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Oscar Wilde: The Importance of Being Earnest

ALGERNON. I really don't see anything romantic in proposing. It is very romantic to be in love. But there is nothing romantic about a definite proposal. Why, one may be accepted. One usually is, I believe. Then the excitement is all over.

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ALGERNON. All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.

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CECILY. It is always painful to part from people whom one has known for a very brief space of time. The absence of old friends one can endure with equanimity. But even a momentary seperation from any one to whom one has just been introduced is almost unbearable.

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