The butler, reading to the scullery maid:
"Or ever the knightly years were gone
With the old world to the grave,
I was a King in Babylon
And you were a Christian Slave." (This was repeated ad nauseum throughout the movie.)
The maid says:
"I wouldn't be nobody's slave - I wouldn't! Unless maybe your slave, Sir!"
Once they've wrecked on the island, the butler:
"My Lady - all of us may spend the remainder of our lives on this island; the only coin that any one of us will be paid in will be Service! Those who are not willing to serve - are apt to find themselves both cold and hungry!"
The scullery maid and "the lady," arguing:
"I'm going to serve him!"
More poetry, but a different poem:
"I saw, I took, I cast you by - I bent and broke your pride -"
The butler, in his King of Babylon fantasy moment:
"I'll tame thee, never fear - my pretty, snarling Tiger-Cat!"
And later, to the imprisoned "lady:"
"Choose thine own fate: yield thou to me willingly, or thou shalt know the fitting cage we've built for thee - O, Tiger Woman!" (She of course chooses death.)
shadowdaddy and my coworker both laughed (at my expense, I fear) at this one:
"Don't believe the storybooks, Mary - Love isn't everything! There is Heredity - and Tradition - and London!"