Excerpt from "A Sentimental Journey"

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Title

Excerpt from "A Sentimental Journey"

Subject

Unwarranted assumptions

Description

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 scene is similar to other scenes throughout the book where Sterne makes makes assumptions about other people, without good evidence, and often proven wrong.

Creator

Lawrence Sterne

Source

"A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy"

Publisher

The Floating Press

Date

1892

Contributor

Daniel Johnson

Relation

A Sentimental Journey

Format

Novel

Language

English and French

Type

Text

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When La Fleur entered the room, after every discount I could make for my soul, the genuine look and air of the fellow determined the matter at once in his favour; so I hired him first, —and then began to enquire what he could do: But I shall find out his talents, quoth I, as I want them,—besides, a Frenchman can do every thing. Now poor La Fleur could do nothing in the world but beat a drum, and play a march or two upon the fife. I was determined to make his talents do; and can't say my weakness was ever so insulted by my wisdom as in the attempt.

Sterne, Laurence. Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy, The Floating Press, 1892. ProQuest Ebook Central, http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/gatech/detail.action?docID=563869.
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Original Format

Novel

Citation

Lawrence Sterne, “Excerpt from "A Sentimental Journey",” Enlightenmens, accessed August 9, 2022, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/836.

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