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Never have I heard speech so elegant or so sensible.

Ah! he thought he had only to turn me round his finger; [635] he should, however have known the vigour of my eloquence.

He has said everything without omission. I felt myself grow taller while I listened to him. [640] Methought myself meting out justice in the Islands of the Blest, so much was I taken with the charm of his words.

How he does gape and is beside himself!

Ah! I'll make you look as if you were about to be whipped today.

Come, plot everything [645] you can to beat him; 'tis not easy to soften me if you do not talk on my side.

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