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

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...lay it upon the table close beside my ink-horn, on purpose to make my declaration to the world concerning this one article the more solemn-that I believe in my soul (unless my love and partiality to my understanding blinds me) the hand of the supreme Maker and first Designer of all things never made or put a family together (in that period at least of it which I have sat down to write the story of)-where the characters of it were cast or contrasted with so dramatick a felicity as ours was, for this end; or in which the capacities of affording such exquisite scenes, and the powers of shifting them perpetually from morning to night, were lodged and intrusted with so unlimited a confidence, as in the Shandy Family. Not any one of these was more diverting, I say, in this whimsical theatre of ours than what frequently arose out of this selfsame chapter of long noses especially when my father's imagination was heated with the enquiry, and nothing would serve him but to heat my uncle Toby's too. My uncle Toby would give my father all possible fair play in this attempt; and with infinite patience would sit smoaking his pipe for whole hours together, whilst my father was practising upon his head, and trying every accessible avenue to drive Prignitz and Scroderus's solutions into it. Whether they were above my uncle Toby's reason or contrary to it or that his brain was like damp timber, and no spark could possibly take hold or that it was so full of saps, mines, bunds, curtins, and such military disqualifications to his seeing clearly into Prignitz and Scroderus's doctrines I say not--let schoolmen--scullions, anatomists, and engineers, fight for it among themselves 'Twas some misfortune, I make no doubt, in this affair, that my father had every...
Title:The Life And Opinions Of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman Volume 2Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217593135

ISBN - 13:9780217593137