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BEAUTIES OF STERNE;

including all his PATHETIC TALES,

and most distinguished

OBSERVATIONS ON LIFE.

SELECTED FOR THE HEART OF

I

S EN SIB I L I Tr.

Dear Sensibility! foarce inexhaufted of all that's preciouş in our joys, or costly in our forrows! thou." chainest thy Martyr down upon his bed of straw!---and 'tis thou who lifts him up to Heaven !---Eternal fountain of our feelings tis here I trace thee.

S. JOURLEY, P. 226.

THE EIGHTH EDITION,

With confiderable Additions,

DU B L I N: Printed by S. COLBERT, No. 135, Capel-treet,

opposite Abbey-street.

1784

ADVERTISEMEN T.

IT is necessary to acquaint the Reader, that the references in this Volunie are marked from the last elegant London Edition of Mr. Sterne's Works in ten volumes. Price two Guineas.

IMPERIAL MAJESTY

JOSEPH THE SECOND,

EMPEROR OF GERMANY.

SIR,

WHEN

HEN I compiled this little volume from

the writings of one of the first ornaments of Britain and of human genius, I did not look out long for a protector for the inestimable treasure. To whom, said all the powers of Feeling, kindling within me To whom should these pages that breathe the spirit of humanity in such a supereminent degree be addressed, but to that illustrious Monarch whose benignity and unparalelled philanthropy has given a charm to every enlightened quarter of the universe !

When your Majesty retires from the busy scenes of Royalty, to commune with nature and her eminent works, of which study your distinguilhed a&ions speak you an admirable profici

ent,

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