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Jenson society, Printed for members only, 1906

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Page 260 - Lest it should be otherwise, I have added a second title-page with the real name of the author. The first will serve the bookseller's purpose, and the second will ease the minds of those who see a jest, and the danger which lurks under it where no jest was meant...
Page 37 - Staffordshire], and I wrote to her often— I believe then she was partly determined to have me, but would not say so — at her return she fell into a consumption — and one evening that I was sitting by her with an almost broken heart...
Page 11 - The regiment, ordered in twenty-two, to Carrickfergus in the north of Ireland; we all decamped, but got no further than Drogheda, thence ordered to Mullengar, forty miles west, where by Providence we stumbled upon a kind relation, a collateral descendant from Archbishop Sterne, who took us all to his castle and kindly entreated us for a year — and sent us to the regiment at Carrickfergus, loaded with kindnesses, &c.
Page 14 - ... remained there. I, one unlucky day, mounted it, and wrote with a brush, in large capital letters, LAU. STERNE, for which the usher severely whipped me. My master was very much hurt at this, and said, before me, that never should that name be effaced, for I was a boy of genius, and he was sure I should come to preferment. This expression made me forget the stripes I had received.
Page 230 - The better sort of newspapers as well as the more dignified reviews contemptuously left it the patronage of Lloyd's Evening Post, the London Chroni.cle, and journals of that class; which simply informed their readers that a new novel, called the Vicar of...
Page 333 - ... at home, I know it, the concern of my friends, and the last services of wiping my brows, and smoothing my pillow, which the quivering hand of pale affection shall pay me, will so crucify my soul, that I shall die of a distemper which my physician is not aware of: but in an inn, the few cold offices I wanted, would be purchased with a few guineas, and paid me with an undisturbed, but punctual attention but mark.
Page 37 - I never can be yours, for I verily believe I have not long to live; but I have left you every shilling of my fortune:" a generosity which overpowered Sterne.
Page 17 - till by God's care of me my cousin Sterne, of Elvington, became a father to me, and sent me to the university, &c., &c. To pursue the thread of our story, my father's regiment was the year after ordered to Londonderry, where another sister was brought forth, Catherine, still living, but most unhappily estranged from me by my uncle's wickedness, and her own folly...
Page 18 - My father was a little smart man, active to the last degree in all exercises, most patient of fatigue and disappointments, of which it pleased God to give him full measure. He was, in his temper, somewhat rapid and hasty, but of a kindly, sweet disposition, void of all design; and so innocent in his own intentions that he suspected no one; so that you might have cheated him ten times in a day, if nine had not been sufficient for your purpose.
Page xii - Letters of the Late Rev. Mr. Laurence Sterne, to His Most Intimate Friends. With a Fragment in the Manner of Rabelais.

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