The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Lord Arthur Savile's Crime, etc. by Oscar Wilde:|
to prove his theory by means of a forgery.'
'But is it a forgery?' I asked.
'Of course it is,' said Erskine. 'It is a very good forgery; but
it is a forgery none the less. I thought at the time that Cyril
was rather calm about the whole matter; but I remember he more than
once told me that he himself required no proof of the kind, and
that he thought the theory complete without it. I laughed at him,
and told him that without it the theory would fall to the ground,
and I warmly congratulated him on the marvellous discovery. We
then arranged that the picture should be etched or facsimiled, and
placed as the frontispiece to Cyril's edition of the Sonnets; and