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

Elmire

What sort of speech is this? What can it mean?
 
Orgon

My faith, I’m dazed. This is no laughing matter.
 
Elmire

What?
 
Orgon

        From his words I see my great mistake;
The deed of gift is one thing troubles me.        5
 
Elmire

The deed of gift…
 
Orgon

        Yes, that is past recall.
But I’ve another thing to make me anxious.
 
Elmire

What’s that?
 
Orgon

        You shall know all. Let’s see at once
        10
Whether a certain box is still upstairs.
 

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