Shandy, Tristram

Shandy, Tristram

accidentally circumcised by a loose window in a sash. [Br. Lit.: Tristram Shandy in Magill I, 1027]
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Shandy, Tristram writes, "from an unhappy association of ideas, which have no connection in nature, it so fell out at length, that my poor mother could never hear the said clock wound up,--but the thoughts of some other things unavoidably popped into her head" (8).
Irish-born English novelist and humorist, author of the novel Shandy, Tristram (1759-67), in which the story is subordinate to the free associations and digressions of its narrator.