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Louis Mazzini quotes

[To The Duke] I want to talk to you for a minute. If you make a noise, I shall blow your head off at once. By the time anyone has heard the shot I shall be running back toward the castle shouting for help. I shall say that you stepped on the trap and your gun went off as you fell. So be quiet. When I've finished I shall kill you. You will the the sixth D'Ascoyne that I've killed. You want to know why? In return for what the D'Ascoyne's did to my mother. Because she married for love instead of for rank or money or land. They condemned her to a life of poverty and slavery, in a world for which they had not equipped her to deal. You yourself refused to grant her dying wish, which was to be buried here, at Chalfont. When I saw her poor little coffin saw underground, saw her exiled in death as she had been in life, I swore to have revenge on your intolerable pride. That revenge I am just about to complete.

[to the Duke, before he murders him] From here, I think, the wound will be consistent with the story I shall tell.

I had not forgotten or forgiven the boredom of the sermon of young Henry's funeral, and I decided to promote the Reverend Lord Henry D'Ascoyne to next place on the list [to be murdered].

[Having just murdered Lady Agatha D'Ascoyne while she sailed a balloon over London] I shot an arrow in the air; she fell to earth in Berkeley Square.

While I never admired Edith as much as when I was with Sibella, I never longed for Sibella as much as when I was with Edith.

[After murdering his cousin and the man's mistress] I was sorry about the girl, but found some relief in the reflection that she had presumably during the weekend already undergone a fate worse than death.

The Reverend Lord Henry was not one of those new-fangled parsons who carry the principles of their vocation uncomfortably into private life.

The next morning I went out shooting with Ethelred--or rather, to watch Ethelred shooting; for my principles will not allow me to take a direct part in blood sports.

It is so difficult to make a neat job of killing people with whom one is not on friendly terms.

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