Literary Quiz – #3

FIRST SENTENCES OF GREAT CLASSICS

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE!

  1. When he is sick, every man wants his mother; if she’s not around, other women must do.
  2. I confess that at these words a shudder passed through me.
  3. In the last year of my presidency, I began to think seriously about writing my memoirs.
  4. The Nellie, a cruising yawl, swung to her anchor without a flutter of the sails, and was at rest.
  5. The family of Dashwood had long been settled in Sussex.
  6. On a hill by the Mississippi where Chippewas camped two generations ago, a girl stood in relief against the cornflower blue of Northern sky.
  7. Miss Brooke had that kind of beauty which seems to be thrown into relief by poor dress.
  8. It has been four weeks and it is still hard for me to believe that Sandor Needleman is dead.
  9. In 1885 Gilles de Tourette, a pupil of Charcot, described the astonishing syndrome that now bears his name.
  10. In August 1998, President George H. W. Bush called and invited me to spend time with him and Mrs. Barbara Bush in Maine.

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