February 25, 2014

"You take everything as a compliment"

My favorite scene from the season finale 
Duchess: ‘I know I’m late, but it couldn’t be helped. Cora insisted I come without a maid. I can’t believe she understood the implications
Mrs Crawley: ‘Well and they are? …’
Duchess: ‘How do we get a guard to take my luggage and when we get to London? What happens then?’
Mrs C: ‘Fear not. I’ve never traveled with a maid you can share my knowledge of the jungle.’
Duchess: ‘Can’t you even offer help without sounding like a trumpeter on the peak of the moral high ground?
Mrs C: ‘And must you always sound like the sister of Marie Antoinette?’
Duchess: ‘The queen of Naples was a stalwart figure. I take it as a compliment.’
Mrs C: ‘You take everything as a compliment.’

Duchess: ‘I advise you to do the same it saves many an awkward moment’


  1. I just love the bantering of these two! The Dowager is one of favorites as is Mrs. Hughes :) Can't believe I have to wait until next year for the next episode! :(

  2. I laughed so hard at that exchange on Sunday and now I'm counting down the days until we get to see the next season.

  3. Awesome! Hope it's a creative week...a little something on its way...Tanya

  4. I love Downtown Abbey. Unfortunately I'm missing too many episodes. Love the new look blog by the way.

  5. Un quilk precioso en tu entrada anterior el acolchado es estupendo. besos

  6. Oh I love tbat part of the show too! Hope you are doing well and having fun! XO and cheery wave!

  7. Oh I just have to go and watch it again, and again. wouldn't have you loved to be a fly on the wall to listen to those to all the way to London? oh my gosh. the whole series was too good!

  8. Chuckling away here. Sounds like good advice.

  9. I do not watch the show, but that sounds like wise words. wink :-)

  10. I haven't watched the show but I like the idea



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