- They are charmingly artificial, but they have no sense of art.Chapter 6 (65% in)
- The few lines she had to speak,— Good pilgrim, you do wrong your hand too much, Which mannerly devotion shows in this; For saints have hands that pilgrims' hands do touch, And palm to palm is holy palmers' kiss,— with the brief dialogue that follows, were spoken in a thoroughly artificial manner.Chapter 5 (20% in)
- Her gestures became absurdly artificial.Chapter 5 (23% in)
- ...being, indeed, simply a psychological study of a certain young Parisian, who spent his life trying to realize in the nineteenth century all the passions and modes of thought that belonged to every century except his own, and to sum up, as it were, in himself the various moods through which the world-spirit had ever passed, loving for their mere artificiality those renunciations that men have unwisely called virtue, as much as those natural rebellions that wise men still call sin.Chapter 8 (88% in)
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