How does mrs. Pearce prove that she looks further into the future than either of the gentleman?

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Mrs. Pearce is aware that Eliza may learn to act like a lady, but that actually being a lady and being treated as socially acceptable is a whole other matter.

MRS. PEARCE. Mr. Higgins: you’re tempting the girl. It’s not right. She should think of the future.

She proves this when the men are in a quandary over the fact Eliza's father want to take her away. her response......

MRS. PEARCE. He can’t take her away, Mr. Higgins: how can he? You told me to burn her clothes.