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Cyrano de Bergerac
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Cyrano de Bergerac
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  • RAGUENEAU (before the fire): My muse, retire, lest thy bright eyes be reddened by the fagot's blaze!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • CYRANO (very politely): If that Muse, Sir, who knows you not at all, Could claim acquaintance with you—oh, believe (Seeing how urn-like, fat, and slow you are) That she would make you taste her buskin's sole!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • …CYRANO: Be it so, with all my heart! ROXANE: Ah! methinks 'twere impossible that there could breathe a man on this earth skilled to say as sweetly as he all the pretty nothings that mean so much— that mean all! At times his mind seems far away, the Muse says naught—and then, presto! he speaks—bewitchingly! enchantingly! CYRANO (incredulously): No, no! ROXANE: Fie! That is ill said! But lo! men are ever thus! Because he is fair to see, you would have it that he must be dull of speech.  (not reviewed by editor)

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