The time, half-past seven of the clock on a windy March morning, Anno Domini seventeen hundred and eighty. (Mr. Cruncher himself always spoke of the year of our Lord as Anna Dominoes: apparently under the impression that the Christian era dated from the invention of a popular game, by a lady who had bestowed her name upon it.)
A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens
Last night I tried to slightly arrange my Dickens collection. It’s much larger than I thought. But, while I have a number of copies of various books, I don’t actually have two of the same edition of anything. 😉 And I only have about 12 copies of “A Christmas Carol”. Not counting movie versions, of course, which adds another 6.