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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman Book 2, Chapter 7

By Laurence Sterne

Book 2, Chapter 7

  • Mr. Shandy ridicules Toby for not knowing the right end of a woman from the wrong end. Toby agrees, and Mr. Shandy kindly offers to tell him. He begins a totally nonsensical digression about analogy. Before we get too far into it, however, someone knocks on the door.