I hope he proves to be perfect, but I rather doubt it.
Very odd thing to joke about perfect stranger.
No odder than this conversation.
So, there you have it.
But Mary will still have her settlement,
which you won't find ungenerous.
I only meant that her portion, when she marries, will be more than respectable.
You'll be pleased, I promise you.
I hope I haven't given the wrong impression.
You know very well...
My dear Lord Grantham.
Don't 'My dear Lord Grantham' me!
You knew what you were doing when you came here.
You encouraged Mary, all of us, to think......
Forgive me, but I came to express my sympathies and friendship,
Lady Mary is a charming person.
Whoever marries her will be a lucky man.
He will not, however, be me.
And what was it that you asked me to stay behind to hear?