Speaking of Dr. Johnson [see below], it also happens to be the the 250th anniversary of the publication of Tristram Shandy, a novel about which the aforementioned lexicographer claimed: “Nothing odd will do long. Tristram Shandy did not last.” 
In his private journals, Arthur Schopenhauer rebutted this claim, stating that “the man Sterne is worth 1000 Pedants and common-place fellows like Dr. J.” 
And to round things out, let’s give ear to David Hume, whose praise is at best faint, calling Tristram Shandy “the best Book, that has been writ by any Englishman these thirty Years, bad as it is.”

Speaking of Dr. Johnson [see below], it also happens to be the the 250th anniversary of the publication of Tristram Shandy, a novel about which the aforementioned lexicographer claimed: “Nothing odd will do long. Tristram Shandy did not last.” 

In his private journals, Arthur Schopenhauer rebutted this claim, stating that “the man Sterne is worth 1000 Pedants and common-place fellows like Dr. J.” 

And to round things out, let’s give ear to David Hume, whose praise is at best faint, calling Tristram Shandy “the best Book, that has been writ by any Englishman these thirty Years, bad as it is.”

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