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" The learned SMELFUNGUS travelled from Boulogne to Paris from Paris to Rome and so on but he set out with the spleen and jaundice, and every object he pass'd by was discoloured or distorted He wrote an account of them, but 'twas nothing but the account... "
The expedition of Humphry Clinker. By the author of Roderick Random - Page xiii
by Tobias George Smollett - 1820
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Curzio Malaparte

William Hope - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 159 pages
...Splenetic Traveller, Tobias Smollett, in A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy, a traveller who "set out with the spleen and jaundice, and every object he passed by was discoloured or distorted - He wrote an account of them, but 'twas nothing but the account of his miserable feelings"....
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Historical Essays

Thomas Carlyle - History - 2002 - 1146 pages
...complained repeatedly of the inadequacy of continental life and culture: "The learned SMELFUNGUS traveled from Boulogne to Paris — from Paris to Rome —...jaundice, and every object he passed by was discoloured or distorted — He wrote an account of them, but 'twas nothing but the account of his miserable feelings"...
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Our Greatest Writers: And Their Major Works

John Carrington - English literature - 2003 - 331 pages
...'Travels Through France and Italy', which occasioned Sterne to give him the nickname Smelfungus, "who set out with the spleen and jaundice, and every object he passed by was discoloured and distorted". 37 Christopher Smart (1722-1771) Smart was plagued throughout his life by problems of mental health...
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Des histoires du temps: conceptions et représentations de la temporalité

Groupe d'études et de recherches britanniques, Ronald Shusterman - English literature - 2003 - 322 pages
...bienveillants. Au sujet de Smelfungus, c'est-adire de Smollett, il ecrit : "every object he pass'd by was discoloured and distorted - He wrote an account of them, but 'twas nothing but the account of his miserable feelings ... and a sad tale of sorrowful adventures"...
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Between East and West: Polish and Russian Nineteenth-century Travel to the ...

Izabela Kalinowska - History - 2004 - 200 pages
...Tour. Sterne elaborates on the same subject elsewhere in the Journey: The learned Smelfungus traveled from Boulogne to Paris — from Paris to Rome —...with the spleen and jaundice, and every object he pass'd by was discoloured or distorted — He wrote an account of them, but 'twas nothing but the account...
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The Carlyle Encyclopedia

Mark Cumming - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 521 pages
...(Sterne, xiii). In any case, the name made a lasting impression on Carlyle. "The learned SMELFUNGUS travelled from Boulogne to Paris — from Paris to Rome — and so on," Sterne reports, "but he set out with the spleen and jaundice, and every object he pass'd by was discoloured...
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A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy: And, Continuation of the ...

Laurence Sterne - Fiction - 2006 - 252 pages
...myself to mourn, and when they rejoiced, I would rejoice along with them.10 The learned SMELFUNGUS11 travelled from Boulogne to Paris — from Paris to...out with the spleen and jaundice, and every object 5 Sterne's italics suggest a typical bawdiness even in the midst of his scriptural references, one...
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Yorick's Congregation: The Church of England in the Time of Laurence Sterne

Martha F. Bowden - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 291 pages
...travels; Sterne, on the other hand, immortalized this distinctly unsentimental traveler as Dr. Smelfungus: "He set out with the spleen and jaundice, and every object he pass'd by was discoloured or distorted — He wrote an account of them, but 'twas nothing but the account...
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