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The Jealousy of le Barbouillé

(La Jalousie du Barbouillé)

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Author: Molière (Jean-Baptiste Poquelin)
Language: English
Wordcount: 5,045 / 21 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 96.2
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 862
Added to site: 2008.10.29
mnybks.net#: 22488
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Drama, Humor

Among the small farces said to have been sketched by Molière during his stay in the provinces, two only which seem genuine have come down to us, and have been published for the last thirty years with his comedies. These are, 'La Jalousie du Barbouillé,' and 'Le Médecin Volant.' Molière has made use of the former in the third act of the comedy called 'George Dandin.'Molière acted the part of Le Barbouillé.

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you catch me! You may go and sleep where you come from; I shall not open to a gad-about like you. What! alone at this time of night! I don't know if it is fancy, but my forehead seems to me already rougher by half.

ANG. Well, what do you mean by scolding me because I am alone? You scold me if I have anybody near me; what am I to do?

BAR. Stop at home, give orders for the supper, take care of the household, and of the children; but it is no use talking so much; good-bye, good night, go to the devil and leave me in peace.

ANG. You won't open to me?

BAR. No. I shall not open to you.

ANG. Ah! my dear little husband, I beg of you open the door; do, my darling little heart.

BAR. Ah! crocodile! Ah! dangerous serpent! you caress me to betray me.

ANG. Open, do open.

BAR. Farewell! Vade retro, Satanas!

ANG. What, you won't open.

BAR. No!

ANG. You have no pity for the wife who loves you so much?

BAR. No, I am inflexible. You ha

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