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Quotation by Laurence Sterne
He shall not die, by G—, cried my uncle Toby. MThe ACCUSING SPIRIT which flew up to heaven's chancery with the oath, blush'd as he gave it in;—and the RECORDING ANGEL as he wrote it down, dropp'd a tear upon the word, and blotted it out for ever.
Laurence Sterne (1713–1768), British author, clergyman. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1762), vol. 6, ch. 8, eds. Melvyn New and Joan New, University of Florida Press (1978).
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