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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. I. In which are some particulars previous tal,
Caution to the female sex,
424 XX. An accident, which may be possibly be ima-
IX. Young Annesly goes to Oxford-The Friend. -The consequences,
430 Some incidents in their journey,
XI. Annesly gives farther proofs of depravity of XXV. Something farther of Mr Rawlinson, .
manners. The effect it has on his father, and XXVI. Captain Cainplin 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-
stay there, .
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.
3 Jaques, LL. D.
| 4 Mary.
Hebert, widow of a captain of a good famı:. !!! believe) Nuttle ;—though, upon recollection, t...? father-in-law, who was a noted sutler in Flanders, wars, where my father married his wife's daughter, (N. B.?! to him) which was in September 25, 1711, old style.—Ti. had a son by my grandmother,-a fine person of a man, but a go?. less 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.At length, after many perils and struggles, we got to Dublin.— There my father took a large house, furnished it, and in a year and a half's time spent a great deal of money. In the year one thousand seven hundred and nineteen, all unhinged again ; the regiment was ordered, with many others, to the Isle of Wight, in order to embark for Spain, in the Vigo expedition. We accompanied the regiment, and were driven into Milford Haven, but landed at Bristol ; from thence, by land, to Plymouth again, and to the Isle of Wight;—where, I remember, we stayed encamped some time before the embarkation of the troops—in this expedition, from Bristol to Hampshire, we lost poor Joram,-a pretty boy, four years old, of the small-pox)—my mother, sister, and myself, remained at the Isle of Wight during the Vigo expedition, and until the regiment had got back to Wicklow, in Ireland ; from whence my father sent for us.—We had poor Joram's loss supplied, during our stay in the Isle of Wight, by the birth of a girl, Anne, born September the twenty-third, one thousand seven hundred and nineteen.—This pretty blossom fell at the age of three years, in the barracks of Dublin. She was, as I well remember, of a fine delicate frame, not made to last long,--as were most of my father's babes. We embarked for Dublin, and had all been cast away by a most violent storm ; but through the intercessions of my mother, the captain was prevailed upon to turn back into Wales, where we stayed a month, and at length got into Dublin, and travelled by land to Wicklow; where my father had for some weeks given us over for lost. We lived in the barracks at Wicklow one year-(one thousand seven hundred and twenty) when Devijeher (so called after Colonel Devijeher) was born; from thence we decamped to stay half a year with Mr Featherston, a clergyman, about seven miles from Wicklow; who, being a relation of my mother's, invited us to his parsonage at Animo. It was in this parish, during our stay, that I had that wonderful escape in falling through a mill-race whilst the mill was going, and of being taken up unhurt; the story is incredible, but known for truth in all that part of Ireland, where hundreds of the common people flocked to see me. From hence we followed the regiment to