Continental Drama

Continental Drama

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...speaking.) There is a science, madam, that instructs us How to enlarge the limits of our conscience Moliere's note, in the original edition. According to our various occasions, And rectify the evil of the deed According to our purity of motive. I'll duly teach you all these secrets, madam; You only need to let yourself be guided. Content my wishes, have no fear at all; I answer for't, and take the sin upon me. (elmIre coughs still louder.) Your cough is very bad. Elmire Yes, I'm in torture. Tartuffe Would you accept this bit of licorice? Elmire The case is obstinate, I find; and all The licorice in the world will do no good. Tartuffe 'Tis very trying. Elmire More than words can say. Tartuffe In any case, your scruple's easily Removed. With me you're sure of secrecy, And there's no harm unless a thing is known. The public scandal is what brings offence, And secret sinning is not sin at all. Elmire, after coughing again So then, I see I must resolve to yield; I must consent to grant you everything. And cannot hope to give full satisfaction Or win full confidence, at lesser cost. No doubt 'tis very hard to come to this; 'Tis quite against my will I go so-far; But since I must be forced to it, since nothing That can be said suffices for belief, Since more convincing proof is still demanded, I must make up my mind to humour people. If my consent give reason for offence, So much the worse for him who forced me to it; The fault can surely not be counted mine. Tartuffe It need not, madam; and the thing itself... Elmire Open the door, I pray you, and just see Whether my husband's not there, in the hall. Tartuffe Why take such care for him? Between ourselves, He is a man to lead round by the nose. He's capable of glorying in our meetings; I've fooled more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236675924
  • 9781236675927