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: You know, in Ireland a man with a horse, a cart and a book he knows how to read is the catch of the county. Robert Merivel
: Well, perhaps when we have made fire of the cart and eaten the horse and wiped our asses with the book, you'll become better acquainted with what you have caught.
: I must restrain my farts and do something altogether more productive.
: A most lavish affair! Who is to be married? King
: Celia Clemence. Merivel
: I understood she was your mistress! King
: Then you understood right, Merivel... Miss Clemence is to be married and seemingly dispatched out of London with her husband, while in fact, I secrete her near the river in Kew - the better to sport with her unobserved... For her husband, I need a man who is far too enamored of women in general to make the mistake of loving one in particular...
: Fear is our greatest enemy, and hope is our greatest weapon against the disease.
] Robert Merivel
] The fire in its fury has consumed the great plague. Misfortune may leave behind unlooked-for blessings... none dearer than you, my little Margaret. I will return to the city, to my work as a doctor, and the rebuilding of the King's Hospital. The stars that once confused me seem now to light a path that is clear, that I have in truth been traveling for all these days. Where I met what came, and left behind my sorrows. And I am traveling still.
: My first patient was a frog, I cured him of jumping. Now I can cure people of breathing.
: I have done the one thing forbidden by the king. I have fallen in love with my wife.
: We need money. Katharine
: There is money inside my skirt! Robert Merivel
: [to roadside hack
] She is simple. We are doctor and patient.
] Robert Merivel
: I am the doctor.