WHERE IT APPEARed
In the book version of:
The Picture Of Dorian Gray, Ch. 3
Ward, Lock & Co., 1891
In the story the comment is made by Lord Henry Wotton to his uncle George (Lord Fermor) referring to the possible fiancée of a friend, Dartmoor.
WHERE IT did not APPEAR
In the earlier magazine version in:
Lippincott's Monthly Magazine Vol. XLVI, No. 271, July [June 20] 1890, pp. 3-100
The quotation does not appear here as originally published in thirteen chapters.
Book: Mason, 328.
Magazine: Mason, 81.
Bibliography of Oscar Wilde
by Stuart Mason, 1914
LONDON | T. WERNER LAURIE LTD.
Letter to Wilde from his publisher, suggesting changes to the story. They were not adopted.
Wilde's reaction is reminiscent of his remark to Edgar Saltus at Delmonico's, New York, in 1882, about his not tampering with his play Vera.