The Works of Laurence Sterne: With a Life of the Author, Volume 3

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Page 51 - Fleur offered him money The mourner said, he did not want it it was not the value of the ass but the loss of him The ass, he said, he was assured loved him and upon this told them a long story of a mischance upon their passage over the Pyrenean mountains which had separated them from each other three days; during which time the ass had sought him as much as he had sought the ass, and that they had neither scarce eat or drank till they met. Thou hast one comfort, friend...
Page 267 - Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft. Where be your gibes now? your gambols? your songs? your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table on a roar?
Page 88 - I took a single captive, and, having first shut him up in his dungeon, I then looked through the twilight of his grated door to take his picture.
Page 63 - HAIL ye small sweet courtesies of life, for smooth do ye make the road of it! like grace and beauty which beget inclinations to love at first sight : 'tis ye who open this door and let the stranger in.
Page 68 - I leave it to your men of words to swell pages about it it is enough in the present to say again, the gloves would not do; so folding our hands within our arms, we both loll'd upon the counter it was narrow, and there was just room for the parcel to lay between us.
Page 144 - I fancied I could distinguish an elevation of spirit different from that which is the cause or the effect of simple jollity. In a word, I thought I beheld Religion mixing in the dance...
Page 51 - Franconia ; and had got so far on his return home, when his ass died. Every one seemed desirous to know, what business could have taken so old and poor a man so far a journey from his own home. It had pleased Heaven...
Page 62 - I think I can see the precise and distinguishing marks of national characters more in these nonsensical minutiae, than in the most important matters of state...
Page 105 - Surely this is not walking in a vain shadow — nor does man disquiet himself in vain by it — he oftener does so in trusting the issue of his commotions to reason only I can safely say for myself, I was never able to conquer any one single bad sensation in my heart so decisively, as by beating up as fast as I could for some kindly and gentle sensation to fight it upon its own ground.
Page 98 - Here, said he, take it; and be trusty guardians of it till better times put me in condition to reclaim it.

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