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Act I, Scene I


I am a man to fear! Since death a crime,
then think thereon, before the tongue opines
at what precedes me through the door, in time
a fraction. It's best to hold pantomimes
and jests, or else prepare, my guests, ingest
the blade this hand serves up al dente, entree
du jour! Proboscises, preview by request,
one purloined peek will dire expense betray.
My privacy I'll have, or know the cost
to him who thinks it not for life germane.
He'll know Toledo steel when all is lost,
its aim to send him dead from where he came!
Speak about the nose and heaven forgo,
the name such fools should fear is Cyrano! 



--Cyrano





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