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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 8 Summary

  • Tristram interrupts again to settle a brief matter. He asks the reader to let the previous chapter stand in for the promised chapter on chamber-maids and button-holes, because that would have been a chapter full of bawdy allusions.
  • (Giving a woman a "green gown" means to have sex with her on the grass; "old hat" is slang for female genitalia.)

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