“Would you be in any way offended if I said that you seem to me to be in every way the visible personification of absolute perfection?”
In Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, Algernon said this to Cecily.
Aw! Would you want to be lambasted with such a bewildering question? It sounds simple, really, but the play of words made it so profound; and this is, indeed, one of Wilde’s signature brainteasers.
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