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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…

Definition of "grand tour" in Oxford English Dictionary

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 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…
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