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An Ideal Husband
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  • The only light there is comes from the great chandelier that hangs over the staircase and illumines the tapestry of the Triumph of Love.
  • Over the well of the staircase hangs a great chandelier with wax lights, which illumine a large eighteenth-century French tapestry—representing the Triumph of Love, from a design by Boucher—that is stretched on the staircase wall.

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  • I remember so well how, with a strange smile on his pale, curved lips, he led me through his wonderful picture gallery, showed me his tapestries, his enamels, his jewels, his carved ivories, made me wonder at the strange loveliness of the luxury in which he lived; and then told me that luxury was nothing but a background, a painted scene in a play, and that power, power over other men, power over the world, was the one thing worth having, the one supreme pleasure worth knowing, the one…

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as in: the tapestry hangs in the museum Define
a heavy fabric with a woven picture or design -- often hung on a wall for display
as in: the tapestry of my life Define
something consisting of many interconnected, non-mechanical parts
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