Cyrano de Bergerac
(The door of Roxane’s house opens; lackeys appear, bearing lighted candles. Lights up. Cyrano removes his hat.)
And that nose! – Cyrano! (III. 554)
You do not altogether know me…Dear,
There is more of me than there was –with this
I can love more of you – more of what makes
You your own self – Truly!...If you were less
- Less charming – ugly even –
I should love you still.
You mean that?
Yes. Even then! (IV. 456 – 464)
Let her choose between us! –
Tell her everything!
No – you torture me –
Shall I ruin your happiness, because
I have a cursed pretty face? That seems
And am I to ruin yours
Because I happen to be born with a power
To say what you – perhaps – feel?
Do not try me too far!
I am tired of being
My own rival! (IV. 481 – 490)