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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 95 pages of information about Bataille de dames.

[Footnote 48:  See p. 2, note 1.]

[Footnote 49:  #voiture de place#, public cab.]

[Footnote 50:  #Lambert#.  Curiously enough, the three Lamberts known to the history of this time were all emigres, and one of them a Russian general during the invasion of France.  The name is therefore somewhat unfortunately chosen.]

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[Footnote 51:  #decoration#, i.e., the Cross of the Legion of Honor, founded by Napoleon I., and since always regarded as the highest of such distinctions in France.  The cross is not usually worn, but in its place a bit of red ribbon in the buttonhole.]

[Footnote 52:  #n’y serais plus#, i.e., should have been already shot.]

ACT I. SCENE 6.

[Footnote 53:  #bien#, properly dressed, “all right.”  Cp. p. 9, note 2.]

[Footnote 54:  #cravate#, neck-band.  Part of her riding-habit.]

ACT I. SCENE 7.

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[Footnote 55:  #il le croit#, he really thinks so, while in fact he would be frightened.]

[Footnote 56:  #Ah! ca#, Come now.  Often the phrase indicates impatience or surprise.  For instance, p.45, line 8.]

[Footnote 57:  #Bucephale#, Bucephalus, famous horse of Alexander the Great.]

ACT I. SCENE 9.

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[Footnote 58:  #par etat#, by my profession as maitre des requetes.]

[Footnote 59:  #tiens de#, take after, or inherit from.]

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[Footnote 60:  #pointe#, like #fougueux# and #enfourcher# below, is in this sense (dawns, rises) rhetorical and poetic.]

[Footnote 61:  #emporte#, carried the day.]

[Footnote 62:  #provoquer#, i.e., to a duel such as became almost epidemic in France in the years that followed Waterloo (1815).]

ACT I. SCENE 10.

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[Footnote 63:  #J’aime autant#, I’d just as lief.  Contrast this timidity with the assumed boldness of the close.]

ACT I. SCENE 11.

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[Footnote 64:  #en voulais#, were angry with.  Cp. p.22, line 27; p.26, line 12; p.57, line 12.]

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[Footnote 65:  #flacon#, vinaigrette, bottle of smelling-salts.]

[Footnote 66:  #evanouie#.  This fainting combined with feminine tact the advantages of consciousness and unconsciousness.]

[Footnote 67:  #inquietude#, because she sees already a prospective rival in her love.]

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[Footnote 68:  #avec abandon#, yielding to her emotion.]

[Footnote 69:  #quinze jours#, fortnight.  Cp. huit jours, “week.”]

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