“Heat is in proportion to the want of true knowledge.”
“…that chapters relieve the mind….”
- Laurence Stern, TRISTRAM SHANDY
— Inconsistent soul that man is! — languishing under wounds, which he has the power to heal! — his whole life a contradiction to his knowledge! — his reason, that precious gift of God to him — (Instead of pouring in oil) serving but to sharpen his sensibilities — to multiply his pains, and render him more melancholy and uneasy under them!
opens the heart and lungs…, forces the blood and other vital fluids of the body to run freely through its channels, makes the wheel of life fun long and cheerfully round.
He [Sterne] frequently addresses the reader, who is variously regarded as female, male, and multiple….