If I Were Queen Of The World
Michele Connolly

Mark Lch: Scaramouche: Parnassus Mask — model of Riccardo Foschi — wearable mask of Scaramouche (CC BY-NC 2.0)

OK, for one week only: “Mademoiselle will be queen wherever she condescends to reign.”

If you enact those reforms, we might extend your term by another week. The quote, by the way is from Rafael Sabatini’s Scaramouche. I’m not a fan of the florid style, but that line has stayed with me since I was 13, trapped indoors on a rainy weekend. I had a choice of two books, and I’d already read Heywood Patterson’s Scottsboro Boys.

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