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1897 Excerpt: ... L'ETOURDI Set jFftat SCENE FIRST Llie, alone.
JriA, ha Leandre, ha, ha there'll be a struggle; we 'll now see
which of us two can win the day, and which, in our devotion to this
young miracle, can put most hindrance to a rival's love. Prepare
your efforts; defend yourself, I say. Be sure of one thing, I shall
spare no pains. SCENE SECOND Lblie, Mascarille LiLIE. Ah,
Mascarille Mascarille. What now 1 LiLIE. A pretty state of things
Such thwarting of my passion Leandre loves Celie, and, by a stroke
of fate, in spite of my change of mind, is still my rival.
Mascarille. Leandre loves Celie 1 Lelie. I tell you he adores her.
Mascarille. So much the worse. Lelie. Of course it is so much the
worse; that's what disturbs me. However, I must not despair. I have
your help, and that should reassure me; I know your brain, so
fertile of intrigues, has never yet found anything too difficult.
One might truly call you king of valets, and there is not, in all
the earth--Mascarille. A truce to flattery. When we are needed, we
poor fellows, ho we are very dear incomparable At other times, let
things go wrong, and we are the rascals who get all the blows.
Lelie. I' faith, you do me wrong by that invective. But let us talk
now of my sweet young love. Tell me if any hard and cruel soul
could be impenetrable to charms like hers. As for myself, I find in
her discourse, as in her features, the signs of noble birth, and I
believe that Heaven in lowly rank conceals her origin, and will
some day disclose--Mascarille. Oh, you are so romantic with your
fancies But what will Pandolfe do in this affair 1 He is, at least
he says he is, your father; you know his bile turns sour at times,
and if your goingson fly in his face he blusters at you finely. He
is now in treaty, as we know...
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