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What is most ironic about Eliza's wanting to ride back to her old neighborhood and show off her new clothes?
Her first desire as a well-dressed lady is to commit an act of class snobbery.
Her clothes are not actually that impressive.
Eliza's speech will reveal her low class eventually, minimizing the effect she hopes to achieve.
Eliza does not have enough money to pay for the cab and would have to walk.