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The Miser

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Author: Molière (Jean-Baptiste Poquelin)
Language: English
Wordcount: 22,851 / 70 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 95
LoC Category: PT
Downloads: 1,824
mnybks.net#: 4985
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Drama

Translated by Charles Heron Wall.

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LA FL. Of misers.

HAR. And who are they, these misers?

LA FL. Villains and stingy wretches!

HAR. But what do you mean by that?

LA FL. Why do you trouble yourself so much about what I say?

HAR. I trouble myself because I think it right to do so.

LA FL. Do you think I am speaking about you?

HAR. I think what I think; but I insist upon your telling me to whom you speak when you say that.

LA FL. To whom I speak? I am speaking to the inside of my hat.

HAR. And I will, perhaps, speak to the outside of your head.

LA FL. Would you prevent me from cursing misers?

HAR. No; but I will prevent you from prating and from being insolent. Hold your tongue, will you?

LA FL. I name nobody.

HAR. Another word, and I'll thrash you.

LA FL. He whom the cap fits, let him wear it.

HAR. Will you be silent?

LA FL. Yes; much against my will.

HAR. Ah! ah!

LA FL. (showing HARPAGON

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