Trivia Question for October 29

DON’T START WITH ME: What famous literary text begins with this sentence, and who wrote it?

To write the Life of him who excelled all mankind in writing the lives of others, and who, whether we consider his extraordinary endowments, or his various works, has heen equalled by few in any age, is an arduous, and may be reckoned in me a presumptuous task.

 

 

 

 

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