“"I always think that any man who is privileged to sit down to table with you is privileged to ask. There are disparities of course which may make the privilege questionable,—disparities of age, rank, and means."
"And of tastes," said Adelaide. "I don't know about that.—A poet doesn't want to marry a poetess, nor a philosopher a philosopheress.
A man may make himself a fool by putting himself in the way of certain refusal; but I take it the broad rule is that a man may fall in love with any lady who habitually sits in his company."
"I don't agree with you at all.”