- Laurence,1713–68, English clergyman and novelist.
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The periods of Johnson and the pauses of Sterne may hide a selfish heart.The Letters of Robert Burns
Had I been an infant Sterne, here was a grand chance for sentimental output!The Golden Age
In a tone suddenly changed to confidential audacity Sterne hastened on.
Sterne, holding the door open with one hand, had thrust in his head and shoulders.
This was from Sterne, answering over the rail in a tone of respectful cordiality.
- Laurence. 1713–68, English novelist, born in Ireland, author of The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1759–67) and A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy (1768)