1 Her teeth showed like white seeds in a scarlet fruit.
2 The scarlet would pass away from his lips and the gold steal from his hair.
3 The sunset had smitten into scarlet gold the upper windows of the houses opposite.
4 Suddenly there had fallen upon his brain that tiny scarlet speck that makes men mad.
5 There was still some gold in the thinning hair and some scarlet on the sensual mouth.
6 Out of the black cave of time, terrible and swathed in scarlet, rose the image of his sin.
7 His finely chiselled nostrils quivered, and some hidden nerve shook the scarlet of his lips and left them trembling.
8 Yes, he was certainly wonderfully handsome, with his finely curved scarlet lips, his frank blue eyes, his crisp gold hair.
9 The fuming censers that the grave boys, in their lace and scarlet, tossed into the air like great gilt flowers had their subtle fascination for him.
10 Perhaps, some day, the cruel look would have passed away from the scarlet sensitive mouth, and he might show to the world Basil Hallward's masterpiece.
11 The thing was still loathsome--more loathsome, if possible, than before--and the scarlet dew that spotted the hand seemed brighter, and more like blood newly spilled.
12 He was trying to gather up the scarlet threads of life and to weave them into a pattern; to find his way through the sanguine labyrinth of passion through which he was wandering.
13 There was a gem in the brain of the dragon, Philostratus told us, and "by the exhibition of golden letters and a scarlet robe" the monster could be thrown into a magical sleep and slain.
14 He would often spend a whole day settling and resettling in their cases the various stones that he had collected, such as the olive-green chrysoberyl that turns red by lamplight, the cymophane with its wirelike line of silver, the pistachio-coloured peridot, rose-pink and wine-yellow topazes, carbuncles of fiery scarlet with tremulous, four-rayed stars, flame-red cinnamon-stones, orange and violet spinels, and amethysts with their alternate layers of ruby and sapphire.