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The Magnificent Lovers

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Author: Molière (Jean-Baptiste Poquelin)
Published: 1670
Language: English
Wordcount: 11,671 / 39 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82.9
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,059
mnybks.net#: 4983
Genre: Drama

Translated by Charles Heron Wall

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ether different, and it is far easier to deceive people than to make them laugh.

ARI. Ha! what is the meaning of that?

CLI. (_speaking to himself_). Peace, fool that you are! Do you not know that astrology is an affair of state, and that you must not play upon that string? I have often told you that you are getting a great deal too bold, and that you take certain liberties which will bring trouble upon you. You will see that some day you will be kicked out like a knave. Hold your peace if you be wise.

ARI. Where is my daughter?

TIM. She is gone away, Madam. I offered her my arm, which she refused to accept.

ARI. Princes, since in your love for Eriphyle you have consented to submit to the laws I had imposed upon you, since it has been possible for me to obtain that you should be rivals without being enemies, and that, with a full submission to my daughter's feelings, you are waiting for her choice, speak to me openly and tell me what progress you each think you have made on her heart.

TIM. Ma

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