A Sentimental Journey by Laurence Sterne

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Title

A Sentimental Journey by Laurence Sterne

Subject

Sentimental Novel, Fiction, Travel Literature

Description

An Excerpt from 'A Sentimental Journey' - The Act of Charity, Paris

Creator

Laurence Sterne

Source

The International Collectors Library

Publisher

T. Becket and P. A. De Hond

Date

1768

Contributor

Riwayat Katia

Format

Print

Language

English

Type

Novel

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Text

The man who either disdains or fears to walk up a dark entry may be an excellent good man, and fit for a hundred things, but he will not do to make a good Sentimental Traveller.—I count little of the many things I see pass at broad noonday, in large and open streets.—Nature is shy, and hates to act before spectators, but in such an unobserved corner you sometimes see a single short scene of hers worth all the sentiments of a dozen French plays compounded together,—and yet they are absolutely fine;—and whenever I have a more brilliant affair upon my hands than common, as they suit a preacher just as well as a hero, I generally make my sermon out of ’em;—and for the text,—“Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia,”—is as good as anyone in the Bible.

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Laurence Sterne , “A Sentimental Journey by Laurence Sterne,” Enlightenmens, accessed August 18, 2022, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/716.

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