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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
by Laurence Sterne
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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman Book 4, Chapter 19 Summary

  • Mr. Shandy hears the last of their discussion and breaks forth into a LAMENTATION.
  • Yep, he's mad. Heaven is punishing him, he says, and punishing his new son, and it all started when Mrs. Shandy distracted him at the moment of ejaculation.
  • It all got worse because she was so stressed about going up to town, and then the boy presented head first and got squished, and then his nose was broken. Just about everything has gone wrong.
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