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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman known as just Tristram Shandy, is a novel by Laurence Sterne. It was published in nine volumes, the first two appearing in 1759, seven others following over the next seven years, it purports to be a biography of the eponymous character. Its style is marked by digression, double entendre, graphic devices. Sterne had read, reflected in Tristram Shandy. Many of his similes, for instance, are reminiscent of the works of the metaphysical poets of the 17th century, the novel as a whole, with its focus on the problems of language, has constant regard for John Locke's theories in An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. Arthur Schopenhauer cited Tristram Shandy as one of the greatest novels written; as its title suggests, the book is ostensibly Tristram's narration of his life story. But it is one of the central jokes of the novel that he cannot explain anything that he must make explanatory diversions to add context and colour to his tale, to the extent that Tristram's own birth is not reached until Volume III.

Apart from Tristram as narrator, the most familiar and important characters in the book are his father, his mother, his Uncle Toby, Toby's servant Trim, a supporting cast of popular minor characters, including the chambermaid, Doctor Slop, the parson, who became Sterne's favourite nom de plume and a successful publicity stunt. Yorick is the protagonist of Sterne's second work of fiction A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy. Most of the action is concerned with domestic upsets or misunderstandings, which find humour in the opposing temperaments of Walter—splenetic and somewhat sarcastic—and Uncle Toby, gentle, a lover of his fellow man. In between such events, Tristram as narrator finds himself discoursing at length on sexual practices, the influence of one's name, noses, as well as explorations of obstetrics, siege warfare, philosophy as he struggles to marshal his material and finish the story of his life. Though Tristram is always present as narrator and commentator, the book contains little of his life, only the story of a trip through France and accounts of the four comical mishaps which shaped the course of his life from an early age.

Firstly, while still only a homunculus, Tristram's implantation within his mother's uterus was disturbed. At the moment of procreation, his mother asked his father if he had remembered to wind the clock; the distraction and annoyance led to the disruption of the proper balance of humours necessary to conceive a well-favoured child. Secondly, one of his father's pet theories was that a large and attractive nose was important to a man making his way in life. In a difficult birth, Tristram's nose was crushed by Dr. Slop's forceps. Thirdly, another of his father's theories was that a person's name exerted enormous influence over that person's nature and fortunes, with the worst possible name being Tristram. In view of the previous accidents, Tristram's father decreed that the boy would receive an auspicious name, Trismegistus. Susannah mangled the name in conveying it to the curate, the child was christened Tristram. According to his father's theory, his name, being a conflation of "Trismegistus" and "Tristan", doomed him to a life of woe and cursed him with the inability to comprehend the causes of his misfortune.

As a toddler, Tristram suffered an accidental circumcision when Susannah let a window sash fall as he urinated out of the window because his chamberpot was missing. Sterne's presence inside the narrative changed the course of traditional novelistic interpretations as his narrative structure digresses through many jumbled and fragmentary events into a non-traditional, dual overlapping plot; these digressive methods reflect his inability to explain each event as it occurs, as he interrupts these events with commentary about how the reader should understand and follow each event. He relies on his reader's close involvement to the text and their interpretations of the non-traditional plot. Tristram's presence inside of the narrative as the narrator engages the imagination and his use of visual strategies, such as the marbled and blank pages, reflects the importance of the reader's participation in the novel. Sterne incorporated into Tristram Shandy many passages taken word for word from Robert Burton's The Anatomy of Melancholy, Francis Bacon's Of Death and many more, rearranged them to serve the new meaning intended in Tristram Shandy.

Tristram Shandy was praised for its originality, nobody noticed these borrowings until years after Sterne's death. The first to note them was physician and poet John Ferriar, who did not see them negatively and commented: If opinion of Sterne's learning and originality be lessened by the perusal, he must, at least, admire the dexterity and the good taste with which he has incorporated in his work so many passages, written with different views by their respective authors. Victorian critics of the 19th century, who were hostile to Sterne for the alleged obscenity of his prose, used Ferriar's findings to defame Sterne, claimed that he was artistically dishonest, unanimously accused him of mindless plagiarism. Scholar Graham Petrie analysed the alleged passages in 1970.

Mawanda of Buganda

Mawanda Sebanakitta was Kabaka of the Kingdom of Buganda, between 1738 and 1740. He was the twenty second Kabaka of Buganda, he was the third son of the 19th Kabaka of Buganda. His mother was Nakidde Luyiga of the fourth of his father's seven wives. Mawanda killed his brother Kabaka Kikulwe Mawuba and seized the throne around 1738, he established his capital at Katakala. He is recorded to have married seven wives: Naabakyaala Kikome, the Kaddulubaale, daughter of Gabunga, of the Mamba clan Naabakyaala Nabunnya Nassaza, daughter of Masembe, of the Nsenene clan Nabuuso, daughter of Gunju, of the Butiko clan. Nakasinde, daughter of Namwaama, of the Kkobe clan Namisango, daughter of Sebugwaawo, of the Musu clan Nang'onzi, daughter of Mbaziira, of the Nnyonyi clan Nankonyo, daughter of Kagenda, of the Mamba clan His children included the following: Prince Mulere, whose mother was Nabunnya, he was defeated and captured. He was killed by being burned alive at Buyinja. Prince Bbengo, whose mother was Kikome.

