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En un lugar de la Mancha, de cuyo nombre no quiero acordarme, no ha mucho tiempo que vivía un hidalgo de los de lanza en astillero, adarga antigua, rocín flaco y galgo corredor.Spanish
Arma virumque cano, Troiae qui primus ab oris / Italiam, fato profugus, Laviniaque venit / litora, multum ille et terris iactatus et alto / vi superum saevae memorem Iunonis ob iraLatin
Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed.English
It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.English
Il y a aujourd'hui trois cent quarante-huit ans six mois et dix-neuf jours que les parisiens s'évillèrent au bruit de toutes les cloches sonnant à grande volée...French
Als Gregor Samsa eines Morgens aus unruhigen Träumen erwachte, fand er sich in seinem Bett zu einem ungeheuren Ungeziefer verwandelt.German
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The boy with fair hair lowered himself down the last few feet of rock and began to pick his way toward the lagoon.English
Indem ich hier die Darstellung der Traumdeutung versuche, glaube ich den Umkreis neuropathologischer Interessen nicht überschritten zu haben.German
Il y a un an à peu près, qu'en faisant à la Bibliothèque royale des recherches pour mon histoire de Louis XIV, je tombai par hasard sur les Mémoires de M. d'Artagnan...French
Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita / Mi ritrovai per una selva oscura, / ché la diritta via era smarrita.Italian
Ce soir-là, qui était celui où MM. Debienne et Pologny, les directeurs démissionaires de l'Opéra...French
Sogliono, el più delle volte, coloro che disiderano acquistare grazia appresso uno Principe, farseli incontro con quelle cose che infra le loro abbino più care...Italian

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