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FRANCE AND ITALY.
BY LAURENCE STERNE, D. D.
THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR.
JOHN BUMPUS, HOLBORN-BARS.
LAURENCE STERNE, A. M.
WRITTEN BY HIMSELF.
ROGER STERNE (grandson to archbishop Sterne) lieutenant in Handaside'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 sutler in Flanders, in Queen Anne's wars,
• 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.
The arms of the family, says Gaillam, in his book of Heraldry, p. 77, are, Or, a chevron between three crosses flory, sable. The crest, on a wreath of his colours, a starling proper.
Trifling circumstances are worthy of notice, when connected with distinguished characters. The arms of Mr. Sterne's family are no otherwise important than on account of the crest having afforded a hint for one of the finest stories in the Sentimental Journey.-See p. 100.