The two orphans: With scenes from the play

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Page 149 - If we regard his sufferings, one plain reflection presents itself: " greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friend.
Page 142 - Exile ! Cayenne ! Why, that would be death ! PICARD. [In an undertone.] Wait a little, ma'amselle. If my pretended master comes to that decision, he will release my real master from the Bastile, and once he gets out of there — why, off he goes, followed by your humble servant; we overtake the guard having you in charge ; with the gold with which we will take care to be provided, my real master will bribe the servants of my other master...
Page 75 - Very well. We will return to this another time. You must remember that, as head of the family, its honor is confided to my care, and I will not suffer any one to sully it with a stain. (DE VAUDREY attempts to answer him— COUNTESS makes a mute appeal to him and he refrains.) I leave you with the countess, and I hope that your respect and affection for her will lend more weight to her counsels than you are disposed to give to mine.
Page 74 - ... youth and the temptations to which it is exposed; I know that within certain limits, it is well to close the eyes to faults, provided they are not serious. This marriage is an honor which his majesty desires to confer upon you, and when the king has spoken DE VAUDREY. I will go to the king. I will thank him for his goodness, I will place my services at his disposal ; my devotion, my life are his, but my affections are my own, and I wish to remain — free.
Page 72 - ... yesterday, and he spoke of you. DE VAUDREY. Of me? DE LINIERES. He takes a great interest in your welfare. He wishes you to accept a position at the court, and desires at the same time that you should marry.
Page 147 - And she covered her face with her hands, as if to shut out some unpleasant object. , "Poor predestined child of sin, branded by nature from her birth, and charged with wicked passions, as the snake with venom, I cannot but pity her!
Page 7 - During the latter part of the seventeenth and the beginning of the eighteenth centuries...
Page 76 - Do not judge her until you have seen her. Consent to see her, then advise me. COUNTESS. In such a marriage there can be no happiness for you, and for her only misery. Believe me, I know the result of these unequal unions. You must renounce her — you owe obedience to your family and to your king.
Page 136 - My mother! SISTER GENEVIEVE. No, no. It was he who obtained it for you. DOCTOR. No, your release is granted to the good Sister Genevieve. To that good and noble woman, who, born within the walls of La Salpetriere, has never consented to cross its threshold; who has made this prison her country and its unfortunate inmates her family ; who brings to you all her daily blessing of consolation and prayer, so that even the vilest here respect and love her. [They gather round SISTER GENEVIEVE; some of them...

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