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Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde!

By Harriet Staff

Oscar Wilde

In honor of Oscar Wilde's birthday, 159 years ago today, were sharing a hilarious PolicyMic post comparing the Irish poet and prose master to Downton Abbey's Dowager Countess of Grantham.

See if you can tell who said:

"I have plenty of friends I don't like."

"America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between."

"I do hope I'm interrupting something."

Simply rereading is as much fun as recalling who said it.

Read the full post here. Happy birthday indeed.

Originally Published: October 16th, 2013