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Season 2, episode 5
Lady Violet: Mr. Travers. Can I remind you William Mason has served our family well. At the last, he saved the life, if not the health, of my son's heir. Now he wishes, before he dies, to marry his sweetheart. You cannot imagine that we would allow you to prevent this happening, in case his widow claimed her dole. I have had an interest in this boy. I tried, and failed, to save him from conscription, but I will certainly attend his wedding. Is that an argument in its favor? Finally, I would point out your living is in Lord Grantham's gift. Your house is on Lord Grantham's land. And the very flowers in your church are from Lord Grantham's garden. I hope it is not vulgar in me to suggest that you find some way to overcome your scruples.