"...Si je demeurais toujours jeune et que
le portrait vieillisse à ma place!
Je donnerais tout, tout pour qu'il en soit ainsi.
Il n'est rien au monde que je ne donnerais.
Je donnerais mon âme!"
"... If it were only the other way! If it were
I who was to be always young, and the picture
that was to grow old!
For that I would give everything!
Yes, there is nothing in the whole world
I would not give! I would give my soul for that!"
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde