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Laurence Sterne (1713–1768), Irish novelist and clergyman, author of "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman" (1759–1767).

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What is the unmentionable Italian instrument in Tristram Shandy?

In Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy (Volume 1, Chapter XXIII) Shandy is discussing - if I am not mistaken - how people's character may be inferred from external appearances. Some, for instance, draw ...
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Who is Thomas o' Becket" in Tristram Shandy?

Who is Thomas o'Becket in chapter 2, vol.7 of The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman? So without arguing the matter further with Thomas o’Becket, or any one else— St. Becket is of ...