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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman Book 1, Chapter 15

By Laurence Sterne

Book 1, Chapter 15

  • Once again, Tristram gets picky about the details: the marriage settlement says that Elizabeth Mollineux (Mrs. Shandy) gets to have her babies in London.
  • If she abuses the privilege by pretending to be pregnant, she has to give birth in the country. Unfortunately for Tristram (and Tristram's nose), she had a false alarm the previous September.