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  1. Apr 2023
    1. "How sad it is!" murmured Dorian Gray, with his eyes still fixed upon his own portrait. "How sad it is! I shall grow old, and horrid, and dreadful. But this picture will remain always young. It will never be older than this particular day of June. . . . . If it was only the other way! If it was I who were to be always young, and the picture that were to grow old! For this—for this—I would give everything! Yes, there is nothing in the whole world I would not give!"

      From LAWLER 191: Wilde altered this passage each time he revised his text. After "dreadful," he cancelled the following: "Life will send its lines across my face. Passion will create it and thought twist it from its form." For the typescript of this edition, Wilde added the last sentence of this paragraph. In 1891, Wilde added another sentence at the paragraph's end: "I would give my soul for that."

    1. round the black-crocketed spires of the early June hollyhocks,

      ZABROUSKI: Changed to "round the dusty gilt horns of the straggling woodbine," in 1891.

    2. in an art that is necessarily immobile

      ZABROUSKI: Refined to "through the medium of an art that is necessarily immobile" in 1891.

    3. as usual

      From LAWLER 173: Changed to "as was his custom" in 1891.