A Good Start

"All this happened, more or less"
"The sweat wis lashing oafay Sick Boy; he wis trembling"
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times"
"Call me Ishmael"
"All Children, except one, grow up"
"It was a pleasure to burn"
"Happy families are all alike"
"Where's Papa going with that axe?"
"I had the story, bit by bit, from various people"