The Importance of Being Earnest
Algernon: Might I have a buttonhole first? I never have any appetite unless I have a buttonhole first.
Cecily: A Maréchal Niel? [Picks up scissors.]
Algernon: No, I'd sooner have a pink rose.
Cecily: Why? [Cuts a flower.]
Algernon: Because you are like a pink rose, Cousin Cecily.
Cecily: I don't think it can be right for you to talk to me like that. Miss Prism never says such things to me. (II.71-76)
Gwendolen: Outside the family circle, papa, I am glad to say, is entirely unknown. I think that is quite as it should be. The home seems to me to be the proper sphere for the man. And certainly once a man begins to neglect his domestic duties he becomes painfully effeminate, does he not? And I don't like that. It makes men so very attractive. (II.266)
Gwendolen: [After a pause] They don't seem to notice us at all. Couldn't you cough?
Cecily: But I haven't got a cough.
Gwendolen: They're looking at us. What effrontery!
Cecily: They're approaching. That's very forward of them. (III.3-6)