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" Yorick had an invincible dislike and opposition in his nature to gravity;— not to gravity as such;— for where gravity was wanted, he would be the most grave or serious of mortal men for days and weeks together;— but he was an enemy to the affectation... "
The Hibernian Magazine, Or, Compendium of Entertaining Knowledge - Page 153
1774
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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, Volume 1

Laurence Sterne - 1760 - 220 pages
...nature to gravity; not to gravity as fuch ; for where gravity was wanted, he would be the moft grave or ferious of mortal men for days and weeks together...folly ; and then, whenever it fell In his way, however flickered and protected, he feldom gave it much quarter. Sometimes, in his wild way of talking, he...
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A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy, Volumes 1-3

Laurence Sterne - France - 1774 - 328 pages
...to gravity as fuch;—for where gravity was wanted, he would be the mof t grave or ferious of moral men for days and weeks together; but he was an enemy to the affedtation of it, and declared open war againft it, only as it appeared a cloak tor ignorance or for...
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The Works of Laurence Sterne: M.A. in Seven Volumes ...

Laurence Sterne - 1776
...his nature to gravity ,—not to gravity as inch—for where gravity was wanted, he would be the moft grave and ferio.us of mortal men for days and weeks...folly ; and then, whenever it fell in his way, however fhcitered and pro(ftcted, he feldom gave it much quarter. SomeSometimes, in his wild way of walking,...
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The Works of Laurence Sterne ...: Memoirs. Tristram Shandy

Laurence Sterne - 1780
...gravity ; — not to gravity as fuch ; — for where gravity was wanted, he would be the moft grave or ferious of mortal men for days and weeks together...folly : and then, whenever it fell in his way, however fhckered and protected, he feldom gave it much quarter. Sometimes, in his wild way of talking, he would...
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The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for ...

History - 1789
...for days and •weeks together; but lie was an enemy to the affecbtion of it, and declared open \var againft it, only as it appeared a cloak for ignorance, or for folly; and then, vhenever it fell in his way, however iheltered and proteased, he feldom gave it much quarter. Sometimes,...
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¬A sentimental journey through France and Italy0, Volumes 1-2

Laurence Sterne - English fiction - 1798 - 227 pages
...to gravi"ty , — not to gravity as fuch — "for , where gravity was wanted , ho "would be the moft grave and ferious of *'mortal men for days and weeks...for folly; and "then, whenever it fell in his way , howB a "ever fheltered and protected, he fel•"dom gave it much quarter. "Sometimes, in his wild...
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A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy

Laurence Sterne - British - 1802 - 212 pages
...to gravity as such — for, where « gravity was wanted , he would be the most grave K and serious of mortal men for days and weeks « together ; — but he was an enemy to the affec« tat ion of it , and declared open war against it , « only as it appeared a cloak for ignorance...
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The Works of Laurence Sterne ...

Laurence Sterne - English literature - 1803
...gravity; — not to gravity as fuch; — for where gravity was wanted, he would be the molt grave, or ferious of mortal men for days and weeks together ;— but he was an enemy to the atfeo tution of it, and declared open war agamlt it, only as it appeared a cloak for ignorance, or...
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The Works of Laurence Sterne, A. M.: Some account of the life and writings ...

Laurence Sterne - English literature - 1804
...gravity ; not to gravity as such for where gravity was wanted; he would be the most grave and serious of mortal men for days and weeks together; but he was an enemy to the affe6lation of if, and declared open war against it, only as it appeared a cloak for ignorance, or...
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The Works of Laurence Sterne, Volume 1

Laurence Sterne - English literature - 1808
...gravity ; — not to gravity as fuch ; — for where gravity was wanted, he would be the moft grave or ferious of mortal men for days and weeks together...folly : and then, whenever it fell in his way, however meltered and protected, he feldom gave it much quarter. Sometimes, in his wild way of talking, he would...
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