The life and opinions of Tristram Shandy, gent. [v. VI-IX] A sentimental journey through France and Italy

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Bickers; H. Southeran, 1873

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Страница 15 - Twas well said of thee, Trim, said my uncle Toby. But when a soldier, said I, an' please your Eeverence, 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 tomorrow ; — detached here ; — countermanded there ; — resting this night out upon his arms ; — beat up in his shirt the next; — benumbed in his joints ;...
Страница 15 - A soldier, an* please your reverence, said I, prays as often (of his own accord) as a parson ; and when he is fighting for his king, and for his own life, and for his honour, too, he has the most reason to pray to God of any one in the whole world.
Страница 214 - Where slaves once more their native land behold, No fiends torment, no Christians thirst for gold. To Be, contents his natural desire, He asks no Angel's wing, no Seraph's fire; But thinks, admitted to that equal sky, His faithful dog shall bear him company.
Страница 357 - Mercy on the gouty! for they are in it twice a year; but with nine livres a day, and pen, and ink, and paper, and patience, albeit a man can't get out, he may do very well within, at least for a month or six weeks ; at the end of which, if h'e is a harmless fellow, his innocence appears, and he comes out a better and wiser man than he went in.
Страница 144 - She looked amiable! — Why could I not live, and end my days thus? Just Disposer of our joys and sorrows, cried I, why could not a man sit down in the lap of content here — and dance, and sing, and say his prayers, and go to heaven with this nut-brown maid? -Capriciously did she bend her head on one side, and dance up insidious — Then 'tis time to dance off...
Страница 13 - 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...
Страница 20 - My uncle Toby went to his bureau, put his purse into his breeches pocket, and, having ordered the Corporal to go early in the morning for a physician, he went to bed and fell asleep.
Страница 9 - Europe — when my uncle Toby was one evening getting his supper, with Trim sitting behind him at a small sideboard, — I say, sitting — for in consideration of the corporal's lame knee (which sometimes gave him exquisite pain) — when my uncle Toby dined or supped alone, he would never suffer the corporal to stand ; and the poor fellow's veneration for his master was such, that, with a proper artillery, my uncle Toby could have taken...
Страница 357 - said the starling. I stood looking at the bird; and to every person who came through the passage it ran, fluttering to the side towards which they approached it, with the same lamentation of its captivity. "I can't get out!