The momentous question.
Paterfamilias (who is just beginning to feel himself at home in his delightfully new suburban residence) interrupts the Whife of his bosom: "'Seaside!' 'Change of air!' 'Out of town!' What nonsense, Anna Maria! Why, good gracious me! What on earth can you want to be going 'out of town' for, when you've got such a garden as this!"
"The Momentous Question," Punch (2 Sep 1871).