"The Artist", page 2

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Oscar Wilde

"The Artist," from Poems in Prose

Autograph manuscript, undated. 3 p., including cover sheet for Poems in Prose

Gift of Lucia Moreira Salles, 2008

MA 7258.3

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fire and set it in a great furnace, and gave it to the fire.
    And out of the bronze of the image of The Sorrow that endureth for Ever he fashioned the image of The Pleasure that abideth for a Moment. For he could only think in bronze.