The Princess of Basque--under the guise of being an ordinary
THE KING. And now, with apologies for the misunderstanding and delay, let me welcome you to my palace and my arms—my princess and my queen!
THE PRINCESS. You will not hold me to it!
THE KING. We cannot escape it.
THE PRINCESS. But I am no fit queen for you. You know what I am like. You do not want me for a wife!
THE KING. It is not the things one wants, but the things that are necessary….
THE PRINCESS. I will never marry you.
THE KING. You shall marry me tomorrow.
THE PRINCESS. I cannot.
THE KING. The preparations are made for the wedding. Two kingdoms hang on the event.
THE PRINCESS. Let them hang!
THE KING. You, the daughter of my father's ancient foe, are to unite two kingdoms in fraternal amity. Do you understand? War and peace are in the balance.
THE PRINCESS. War?
THE KING. Or
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