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- Cyrano De Bergerac - 40/48 -


A love sincere! Can that be felt, Roxane!

ROXANE: Ay, that it can!

CHRISTIAN: You come. . .?

ROXANE: O, Christian, my true lord, I come-- (Were I to throw myself, here, at your knees, You would raise me--but 'tis my soul I lay At your feet--you can raise it nevermore!) --I come to crave your pardon. (Ay, 'tis time To sue for pardon, now that death may come!) For the insult done to you when, frivolous, At first I loved you only for your face!

CHRISTIAN (horror-stricken): Roxane!

ROXANE: And later, love--less frivolous-- Like a bird that spreads its wings, but can not fly-- Arrested by your beauty, by your soul Drawn close--I loved for both at once!

CHRISTIAN: And now?

ROXANE: Ah! you yourself have triumphed o'er yourself, And now, I love you only for your soul!

CHRISTIAN (stepping backward): Roxane!

ROXANE: Be happy. To be loved for beauty-- A poor disguise that time so soon wears threadbare-- Must be to noble souls--to souls aspiring-- A torture. Your dear thoughts have now effaced That beauty that so won me at the outset. Now I see clearer--and I no more see it!

CHRISTIAN: Oh!. . .

ROXANE: You are doubtful of such victory?

CHRISTIAN (pained): Roxane!

ROXANE: I see you cannot yet believe it. Such love. . .?

CHRISTIAN: I do not ask such love as that! I would be loved more simply; for. . .

ROXANE: For that Which they have all in turns loved in thee?-- Shame! Oh! be loved henceforth in a better way!

CHRISTIAN: No! the first love was best!

ROXANE: Ah! how you err! 'Tis now that I love best--love well! 'Tis that Which is thy true self, see!--that I adore! Were your brilliance dimmed. . .

CHRISTIAN: Hush!

ROXANE: I should love still! Ay, if your beauty should to-day depart. . .

CHRISTIAN: Say not so!

ROXANE: Ay, I say it!

CHRISTIAN: Ugly? How?

ROXANE: Ugly! I swear I'd love you still!

CHRISTIAN: My God!

ROXANE: Are you content at last?

CHRISTIAN (in a choked voice): Ay!. . .

ROXANE: What is wrong?

CHRISTIAN (gently pushing her away): Nothing. . .I have two words to say:--one second. . .

ROXANE: But?. . .

CHRISTIAN (pointing to the cadets): Those poor fellows, shortly doomed to death,-- My love deprives them of the sight of you: Go,--speak to them--smile on them ere they die!

ROXANE (deeply affected): Dear Christian!. . .

(She goes up to the cadets, who respectfully crowd round her.)

Scene 4.IX.

Christian, Cyrano. At back Roxane talking to Carbon and some cadets.

CHRISTIAN (calling toward Cyrano's tent): Cyrano!

CYRANO (reappearing, fully armed): What? Why so pale?

CHRISTIAN: She does not love me!

CYRANO: What?

CHRISTIAN: 'Tis you she loves!

CYRANO: No!

CHRISTIAN: --For she loves me only for my soul!

CYRANO: Truly?

CHRISTIAN: Yes! Thus--you see, that soul is you,. . . Therefore, 'tis you she loves!--And you--love her!

CYRANO: I?

CHRISTIAN: Oh, I know it!

CYRANO: Ay, 'tis true!

CHRISTIAN: You love To madness!

CYRANO: Ay! and worse!

CHRISTIAN: Then tell her so!

CYRANO: No!

CHRISTIAN: And why not?

CYRANO: Look at my face!--be answered!

CHRISTIAN: She'd love me--were I ugly.

CYRANO: Said she so?

CHRISTIAN: Ay! in those words!

CYRANO: I'm glad she told you that! But pooh!--believe it not! I am well pleased She thought to tell you. Take it not for truth.


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