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A profound comment was made by Yorick when realizing the German man's intense love for his lost donkey. He proclaims that the people ought to love each other in the way this man loved his donkey, and that the world would be a better place. This…

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An Illustration of the scene, "The Dead Ass"

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An illustration describing Laurence Sterne's views on prominent writers such as Tobias Smollett and Samuel Sharp. He refers to them as Smelfungus and Mundungus.

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His argument of the inquiry: (1) Our ideas have their origin in our perceptions and are received by senses. (2) For different perceptions, we have different senses. (3) Perceptions are founded in certain qualities of the objects perceived. (4) These…

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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentlemanwas Laurence Sterne's first major success. This exaggerated depiction of the main character, Tristram Shandy, is from an original copy of the novel.

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".

In this oddly sexual account of an interaction with a fille de chambre, Yorick remarks that the fille de chambre is so sentimentally in tune with himself that they must be related. Yorick had previously described the girl as "submissive" and…

The excerpt accounts the views on man based on his emotional/sentimental behavior. Those who are sympathetic and willing to listen amiable, while those who are only concerned with themselves are disagreeable. This statement exemplifies Smith's ideas…

Yorick, the narrator of A Sentimental Journey, decides to include the missing story of his lack of passport in France only when that story has consequence for the rest of his purported narrative.Thus, Sterne sheds light on the hidden nuance behind…
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