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Ibsen, No taste for glory

From Peer Gynt

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MONSIEUR BALLON
To Hellas! Glory's gate stands open!
I'll help them with the sword of France!

VON EBERKOPF
And I with war-whoops-from a distance!

MR. COTTON
And I as well-by taking contracts!

TRUMPETERSTRALE
Lead on! I'll find again in Bender the world-renowned spur-strap-buckles!

MONSIEUR BALLON [falling on PEER GYNT'S neck].
Forgive me, friend, that I at first misjudged you quite!

VON EBERKOPF [pressing his hands].
I, stupid hound, took you for next door to a scoundrel!

MR. COTTON
Too strong that; only for a fool-

TRUMPETERSTRALE [trying to kiss him].
I, Uncle, for a specimen of Yankee riff-raff's meanest spawn-!
Forgive me-!

VON EBERKOPF
We've been in the dark-

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