By Wilde, Oscar; Jackson, Russell; Eltis, Sos
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CHEVELEY. Oh, I’m neither. Optimism begins in a broad grin, and Pessimism ends with blue spectacles. Besides, they are both of them merely poses. SIR ROBERT CHILTERN. You prefer to be natural? MRS. CHEVELEY. Sometimes. But it is such a very difficult pose to keep up. SIR ROBERT CHILTERN. What would those modern psychological novelists, of whom we hear so much, say to such a theory as that? MRS. CHEVELEY. Ah! the strength of women comes from the fact that psychology cannot explain us. Men can be analysed, women .
A combination of all three. ] SIR ROBERT CHILTERN. ] Allow me! MRS. CHEVELEY. Thanks. SIR ROBERT CHILTERN. But you have not told me yet what makes you honour London so suddenly. Our season is almost over. MRS. CHEVELEY. Oh! I don’t care about the London season! It is too matrimonial. People are either hunting for husbands, or hiding from them. I wanted to meet you. It is quite true. You know what a woman’s curiosity is. Almost as great as a man’s! I wanted immensely to meet you, and . . to ask you to do something for me.
Or if it be necessary, then what is it that I have loved! But it is not, Robert; tell me it is not. Why should it be? What gain would you get? Money? We have no need of that! And money that comes from a tainted source is a degradation. Power? But power is nothing in itself. It is power to do good that is fine—that, and that only. What is it, then? Robert, tell me why you are going to do this dishonourable thing! SIR ROBERT CHILTERN. Gertrude, you have no right to use that word. I told you it was a question of rational compromise.
An ideal husband by Wilde, Oscar; Jackson, Russell; Eltis, Sos