The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde:|
dangerous nowadays for a husband to pay any attention to his wife
in public. It always makes people think that he beats her when
they're alone. The world has grown so suspicious of anything that
looks like a happy married life. But I'll tell you what it is at
supper. [Moves towards door of ball-room.]
LORD WINDERMERE. [C.] Margaret! I MUST speak to you.
LADY WINDERMERE. Will you hold my fan for me, Lord Darlington?
Thanks. [Comes down to him.]
LORD WINDERMERE. [Crossing to her.] Margaret, what you said
before dinner was, of course, impossible?
LADY WINDERMERE. That woman is not coming here to-night!