Way Down East (1920)
Anna Moore: This man, an honored guest at your table, why don't you find out what HIS life has been?
Lennox Sanderson: I can't have you around here where I live! Suppose they find out about your past life? You'd have to get out then!
Anna Moore: Suppose they find out about YOUR past life!
Lennox Sanderson: Oh, it's different with a MAN! He's supposed to sow his wild oats.
Title Card: Since the beginning of time man has been polygamous - even the saints of Biblical history - but the Son of Man gave a new thought, and the world is growing nearer the true ideal. He gave of One Man for One Woman.
Title Card: Not by laws - our Statutes are now overburdened by ignored laws - but within the heart of man, the truth must bloom that his greatest happiness lies in his purity and constancy.
Title Card: Today Woman brought up from childhood to expect ONE CONSTANT MATE possibly suffers more than at any point in the history of mankind, because not yet has the man-animal reached this high standard - except perhaps in theory.
Anna Moore's Mother: Tell Cousin Emma I made this hug-me-tight with my own hands.
Lennox Sanderson: Don't worry - everything's all right. Don't you trust me?
Maria Poole - Landlady: Everybody is talking about you having no husband - I guess you'll have to leave.
Squire Bartlett: For all we know she might be some loose woman wanderin' 'round. I won't take her inter my hum!
Title Card: Knowing only Anna's blameless life among them, David thrilled with the thought that she is the virginal white flower of his dreams.