Cyrano de Bergerac
It was you.
No, no, Roxane, no!
And I might have known,
Every time that I heard you speak my name!...
No – It was not I –
I swear –
I understand everything now: The letters –
That was you…
No! (V. 250-255)
You shall not die! I love you – (V. 308)
And I – I have done
This to you! All my fault – mine!
You? Why no,
On the contrary! I had never known
Womanhood and its sweetness but for you.
My mother did not love to look at me –
I never had a sister – Later on,
I feared the mistress with a mockery
Behind her smile. But you – because of you
I have had one friend not quite all a friend –
Across my life, one whispering silken gown! (V. 313-322)