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BEAUTIES OF STERNE;

INCLUDING ALL HIS

PATHETIC TALES,

HIS

HUMOROUS DESCRIPTIONS,

HIS MOST DISTINGUISHED

OBSERVATIONS ON LIFE,

AND

À COPIOUS SELECTION FROM HIS SERMONS.

Writing when properly managed (as you may be sure I think mine is), is hut a different name for conversation. As no one, who knows what he is about in good company, would venture to ialk al) :-SO po author, who understands the just boundaries of decorum and goodbreeding, would presume to think all: The truest respect which you can pay to the reader's understanding, is to halve this matter amicably, and leave him something to inagine, in his turu, as well as yourself.

For my own part, I am eternally paving him compliments of this Aind, and do all that lies in my power to keep bis imagination as busy 23 iny own.

LONDON:

PRINTED BY C. WHITTINGHAM,

Goswell Street, FOR J. SHARPE, OPPOSITE ALBANY, PICCADILLY.

RARY

NEW YORK

ADVERTISEMENT.

AUTHORS have but rarely attained their due place in the public estimation, until time has been allowed to give the stamp of currency to their ore : but it has been the fortune of STERNE, to enjoy while living the sunshine of popularity; nor have forty years, which have given to his works their full share of criticism, and, what is worse, of imitation ; withered the bloom of his laurels, or exhausted the delight of

his page.

On the, utility of selections of this kind, Dr. Johnson's opinion is too well known to require additional recommendation ; and as an analysis of the work immediately follows, it is presumed the reader will feel no difficulty in suiting his taste, and in being amply satisfied with his entertainment.

The Arms of Mr. Sterne's family, delineated on the Title Page, will be recognised by every reader, as the origin of the story of the Starling in the 50th page of the work.

CONTENTS

HUMOROUS PIECES.

Dr. Slop and Obadiah, meeting..

73

The Parson's Horse....

75

The Abuses of Conscience. A Semon

79

Wit and Judgment......

99

The Internuption....

10)

Corporal Trio's Definition of radical Hicat and Mois-

ture...

105

Dr. Slop and Susannah

107

Mr. Shandy's Bed of Justice

108

Captain Shandy's Justification of his own Princi.

113

The Dance............................................ 116

ples, &c

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