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In this excerpt, Sterne parodies Tristram's sentimental attraction to Maria by depicting her dividing her affections between Tristram and a goat. Tristram, the sentimental object, is ostensibly empathetic to Maria's sorrow and emotion. However, when…

A young physician taking the pulse of a woman with whom he is flirting, a young man passing by raises his hat. Colour stipple engraving by J. Parker, 1783, after J. Northcote.

A shop assistant standing on the left, behind the counter at a glove shop, leaning with her arms on the desk and looking at a pair of gloves beside her, watched by Reverend Yorick, who stands on the opposite side, his hat in his left hand, resting on…


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