He was defeated and captured. He was killed by being burned alive at Bbuye. Prince Waswa, whose mother was Nakasinde, he was a twin with Nakato. Prince Kirabe, whose mother was Nang'onzi. Princess Nakato, whose mother was Nakasinde, she was a twin with Waswa. Princess Namirembe, whose mother was Nankonyo. A group of princes in the royal court conspired to murder Kabaka Mawanda in 1740; the group included Prince Mwanga Sebanakitta. Kabaka Mawanda was exhumed in 1864 and re-buried at Serinnya. Kabaka of Buganda Genealogy of the Kabakas of Buganda List of the Kings of Buganda

Da'Rick Rogers

Da'Rick Jamal Rogers is a Canadian football wide receiver for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. He played college football at Tennessee and Tennessee Tech, signed with the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent in 2013. Rogers was born in Georgia, he attended Darlington School in Rome, before transferring to Calhoun High School after his sophomore year. During his junior year, he had 66 receptions for 1,300 yards and 11 touchdowns, helping lead Calhoun to the Class AA finals; as a senior, he had 84 receptions and 22 touchdowns, set a single-season state record with 1,647 receiving yards, again helping Calhoun reach the state finals. Following his senior season, Rogers was named to MaxPreps.com's Small Schools All-American Team, as well as Georgia's "All-Decade Team" for the 2000s. Rogers was ranked as the second best wide receiver recruit, the ninth best overall recruit, by Rivals.com in 2010, was labelled a 5-star recruit by both Rivals and Scout. He committed to the Georgia Bulldogs, but in February 2010 switched his commitment to the Tennessee Volunteers, where he joined Calhoun teammate Nash Nance.

In the days following his decommitment, Rogers engaged in a war of words on Twitter with Georgia safety Bacarri Rambo. As a true freshman in 2010, Rogers played in all 13 games for the Tennessee Volunteers, he finished the season with 11 receptions for two touchdowns. He had 117 rushing yards on 16 attempts, returned 12 kickoffs for 298 yards; as a sophomore in 2011, he started all 12 games, led the SEC in both receptions and receiving yards. He was second in the conference in touchdowns with 9. At the end of the season, he was named a first team All-SEC selection. On August 23, 2012, it was announced that Da'Rick Rogers had been suspended from the Tennessee Volunteers indefinitely for a violation of team rules, though no specific reason was publicly announced. Rogers subsequently admitted to failing three drug tests while at Tennessee. After his suspension at Tennessee, Rogers transferred to Tennessee Tech. On September 22, 2012, Rogers caught 18 passes for 303 yards in Tennessee Tech's loss to Southeast Missouri State, setting single-game school records for receptions and receiving yards.

In his lone season at Tennessee Tech, he caught 61 passes for 10 touchdowns. He passed 10 drug tests. Following the 2012 season, Rogers was awarded the "Elite Wide Receiver Award" by the College Football Performance Awards for his efforts in the 2011 and 2012 seasons. On December 14, 2012, Tennessee Tech announced that Rogers would forgo his senior year and enter the NFL Draft. At the 2013 NFL Combine, Rogers turned out one of the best overall performances, finishing in the top five in several categories, including the 3 cone drill, the 20-yard shuttle, the 60-yard shuttle, the vertical jump, the broad jump. Rogers went undrafted in the 2013 NFL Draft, he signed a free agent contract with the Buffalo Bills hours after the draft. On May 10, 2013, Rogers participated in his first day of Rookie Minicamp with the Bills. Rogers was released on August 26, 2013. Rogers signed with the Indianapolis Colts practice squad on September 2, 2013, he was promoted to the active roster on September 19, 2013, but was waived just a few days on September 24, re-signed to the practice squad on September 25.

He was again called up to the Colts' active roster on November 11, 2013. Rogers made his NFL debut on December 1, versus the Tennessee Titans, playing 13 snaps but was not targeted for a pass. On December 8, in a road game against the Cincinnati Bengals, he recorded 6 catches for 107 yards and 2 touchdowns. Rogers was released from the Colts on September 29, 2014 after it was announced he had been arrested for driving under the influence. Rogers signed a reserve/future contract with the Kansas City Chiefs on January 7, 2015, he was released on June 16, 2015. Rogers signed with the Toronto Argonauts on April 11, 2016. Career statistics and player information from NFL.com · ESPN · Pro-Football-Reference Tennessee Volunteers bio

Larry Lee Jr.

