The Beauties of Sterne

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G. Kearsley, 1790 - English literature - 325 pages
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Page 29 - The Accusing Spirit, which flew up to heaven's chancery with the oath, blushed as he gave it in, and the Recording Angel, as he wrote it down, dropped a tear upon the word, and blotted it out for ever.
Page 130 - For what is war ? what is it, Yorick, when fought, as ours has been, upon principles of liberty, and upon principles of honour — what is it, but the getting together of quiet and harmless people, with their swords in their hands, to keep the ambitious and the turbulent within bounds...
Page 135 - As I darkened the little light he had, he lifted up a hopeless eye towards the door, then cast it down, shook his head, and went on with his work of affliction.
Page 21 - Nicholas ; — and, besides, it is so cold and rainy a night, that what with the roquelaure, and what with the weather, 'twill be enough to give your honour your death, and bring on your honour's torment in your groin.
Page 74 - Toby, which recommends her to protection and her brethren with her; 'tis the fortune of war which has put the whip into our hands now where it may be hereafter, heaven knows ! but be it where it will, the brave, Trim ! will not use it unkindly.
Page 91 - When we had got within half a league of Moulines, at a little opening in the road leading to a thicket, I discovered poor Maria sitting under a poplar; — she was sitting with her elbow in her lap, and her head leaning on one side within her hand.
Page 249 - tis out, my Lord, in every one of its dimensions. Admirable connoisseur! And did you step in, to take a look at the grand picture in your way back? 'Tis a melancholy daub! my Lord; not one principle of the pyramid in any one group!
Page 276 - As the Lord thy God liveth, I have not a cake, but a handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse; and, behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and dress it for me and my son, that we may eat it and die.
Page 28 - Thou hast left this matter short," said my uncle Toby to the corporal as he was putting him to bed, " and I will tell thee in what, Trim. In the first place, when thou...
Page 19 - Tis for a poor gentleman, — I think, of the army, said the landlord, who has been taken ill at my house four days ago, and has never held up his head since, or had a desire to taste...

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