Today I noticed a particularly unlikely source of quotes that apply to Bone Orchard… or maybe it’s particularly likely give Oscar Wilde’s viciously funny commentary on the strictures of Victorian society. Today’s selections come from An Ideal Husband -
“I did not sell myself for money. I bought success at a great price. ”
“Lord Goring: Extraordinary thing about the lower classes in England – they are always losing their relations.
Phipps: Yes, my lord! They are extremely fortunate in that respect.”
“I never smoke. My dressmaker wouldn’t like it, and a woman’s first duty is to her dressmaker, isn’t it? What the second duty is, no one has as yet discovered.”