Larry Lee Jr. is a Democratic politician and a former member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 84th District, which includes eastern St. Lucie County, from 2012 to 2018. Lee was born in Statesboro and moved to the state of Florida, where he graduated from Fort Pierce Central High School in 1972, attended Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina, where he graduated with a degree in health and physical education in 1976. Following graduation, he moved back to Florida and worked as an insurance agent starting a small business that provides State Farm Insurance. In 2012, after the Florida House of Representatives districts were redrawn, Lee opted to run in the newly created 84th District, he faced State Representative Adam Fetterman and teacher Kevin Stinnette in the Democratic primary, whom he was able to defeat with 53% of the vote. In the general election, Lee faced the Republican nominee. Though the race was hotly contested, he emphasized the need for a positive campaign, declaring, "I think my opponent is a wonderful person, that's all I'd like to say about her," emphasizing the fact that the two were friends.

Throughout the course of the campaign, Lee outraised Miller, raising $170,000, nearly twice what Miller raised in her campaign. He campaigned on his history of working with people of both parties, emphasizing that he would do it in the legislature, noting, "All this partisanship and bickering has got to cease." Lee defeated Miller with 52% of the vote, winning his first term in the House. During his time in the legislature, Lee worked with State Senator Joe Negron to protect the Indian River Lagoon, working with Negron to try to secure $230 million to protect the region, joined Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives Will Weatherford and Negron when they toured the Lagoon and Lake Okeechobee to see how the United States Army Corps of Engineers releases polluted water runoff from the Lake into the canals leading to the Lagoon. Additionally, Lee sponsored legislation that aimed to promote youth literacy in two- and three-year-olds, arguing, "Literacy is the key to all learning. If a child can't read their chance of succeeding in life and graduating from high school decreases dramatically.

This bill gives them a jump start in the area of literacy." Florida House of Representatives – Larry Lee Jr

Bundesautobahn 395

Bundesautobahn 395 was an autobahn in Germany. It has been redesignated as a part of the A 36 as of January 1, 2019; the A 395 began at an interchange with the A B 248 south of Brunswick. From there, the road headed in a general southerly direction, bypassing Wolfenbüttel and other, smaller towns; the southern end of the A 395 came in the town of Vienenburg, at a trumpet interchange with a freeway portion of the B 6/B 6n. The B 6 continues to the south and west towards Goslar and the B 4, while the B 6n continues east towards Leipzig meeting with the A 14; the A 395 was the longest three-digit autobahn in Germany, although it was 7 km longer. In 2001, the section of autobahn from Bad Harzburg to Schlewecke became the northernmost part of the B 4, while the section of freeway from that point to the current southern terminus was returned to the B 6, it was designated as A 369 in 2019. The northernmost 400 m of the A 395, between the junctions Braunschweig-Melverode and Braunschweig-Süd, was not considered to be part of the autobahn system.

There is an at-grade entrance and exit from a large car dealership and gas station along the southbound side of the road just before Braunschweig-Melverode. Therefore, the A 395 was considered to start after that junction, thus had no connection to the remaining autobahn network. Autobahn Atlas: A395

Eugène Gley

Marcel Eugène Émile Gley was a French physiologist and endocrinologist born in Épinal, Vosges. He studied physiology with Henri-Étienne Beaunis at the medical school in Nancy, afterwards worked as an assistant to Étienne-Jules Marey in Paris. On, he received the title of professeur agrégé, in 1908 became a professor at the Collège de France, he was secretary general of the Société de Biologie. He was a colleague to Charles Richet, with Richet, published the Journal de physiologie et de pathologie générale. With Belgian pharmacologist Jean-François Heymans, he founded the journal Archives Internationales de Pharmacodynamie et de Thérapie. In 1891 Gley was the first to discover the importance of the parathyroid glands, which are four small endocrine glands lying close or embedded in the posterior surface of the thyroid gland; these glands had been discovered as an anatomical entity in 1880, however their importance was not understood at the time. Gley realized that the cause of tetany after thyroid operations was the inadvertent destruction of the parathyroid glands.

He demonstrated this by removing the parathyroid glands from laboratory animals and witnessing their deaths from tetany. Because of his discovery, parathyroid glands have sometimes been referred to as "Gley's glands". In his studies of the thyroid, he discovered that there was much more iodine in thyroid tissue than in the parathyroid, noticed that when the thyroid is removed, a disturbance of iodine metabolism occurs. Journal of Endochrinology: Parathyroid Hormone: Past and Present Parts of this article are based on a translation of an equivalent article at the French Wikipedia