Ramsay "as a comic figure" he would no doubt be similar to Walter Shandy, Tristram
's father, and Hafley makes the opaque claim that Woolf and Sterne had a shared "philosophical perspective" (3, 99).
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.
Walter Shandy, Tristram
's father, a crotchety retired turkey merchant who possesses an immense stock of obscure information gained by reading old books collected by his ancestors.