The Complete Poetical Works of Edgar Allan Poe Including Essays on Poetry

By Edgar Allan Poe

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her betrothed.



_Duke_. Why do you laugh?

_Castiglione_. Indeed.
I hardly know myself. Stay! Was it not
On yesterday we were speaking of the Earl?
Of the Earl Politian? Yes! it was yesterday.
Alessandra, you and I, you must remember!
We were walking in the garden.

_Duke_. Perfectly.
I do remember it--what of it--what then?

_Cas_. O nothing--nothing at all.

_Duke_. Nothing at all!
It is most singular that you should laugh
At nothing at all!

_Cas_. Most singular--singular!

_Duke_. Look yon, Castiglione, be so kind
As tell me, sir, at once what 'tis you mean.
What are you talking of?

_Cas_. Was it not so?
We differed in opinion touching him.

_Duke_. Him!--Whom?

_Cas_. Why, sir, the Earl Politian.

_Duke_.

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