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You shall see the very place, Madam; said my uncle Toby.
Mrs. Wadman blushdlookd towards the doorturnd paleblushd slightly againrecoverd her natural colourblushd worse than ever; which, for the sake of the unlearned reader, I translate thus
L..d! I cannot look at it
What would the world say if I lookd at it?
I should drop down, if I lookd at it
I wish I could look at it
There can be no sin in looking at it.
I will look at it.
Whilst all this was running through Mrs. Wadmans imagination, my uncle Toby had risen from the sopha, and got to the other side of the parlour door, to give Trim an order about it in the passage
. . .I believe it is in the garret, said my uncle TobyI saw it there, an please your honour, this morning, answered TrimThen prithee, step directly for it, Trim, said my uncle Toby, and bring it into the parlour.
The corporal did not approve of the orders, but most cheerfully obeyed them. The first was not an act of his willthe second was; so he put on his Montero-cap, and went as fast as his lame knee would let him. My uncle Toby returned into the parlour, and sat himself down again upon the sopha.
You shall lay your finger upon the placesaid my uncle Toby.I will not touch it, however, quoth Mrs. Wadman to herself.
This requires a second translation:it shews what little knowledge is got by mere wordswe must go up to the first springs.
Now in order to clear up the mist which hangs upon these three pages, I must endeavour to be as clear as possible myself.
Rub your hands thrice across your foreheadsblow your nosescleanse your emunctoriessneeze, my good people!God bless you
Now give me all the help you can.
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