The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman Book 1, Chapter 7 Summary Page 1
- Here comes another digression.
- A renowned midwife lived in the village, and here's her story: the only midwife used to live six or seven miles away (that used to be a long way in the eighteenth century), until the parson's wife convinced her husband to pay for a local woman to learn the trade.
- Cut to Tristram's favorite topic: hobby-horses.