Cyrano de Bergerac:
- At Act I Scene VI, Roxane sends his Duenna to talk with a very nervous Cyrano:
The Duenna (A sweeping curtsey): Monsieur . . . A message for you:
From our good cousin we desire to know
When and where we may see him privately.
Cyrano (Amazed): To see me?
The Duenna (An elaborate reverence): To see you. We have certain things
To tell you.
The Duenna Things.
- Act II Scene VI: After rejecting to serve as a poet with De Guiche, Cyrano considers the posibility to take his play "Agripine" to Cardenal Richelieu:
De Guiche: He is a critic skilled:
Cyrano (whose face stiffens at once): Impossible! My blood congeals to think
De Guiche: But when a verse approves itself to him
Cyrano He pays less dear
- At Act I Scene VII, just before Cyrano will fight against one hundred men, he combines this trope with a Badass Boast:
Cyrano: ... And, shortly, you shall see what you shall see!