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Well—that's a point of view.
But, Chancellor, think what things I have said of him! Can women marry where they have taunted so ?
Things ? Nothing inexpungeable, I deem, By time and true good humour.
O I have!
Horrible things. Why—ay, a hundred times— I have said I wished him dead! At that strained
When the first voicings of the late war came, Thrilling out how the French were smitten sore And Bonaparte retreating, I clapped hands And answered that I hoped he'd lose his head As well as lose the battle!
Words. But words!
Born like the bubbles of a spring that come Of zfist for springing—aimless in theft shape*
It seems indecent, mean, to wed a man Whom one has held such fierce opinions of!
My much beloved Archduchess, and revered,