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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde - (13 chapter version)
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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde - (13 chapter version)
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  • There was Sir Henry Ashton, who had to leave England, with a tarnished name.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • His mere presence seemed to recall to them the innocence that they had tarnished.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • There was the huge Italian cassone, with its fantastically-painted panels and its tarnished gilt mouldings, in which he had so often hidden himself as a boy.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • As he passed out, he used to look with wonder at the black confessionals, and long to sit in the dim shadow of one of them and listen to men and women whispering through the tarnished grating the true story of their lives.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He knew that he had tarnished himself, filled his mind with corruption, and given horror to his fancy; that he had been an evil influence to others, and had experienced a terrible joy in being so; and that of the lives that had crossed his own it had been the fairest and the most full of promise that he had brought to shame.  (not reviewed by editor)

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