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Which sentence in this excerpt from George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion reveals that Henry Higgins is proud to be an English speaker?
THE NOTE TAKER: A woman who utters such depressing and disgusting sounds has no right to be anywhere—no right to live. Remember that you are a human being with a soul and the divine gift of articulate speech: that your native language is the language of Shakespear [sic] and Milton and The Bible; and don't sit there crooning like a bilious pigeon.

THE FLOWER GIRL: (quite overwhelmed, and looking up at him in mingled wonder and deprecation without daring to raise her head): Ah—ah—ah—ow—ow—oo!

THE NOTE TAKER (whipping out his book): Heavens! what a sound! (He writes; then holds out the book and reads, reproducing her vowels exactly) Ah—ah—ah—ow—ow—oo!

THE FLOWER GIRL (tickled by the performance, and laughing inspite of herself): Garn!

THE NOTE TAKER: You see this creature with her kerbstone English: the English that will keep her in the gutter to the end of her days. Well, sir, in three months I could pass that girl off as a duchess at an ambassador's garden party. I could even get her a place as lady's maid or shop assistant, which requires better English. That's the sort of thing I do for commercial millionaires. And on the profits of it I do genuine scientific work in phonetics, and a little as a poet on Miltonic lines.

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It's professor Higgins who says the following quotation to Eliza Doolittle.

People could all interpret this differently but to me it means that you are not worthy of living when you say such mean/depressing things. And that you should realize you are worthy and that you have the gift of speech so use it nicely.

Explanation: Have a good day! Brainliest? :D

Angela Powlowski
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