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Definition of "grand tour" in Oxford English Dictionary

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Yorick flirts with the shopkeeper despite her being married.

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Yorick asks a young woman in Paris for direction but must return and ask again after forgetting.

Maria, from A Sentimental Journey, puts her face in her hands in sorrow as she contemplates her husband and father

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Scenes fromA Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy engraved on a fan mount


A colored, engraved plate depicting LaFleur playing his fife and servants dancing in the kitchen. This illustration comes from the first edition of "A Sentimental Journey".

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A scene from Laurence Sterne's A Sentimental Journeythat depicts people onlooking as a man greives the death of his ass.

In this excerpt, Lawrence Sterne makes the assumption that the French are the supreme people and are capable at succeeding at anything. Sterne makes many assumptions about the French in comparison to the English, where he himself is from. This…

This quote shows the correlation between the acquisition of goods and knowledge. Sterne concludes that the satisfaction of new acquisition fuels the desire for more.
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