The works of Laurence Sterne, 3. köide

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S. Richards, 1823
 

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Page 19 - He will never march, an' please your honour, in this world, said the corporal : He will march, said my uncle Toby, rising up from the side of the bed, with one shoe off : An' please your honour, said the corporal, he will never march, but to his grave : He shall march, cried my uncle Toby, marching the foot which had a shoe on, though without advancing an inch, — he shall march to his regiment.
Page 18 - ... to be bolted up, by which he might be said to have turned the siege of Dendermond into a blockade, he left Dendermond to itself, to be relieved or not by the French king as the French king thought good ; and only considered how he himself should relieve the poor lieutenant and his son. That kind Being who is a friend to the friendless shall recompense thee for this. " Thou hast left this matter short...
Page 124 - I generally fall into conversation with him ; and surely never is my imagination so busy as in framing his responses from the etchings of his countenance — and where those carry me not deep enough in flying from my own heart into his, and seeing what is natural for an ass to think — as well as a man, upon the occasion.
Page 19 - Your honour knows," said the corporal, " I had no orders." " True ! " quoth my uncle Toby ; " thou didst very right, Trim, as a soldier, but certainly very wrong as a man. In the second place, for which indeed thou hast the same excuse...
Page 124 - tis an animal (be in what hurry I may) I cannot bear to strike — there is a patient endurance of sufferings, wrote so unaffectedly in his looks and carriage, which pleads so mightily for him, that it always disarms me ; and to that degree, that I do not like to speak unkindly to him : on the contrary, meet him where I will — whether in town or country — in cart...
Page 12 - Trim, said my uncle Toby, and here's a shilling for thee to drink with his servant. I shall get it all out of him, said the corporal, shutting the door. My uncle Toby filled his second pipe, and had it not been that he now and then wandered from the point, with considering whether it was not full as well to have the curtain of the...
Page 12 - It was not till my uncle Toby had knocked the ashes out of his third pipe, that corporal Trim returned from the inn, and gave him the following account : I despaired at first, said the corporal, of being able to bring back your honour any kind of intelligence concerning the poor sick lieutenant...
Page 15 - I, an' please your reverence, has been standing for twelve hours together in the trenches, up to his knees in cold water — or engaged, said I, for months together in long and dangerous marches ; harassed, perhaps, in his rear to-day ; harassing others to-morrow ; detached here ; countermanded there ; resting this night out upon his arms ; beat up in his shirt the next ; benumbed in his joints ; perhaps without straw in his tent to kneel on, [he] must say his prayers how and when he can. I believe...
Page 14 - Trim, said my uncle Toby, blowing his nose, but that thou art a good-natured fellow. When I gave him the toast, continued the Corporal, I thought it was proper to tell him I was Captain Shandy's servant, and that your honour (though a stranger) was extremely concerned for his father ; and that if there was any thing in your house or cellar, — (And thou mightst have added my purse too, said my uncle Toby), — he was heartily welcome to it.
Page 125 - He turned his head thoughtful about, and looked wistfully the opposite way I understand thee perfectly, answered I If thou takest a wrong step in this affair, he will cudgel thee to death Well ! a minute is but a minute, and if it saves a fellow-creature a drubbing, it shall not be set down as ill spent.

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