- Crowning Moment of Awesome: "If this is improper, Mrs. Walker, then I am all improper, and you must give me up."
- Crowning Moment of Funny
" 'My father's name is Ezra B. Miller,' Randolph announced. 'My father ain't in Europe; my father's in a better place than Europe.' Winterbourne imagined for a moment that this was the manner in which the child had been taught to intimate that Mr. Miller had been removed to the sphere of celestial reward. But Randolph immediately added, 'My father's in Schenectady. He's got a big business.' "
- Misaimed Fandom: The story's initial detractors who were embarrassed by Daisy's behavior!
- Tear Jerker
"She sent me a message before her death which I didn't understand at the time; but I have understood it since. She would have appreciated one's esteem."
"Is that a modest way," asked Mrs. Costello, "of saying that she would have reciprocated one's affection?"
- Values Dissonance: Flirting and dating do not exist to the 19th-century European (or Europeanized American) aristocracy.