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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman Book 5, Chapter 43

By Laurence Sterne

Book 5, Chapter 43

  • This chapter, in which Mr. Shandy reads from the Tristram-paedia, parodies arcane knowledge with an extended discussion of auxiliary verbs (like "were" and "had").
  • On this momentous occasion, the book ends.