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Pale Fire Chapter Summary & Analysis - Commentary, Line 413: a nymph came pirouetting through Lines 433-434: To the . . . sea Which we had visited in thirty-three Summary

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Commentary, Line 413: a nymph came pirouetting through Lines 433-434: To the . . . sea Which we had visited in thirty-three Summary

Kinbote gives variant drafts for a few lines of Shade's poem and then expands gushingly on a reference to Robert Frost. Commenting on a reference to Nice, Kinbote again rejoins the story of King Charles.

After the failure of Disa's marriage to King Charles, she returns to her estate on the Riviera in 1953. During the revolution, she begs Charles to join her. After his escape, the king visits her at her estate. Disa resembles a young Sybil Shade in her beauty, as described by Shade in his poem. Their marriage was tumultuous, because Charles could not perform sexually with her. She finally discovered that he was gay, and he continued to lapse into...

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