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Quotation by Laurence Sterne
A dwarf who brings a standard along with him to measure his own size—take my word, is a dwarf in more articles than one.
Laurence Sterne (1713–1768), British author, clergyman. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1761), vol. 3, ch. 25, eds. Melvyn New and Joan New, University of Florida Press (1978).
Tristram's explanation for why he tore a chapter—better than the rest—from his book.
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