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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde - (13 chapter version)
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shambles -- as in: the place is a shambles
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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde - (13 chapter version)
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  • …looking round with haggard eyes for the reflection of the dagger that was to end his days, and sick with that ennui, that taedium vitae, that comes on those to whom life denies nothing; and had peered through a clear emerald at the red shambles of the Circus, and then, in a litter of pearl and purple drawn by silver-shod mules, been carried through the Street of Pomegranates to a House of Gold, and heard men cry on Nero Caesar as he passed by; and, as Elagabalus, had painted his…

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