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Opening LinesClassicAuthor
X was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do...
1801 - I have just returned from a visit to my landlord - the solitary neighbour that I shall be troubled with.
Mr X lived, in 1872, at No. 7, Saville Row, Burlington Gardens, the house in which Sheridan died in 1814.
There was no possibility of taking a walk that day. We had been wandering, indeed, in the leafless shrubbery an hour in the morning...
About 30 years ago, Miss X of Y, with only seven thousand pounds, had the good luck to captivate Sir Z of Q...
Among other public buildings in a certain town, which for many reasons it will be prudent to refrain from mentioning...
You don't know me, without you have read a book by the name of X but that ain't no matter.
One thing was certain, that the white kitten had had nothing to do with it...
No one who had ever seen X in her infancy would have supposed her born to be an heroine.
3 May. X. - Left Y at 8.35 p.m. on 1st May, arriving at Z early next morning...
One morning, three hundred and forty-eight years, six months and nineteen days ago, the X were awakened by a grand peal from all the bells...
X, Y and the rest of these gentlemen having asked me to write down the whole particulars about Z...
'Well, Prince, so X and Y are now just family estates of Z...'
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Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
Call me X. Some years ago - never mind how long precisely - having little or no money in my purse...
The year 1866 was signalised by a remarkable incident, a mysterious and inexplicable phenomenon...
My father had a small estate in X; I was the third of five sons.
You will rejoice to hear that no disaster has accompanied the commencement of an enterprise which you have regarded with such evil forebodings.
Mrs X lived just where the Y main road dipped into the little hollow...
The X had been working very hard all the morning, spring-cleaning his little home.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.
Sir X, of Y, in Z, was a man who, for his own amusement, never took up any book but the Q...
On an exceptionally hot evening early in July a young man came out of the garret in which he lodged in X and walked slowly, as though in hesitation, towars Y.
Late in the afternoon of a chilly day in February, two gentlemen were sitting alone over their wine...
I was born in the year 1632, in the city of X, of a good family, though not of that country...

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