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FRANCE AND ITALY.
MR. Y 0 R I C K.
WITH A CONTINUATION
TO WHICH IS ADDED, THE LIFE OF THE
Printed for J. L. LEGRAND.
LIFE AND FAMILY
O F THE LATE
Rev. Mr. LAURENCE STERNE.
WRITTEN BY HIMSELF.
ROGER STERNE, (grandfon to Archbishop Sterne) Lieutenant in Handafide's regiment, was married to Agnes 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 futler 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 Stile. This Nuttle had a fon by my grandmother - a fine person of a man but a graceless whelp-what became of him I know The family (if any left), live now
at Clonmel in the fouth of Ireland, at which town I was born November 24th, 1713, a few days after my mother arrived from Dunkirk. My birth-day was ominous to my poor father, who was, the day after our arrival, with many other brave officers broke and fent 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 the tenth, one thousand seven hundred and twelve, New Stile. This child was most unfortunate she married one Weemans in Dublin who used her moft unmercifullyspent his substance, became a bankrupt, and left my poor fifter to shift for herfelf, which she was able to do but for a few months, for she went to a friend's houfe in the country, and died of a broken heart. She was a moft beautiful woman of a fine figure, and deferv ed a better fate. --The regiment, in which my father ferved, being broke, he left Ireland as foon as I was able to be carried, with the rest of his family, and came to the family feat at Elvington, near York, where his mother lived. She was daughter to Sir Roger Jaques, and an
Theirefs. There we fojourned for about ten
months, when the regiment was established,
and our houshold decamped with bag and bag-
arrival, my father left us, being ordered to
At length, after many perils, and struggles,