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Of this totality characterization is only a part ; yet it is plainly an essential one and
the first in order of importance since , so far as the reader is concerned , without it
the most profound apprehensions of man ' s fate count for nothing .
and constantly exploiting the waywardness , for two ends : comedy and the
deliberate intention of shocking the reader . The latter is of fundamental
importance in Sterne . He is saying in effect to the reader : You believe you think
logically , that ...
recognized this , for it is one of the functions of Philip Wakem , who loves her , to
act as Maggie ' s confidant ; he is in part ' the reader ' s friend ' , and his job is to
elucidate Maggie both to herself and to the reader , to set her and her ardours of
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The Eighteenth Century
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