Cyrano de Bergerac

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Scene 3.IV.

Full Text Scene 3.IV.

Scene 3.IV.

Cyrano, Christian.

CYRANO:
I know all that is needful. Here's occasion
For you to deck yourself with glory. Come,
Lose no time; put away those sulky looks,
Come to your house with me, I'll teach you. . .

CHRISTIAN:
No!

CYRANO:
Why?

CHRISTIAN:
I will wait for Roxane here.

CYRANO:
How? Crazy?
Come quick with me and learn. . .

CHRISTIAN:
No, no! I say.
I am aweary of these borrowed letters,
--Borrowed love-makings! Thus to act a part,
And tremble all the time!--'Twas well enough
At the beginning!--Now I know she loves!
I fear no longer!--I will speak myself.

CYRANO:
Mercy!

CHRISTIAN:
And how know you I cannot speak?--
I am not such a fool when all is said!
I've by your lessons profited. You'll see
I shall know how to speak alone! The devil!
I know at least to clasp her in my arms!
(Seeing Roxane come out from Clomire's house):
--It is she! Cyrano, no!--Leave me not!

CYRANO (bowing):
Speak for yourself, my friend, and take your chance.

(He disappears behind the garden wall.)