So then you like it? You really like
it, Your Majesty?
Of course I do. It’s very good. Of
course now and then – just now and
then – it gets a touch elaborate.
What do you mean, Sire?
Well, I mean occasionally it seems
to have, how shall one say?
(he stops in
difficulty; to Orsini-
How shall one say, Director?
Too many notes, Your Majesty?
Exactly. Very well put. Too many
I don’t understand. There are just
as many notes, Majesty, as are
required. Neither more nor less.
My dear fellow, there are in fact
only so many notes the ear can hear
in the course of an evening. I think
I’m right in saying that, aren’t I,
Yes! yes! er, on the whole, yes,