The Importance of Being Earnest

by: Oscar Wilde

Act III, Part Two

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LADY BRACKNELL. The General was essentially a man of peace, except in his domestic life.

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LADY BRACKNELL. Yes, I remember now that the General was called Ernest, I knew I had some particular reason for disliking the name.

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JACK. Gwendolen, it is a terrible thing for a man to find out suddenly that all his life he has been speaking nothing but the truth. Can you forgive me? GWENDOLEN. I can. For I feel that you are sure to change.