• Yes, yes," said the Beast, "my heart is good, but still I am a monster." Among mankind," says Beauty, "there are many that deserve that name more than you, and I prefer you, just as you are, to those, who, under a human form, hide a treacherous, corrupt, and ungrateful heart.

    Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont “Beauty and the Beast—La Belle et la Bête English-French Parallel Text Edition”,