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"Downton Abbey" Episode #3.8 (TV Episode 2012) Poster

(TV Series)

(2012)

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Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham: One forgets about parenthood. The on-and-on-ness of it.

Isobel Crawley: Were you a very involved mother with Robert and Rosamund?

Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham: Does it surprise you?

Isobel Crawley: A bit. I'd imagined them surrounded by nannies and governesses, being starched and ironed to spend an hour with you after tea.

Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham: Yes, but it was an hour *every day*.

Isobel Crawley: [momentarily lost for words] I see, yes. How tiring!

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[Matthew, Edith and Lady Rosamund Painswick follow Rose to a jazz club in Soho, London]

Matthew Crawley: This is like the outer circle from Dante's Inferno!

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Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham: [Commenting on Barrow's attempt to kiss James] I mean if I shouted blue murder every time someone tried to kiss me at Eaton I'd have gone hoarse in a month.

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Lady Rose MacClare: [after he's promised to keep secret her affair with a married man] Why are you helping me?

Matthew Crawley: [sarcastically] I'm on the side of the downtrodden.

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Charles Carson: [catching O'Brien spying] Come along, Miss O'Brien. Time to stop eavesdropping and do some work.

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John Bates: [getting their run-down cottage liveable] What do they call extreme optimism?

Anna Bates: They call it making the best of things, and that is what we'll do.

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Tom Branson: You won't make a gentleman of me, you know. You an teach me to fish to ride to shoot, but I'll still be an Irish mick in my heart.

Matthew Crawley: So I should hope.

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Thomas Barrow: [leaving the room] I am not foul, Mr. Carson. I am not the same as you, but I am not foul.

Charles Carson: Yes, very well... We've spoke enough on this subject.

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