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Francis Poldark (Character)
from "Poldark" (1975)

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"Poldark: Episode #1.10" (1975)
[first lines]
Dr. Dwight Enys: Have you been drinking?
Francis Poldark: It's the custom on election night.

Francis Poldark: Are you a fatalist, Dwight?
Dr. Dwight Enys: Are we going to have a philosophical discussion, or have you a more personal reason for asking? thatquestion?
Francis Poldark: Are we the masters of the dance or merely puppets do you think?

Francis Poldark: [Making toast] Well, here's to the Devil... God knows whose side he was on tonight... and God knows whose side he'll be on tomorrow.

Dr. Dwight Enys: Perhaps you didn't drink enough. Perhaps you should have gotten twice as drunk and slept it off. A pistol ball is very dramatic.
Francis Poldark: A pistol ball, doctor, has no morning after.


"Poldark: Episode #1.9" (1975)
Francis Poldark: But at least allow me to wish you well for the trial.
Ross Poldark: Whatever happens there depends on God and a good lawyer.

Francis Poldark: [Half drunkenly] Are you here for the elections or to see Ross hanged, drawn, and quartered?
George Warleggan: For the elections as everyone else.
Francis Poldark: Ah, have you got money invested in the elections as well? My dear George, you've got your dirty little fingers in every pie, haven't you?
George Warleggan: Francis, I don't...
Francis Poldark: You know, I doubt there's a profitable pie in the whole of Cornwall that you Warleggan blackbirds aren't comfortably baked in.


"Poldark: Episode #2.3" (2016)
Francis Poldark: [In Cornish dialect] I have one, I have one, I have one.
all others: What have you, what have you, what have you?
Francis Poldark: A Neck, a Neck, a Neck.
all others: Hurrah, hurrah, hurrah.


"Poldark: Episode #1.11" (1975)
Mrs. Tabb: [Entering] Excuse me, sir, but there's a man here asking for Dr, Enys. Someone has been taken ill, sir.
Francis Poldark: Oh, Mrs Tabb, tell them to be ill on a more convenient night.
Dr. Dwight Enys: No, no, I must go.
Francis Poldark: How is it, doctor, that people always seem to know where to find you?
Dr. Dwight Enys: Because I always leave word where i am to be found.
Francis Poldark: You must be the most accommodating doctor I know.


"Poldark: Episode #1.6" (1975)
Margaret: [Approacing Francis after he makes conspicuous eye contact with her] Francis, how are you?
Francis Poldark: Margaret, I must see you.
Margaret: Well, here I am!
Francis Poldark: [Referring to a proposed sexual encounter] No, no, no, no, you know what I mean.
Margaret: Why, no, Francis, I don't think I do.
Francis Poldark: Please, not so loud.
Margaret: I'm a respectable married lady nowadays.
Francis Poldark: [Mockingly] What, you respectable?
[laughs derisively]
Margaret: Too respectable to be seen with a drunken banker like you.
Francis Poldark: Margaret... I'm sorry.
Margaret: What is it you want to say to me, Francis?
Francis Poldark: Margaret, you and I enjoyed each other's company in the past
Margaret: Oh, no, my dear!. You might have had. I didn't.
Francis Poldark: Oh, yes, of course, in your profession, you are obliged to put up with it as long as there is payment.
Margaret: Francis, I've had a great deal of men coming to tell me their troubles. Yes, I've received a reward for listenin'. Some of them told me before, some of them told me later, but you, dear Francis, you would tell me during, and that is my definition of a bore.


"Poldark: Episode #1.5" (1975)
Ross Poldark: Will you come to a meeting about the future of mining in Cornwall?
Francis Poldark: Future? What future?