Who is Laurence Sterne?

  • (noun): English writer (born in Ireland) (1713-1766).
    Synonyms: Sterne

Laurence Sterne

Laurence Sterne (24 November 1713 – 18 March 1768) was an Anglo-Irish novelist and an Anglican clergyman. He is best known for his novels The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, and A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy; but he also published many sermons, wrote memoirs, and was involved in local politics. Sterne died in London after years of fighting consumption.

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    When the precipitancy of a man’s wishes hurries on his ideas ninety times faster than the vehicle he rides in—woe be to truth!
    Laurence Sterne (1713–1768)

    —My good friend, quoth I—as sure as I am I—and you are you
    —And who are you? said he.—Don’t puzzle me; said I.
    —Laurence Sterne (1713–1768)

    We sing, but oh the clay is vile
    Beneath our feet, and long the mile;
    But let the world dream otherwise,
    We wear the mask!
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