I Often Derive A Peculiar...

I often derive a peculiar satisfaction in conversing with the ancient and modern dead - who yet live and speak excellently in their works. My neighbors think me often alone - and yet at such times I am in company with more than five hundred mutes - each of whom, at my pleasure, communicates his ideas to me by dumb signs - quite as intelligently as any person living can do by uttering of words.
I often derive a peculiar satisfaction in conversing with the ancient and modern dead - who yet live and speak excellently in their works. My neighbors think me often alone - and yet at such times I am in company with more than five hundred mutes - each of whom, at my pleasure, communicates his ideas to me by dumb signs - quite as intelligently as any person living can do by uttering of words. - by Laurence Sterne
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