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A Political Romance

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Author: Laurence Sterne
Published: 1759
Language: English
Wordcount: 11,711 / 39 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.1
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 795
Added to site: 2007.01.03
mnybks.net#: 15716
Genre: Humor
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suffer one."

The late Parson might have his Virtues, but the leading Part of his Character was not Humility; so that John's Stiffness in this Point was not likely to reconcile Matters.--This was Trim's Harvest.

After a friendly Hint to John to stand his Ground,--away hies Trim to make his Market at the Vicarage: What pass'd there, I will not say, intending not to be uncharitable; so shall content myself with only guessing at it, from the sudden Change that appeared in Trim's Dress for the better;--for he had left his old ragged Coat, Hat and Wig, in the Stable, and was come forth strutting across the Church-yard, y'clad in a good creditable cast Coat, large Hat and Wig, which the Parson had just given him.--Ho! Ho! Hollo! John! cries Trim, in an insolent Bravo, as loud as ever he could bawl--See here, my Lad! how fine I am.--The more Shame for you, answered John, seriously.--Do you think, Trim, says he, such Finery, gain'd by such Services, becomes you, or can wear well?-- Fye upon it, Trim;--I

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