By Wilde, Oscar; Jackson, Russell; Eltis, Sos
Wilde's dramatic masterpiece set in London. some of the subject matters of an amazing Husband have been encouraged via the placement Oscar Wilde chanced on himself in through the early Nineties. "Sooner or later we will all need to pay for what we do. yet nobody could be totally judged by means of their past."
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I think they are usually punished for it! Certainly, more women grow old nowadays through the faithfulness of their admirers than through anything else! At least that is the only way I can account for the terribly haggard look of most of your pretty women in London! SIR ROBERT CHILTERN. What an appalling philosophy that sounds! To attempt to classify you, Mrs. Cheveley, would be an impertinence. But may I ask, at heart, are you an optimist or a pessimist? Those seem to be the only two fashionable religions left to us nowadays.
Really, the thing should be more widely known! LADY BASILDON. Basildon is quite as bad; he is as domestic as if he was a bachelor. MRS. MARCHMONT. ] My poor Olivia! We have married perfect husbands, and we are well punished for it. LORD GORING. I should have thought it was the husbands who were punished. MRS. MARCHMONT. ] Oh, dear no! They are as happy as possible! And as for trusting us, it is tragic how much they trust us. LADY BASILDON. Perfectly tragic! LORD GORING. Or comic, Lady Basildon?
With pleasure, Miss Mabel. ] MABEL CHILTERN. How horrid you have been! You have never talked to me the whole evening! LORD GORING. How could I? You went away with the child-diplomatist. MABEL CHILTERN. You might have followed us. Pursuit would have been only polite. I don’t think I like you at all this evening! LORD GORING. I like you immensely. MABEL CHILTERN. Well, I wish you’d show it in a more marked way! ] MRS. MARCHMONT. Olivia, I have a curious feeling of absolute faintness. I think I should like some supper very much.