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Oscar Wilde
(1856-1900) born on
Oct 16
Anglo-Irish playwright, novelist. He was noted for his flamboyant witty, sophisticated plays, e.g., "The Importance of Being Ernest," 1895.
         
   
F
Through our sunless lanes creeps Poverty with her hungry eyes, and Sin with his sodden face follows close behind her. Misery wakes us in the morning and Shame sits with us at night.

R
How strange a thing this is! The Priest telleth me that the Soul is worth all the gold in the world, and the merchants say that it is not worth a clipped piece of silver.
A
It is always the unreadable that occurs.
N
It is only the modern that ever becomes old-fashioned.
K
"I was saying," continued the Rocket, "I was saying - What was I saying?" "You were talking about yourself," replied the Roman Candle."Of course; I knew I was discussing some interesting subject when I was so rudely interrupted."
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The weaver, in "The Young King," in "A House of Pomegranates," 1891.
R: The young fisherman, in "The Fisherman and his Soul" (published in A House of Pomegranates, 1891).
A: Vivian, in "The Decay of Lying" (published in Intentions, 1891).
N: Vivian, in "The Decay of Lying" (published in Intentions, 1891).
K: The Remarkable Rocket
   


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