First Impressions

August 27, 2004

This week's competition, in which you must identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a pamphlet that helped to provoke a revolution:

"Perhaps the sentiments contained in the following pages, are not yet sufficiently fashionable to procure them general favour; a long habit of not thinking a thing wrong , gives it a superficial appearance of being right , and raises at first a formidable outcry in defence of custom."

The winner receives a half-case of wine. The closing date is August 30.

Entries, including postal address and telephone number, should be sent to:

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Fax: 020 7782 3300
or email: theschat@thes.co.uk

The winner of last week's competition - who identified Euripides' Medea - is Mark Jones of Lincoln College, Oxford.

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