Context--the Duke of Langdon and two of his men are discussing the return of Baron Spencer from his self-imposed exile, and more specifically the fact that he has brought his half-Aragonese (Aragonian?) granddaughter with him in hopes of finding her a husband:
“Do you object to foreigners, Devereaux?” The duke asked.
“Not I, my lord. But others at this court do. The maid will be a target for men who lack a fortune, and other maids who wish to practice with their sharp tongues upon new blood.”
“You are a very cynical man, Devereaux.”