The Top One Lin­ers From The Dowa­ger Count­ess...

No. 1 Magazine - - DOWNTON ABBEY SPECIAL -

1 On morals: “Prin­ci­ples are like prayers. Noble of course, but awk­ward at a party.”

2 Mo­ti­va­tion: “You are a woman with a brain and rea­son­able abil­ity. Stop whin­ing and find some­thing to do.”

3 Eti­quette: “No English­man would dream of dy­ing in some­ones house. Es­pe­cially some­one they didn’t know.”

4 Pro­vid­ing en­cour­age­ment: “Don’t be de­featist, dear, it’s very mid­dle class.”

5 On staffing: “I was right about my maid, she’s leav­ing to get mar­ried. How can she be so self­ish?”

6 On friend­ship: “There’s noth­ing sim­pler than avoid­ing peo­ple you don’t like. Avoid­ing one’s friends, that is the real test.”

7 Match­mak­ing: “We’ll have to take her abroad (Lady Mary), in th­ese mo­ments you can usu­ally find an Ital­ian who’s not too picky.”

8 Get­ting to grips with the tele­phone: “Is this an in­stru­ment of com­mu­ni­ca­tion or tor­ture?”

The Wit and Wis­dom of Down­ton Abbey, by Jes­sica Fel­lowes, £12.99

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