Cyrano de Bergerac
CYRANO (Leads the bridal pair down to De Guiche and strokes with great satisfaction his long white beard.)
The handsome couple you – and God – have joined
DE GUICHE (Regarding him with a frosty eye.)
(Turns to Roxane)
DE GUICHE (To Christian)
Leaves to-night, sir. Report at once!
For the front? The war?
The Cadets were not going –
Oh yes, they are!
(Taking out the dispatch from his pocket.)
Here is the order –
Baron! Deliver this.
ROXANE (Throws herself into Christian’s arms.)
DE GUICHE (To Cyrano, sneering)
The bridal night is not so near! (III. 561-569)
So – never fear!
I have two deaths to avenge now – Christian’s
And my own!
(They come down. Cyrano takes from him the lance with Roxane’s handkerchief still
fastened to it.)
Float, little banner, with her name! (IV. 548-550)
DE GUICHE (after a pause)
Have you forgiven me?
ROXANE (Simply, looking up at the cross of the Convent)
I am here. (V. 41 – 42)