Cyrano de Bergerac
Christian, be quiet!
ROXANE (Leaning over.)
What is that you say
I am angry with myself
Because I go too far, and so I say
To myself: "Christian, be quiet!" (III. 350-353)
CYRANO (The theorbos begin to play.)
Hark – someone
Is coming –
(Roxane closes her window. Cyrano listens to the theorobos, one of which plays a gay melody, the other a mournful one.)
A sad tune, a merry tune –
Man, woman – what do they mean? –
(A Capuchin enters; he carries a lantern, and goes from house to house, looking at the doors.)
Aha! – a priest! (III. 354-355)
ROXANE (In a tragic tone)
Oh, this is terrible!
THE CAPUCHIN (Turns the light of his lantern on Cyrano.)
You are to be –
I am the bridegroom!
THE CAPUCHIN (Turns his lantern upon Christian; then, as if some suspicion crossed his mind, upon seeing the young man so handsome.)
Look here –
"Postscript: Give to the Convent in my name
One hundred and twenty pistols" –
Think of it!
A worthy lord – a very worthy lord!...
(To Roxane, solemnly)
Daughter, resign yourself! (III. 441-446)