- Oscar (Fin·gal O'Fla·her·tie Wills) [fing-guh l oh-fla-her-tee wilz, oh-flair-tee] /ˈfɪŋ gəl oʊˈflæ hər ti ˈwɪlz, oʊˈflɛər ti/, Sebastian Melmoth, 1854–1900, Irish poet, dramatist, novelist, essayist, and critic.
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“Let us agree, if you please, that in this one circumstance Mr. Wilde is wrong,” I said.
“Impossible,” began the other, but was silenced by a sort of bark from Mr. Wilde.
Then Mr. Wilde told Vance he could go; and he went, shambling like an outcast of the slums.
Mr. Wilde clambered to the floor and unlocking the cabinet, took a long square box from the first shelf.
As for me, when at last Mr. Wilde had finished, and pointing to me, cried, “The cousin of the King!”
Sergeant Wilde was met on his entry into the town by almost the whole population.
We would do anything in our power for Sergeant Wilde and for the cause, but we cannot starve!'
"They'll be down below—they won't hear us," said Wilde gloomily.
You will stay here with Wilde, and pass orders from us to the batteries.
Wilde (blankly): "But you didn't tell me what time it was going to be."
- Oscar (Fingal O'Flahertie Wills). 1854–1900, Irish writer and wit, famous for such plays as Lady Windermere's Fan (1892) and The Importance of being Earnest (1895). The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891) is a macabre novel about a hedonist and The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1898) relates to his experiences in prison while serving a two-year sentence for homosexuality
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