Posted by Constanza on May 31, 1998 at 19:53:16:
In response to Earnest...., written by Kate on May 31, 1998 at 10:01:48
There are certainly plenty of "Wildeisms"!
Among my favourites:
"I hope I am not that" (that meaning "perfect") "It would leave no room for developments".
"if the lower orders don't set us a good example, what on earth is the use of them?"
"It isn't easy to be anything nowadays. There's such a lot of beastly competition about"
And I love the way they talk absolute nonsense with the utmost sang froid. Such as:
"To loose one parent, Mr. Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness".
"In any case, she is a monster, without being a myth, whyich is reather unfair".
"The old fashioned regard for the young is fast dying out".
I will stop here; were I to quote all of my favourte parts I would end up by transcribing most of play. ;-)
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