Pyraeus,-- 'It was a thousand pities, an" please your Honour, to destroy these works,--and a thousand pities to have let them stand.' . . . Thou art right, Trim, in both cases, said my uncle Toby. . . . This, continued the Corporal, is the reason, that, from the beginning of their demolition to the end--I have never once whistled, or sung, or laugh'd, or cried, or talk'd of past-done deeds, or told your Honour one story, good or bad. . . . Thou hast many excellences, Trim, said my uncle Toby; and I hold it not the least of them, as thou happenest to be a story-teller, that of the number thou hast told me, either to amuse me in my painful hours, or divert me in my grave ones, --thou hast seldom told me a bad one. . . . Because, an' please your Honour, except one of a King of Bohemia and his seven castles,--they are all true; for they are about myself. ... I do not like the subject the worse, Trim, said my uncle Toby, on that score. . . . But, prithee, what is this story? thou hast excited my curiosity. . . . I'1l tell it your Honour, quoth the Corporal, directly. . . . Provided, said my uncle Toby, looking earnestly towards Dunkirk and the Mole again,--provided it is not a merry one;...
Title:The Life And Opinions Of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (volume 2)Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021735422X

ISBN - 13:9780217354226