Page 181. " Lead us not into temptation. Forgive us our sins "

A quote from the Lord's Prayer, probably the best-known prayer in Christianity. It appears in the New Testament.

Our Father, which art in heaven... (Wikipedia entry)

Andrea Bocelli singing the Lord's Prayer

Some think it was intended to be a guide on how to pray, while others believe it was intended to be used as an actual prayer.

Page 183. " Moorish workmanship "
Creative Commons AttributionArabesque - Credit: fady habib

'Moorish' refers to the Moors of North Africa, usually muslims of Arab, Berber or Black African origin. Othello, in Shakespeare's play, is a Moor, as is the Prince of Morocco in The Merchant of Venice.

Dorian described his Moorish lamp as 'dull silver inlaid with arabesques... studded with coarse turquoises'.

Saint Tropez Boutique - Luxury Moorish Architecture & Design (this website has videos on how such lamps are made)



Page 188. " Gautier's Émaux et Camées "

A French writer of poems, plays and novels, Pierre Jules Théophile Gautier (1811–1872) was admired by many writers, including Wilde. Gautier was also a literary critic and a journalist. He defended Romanticism, but also influenced other literary movements such as Modernism and Symbolism. In Emaux et Camées, considered his highest poetic achievement, Gautier abandoned his romantic ambition to focus on the form rather than the subject of poetry. Beginning as a collection of 18 poems in 1852, it had grown to 37 poems by 1872.