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Jean Baptiste Poquelin Molière (1622–1673).  Tartuffe.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
Act IV
 
Scene VI
 
 
ORGON,  ELMIRE

Orgon  (crawling out from under the table)

That is, I own, a man … abominable!
I can’t get over it; the whole thing floors me.
 
Elmire

What? You come out so soon? You cannot mean it!
Get back under the table; ’tis not time yet;
Wait till the end, to see, and make quite certain,        5
And don’t believe a thing on mere conjecture.
 
Orgon

Nothing more wicked e’er came out of Hell.
 
Elmire

Dear me! Don’t go and credit things too lightly.
No, let yourself be thoroughly convinced;
Don’t yield too soon, for fear you’ll be mistaken.        10
 
(As TARTUFFE enters, she makes her husband stand behind her.)
 

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