Down­ton pearls

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• Iso­bel Craw­ley: ‘But I ad­mire it when young peo­ple stand up for their prin­ci­ples.’ Dowa­ger Count­ess: ‘Prin­ci­ples are like prayers: noble, of course, but awk­ward at a party.’

• ‘In my day a Lady was

in­ca­pable of feel­ing phys­i­cal at­trac­tion, un­til

she had been in­structed to do so by her Mama.’

• ‘Oh, all this end­less

think­ing; it’s very over­rated. I blame the war; be­fore 1914 no­body thought of

any­thing at all.’

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