Quotation by Laurence Sterne

L—d! said my mother, what is all this story about?
MA COCK and a BULL, said Yorick—And one of the best of its kind, I ever heard.
Laurence Sterne (1713–1768), British author, clergyman. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1767), vol. 9, ch. 33, eds. Melvyn New and Joan New, University of Florida Press (1978).

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