The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
by Laurence Sterne
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman Book 7, Chapter 39 Summary
- Finally, Tristram heads to Lippius's clock, which it turns out doesn't even work. So he speeds off to look at the Chinese manuscripts, where it turns out the Jesuits (to whom the manuscripts belong) are all sick (this is a joke—they've been banned in France since 1762).