The Works of Laurence Sterne, A. M.: Sterne's letters published by his daughter, I.S. de Medalle. A fragment, in the manner of Rabelais

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John Wyeth., 1805 - English literature
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Page 196 - ... enough to be introduced as a friend to my fair Indian disciple, and to see her eclipse all other Nabobesses as much in wealth as she does already in exterior and, what is far better" (for Sterne is nothing without his morality), "in interior merit This nobleman is an old friend of mine.
Page 126 - ... done smarting with it, when your letter of recommendation, in behalf of so many of her brethren and sisters, came to me ; — but why her brethren ? — or yours, Sancho, — any more than mine ? It is by the finest tints and most insensible gradations that Nature descends from the fairest face about St. James's to the sootiest complexion in Africa.
Page 153 - tis true that an author must feel himself, or his reader will not ; — but I have torn my whole frame into pieces by my feelings. — I believe the brain stands as much in need of recruiting as the body, — therefore I shall set out for town the twentieth of next month, after having recruited myself a week at York. I might indeed solace myself with my wife (who is come from France) ; but in fact I have long been a sentimental Being, — whatever your Lordship may think to the contrary.
Page 129 - H , and execute those commissions well, and when I see you I will give you a kiss — there's for you ! But I have something else for you which I am fabricating at a great rate, and that is my
Page 196 - I want to know you, Mr. Sterne; but it is fit you should know, also, who it is that wishes this pleasure. You have heard, continued he, of an old Lord Bathurst, of whom your Popes and Swifts have sung and spoken so much: I have lived my life with geniuses of that cast; but have survived them; and, despairing ever to find their equals, it is some years since I have...
Page 196 - Prior, &c., &c., always at his table. The manner in which his notice began of me, was as singular as it was polite. He came up to me, one day, as I was at the Princess of Wales's court.
Page 124 - I was placed in a family who judged ignorance the best and only security for obedience. — A little reading and writing I got by unwearied application. — The latter part of my life has been, thro...
Page 197 - This nobleman, I say, is a prodigy; for at eighty-five he has all the wit and promptness of a man of thirty. A disposition to be pleased, and a power to please others, beyond whatever I knew : added to which, a man of learning, courtesy, and feeling. He heard me talk of thee, Eliza, with uncommon satisfaction; for there was only a third person, and of sensibility, with us. And a most sentimental afternoon, till nine o'clock, have we passed! But thou, Eliza, wert the star that conducted and enliven'd...
Page 198 - I write to thee, — and so I should ever live with thee, most artlessly, most affectionately, if Providence permitted thy residence in the same section of the globe...
Page 125 - Indies. — That subject handled in your striking manner, would ease the yoke (perhaps of many ;) but if only of one,— gracious God ! what a feast to a benevolent heart!

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