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CHAP. XIV. He feels the distresses of poverty

-He is put on a method of relieving them-An

PART I.

account of its success, •

436

XV. Another attempt to retrieve his circumstan.

INTRODUCTION, .

417 ces, the consequences of which are still more fa.

CHAP. I. In which are some particulars previous tal,

438
to the commencement of the main story, 419 XVI. The miseries of him whose punishment is

II. More introductory matter,

421 inflicted by conscience,

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III. The openings of two characters, with which XVII. His father is acquainted with Annesly's

the reader may afterwards be better acquaint- situation-His behaviour in consequence of it, 441

ed,

422 XVIII. His sister pays him another visit-A de-

IV. A very brief account of their education, 423 scription of what passed in the prison,

442

V. Paternal instructions of suspicion and con-

XIX. The fate of Annesly deternined_Sin.

fidence-Ridicule-Religion-True pleasure- dall's friendship, and the gratitude of Harriet, 443

Caution to the female sex,

424 XX. An accident, which may be possibly be ima-

VI. In continuation_Of knowledge-Knowledge gined somewhat more than accidental, 445

of the world-Politeness-Honour-Another XXI. An acount of Annesly's departure, 447

rule of action suggested,

425 | XXII. Harriet is informed' of her brother's de-

VII. Introducing a new and capital character, 427 parture-She leaves London on her return home, ib.

VIII. The footing on which he stood with An- XXIII. Harriet proceeds on her journey with Ry-

nesly and his family,

428 land—A very daring attack is made upon them

IX. Young Annesly goes to Oxford-The Friend. -The consequences,

448

ship of Sindall-Its consequences, :

429 XXIV. The situation of Harriet, and the con-

X. A very gross attempt is made on Annesly's duct of Sindall—They proceed homeward-

honour,

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-

with Sindall,

431 tleman's concern in her affairs, .

454

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

had suffered,

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, .

435 ces,

457

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Chap. XXIX. What befel Harriet Annesly on XII. A change in the family of Sir Thomas Sin-

her leaving her father,

458 dall-Some account of a person whom that event

XXX. Mrs Wistanly's recital-Conclusion of introduces to Miss Lucy's acquaintance,

the First Part,

461 XIII. Certain opinions of Mrs Boothby-An at-

tempt to account for them,

481

PART II.

XIV. A discovery interesting to Miss Sindall, 482

XV. She receives a letter from Bolton-A new

INTRODUCTION,

465 alarm from Sir Thomas Sindall,

483

CHAP. I. Some account of the persons of whom XVI. Miss Sindall has an interview with Robert.

Sir Thomas Sindall's family consisted, 467 -A resolution she takes in consequence of it, : 485

II. Some farther particulars of the persons men- XVII. Bolton sets out for Bilswood-A recital

tioned in the foregoing chapter,

468

of some accidents in his journey,

486

III. A natural consequence of some particulars XVIII. The stranger relates the history of his

contained in the last,

469 life,

487

IV. Bolton is separated from Miss Sindall, 470 XIX. A continuation of the stranger's story, 490

V. An adventure of Miss Sindall's at Bilswood, · 471 XX. Conclusion of the stranger's story, 491

VI. A change in Bolton's situation,

473 XXI. Bolton and his companion meet with an

VII. His arrival, and situation in London,

uncommon adventure, .

493

VIII. Filial piety, · ·

474 XXII. A prosecution of the discovery mentioned

IX. A very alarming accident; which proves the in the last chapter,

494

means of Bolton's

getting acquainted with his XXIII. Miss Síndall discovers another relation, 496

fellow-lodger,

475 XXIV. Sir Thomas's situation–The expression

X. Effects of his acquaintance with Mr Rawlin- of his penitence,

• 497

son,

476 THE CONCLUSION,

498

XI. Á remarkable event in the history of Bolton
-His behaviour in consequence of it,

478

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PREFATORY MEMOIR

TO

STERNE.

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.

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3 Jaques, LL. D.

| 4 Mary.

5 Elizabeth.

16 Frances.

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ob. 1759.

Richard.

LAURENCE STERNE.

VOL. V.

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

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