The Works Of Lawrence Sterne (volume 1); In Four Volumes, With A Life Of The Author, Written By Himself by Laurence Sterne

The Works Of Lawrence Sterne (volume 1); In Four Volumes, With A Life Of The Author, Written By…

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. 1873. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... friend of Edmund Burke--Lord Buckingham--the kind and enlightened Lord Bathurst, the friend of Swift and Pope--and the ' prodigy,' Charles Townsend, that man of 'most refined and polished wit,' and whose great oratorical powers were such as enabled him 'to hit the " House " just between wind and water.' The convivial manners of Sterne must have been of a congenial kind to gain the admiration and friendly companionship of the wittiest man of his time. How idle then the criticism, and how warped the judgment, of Horace Walpole, when he pronounced the author of 'Tristram Shandy' devoid of wit and humour! He could never be excited to laughter by anything that Sterne had written. But Walpole seems to have been biassed by animosity against Sterne; for, if such were not the case, he could not be so ready to infer, from the fact of Sterne's mother having become bankrupt in her attempt to keep a school in Ireland, that her son was consequently neglectful of her safety and comfort, and would have allowed her to 'rot in gaol' if the compassion of her pupils' parents had not prevented it, by raising a subscription for her relief. The letter to Mr. John Blake, just alluded to, serves to blot out the stain, which such unholy negligence, if true, would impress upon his reputation. Amongst those admirers of Sterne's genius was Warburton, the celebrated Bishop of Gloucester, who styled him the English Eabelais; and who presented him, moreover, with a purse of gold, as a token of his admiration and goodwill. He even went so far as to hold up the genius of the author of 'Tristram Shandy' even in a company of bishops. But startled, perhaps, by the outcry raised by the literary reviews, against the gross allusions which, unfortunately, tarnish, with an indelible stain, a fictitious ...

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Title:The Works Of Lawrence Sterne (volume 1); In Four Volumes, With A Life Of The Author, Written By…Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217137377

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