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Laurence Sterne

A Sentimental Journey

millypetrosyanhas quoted6 months ago
I shall distinguish these gentlemen by the name of
Simple Travellers.
Thus the whole circle of travellers may be reduced to the following HEADS:-
Idle Travellers, Inquisitive Travellers, Lying Travellers, Proud Travellers, Vain Travellers, Splenetic Travellers.
Then follow:
The Travellers of Necessity, The Delinquent and Felonious Traveller, The Unfortunate and Innocent Traveller, The Simple Traveller,
And last of all (if you please) The Sentimental Traveller, (meaning thereby myself) who have travell'd, and of which I am now sitting down to give an account,—as much out of NECESSITY, and the besoin de Voyager, as any one in the class.
millypetrosyanhas quoted6 months ago
nature generally prompting us to the thing we are fittest for,
millypetrosyanhas quoted6 months ago
When a man is discontented with himself, it has one advantage however, that it puts him into an excellent frame of mind for making a bargain.
millypetrosyanhas quoted6 months ago
I have behaved very ill, said I within myself; but I have only just set out upon my travels; and shall learn better manners as I get along.
millypetrosyanhas quoted6 months ago
and heaven be their resource who have no other but the charity of the world, the stock of which, I fear, is no way sufficient for the many GREAT CLAIMS which are hourly made upon it.
millypetrosyanhas quoted6 months ago
It was one of those heads which Guido has often painted,—mild, pale—penetrating, free from all commonplace ideas of fat contented ignorance looking downwards upon the earth;—it look'd forwards; but look'd as if it look'd at something beyond this world.—
millypetrosyanhas quoted6 months ago
Strange! quoth I, debating the matter with myself, That one and twenty miles sailing, for 'tis absolutely no further from Dover to Calais, should give a man these rights:
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