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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

  

by Laurence Sterne

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman Book 3, Chapter 34 Summary

  • TS compares Mr. Shandy's picking up an idea to a man who picks up an apple and, as a result, lays claim to the apple (dropping a reference to John Locke's ideas of ownership).
  • He's a greedy little bugger who thinks his opinions are solely his property. And Mr. Shandy has some pretty strong ideas about noses, as well as every single book ever written on the subject.
  • And here's good place for Tristram to give Uncle Toby some love.

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