An Excerpt from A Sentimental Journey: A Comment on the Dead Ass

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Title

An Excerpt from A Sentimental Journey: A Comment on the Dead Ass

Description

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 reflects ideas of sentimentalism in that it is healthy for people to express emotion towards one another

Creator

Laurence Sterne

Source

Sterne, Laurence, et al. A Sentimental Journey and Other Writings. Oxford University Press, 2008.

Publisher

Oxford World's Classics

Date

Originally published 1768

Contributor

Sara Jo Cordasco

Format

Book

Type

Sentimentalism

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Shame on the world! said I to myself -- Did we love each other, as this poor soul but loved his ass -- 'twould be something. --

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Book

Citation

Laurence Sterne, “An Excerpt from A Sentimental Journey: A Comment on the Dead Ass,” Enlightenmens, accessed August 9, 2022, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/679.

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