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"Downton Abbey" Episode #1.7 (TV Episode 2010) Poster

(TV Series)

(2010)

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Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham: [to Mrs. Crawley when they realize Mary will not take Matthew despite the fact that he remains the heir to the title and estate] Your quarrel is with my daughter, Rosamund, and not with me. So put that in your pipe and smoke it.

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Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham: I know those men of the moral high ground - if she won't say yes when he might be poor, he won't want her when he *will* be rich.

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[last lines]

Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham: My lords, ladies, and gentlemen. May I have your attention, please? Because I very much regret to announce that we are now at war with Germany.

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Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham: We can't have him assassinated. I suppose.

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Lady Sybil Crawley: No one ever learned anything from a governess except for French, and how to curtsy.

Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham: What more do you need?

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Charles Carson: [picks up phone] Hello. This is Mr. Carson the butler of Downton Abbey. To whom am I speaking?

Operator: [mumbling]

Charles Carson: I'm not shouting! Who are you?

Operator: [mumbling]

Charles Carson: Ah, Mrs. Gaunt.

Operator: And what number do you want?

Charles Carson: No, I don't want to place a call.

Operator: What were you doing, then?

Charles Carson: I was practicing my answer.

Operator: [mumbling]

Charles Carson: Well, I daresay a lot of the things you do sound stupid to other people!

[hangs up]

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Lady Mary Crawley: I hope you know that really smart people sleep in separate rooms.

Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham: I always keep the dressing room bed made up so I at least pretend we sleep in separate rooms. Isn't that enough?

Lady Mary Crawley: No. Never mind.

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Lady Rosamund Painswick: There's nothing like an English summer, is there?

Lady Mary Crawley: Except an English winter.

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Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham: Pregnant?

Cora, Countess of Grantham: You needn't be quite so shocked.

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Mrs. Bird: [when Matthew asks her to help in Lord Grantham's kitchen as cook while Mrs. Patmore is away getting eye surgery] I'm surprised Lord Grantham knows that I exist, sir.

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Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham: First, electricity, now telephones. Sometimes I feel as if I were living in an H.G. Wells novel.

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Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham: [to Cora] I come in peace.

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Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham: I'm afraid your meddling has cost Mary the only decent offer she'll ever get.

Lady Rosamund Painswick: I'm sorry, Mama, but you know me. I have to say what I think.

Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham: Why? Nobody else does.

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Anna Smith: Will you miss me?

John Bates: Try not to miss me. It'll be good practice.

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Cora, Countess of Grantham: [to the Countess, whose maid has given notice] Oh, poor thing! Is there anything worse than losing one's maid?

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Dr. Clarkson: [referring to Cora's pregnancy] It's not unusual, Lord Vis...

Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham: Unusual? It's *biblical*!

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John Bates: [to the dining collective] War is on the way.

William Mason: Then we'll have to face it, as bravely as we can.

Thomas Barrow: Thank you, Mr. Cannon Fodder.

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Thomas Barrow: Ah, there'll be a war all right - it's time to prepare for it.

Anna Smith: The country, do you mean?

Thomas Barrow: No, me.

John Bates: [to Thomas] You never disappoint.

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Mrs. Patmore: [after the phone rings] Oh my lord, listen to that - it's like the cry of a banshee.

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Anna Smith: [to John Bates] I didn't know a garden party was a spectator sport.

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