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An excerpt from Chapter 2 The Vicar of Wakefield which captures the sentimental experience of courtship through an account of the daily routine led by the involved families

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In this excerpt, Descartes argues that common structures of knowledge and belief are merely "errors powerful enough to darken our natural intelligence," and thus places rational thought above all other modes of information. In doing so, Descartes…

'A SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY', the first part; by Laurence Sterne, M.A. The author's corrected draft, prepared for the press; together with the printed preface and woodcut illustrations of the edition by Nichols.

An oil painting depicting Maria from "A Sentimental Journey"

This is a scene depicting Yorick and Maria near the end of A Sentimental Journey. This image shows all the emotions and feelings being expressed which was the epitome of the Age of Sentimentalism

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This oil painting is a depiction of Maria from Laurence Sterne's A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy.

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

Oil painting depicting a scene in "Pamela" where Mr. B is hiding in the closet as Pamela and Mrs. Jewkes are preparing for bed

Oil painting portrait of Samuel Richardson, the author of "Pamela" and "Clarissa"

Before Laurence Sterne published Shandy andA Sentimental Journey, he wrote sermons as a parson which tackled many questions about human identity and experience in the eighteenth century.
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