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  • I sit on something hard—a book, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.†   (source)
  • Oscar Wilde (1854–1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, novelist, and poet Can I just say it's really hard to snip straight when you're crying so hard you can't see?†   (source)
  • As in Oscar Wilde.†   (source)
  • Oscar Wilde's "Reading Gaol" has the dope twisted.†   (source)
  • This Dowson, and this Baudelaire, and Swinburne and Oscar Wilde, and Whitman and Poe!†   (source)
  • They also brought back three indelible memories: the unprecedented opening of The Tales ofHoffmann in Paris, the terrifying blaze that destroyed almost all the gondolas off St. Mark's Square in Venice, which they witnessed with grieving hearts from the window of their hotel, and their fleeting glimpse of Oscar Wilde during the first snowfall in January.†   (source)
  • The late Oscar Wilde, for instance.†   (source)
  • By 1900, Oscar Wilde and James A. McNeill Whistler had almost finished saying the things they were reported as saying, and that Eugene was destined to hear, twenty years later; most of the Great Victorians had died before the bombardment began; William McKinley was up for a second term, the crew of the Spanish navy had returned home in a tugboat.†   (source)
  • THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY BY OSCAR WILDE THE PREFACE The artist is the creator of beautiful things.†   (source)
  • He knew Pater and Oscar Wilde, and he knows Mallarme and all those fellows.†   (source)
  • Of course I have never READ Swinburne, but years ago, when he was in vogue, I remember Mr. Warren saying that Swinburne (or was it Oscar Wilde? but anyway:) he said that though many so-called intellectual people posed and pretended to find beauty in Swinburne, there can never be genuine beauty without the message from the heart.†   (source)
  • "Ever read any Oscar Wilde?" he asked.†   (source)
  • Title: An Ideal Husband Author: Oscar Wilde FIRST ACT SCENE The octagon room at Sir Robert Chiltern's house in Grosvenor Square.†   (source)
  • OSCAR WILDE.†   (source)
  • "And like most intellectuals who don't find faith convenient," he continued coldly, "like Napoleon and Oscar Wilde and the rest of your type, you'll yell loudly for a priest on your death-bed."†   (source)
  • Philip got himself something to eat in a restaurant near Charing Cross; he had made up his mind to go to a play, and afterwards he fought his way into the pit of a theatre at which one of Oscar Wilde's pieces was being performed.†   (source)
  • The world became pale and interesting, and he tried hard to look at Princeton through the satiated eyes of Oscar Wilde and Swinburne—or "Fingal O'Flaherty" and "Algernon Charles," as he called them in precieuse jest.†   (source)
  • Charles Lamb, with his infinite tact, attempting to, might have drawn charming pictures of the life of his day; Lord Byron in a stanza of Don Juan, aiming at the impossible, might have achieved the sublime; Oscar Wilde, heaping jewels of Ispahan upon brocades of Byzantium, might have created a troubling beauty.†   (source)
  • Oscar Wilde.†   (source)
  • [30] Well, even those who are to the manner born seem to find [Pg144] it difficult, for at once the learned authors cite blunder in the writings of Richardson, Stevenson, Gladstone, Jowett, Oscar Wilde, and even Henry Sweet, author of the best existing grammar of the English language.†   (source)
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