First Impressions

November 12, 2004

Apologies for the confusion in last week's clue. This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a satire on religion:

"Whoever hath an Ambition to be heard in a Crowd, must press, and squeeze, and thrust, and climb with indefatigable Pains, till he has exalted himself to a certain Degree of Altitude above them."

* Entries, including postal address, should be sent to First Impressions, The Times Higher , Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield, London E1W 1BX, faxed to 020 7782 3300 or emailed to theschat@thes.co.uk

The winner receives a £25 voucher. The closing date is November 15.

The winner of last week's competition, who identified Elizabeth Gaskell's Mary Barton (but she is not the son of a stonemason), was Philippa Browning of the School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester.

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