John Kildare: Why would anybody be surprised? The world is full of men like you, Mr Gissing.
George Gissing: I beg your pardon?
John Kildare: Men who feign generosity when what they really seek is congratulation. Men who play God by saving lives. Is it really so different, I wonder, from playing God by taking them?
Lizzie Cree: You shall have your moment and I mine. In the temple of fame our names will be written side by side in stone for all time.
Dan Leno: If you want your name etched in stone, you're going to have to take up the chisel yourself.
Lizzie Cree: My gender becomes inured to injustice. We expect it until we can greet it merely with a shrug.
Uncle: Cucumber sandwich?
Lizzie Cree: No, thanks.
Uncle: Oh, I forgot. You're not entirely partial to cucumber, are you?
Factual error: Many details are wrong in Elizabeth's execution. The scaffold is in the prison yard, whereas by this time it was inside. The noose has a knot as opposed to the simple slider which was used by this time. Nobody is present except the hangman and one warder, whereas in fact the usual execution party was the prison governor, the chaplain, at least two warders, the hangman and his assistant. The hangman is masked, which never happened in Britain.Necrothesp
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