Dialogue

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Category: Philosophy
Author: Oscar Wilde
With some remarks upon the importance of doing nothing. A DIALOGUE . Part I. Persons : Gilbert and Ernest . Scene : the library of a house in Piccadilly , overlooking the Green Park Gilbert ( at the Piano ). My dear Ernest, what are you laughing at? Ernest ( looking up ). At a capital story that I have just come across in this volume of Reminiscences that I have found on your table. Gilbert . What is the book? Ah! I see. I have not read it yet. Is it good? Ernest . Well, while you have been ...
Category: Philosophy
Author: Oscar Wilde
With some remarks on the importance of discussing everything. A DIALOGUE : Part II. Persons : the same . Scene : the same . Ernest . The ortolans were delightful, and the Chambertin perfect, and now let us return to the point at issue. Gilbert . Ah! don’t let us do that. Conversation should touch everything, but should concentrate itself on nothing. Let us talk about Moral Indignation , its Cause and Cure , a subject on which I think of writing: or about The Survival of Thersites , as shown by the English comic papers; or about any topic ...
Category: Philosophy
Author: Oscar Wilde
An observation A DIALOGUE . Persons : Cyril and Vivian . Scene : the Library of a country house in Nottinghamshire . Cyril ( coming in through the open window from the terrace ). My dear Vivian, don’t coop yourself up all day in the library. It is a perfectly lovely afternoon. The air is exquisite. There is a mist upon the woods, like the purple bloom upon a plum. Let us go and lie on the grass and smoke cigarettes and enjoy Nature. Vivian. Enjoy Nature! I am glad to say that I have entirely lost that faculty. People ...