Variations on Jane Austen





- And what is your income, may I inquire?

- I believe, Lady Bracknell, that it is sufficient to support a girl of your daughter’s refinement in the manner to which she is accustomed.

- That is satisfactory. It is well known in all polite society that any man of means, regardless of whichever London terminus he may have been found in, must find a girl such as my daughter, brought up in the most gracious manner and on the north side of Grosvenor Square, an eminently suitable choice.