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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman Book 5, Chapter 35

By Laurence Sterne

Book 5, Chapter 35

  • Lord Verulum thinks that internal spirit and external air shorten lives, and so the solution to long life is to take drugs and coat the body in grease to prevent sweat. Mr. Shandy totally destroyed Lord Verulum's hypothesis, but you'll have to read the chapter when the Tristra-paedia is published. Don't hold your breath.