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to be thought something by the world, 383 A FRAGMENT. The Man of Feeling talks of what
XXVII. His skill in physiognomy is doubted, . 391 THE CONCLUSION,
CHAP. XIV. He feels the distresses of poverty
-He is put on a method of relieving them-An
CRAP. I. In which are some particulars previous tal,
Caution to the female sex,
424 XX. An accident, which may be possibly be iņa-
XI. Annesly gives farther proofs of depravity of XXV. Something farther of Mr Rawlinson, 453
manners The effect it has on his father, and XXVI. Captain Caipplin is again introduced-
the consequences with regard to his connexion The situation of Miss Annesly, with that gen-
431 tleman's concern in her affairs,
XII. The plan which Sindall forms for oblitera- XXVII. The effects which the event contained
ting the stain which the character of his friend in the preceding chapter had on Mr Annesly, . 455
433 XXVIII. The arrival of Mr Rawlinson-Annes.
XIII. He reaches London, where he remains ley's discourse with him-That gentleman's ac.
longer than was expected—The effects of his count of his friend's illness, and its consequen-
VII. His arrival, and situation in London, ib. uncommon adventure, .
XI. Á remarkable event in the history of Bolton
LAURENCE STERNE was one of those few authors who have anticipated the labours of the biographer, and left to the world what they desired should be known of their family and their life.
“ Roger Sterne* (says this narrative), grandson 'to Archbishop Sterne, Lieutenant in Handaside's regiment, was married to Agnes
Mr Sterne was descended from a family of that name in Suffolk, one of which settled in Nottinghamshire. The following genealogy is extracted from Thoresby's Ducatus Leodinensis, p. 215.
SIMON STERNE, of Mansfield.
Hebert, widow of a captain of a good family. Her family name was (I believe) Nuttle ;—though, upon recollection, that was the name of her father-in-law, who was a noted sutler in Flanders, in Queen Anne's wars, where my father married his wife's daughter, (N. B. he was in debt to him) which was in September 25, 1711, old style.—This Nuttle had a son by my grandmother,-a fine person of a man, but a graceless whelp!-what became of him I know not.—The family (if any left) live now at Clonmel, in the south of Ireland ; at which town I was born, November 24, 1713, a few days after my mother arrived from Dunkirk.—My birth-day was ominous to my poor father, who was, the day of our arrival, with many other brave officers, broke, and sent adrift into the wide world, with a wife and two children ;-the elder of which was Mary. She was born at Lisle, in French Flanders, July 10, 1712, new style. This child was the most unfortunate:-She married one Weemans, in Dublin, who used her most unmercifully ;-spent his substance, became a bankrupt, and left
my poor sister to shift for herself; which she was able to do but for a few months, for she went to a friend's house in the country, and died of a broken heart. She was a most beautiful woman, of a fine figure, and deserved a better fate.—The regiment in which my father served being broke, he left Ireland as soon as I was able to be carried, with the rest of his family, and came to the family-seat at Elvington, near York, where his mother lived. She was daughter to Sir Roger Jacques, and an heiress. There we sojourned for about ten months, when the regiment was established, and our household decamped with bag and baggage for Dublin.-Within a month of our arrival, my father left us, being ordered to Exeter; where, in a sad winter, my mother and her two children followed him, travelling from Liverpool, by land, to Plymouth.—(Melancholy description of this journey, not necessary to be transmitted here.)-In twelve months we were all sent back to Dublin.—My mother, with three of us (for she lay-in at Plymouth of a boy, Joram) took ship at Bristol, for Ireland, and had a narrow escape from being cast away, by a leak springing up in the vessel.