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    Lead-in of a book


    Incipits. Sometimes the first line(s) of a poem or a novel are  revelatory of what the poem/novel  deals with.

    Try to guess these  and  enjoy!

    Incipits have been taken from : 

     Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales;    Helen Fielding’s  Bridget Jones ‘s Diary;  E.M. Forster’s  A Room with a View;  Daniel Defoe’s Moll Flanders;    Laurence Sterne’s  Life and Opinions of Tristram  Shandy;

    G. Orwell’s 1984;  C. Dickens’   David Copperfield;  T.S. Eliot’s The Waste   Land;  Shakespeare’s Hamlet,

    Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. 

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    1. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.'

    2. 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.

    3. My true name is so well known in the records, or registers at Newgate and in the old Bailey

    4. When in April the sweet showers fall and pierce the drought of March to the root

    5. April is the cruellest month

    6. It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.

    7. Barnardo: “Who's there?”

    8. I wish either my father or my mother, or indeed both of them, as they were in duty both equally bound to it, had minded what they were about when they begot me

    9. New Year's Resolutions I WILL NOT : 1 Smoke……..

    10. The Bertolini “The Signora had no business to do it,” said Miss Bartlett.

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