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whose comeliness was such that, as he lay dying in the yellow
piazza of Perugia, those who had hated him could not choose but
weep, and Atalanta, who had cursed him, blessed him.

There was a horrible fascination in them all. He saw them at night,
and they troubled his imagination in the day. The Renaissance
knew of strange manners of poisoning-poisoning by a helmet and
a lighted torch, by an embroidered glove and a jewelled fan, by a
gilded pomander and by an amber chain. Dorian Gray had been
poisoned by a book. There were moments when he looked on evil
simply as a mode through which he could realize his conception of
the beautiful.
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