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Legendre cried that some want to shatter the busts of Chalier and Marat. I think he wants to redden his face again. H e’s completely turned away from the Terror— on the street children tug at his coat. Danton. And Robespierre? Lacroix. ” That cliche made my neck hurt. Danton. It’s planing boards for the guillotine. Lacroix. And Collot yelled like a madman that it’s time to tear off masks. Danton. The faces will come off with them. ) Lacroix. W hat’s new, Fabricius? Paris. From the Jacobins I went to Robespierre.
Danton. ) the city is quiet, the lights are o u t . . Julie. A child is crying nearby. Danton. ” Julie. You were dreaming, Danton. Get hold of yourself. Danton. Dreaming? Yes, I was dreaming— but it was different— I’ll tell you right away, my poor head is weak— right away! There— now I’ve got it! Beneath me the globe was panting in its flight, I had seized it like a wild horse, with 54 immense limbs I rooted in its mane and pressed its ribs, with my head bent down, my hair streaming out over the abyss.
You tortured yourself for a piece of pleasure. A coat like that’s a pleasure . . so’s a rag. Second Gentleman. Certainly, otherwise you can’t have it. Beggar. If I were such a fool! It all balances out. The sun’s shin ing warmly on the corner and that’s easy to have. ) A handful of earth And a little bit of moss . . Rosalie. ) Hurry up, there come the soldiers. We haven’t had anything warm in our bodies since yesterday. 47 Beggar. . Is all I’ll have left When I lie beneath the cross! Gentlemen, ladies!