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'It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn't know what I was doing in New York'
'To be born again,' sang Gibreel Farishta tumbling from the heavens, 'first you have to die''.
'Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do'.
'I am always drawn back to places where I have lived, the houses and their neighborhoods'
'The Nellie, a cruising yawl, swung to her anchor with-out a flutter of the sails, and was at rest'.
'It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a large fortune must be in want of a wife'.
'Mr. Phileas Fogg lived, in 1872, at No. 7, Saville Row, Burlington Gardens, the house in which Sheridan died in 1814.'
'It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen'.
'Howard Roark laughed.'
'In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since'.
'One may as well begin with Helen's letters to her sister'.
'No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's'.
'What's it going to be then, eh?'
'Call me Ishmael'.
'''Well, Prince, so Genoa and Lucca are now just family estates of the Buonapartes.''
'You don't know about me without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; but that ain't no matter'.
'If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like'.
'In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit'.
'Scarlett O'Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm as the Tarleton twins were'
'3 May. Bistritz.— Left Munich at 8:35 P.M., on 1st May, arriving at Viennaearly next morning; should have arrived at 6:46, but train was an hour late'.
'A few miles south of Soledad, the Salinas River drops in close to the hillside bank and runs deep and green'.
'My father's family name being Pirrip, and my Christian name Philip, my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip'.
'Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed'
'The studio was filled with the rich odour of roses'.
'It was love at first sight'.
'Mother died today. Or, maybe, yesterday; I can’t be sure'.
'Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins.'
'Two households, both alike in dignity'.
'Someone must have been telling lies about Josef K., he knew he had done nothing wrong but, one morning, he was arrested'.
'Hale knew they meant to murder him before he had been in Brighton three hours'
'When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow'.
'Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically'
'The house was named `The Cave'.'
'Dear God, I am fourteen years old.'
'The sun shone, having no alternative, on the nothing new.'
'In the late summer of that year we lived in a house in a village that looked across the river and the plain to the mountains'
'1801. I have just returned from a visit to my landlord—the solitary neighbour that I shall be troubled with'.
'On an exceptionally hot evening early in July a young man came out of the garret in which he lodged in S. Place and walked slowly, as though in hesitation, towards K. bridge'.
'Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself.'
'I first met Dean not long after my wife and I split up'.

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