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: Is true. The English despise men who are half drunk. I must make myself completely drunk.
Capt. Charles Edstaston
: I must allow myself to say, ma'am, that your uncle had better not attempt to kick an Englishman downstairs. Potemkin
: You want me to kick you upstairs?
: Young man. It is not better to be drunk than sober. But it is happier.
: You have no hearts, you English! Heart! Heart!
[slaps the right side of his chest
] Capt. Charles Edstaston
: Pardon, your highness. Your heart is on the other side.
: Darling! A true Russian has a heart on both sides!
: Have you had a college education, darling? I have. Capt. Charles Edstaston
: Certainly. I am a bachelor of arts. Potemkin
: Once she know you are a bachelor, Catherine will supply the arts.
: In Russia, a gentleman has no scruples. In Russia we face facts. Capt. Charles Edstaston
: In England a gentleman never faces any facts if they are unpleasant.
: Why not merely get rid of him? Send him to Siberia! Catherine
: Don't be stupid, Potemkin. He's English. He would have the place colonized within a year.
: If I could only have had him for my... for my... Potemkin
: For your lover? Potemkin
: No. For my museum.
: Varinka, go look through keyhole in imperial bedchamber and bring back word whether empress is awake yet. Varinka
: I do not look through keyholes. Varinka
: You have been badly brought up, my little darling. Would any lady or gentleman walk into a room unannounced without first looking through keyhole?
: I was just thinking of a line from our favorite poet. Potemkin
: How like you. Which one? Catherine
: Nunc scio quid sit amor. Potemkin
: [smiles and translates
] Now I know what love is.
: I can only assume you don't understand the position you're refusing. Potemkin
: Stallion-in-chief to her Imperial Highness? Emperor of the Night?
[she slaps his face