The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman Book 2, Chapter 3 Summary
- Back to our plot.
- Toby is getting pretty interested in a map of Namur, and, as he learns about the battle, he starts to like it. Really like it. At the end of a year, he's gathered up maps of towns all through Italy. The next year he digs deeper, reading book after book about military strategy and building.
- As the third year begins, he starts to study projectiles and goes all the way back to Galileo to refresh his geometry.
- It's time to step away from the book, Toby. Tristram lays the smackdown on his obsessed uncle, since too much knowledge will only confuse a man and make him grow old before his time.
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