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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 5, Chapter 13 Summary

  • Mr. Shandy was a little like Job (assuming Job ever existed, Tristram says), in that his first impulse when something went wrong was to wish himself dead.
  • He's quoting Socrates on the matter, who said something about his three children, when Mrs. Shandy misunderstands him: three children?" she says. "That's one more than I know about!"
  • "No," Mr. Shandy says: "I have one less."
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