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Jean Baptiste Poquelin Molière (1622–1673).  Tartuffe.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
Act II
 
Scene I
 
 
ORGON,  MARIANE

Orgon

Now, Mariane.
 
Mariane

        Yes, father?
 
Orgon

        Come; I’ll tell you
A secret.
 
Mariane

Yes … What are you looking for?
        5
 
Orgon  (looking into a small closet-room)

To see there’s no one there to spy upon us;
That little closet’s mighty fit to hide in.
There! We’re all right now. Mariane, in you
I’ve always found a daughter dutiful
And gentle. So I’ve always love you dearly.        10
 
Mariane

I’m grateful for your fatherly affection.
 
Orgon

Well spoken, daughter. Now, prove you deserve it
By doing as I wish in all respects.
 
Mariane

To do so is the height of my ambition.
 
Orgon

Excellent well. What say you of—Tartuffe?
        15
 
Mariane

Who? I?
 
Orgon

        Yes, you. Look to it how you answer.
 
Mariane

Why! I’ll say of him—anything you please.
 

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