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And if it is a bad one — as Tristram Shandy laid the corner-stone of it — nobody but Tristram Shandy ought to be hanged.
Tristram Shandy he knew almost by heart, and he never tired of Candide, or Zadig.
Mr. Tristram Shandy has been led into this error, either from seeing Lithopaedus’s name of late in a catalogue of learned writers in Dr. .., or by mistaking
Amongst the novelists, Fielding received L700 for Tom Jones and L1000 for Amelia; Sterne, for the second edition of the first part of Tristram Shandy and for two additional volumes, received L650; besides which Lord Fauconberg gave him a living (most inappropriate acknowledgment, one would say!), and Warburton a purse of gold.