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A SENTIMENTAL

JOURNEY

THROUG I FRANCE AND ITALY.

JOURNEY

THROUGH

FRANCE AND ITALY:

BY LAUR. STERNE.

for

PARIS,

PRINTED FOR ANT. AUG. RENOUARD.

x 1802.

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OF

Τ Η Ε

LIFE AND WRITINGS

OF

LAUR. STERNE.

LAURENCE

CE STERNE was the son of an Irish officer, and born at Clonmel in the south of Ireland november 24th, 1713, a few days after his mother arrived from Dunkirk. His father, Roger Sterne, lieutenant in Handaside's regiment in Ire-. land, was married to Agnes Hebert, widow of captain of a good family. His great grandfather was an archbishop, and his uncle a prebendary of our cathedrals.

Sterne, when yet a boy, had a wonderful escape in falling through a mill-race, whilst the mill was going, and of being taken up unhurt. In 1721.5 he was fixed at school near Halifax, where he got an able master, with whom he slaid till about the latter end of 1731, in which year his father died in the month of march. Here I cannot omit mentioning another anecdote of Sterne's, which hap. pened to him at Halifax. His school-master had the cieling of the school-room new while-washed

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