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  1. Mar 2021
    1. St. Francis

      He is a Monk. Monk: Within the Christian Church: such a person typically living a celibate life according to the rule of a particular order (order n. 5) and adhering to vows, esp. of poverty, chastity, and obedience. (OED, na)

    2. punishment of that was enough to the disappointed without the addition of unkind lan|guage—I consider'd his grey hairs—his courteous figure seem'd to re|enter and gently ask me what injury he had done me?—and why I could

      Here, we can see that he regrets about what he said to the Monk earlier. By him realizing what he said earlier to monk demonstrate why he is a sentimental traveler. He is trying to pursue knowledge and improvement in the course of his journeys.

    3. pont neuf

      Pont neuf is a Oldest standing extension bridge which is located in Paris, France. Location: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Pont+Neuf/@48.85705,2.3413252,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xd469600dcb63f51b!8m2!3d48.85705!4d2.3413252

    4. "I had had an affair with the moon, in which there was neither sin nor shame,"

      This demonstrates the powerful relationship between Yorick and Nature. He also talks about how human natures are different from each other throughout his nobel

    5. NAMPONT.
    6. A well-a-way! said I. I have but eight sous in the world, shewing them in my hand, and there are eight poor men and eight poor women for 'em.

      Here he sees the beggar in the street and offers them to give eight sous. At the beginning of the novel, Yorick refused to give Monk any money, and ignored him. Sentimental journey is all about perusing knowledge and getting better as a human everyday. This particular sentence is another demonstration of how Yorick has changed from the time he started to travel, therefore he calls himself a sentimental traveler.

    7. Vis a Vis.

      An vis-à-vis is a carriage in which the travelers sit directly with the front travelers facing backward and the back travelers looking ahead. Vis-a-Vis is a french word which means “face to face” “Source: (One or other of two persons or things facing, or situated opposite to, each other. (oed,na) )

    8. Guido

      GUIDO:Guido Reni was an Italian painter. He is mainly known for his religious work. Source: early Italian Baroque painter noted for the classical idealism of his renderings of mythological and religious subjects.(Britannica, na)

    9. but it would have suited a Bramin, and had I met it upon the plains of Indostan, I had reverenced it.

      Bramin: A member of the highest or priestly caste among the Hindus. (OED, na). When he says Indostan, he is referring to Hindustan which is also called "India" where there are more Bramins than any other part of world. Indostan (Hindustan): https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hindustan/@19.9854843,77.9404317,12.75z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x3bd3d416f13e0aff:0x35090aba1a86dcd0!8m2!3d20!4d78

    10. I was predetermined not to give him a single sous; and accordingly I put my purse into my pocket—button'd it up—set myself a little more upon my centre, and advanced up gravely to him: there was something, I fear, forbidding in my look: I have his

      This text is very important to understand the character of Yorick before he started the journey. it also gives us the indication that he was not sentimental prior to starting his journey.

    11. portmanteau

      This is his suitcase for carrying his clothes and belongings.

    12. convent.

      An assemblage or gathering of persons; a number met together for some common purpose; an assembly, meeting, convention, congregation. (OED, na)

    13. As I ac|knowledged this, I felt a suffusion of a finer kind upon my cheek—more warm and friendly to man, than

      Now Yorick has good emotions towards the French

    1. trellis,

      A structure of light bars of wood or metal crossing each other at intervals and fastened where they cross, with open square spaces between; used as a screen in window openings or the like; a window, gate, screen, etc. so constructed; a lattice; a grating. Now rare. (OED,na) https://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O34942/trellis-furnishing-fabric-heals/

    2. drab-colour'd coat

      drab colored coat: It is typically an unattractive kind of Coat.The color of these kinds of coats are Light yellow and brown.. Source: “ Of a dull light-brown or yellowish-brown ( OED,NA) “ https://www-oed-com.proxymu.wrlc.org/view/Entry/57357?rskey=CAfyjT&result=2&isAdvanced=false#eid


      The Paris Peace Conference, held at the conclusion of the First World War (1914–18), mainly in the Palace of Versailles, or the Treaty of Versailles, the peace treaty which formally ended that war and was signed in the Palace at the culmination of the conference on 28th June, 1919. OED (n,a). https://www.google.com/maps/uv?pb=!1s0x47e67d94d7b14c75%3A0x538fcc15f59ce8f!3m1!7e115!4shttps%3A%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipOGyYnQtAiEf9VOgmios2V0AvSpk6tnVHawUAUy%3Dw420-h240-k-no!5sVERSAILLES.%20-%20Google%20Search!15sCgIgAQ&imagekey=!1e10!2sAF1QipOGyYnQtAiEf9VOgmios2V0AvSpk6tnVHawUAUy&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjIs6DF2JXvAhVrS98KHS4ODzcQoiowJnoECGsQAw

    4. poor Le Fleur advanced three ſteps towards me, and with that ſort of movement which a good ſoul makes to ſuccour a diſtreſs'd one—the fellow won my heart by it; and from that ſingle trait, I knew his character as perfectly, and could rely upon it as firmly, as if he had ſerved me with fidelity for ſeven years.

      The fact that Le Fleur was by his side, even when he was in big trouble, won the heart of Yorick and he sees Le Fleur as someone who he can trust with his eyes closed.

    5. Gothic letter

      gothic letter: A letter written using Gothic Alphabet or language is known as gothic letter. Source: https://www.britannica.com/topic/Gothic-alphabet Image: http://www.newdesignfile.com/post_skyclad-gothic-font-calligraphy_220542/

    6. band-box

      A band-box is a light box which is typically used to hold hats, collar etc. Source: (band-box is a “slight box of card-board or very thin chip covered with paper, for collars, caps, hats, and millinery; originally made for the ‘bands’ or ruffs” from the seventeenth century (OED,na)) https://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O503521/broad-band-on-each-side-design-sykes-godfrey/

    7. damaſk

      A damask napkin: Demaask is a fabric which typically used for decorative purposes like Napkins, tablesets etc. Source: A rich silk fabric woven with elaborate designs and figures, often of a variety of colours.. (OED, na) Source: https://www.masterclass.com/articles/everything-to-know-about-damask-fabric-history-characteristics-uses-and-care-for-damask#quiz-0 https://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O354087/silk-damask/

    8. I had been enquired after by the Lieutenant de Police

      Yorick travelled to Paris just before the "Seven Years' War" ended. This demonstrates the political tensions between France and England at that time.

      "The main issues of the war were the struggle between Britain and France for supremacy overseas, and that between Prussia and Austria for the domination of Germany. The British made substantial gains over France abroad, capturing French Canada and undermining French influence in India. The war was ended by the Treaties of Paris and Hubertusburg in 1763, leaving Britain the supreme European naval and colonial power and Prussia in an appreciably stronger position than before in central Europe." (OED,na)

    9. fille de chambre

      A chambermaid; a lady's personal maid. (OED, na)