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RAFAEL SABATINI
English (Italian-born) novelist and dramatist
(1875 - 1950)
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Then drink it thus, cried the rash young fool, and splashed the contents of his cup full into the face of Mr. Wilding even as that gentleman, on his feet, was proposing to drink to the eyes of the young fool's sister.
      - Mistress Wilding [Books (First Lines)]

He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad. And that was all his patrimony.
      - Scaramouche (bk. I, ch. 1) [Laughter]

With compressed lips and an upright line of paid between his brows Mr. Harry Latimer sat down to write a letter. He had taken--as he was presently to express it--his first wound in the cause of Liberty, which cause he had lately embraced. This wound, deep, grievous, and apparently irreparable, had been dealt him by the communication in the sheets which hung now from his limp fingers.
      - The Carolinian (pt. 1, ch. 1)
        [Books (First Lines)]

Sir Oliver Tressilian sat at his ease in the lofty dining-room of the handsome house of Penarrow, which he owed to the enterprise of his father of lamented and lamentable memory and to the skill and invention of an Italian engineer named Bagnolo who had come to England half a century ago as one of the assistants of the famous Torrigiani.
      - The Sea-Hawk (part I, ch. I)
        [Books (First Lines)]


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