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Uncle Toby and Widow Wadman.jpg
This is a painting on a scene in The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman. Here, uncle Toby falls in love with the neighbor widow Wadman while forced to look into her eyes when she says there is dust in her eyes.

Part of the point of Yorick's narrative is to contrast his benevolent attitude towards man with the attitudes expressed in the more spleen-oriented, irritable travel narratives of his contemporaries. This welcoming attitude is also what gives the…

An excerpt from a journal article about the rise of foreign travel in eighteenth century Europe, and how it influenced travel writing such as Lawrence Sterne's "A Sentimental Journey".
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