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The Picture of Dorian Gray
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  • Upon my word, Basil, I didn’t know you were so vain; and I really can’t see any resemblance between you, with your rugged strong face and your coal-black hair, and this young Adonis, who looks as if he was made out of ivory and rose-leaves.
  • I had drawn you as Paris in dainty armour, and as Adonis with huntsman’s cloak and polished boar-spear.

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  • When Adonis died Zeus decreed that he should spend winters in the underworld with Persephone and spend summers with Aphrodite.
  • By the way, December 25 is also the birthday of Osiris, Adonis, and Dionysus.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code

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