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TO WHICH ARE ADDED SEVERAL PIECES
Complete in four Volumes.
VOLUME the FIRST and SECOND.
Printed for R. SAMMER, Bookseller.
LIFE AND WRITINGS
LAURENCE STERNE was the fon of
an Irish officer, and born at Clonmel in the fouth of Ireland November 24 th, 1713, a few days after his mother arrived from Dunkirk. His father, Roger Sterne, Lieutenant in Handafide's regiment in Ireland, was married to Agnes Hebert, widow of a captain of a good family. His greatgrandfather was an Archbishop, and his uncle a Prebendary of our Cathedrals.
Mr. Sterne, when yet a boy, had a wonderful efcape in falling through a millrace, whilft the mill was going, and of being taken up unhurt. In 1721, he was fixed at fchool near Halifax, where he