Dear old digitalis…

Can anyone guess in which film (and presumably which novel) Aunt Julie utters the line “Dear old digitalis.”

UPDATE: Karen’s comment made me go off to the Google and I couldn’t find the answer. I wonder what search terms she used. What I did find out was that Aunt Julie is actually Aunt Juley. It has been decades since I read the book, but I have seen the film a million times. And, as Karen says, Googling is cheating.

And here is another quote from Aunt Juley in the same film/book:

All the [insert family name] are exceptional. They are British to the backbone, of course, but their father was German, which is why they care for literature and art.

5 thoughts on “Dear old digitalis…

  1. Karen K. June 3, 2011 / 10:03 am

    I had no idea so I had to google it! Now I know but I won't say since I had to cheat and find the answer.


  2. rhapsodyinbooks June 3, 2011 / 4:09 pm

    Hmm, I don't understand why you couldn't find it on Google. I googled it and the first two hits were of this post, and then the rest were all referencing Howard's End, without even having to click on the hits.


  3. StuckInABook June 3, 2011 / 4:19 pm

    I knew I'd read it this year, from that quotation, and yet I still couldn't think of it without cheating…


  4. Mary June 4, 2011 / 11:40 pm

    My book club is reading that book this month. I love the color of the foxglove in the picture.


  5. Thomas at My Porch June 5, 2011 / 1:14 pm

    Karen: Have you read it?

    Rhapsody: The only thing I found had to do with Edith Wharton oddly enough. Spelling Aunt Juley correctly makes all the differences.

    Simon: I probably wouldn't have remembered if I hadn't seen the movie a million times.

    Mary: I hope you are enjoying it.


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