The Shopkeeper Turned Gentleman

Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme

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Author: Molière (Jean-Baptiste Poquelin)
Language: English
Wordcount: 21,489 / 68 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 94
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 858
mnybks.net#: 4991
Genre: Drama
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JOURDAIN takes the hat from his SERVANT, _and puts it on over his night-cap; his master takes him by both hands, and makes him dance to a minuet air which he hums._) La, la, la, la, la, la; la, la, la, la, la, la, la; la, la, la, la, la, la; la, la, la, la, la, la; la, la, la, la, la; in time, if you please; la, la, la, la, la; the right leg, la, la, la; do not shake your shoulders so much; la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la; your two arms are crippled; la, la, la, la, la; hold up your head; turn out your toes; la, la, la; your body erect.

MR. JOUR. Eh! eh!

MUS. MAS. Wonderfully well done.

MR. JOUR. Now I think of it! Teach me to make a bow to a marchioness. I shall have need of it presently.

DAN. MAS. A bow to a marchioness?

MR. JOUR. Yes; a marchioness, whose name is Dorimène.

DAN. MAS. Give me your hand.

MR. JOUR. No. You need only do it yourself. I shall be sure to remember.

DAN. MAS. If you want to salute her with great respect, you must first of all bow whilst stepp

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