The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
by Laurence Sterne
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman Book 5, Chapter 35 Summary
- Lord Verulum thinks that internal spirit and external air shorten lives, and so the solution to long life is to take drugs and coat the body in grease to prevent sweat. Mr. Shandy totally destroyed Lord Verulum's hypothesis, but you'll have to read the chapter when the Tristra-paedia is published. Don't hold your breath.