The Works of Laurence Sterne: With a Life of the Author, Volume 6

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William Durell, 1814 - English literature
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Page 392 - They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble. They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wit's end.
Page 147 - Prior, &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, and said,
Page 226 - Swift : he keeps a due distance from Rabelais ; I keep a due distance from him. Swift has said a hundred things I durst not say, unless I was Dean of St. Patrick's.
Page 42 - Dodsley. Whoever was the author, he appears to be a monster of impiety and lewdness. Yet, such is the malignity of the scribblers, some have given them to your friend Hall ; and others, which is still more impossible, to yourself ; though the first ode has the insolence to place you both in a mean and ridiculous light.
Page 145 - The others came from the head. I am more indifferent about their reception. I know not how it comes about, but I am half in love with you. I ought to be wholly so; for I never valued (or saw more good qualities to value) or thought more of one of your sex than of you ; so adieu. Yours faithfully, If not affectionately, L. STERNE.
Page 193 - London; where you generally are in spring: — and then my Sentimental Journey will, I dare say, convince you that my feelings are from the heart; and that that heart is not of the worst of moulds. — Praised be God for my sensibility ! Though it has often made me wretched, yet I would not exchange it for all the pleasures the grossest sensualist ever felt...
Page 163 - I honour you, Eliza, for keeping secret some things which, if explained, had been a panegyric on yourself. There is a dignity in venerable affliction which will not allow it to appeal to the world for pity or redress. Well have you supported that...
Page 163 - France already — and I know not the woman I should like so well for her substitute as yourself. 'Tis true I am ninety-five in constitution and you but twenty-five...
Page 65 - Shandy — which is to be answered by recrimination upon the liberties in his own works — these are to be printed together — Crebillion against Sterne — Sterne against Crebillion — the copy to be sold, and the money equally divided — This is good Swiss-policy.
Page 291 - The uncommonness of the titles occasioned numerous applications, and at night I used privately to glide into the office, to digest the notes or heads of the day, and receive the earnest, which was directed always to be left with the memorandums, the writing to be paid for on delivery, according to the subject.

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