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1  It is the finest portrait of modern times.
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2  I am jealous of the portrait you have painted of me.
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3  This portrait would be to him the most magical of mirrors.
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4  The portrait was to bear the burden of his shame: that was all.
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5  He knew that when he was alone he would have to examine the portrait.
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6  Your portrait of him has quickened his appreciation of the personal appearance of other people.
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7  Suddenly his eye fell on the screen that he had placed in front of the portrait, and he started.
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8  As he was turning the handle of the door, his eye fell upon the portrait Basil Hallward had painted of him.
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9  He got up from his chair and drew a large screen right in front of the portrait, shuddering as he glanced at it.
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10  But the strange expression that he had noticed in the face of the portrait seemed to linger there, to be more intensified even.
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11  Morning after morning he had sat before the portrait wondering at its beauty, almost enamoured of it, as it seemed to him at times.
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12  Yes; he would try to be to Dorian Gray what, without knowing it, the lad was to the painter who had fashioned the wonderful portrait.
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13  He loved to stroll through the gaunt cold picture-gallery of his country house and look at the various portraits of those whose blood flowed in his veins.
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14  Harry," said Basil Hallward, looking him straight in the face, "every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.
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15  "Oh, I am tired of sitting, and I don't want a life-sized portrait of myself," answered the lad, swinging round on the music-stool in a wilful, petulant manner.
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16  As he often remembered afterwards, and always with no small wonder, he found himself at first gazing at the portrait with a feeling of almost scientific interest.
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17  It is rather horrid of me, as he has sent me my portrait in the most wonderful frame, specially designed by himself, and, though I am a little jealous of the picture for being a whole month younger than I am, I must admit that I delight in it.
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18  His unreal and selfish love would yield to some higher influence, would be transformed into some nobler passion, and the portrait that Basil Hallward had painted of him would be a guide to him through life, would be to him what holiness is to some, and conscience to others, and the fear of God to us all.
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19  In the centre of the room, clamped to an upright easel, stood the full-length portrait of a young man of extraordinary personal beauty, and in front of it, some little distance away, was sitting the artist himself, Basil Hallward, whose sudden disappearance some years ago caused, at the time, such public excitement and gave rise to so many strange conjectures.
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20  He had uttered a mad wish that he himself might remain young, and the portrait grow old; that his own beauty might be untarnished, and the face on the canvas bear the burden of his passions and his sins; that the painted image might be seared with the lines of suffering and thought, and that he might keep all the delicate bloom and loveliness of his then just conscious boyhood.
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