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A Sentimental Journey

Through France and Italy

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Author: Laurence Sterne
Published: 1768
Language: English
Wordcount: 41,118 / 115 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.4
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 4,612
mnybks.net#: 6618
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ll a lottery;--and even where the adventurer is successful, the acquired stock must be used with caution and sobriety, to turn to any profit: --but, as the chances run prodigiously the other way, both as to the acquisition and application, I am of opinion, That a man would act as wisely, if he could prevail upon himself to live contented without foreign knowledge or foreign improvements, especially if he lives in a country that has no absolute want of either;--and indeed, much grief of heart has it oft and many a time cost me, when I have observed how many a foul step the Inquisitive Traveller has measured to see sights and look into discoveries; all which, as Sancho Panza said to Don Quixote, they might have seen dry-shod at home. It is an age so full of light, that there is scarce a country or corner in Europe whose beams are not crossed and interchanged with others.--Knowledge in most of its branches, and in most affairs, is like music in an Italian street, whereof those may partake who pay nothing.--But

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2008.06.29
lady may cute
****.

....boring to read..i think it will be more interesting if this story will b made shorter!!!thar will be all!!!hahahaha


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