"Dry-goods! What are American dry-goods?" asked the duchess, raising her large hands in wonder and accentuating the verb. "American novels," answered Lord Henry, helping himself to some quail.
"Well, Harry," said the old gentleman, "What brings you out so early? I thought you dandies never got up till two, and were not visible till five." "Pure family affection, I assure you, Uncle George. I want to get something out of you."
"Humanity takes itself too seriously. It is the world’s original sin. If the caveman had known how to laugh, history would have been different."