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The Picture of Dorian Gray
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  • When I was in the Diplomatic, things were much better.
  • His father had been our ambassador at Madrid when Isabella was young, and Prim unthought of, but had retired from the Diplomatic Service in a capricious moment of annoyance at not being offered the Embassy at Paris, a post to which he considered that he was fully entitled by reason of his birth, his indolence, the good English of his despatches, and his inordinate passion for pleasure.

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  • cannot be arrested because he enjoys diplomatic immunity
  • Despite his outrage, he managed a diplomatic reply.

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