The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People: Large Print (Paperback)

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Morning-room in Algernon's flat in Half-Moon Street. The room is luxuriously andartistically furnished. The sound of a piano is heard in the adjoining room. Lane is arranging afternoon tea on the table, and after the music has ceased, Algernonenters.]Algernon. Did you hear what I was playing, Lane?Lane. I didn't think it polite to listen, sir.Algernon. I'm sorry for that, for your sake. I don't play accurately-any one can playaccurately-but I play with wonderful expression. As far as the piano is concerned, sentiment is my forte. I keep science for Life.Lane. Yes, sir.Algernon. And, speaking of the science of Life, have you got the cucumber sandwiches cutfor Lady Bracknell?Lane. Yes, sir. Hands them on a salver.]Algernon. Inspects them, takes two, and sits down on the sofa.] Oh . . . by the way, Lane, Isee from your book that on Thursday night, when Lord Shoreman and Mr. Worthing weredining with me, eight bottles of champagne are entered as having been consumed.Lane. Yes, sir; eight bottles and a pint.Algernon. Why is it that at a bachelor's establishment the servants invariably drink thechampagne? I ask merely for information.Lane. I attribute it to the superior quality of the wine, sir. I have often observed that inmarried households the champagne is rarely of a first-rate brand.Algernon. Good heavens Is marriage so demoralising as that?Lane. I believe it is a very pleasant state, sir. I have had very little experience of it myselfup to the present. I have only been married once. That was in consequence of amisunderstanding between myself and a young person.Algernon. Languidly.] I don't know that I am much interested in your family life, Lane.Lane. No, sir; it is not a very interesting subject. I never think of it myself.4Algernon. Very natural, I am sure. That will do, Lane, thank you.Lane. Thank you, sir. Lane goes out.]Algernon. Lane's views on marriage seem somewhat lax. Really, if the lower orders don'tset us a good example, what on earth is the use of them? They seem, as a class, to haveabsolutely no sense of moral responsibility.
Product Details ISBN: 9798575391029
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: December 5th, 2020
Pages: 60
Language: English