ALSEMERO Did my fate wait for this unha...

The Changeling

Beatrice Alsemero

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ALSEMERO Did my fate wait for this unhappy stroke

At my first sight of woman?

Enter Beatrice.

She's here.

BEATRICE Alsemero!

ALSEMERO How do you?

BEATRICE How do I?

Alas! How do you? You look not well.

ALSEMERO You read me well enough; I am not well.

BEATRICE Not well, sir? Is't in my power to better you?

ALSEMERO Yes.

BEATRICE Nay, then y'are cur'd again.

ALSEMERO Pray resolve me one question, lady.

BEATRICE If I can.

ALSEMERO None can so sure. Are you honest?

BEATRICE Ha, ha, ha, that's a broad question, my lord.

ALSEMERO But that's not a modest answer, my lady:

Do you laugh? My doubts are strong upon me

BEATRICE 'Tis innocence that smiles, and no rough brow

Can take away the dimple in her cheek.

Say I should strain a tear to fill the vault,

Which would you give the better

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