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" I live in a constant endeavour to fence against the infirmities of ill health, and other evils of life, by mirth; being firmly persuaded that every time a man smiles, but much more so, when he laughs, it adds something to this Fragment of Life. "
The Sale of Authors, a Dialogue: In Imitation of Lucian's Sale of Philosophers - Page 110
by Archibald Campbell - 1767 - 250 pages
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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, Volume 1

Laurence Sterne - 1760 - 220 pages
...this of mine; for it is written in a bye corner of the kingdom, and in a retired thatch'd houfe, where I live in a conftant endeavour to fence againft the infirmities of ill Ivealth, and other evils of life, by mirth ; being firmly perfuaded that every time a man fmiles, —...
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The Adventures of Roderick Random: In Two Volumes

Tobias Smollett - Adventure stories, English - 1780 - 262 pages
...this of mine; for it is written in a bye corner of the kingdom, and in a retired thatched houfe, where I live in a conftant endeavour to fence againft the...infirmities of ill health, and other evils of life, by mirth ; being firmly perfuaded that every time a man fmiles, but much more fo when, he laughs, it adds fomething...
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The Works of Laurence Sterne ...

Laurence Sterne - 1780
...of mine ; for it is written in a bye corner of the kingdom, and in a retir'd thatch'd houfe, where I live in a conftant endeavour to fence againft the...infirmities of ill health, and other evils of life, by mirth ; being firmly perfuaded that every time a man fmiles, but much more fo, when he laughs, it adds fomething...
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The Novelist's Magazine, Volume 5

English fiction - 1781
...is written in a bye corner of the kingdom, and in a retired thatched houfe, where I live ma confiant endeavour to fence againft the infirmities of ill health, and other evils of life, by mirth ; being firmly perfuaded that every time a man fmiles, but much more fo when be laughs, it adds fomething...
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The Works of Laurence Sterne ...

Laurence Sterne - Clergy - 1803
...written in a bye-corner of the kingdom, and in a relir'd thatch'd houfe, where I live in a conltant endeavour to fence againft the infirmities of ill health, and other evils of life, by Mirth; being firmly perfuaded, that every time a man s, — but much more fo when he laughs, — it adds fomething...
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The Works of Laurence Sterne, A. M.: Some account of the life and writings ...

Laurence Sterne - English literature - 1804
...written in a bye corner of the kingdom, and in a retired thatch'd houfe, where I live in a conilant endeavour to fence againft the infirmities of ill health, and other evils of life, by mirth ; being firmly perfuaded, that every time a man fmiles* but much more fo, when he laughs, that it adds...
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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, Volume 1

Laurence Sterne - 1808
...this of mine; for it is written in a bye Corner of the Kingdom, and in a retired thatched Huufe, where I live in a conftant endeavour to fence againft the Infirmities of ill Health, and other Evils of Lite, by Mirth ; being firmly perfiiadeil, that every Time a Man fioiles, —but much more lo when...
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The Works of Laurence Sterne

Laurence Sterne - English literature - 1808
...the kingdom, and in a retir'd thatch'd houfe, where I live in a conltant endeavour to fence agaiuft the infirmities of ill health, and other evils of life, by Mirth; being firmly perfuaded, that every time a man (miles, — but much more fo when he laughs, — it adds...
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The Works of Laurence Sterne ...: With a Life of the Author, Volume 1

Laurence Sterne - 1813
...the kingdom, and in a retir'd thatch'd house, where I live in a constant endeavour iu fence against the infirmities of ill health, and other evils of life, by mirth ; being firmly persuaded, that every time a man smiles, — but much more so when he laughs, — it...
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Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen, Volumes 25-26

Languages, Modern - 1859
...To fence again = to defend. Tristram Shandy Dedic. I live in a constant endeavour to fence against the infirmities of ill health and other evils of life, by mirth. — b. I, ch. 10. This evil has been sufficiently fenced again by the prudent care of the Yorick familyfeeder,...
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