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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman Book 4, Chapter 12

By Laurence Sterne

Book 4, Chapter 12

  • Mr. Shandy sees Susannah—he's still on the stairs—and asks about Mrs. Shandy. Susannah gives him some sass.
  • Mr. Shandy thinks that childbirth makes women uppity, while Toby just feels sorry for them.