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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 40 Summary

  • Tristram claims that the nose is the seat of reason. In other words, men don't think with their heads, they think with their… noses. Yeah, noses.
  • Moving on, Tristram says that if the best thinker watched Toby listening to Mr. Shandy, he would have thought that Toby was reasoning very strongly. But surprise, surprise, he wasn't.

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