The Happy Prince

By Oscar Wilde

The Happy Prince

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The Happy Prince

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  • PUBLISHED BY

    Dutton books

  • PUBLISHED ON

    Jan 1, 1995

  • ISBN

    0525453679 , 9780525453673

  • FORMAT

    Hardcover

  • LANGUAGE

    English

  • NO. OF PAGES

    32

Quotes from The Happy Prince

Dear Prince, I must leave you, but I will never forget you, and next spring I will bring you back two beautiful jewels in place of those you have given away. The ruby shall be redder than a red rose, and the sapphire shall be as blue as the great sea.

Surely Love is a wonderful thing. It is more precious than emeralds, and dearer than fine opals. Pearls and pomegranates cannot buy it, nor is it set forth in the marketplace. It may not be purchased of the merchants, for can it be weighed out in the balance for gold.

In the square below,’ said the Happy Prince, ‘there stands a little match-girl. She has let her matches fall in the gutter, and they are all spoiled. Her father will beat her if she does not bring home some money, and she is crying. She has no shoes or stockings, and her little head is bare. Pluck out my other eye, and give it to her, and her father will not beat her.’
‘I will stay with you one night longer,’ said the Swallow, ‘but I cannot pluck out your eye. You would be quite blind then.’
‘Swallow, Swallow, little Swallow,’ said the Prince, ‘do as I command you.’
So he plucked out the Prince’s other eye, and darted down with it. He swooped past the match-girl, and slipped the jewel into the palm of her hand. ‘What a lovely bit of glass,’ cried the little girl; and she ran home, laughing.
Then the Swallow came back to the Prince. ‘You are blind now,’ he said, ‘so I will stay with you always.

Sono così intelligente che a volte non capisco una sola parola di quel che sto dicendo.

I am afraid that she is a coquette, for she is always flirting with the wind.

Everyone quoted it, it was full of so many words that they could not understand.

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