"They called him Moshe the Beadle, as though he had never had a surname in his life."
"The western plains of New South Wales are grasslands."
"I was born in San Francisco, California."
"Under the shadow of Boston State House, turning its back on the house of John Hancock, the little passage called Hancock Avenue runs, or ran, from Beacon Street, skirting the State House grounds,..."
"There are the so-called inert gases in the air we breathe."
"As a proof of my readiness to accept autobiographical conventions, let me at once record my two earliest memories."
"When my mother was pregnant with me, she told me later, a party of hooded Ku Klux Klan riders galloped up to our home in Omaha, Nebraska, one night."
"The history of the Victorian Age will never be written: we know too much about it."