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