The Importance of Being Earnest
Cecily: Mr. Moncrieff, kindly answer me the following question. Why did you pretend to be my guardian's brother?
Algernon: In order that I might have an opportunity of meeting you.
Cecily: [To Gwendolen] That certainly seems a satisfactory explanation, does it not? (III.14-16)
Gwendolen: Mr. Worthing, what explanation can you offer to me for pretending to have a brother? Was it in order that you might have an opportunity of coming up to town to see me as often as possible?
Jack: Can you doubt it, Miss Fairfax? (III.19-20)
Jack: But my dear Lady Bracknell, the matter is entirely in your own hands. The moment you consent to my marriage with Gwendolen, I will most gladly allow your nephew to form an alliance with my ward.
Lady Bracknell: [Rising and drawing herself up] You must be quite aware that what you propose is out of the question.
Jack: Then a passionate celibacy is all that any of us can look forward to. (III.105-107)