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Cyrano de Bergerac
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recite
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Cyrano de Bergerac
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  • CYRANO (reciting, as if repeating a lesson):
  • CYRANO (still reciting): And an envoi Of four lines….
  • RAGUENEAU (who has put himself ready for reciting, cleared his throat, settled his cap, struck an attitude): A recipe in verse!
  • I see well enough, but I never will seem to look, fearing to distress them; thus I gain a double pleasure when I recite to them my poems; for I leave those poor fellows who have not breakfasted free to eat, even while I gratify my own dearest foible, see you?
  • Listen,—here:— (Reciting): ’The more of my poor heart you take The larger grows my heart!’
  • CYRANO (reciting, erect, amid a storm of bullets): The bold Cadets of Gascony, Of Carbon of Castel-Jaloux!

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  • She recited a poem.
  • The children recited the Pledge of Allegiance.

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