His Grace the Duke of Plaza Toro, Her Grace the Duchess, their
Duke. (to his attendants) Be good enough to inform His Majesty that His Grace the Duke of Plaza-Toro, Limited, has arrived, and begs —
Casilda. Desires —
Duchess. Demands —
Duke. And demands an audience. (Exeunt attendants.) And now, my child, prepare to receive the husband to whom you were united under such interesting and romantic circumstances.
Casilda. But which is it? There are two of them!
Duke. It is true that at present His Majesty is a double gentleman; but as soon as the circumstances of his marriage are ascertained, he will, ipso facto, boil down to a single gentleman — thus presenting a unique example of an individual who becomes a single man and a married man by the same operation.
Duchess. (severely) I have known instances in which the characteristics of both conditions
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