Movie: The Draughtsman's Contract [1982] Movie: The Draughtsman's Contract [1982]

Movie: The Draughtsman's Contract [1982] Movie: The Draughtsman's Contract [1982]

[feigning anger]



Mrs. Herbert:
Is losing a husband a humiliation, Mr. Neville?

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Mrs. Talmann:
Your inventory, Louis, is unlimited. Like your long, clean, white breeches, there is nothing of substance in either of them.

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Mr. Seymour:
It is said that the Duke de Corsay invited his water mechanic to the top of an elaborate cascade he had built and asked him if he could build such a marvel for anyone else. The man, offering various thanks and pleasantries, finally admitted that with sufficient patronage he probably could. The Duke de Corsay pushed him gently in the small of the back, and the wretched man plummeted to a watery death.

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Mrs. Clement:
Some years ago, two gentlemen went back to Amsterdam saying that Allhevingay was just like home. There was so much water - so many ornamental ponds, so many canals, so many sinks and basins. There was even a wind pump. What they had not realized was my father had made his land into a pattern of reservoirs because he was terrified of fire. There was even a room under the front stairs that housed two hundred buckets, all of them filled with water. I know because whenever I was taken short, my brothers and I used to rush in there and use them.


[laughs]



Mrs. Clement:
Those buckets were filled before my mother died. I expect them to be still there, with the same water of thirty years ago, I shouldn't wonder - mixed with a little of myself, of course. I used to pee like a horse. I still do.

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Mr. Talmann:
The gardens of England are becoming veritable jungles, such exotics are grossly unsuitable. If the Garden of Eden was planned for England, God would have seen to it.



Mr. Neville:
The Garden of Eden, Mr. Talman, was originally intended for Ireland. For it was there, after all, that St. Patrick eradicated the snake.



Mr. Talmann:
The only useful eradication that ever happened in Ireland, Mr. Neville, was peformed by William of Orange four years ago on my birthday!



Mr. Neville:
And happy birthday to you, Mr. Talman. And if you are not too old to receive presents, perhaps the gardener and I can find a snake for your Orangerie!



Mr. Talmann:
...What?

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