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"Si vieillesse pouvait !—"
SCENE.—A small neat Room. In a high Voltaire Chair sits a white-haired old Gentleman.
M. VIEUXBOIS (turning querulously).
BABETTE (entering hurriedly).
Coming M'sieu'! If M'sieu' speaks
Where have you been?
Why, M'sieu' knows:April!... Ville d'Avray!... Ma'am'selle Rose !
Ah! I am old,-and I forget.
Was the place growing green, BABETTE?
But of a greenness !-yes, M'sieu'!
And then the sky so blue!
(Lifting her apron to her eyes.)
This poor Ma'am'selle!
You're a good girl, BABETTE, but she,-
Sometimes I think I see her yet
Stand smiling by the cabinet;
And once, I know, she peeped and laughed
Where's the draught?
(She gives him a cup.)
Now I shall sleep, I think, BABETTE ;-
"Once at the Angelus
Came to my Bed;
M. VIEUXBOIS (drowsily)
"She was an Angel".. "Once she laughed ". What, was I dreaming?
M. VIEUXBOIS (murmuring).
Ah, PAUL!... old PAUL!... EULALIE too! And ROSE... And O! "the sky so blue!"
"One had my Mother's eyes,
One had my Father's face;
All of them bent to me,—
(He is asleep!)
M. VIEUXBOIS (almost inaudibly).
"How I forget!"
"I am so old!"
THE DRAMA OF THE DOCTOR'S WINDOW
IN THREE ACTS, WITH A PROLOGUE
"A tedious brief scene of young Pyramus, And his love Thisbe; very tragical mirth." -MIDSUMMER-NIGHT'S DREAM.
Where I used this expression,
Attached to that profession;
I must wait!" The Doctor's