Bataille de dames eBook

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[Footnote 146:  #avait le temps#.  This bears out the regret of Leonie, p. 2, line 16.]

[Footnote 147:  #romanesque#, romantic.  Note that while at the date of this play, 1851, romanticism was no longer the fashion for men in Paris, it was still thought attractive in young girls, especially among the landed aristocracy.  See my edition of “Le Gendre de monsieur Poirier,” p. 46, note 3.]

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[Footnote 148:  #pour acquit de conscience#, to ease my conscience.]

[Footnote 149:  #placards#, cupboards with a suggestion of hiding-chambers, such as were built in the thick walls and enormous chimneys (#cheminees#) of many ancient houses both on the Continent and in England.]

[Footnote 150:  #garcons de ferme#, farm-hands.—­#hommes de peine#, laborers, here perhaps the stable-boys and grooms.]

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[Footnote 151:  That is, friends whose lives depend on his life.]

#Page 56.# [Footnote 152:  The humor is the same here as p. 50, line 26.]

[Footnote 153:  #une malheureuse ... courage#, a poor, faithless coward.]

ACT II.  SCENE 15.

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[Footnote 154:  #brigadier#, sergeant, commanding from four to six gendarmes or mounted police.  See p.31, note 1.]

ACT III.  SCENE 1.

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[Footnote 155:  #trop#, quite, here.]

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[Footnote 156:  #fosses#, moat, for this was an ancient ancestral castle.]

[Footnote 157:  #Par exemple#, However, here.]

[Footnote 158:  #donne sur#, fronts on, looks out on.]

[Footnote 159:  #bouquet de bois#, clump of trees, here.]

[Footnote 160:  #galonne#, trimmed with gold lace.]

[Footnote 161:  #Quand je#, Didn’t I.]

ACT III.  SCENE 2.

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[Footnote 162:  #la#, equivalent to preoccupied with.]

[Footnote 163:  #chateaux en Espagne#, castles in Spain, i.e., air castles, foolish fancies.]

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[Footnote 164:  #j’ai failli me jeter#, I almost threw myself.  Literally, “I just missed throwing myself.”]

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[Footnote 165:  #les jours#, the life.  Common in exalted and classical styles.]

[Footnote 166:  #Du tout#, Not at all.]

[Footnote 167:  #guides#, reins.]

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[Footnote 168:  #pousse#, i.e., into what a self-contradictory position my double nature has forced me.  Cp. pp. 17, 18.]

ACT III.  SCENE 3.

[Footnote 169:  #ouvrage#, fancy work.]

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