May Heaven forever in its great bounty
Grant you good health both in soul and body,
And bless your days as much as he desires
Who is the humblest of those your love inspires!
I'm much obliged for your pious wishes, but please,
Let us be seated and put ourselves at ease.
TARTUFFE [sitting down]
Have you quite recovered from your illness?
ELMIRE [sitting as well]
Yes, my headache quickly lost its sharpness.
My prayers haven't enough value to buy
Such grace from the Heavenly One on High,
But most of my recent prayers have in essence
Been mainly focused on your convalescence.
Your concern for me is somewhat disquieting.