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Tartuffe
Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Molière

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SCENE III
(MADAME PERNELLE, MARIANE, ELMIRE, DORINE, DAMIS, ORGON, CLEANTE)

MADAME PERNELLE
What's happening? The tales I'm told are awful.

ORGON 
Novel things have been happening to me,
And for all my kindness, this is my fee.
I lift the man out of his misery;
Like a brother, I take him home with me;
Each day I treat him with greater largesse;
I give him my daughter and all I possess;
And at the same time the lying low-life
Looks for the best way to seduce my wife,
And, not fully content with what he's achieved,
He threatens me with the gifts he's received,
And he wishes to use, in ruining me,
Those profits he gained from my foolish bounty
To drive me from the home that I gave to him
And reduce me to the state that he was in.

DORINE 
Poor man!

MADAME PERNELLE  
Son, I don't believe he'd allow
Himself to take part in actions so foul.

ORGON 
How's that?
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