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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 something so crude and vulgar about everything of the kind.
  • The Academy is too large and too vulgar.
  • Well, I found myself seated in a horrid little private box, with a vulgar drop-scene staring me in the face.
  • Don’t squander the gold of your days, listening to the tedious, trying to improve the hopeless failure, or giving away your life to the ignorant, the common, and the vulgar, which are the aims, the false ideals, of our age.
  • They affect us just as vulgarity affects us.
  • Details are always vulgar.
  • Surely you don’t think it was a vulgar accident?
  • Of the asceticism that deadens the senses, as of the vulgar profligacy that dulls them, it was to know nothing.
  • Death and vulgarity are the only two facts in the nineteenth century that one cannot explain away.
  • Tonight, for the first time, I became conscious that the Romeo was hideous, and old, and painted, that the moonlight in the orchard was false, that the scenery was vulgar, and that the words I had to speak were unreal, were not my words, not what I wanted to say.

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