Thursday, February 02, 2006

Another opening line ...

Dave Lull proposes that in any list of great opening lines the one from Dr. Johnson's Rasselas ought to be included:

Ye who listen with credulity to the whispers of fancy, and pursue
with eagerness the phantoms of hope; who expect that age will perform
the promises of youth, and that the deficiencies of the present day
will be supplied by the morrow; attend to Rasselas, the prince of

I agree.

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