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FIRST SERVANT , She must be young.
SECOND SERVANT Good. She must. The country must see to that.
FIRST SERVANT And she must be strong.
Good again. She must be strong. The doctors will see to that.
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And she must be fruitful as the vine.
Ay, by God. She must be fruitful as the vine.
That, Heaven help him, he must see to himself, like the meanest multiplying man in Paris. ' : ••'•.' •••''•";
Re-enter NAPOLEON with his stepdaughter, QUEEN HORTENSE.
Your mother is too rash and reasonless— Wailing and fainting over statesmanship Which is no personal caprice of mine, But policy most painful—forced on me By the necessities of this country's charge. Go to her; see if she be saner now ; Explain it to her once and once again, And bring me word what impress you may make,