- Miss Lambe, what are your views on matrimony?
An heiress with a hundred thousand must be in want of a husband, I think.
- I don't care to be any man's property, Lady Denham.
- Oh, hoity-toity.
(chuckles) I should have thought someone like you would be quite used to being a man's property.
Was not your mother a slave?
(dish clanks) - She was, but being used to a thing and liking it are not the same, my Lady.
- Oh, I'm beginning to think you are a very opinionated young lady, Miss Lambe.
What do you think, Miss Heywood?
- I know young ladies are not expected to have opinions, Lady Denham, but I think that Miss Lambe is quite right to value her independence, just as you do yours.
Don't you agree, Mr. Parker?
- Miss Lambe is aware of my position on the matter.
- Oh, no answer from Mr. Sidney.
- [Sidney] Hm.
- And you, Miss, are you still keeping up the pretense that you are not in Sanditon in search of a wealthy man to marry and to keep you?
- (scoffs) Indeed, I'm not, Ma'am.
I have no thoughts of marriage at all, and if I were to choose a husband, wealth would not come into it.
- Oh, poppycock.