‘To be struck down,
Pierced by sword i’ the heart, from a hero’s hand!’

That I had dreamed. O mockery of Fate!
–Killed, I! of all men–in an ambuscade!
Struck from behind, and by a lackey’s hand!

‘Tis very well. I am foiled, foiled in all,
Even in my death.

Edmond Rostand, Cyrano de Bergerac, Act V, Scene 5.VI