The Learned Women
BEL. Farewell. This ought really to satisfy you, and I have said more than I wished to say.
CLI. But your error....
BEL. Leave me. I am blushing now; and my modesty has had much to bear.
CLI. May I be hanged if I love you; and.... [Footnote: Molière ends this line with sage, with, apparently, no other motive than to find a rhyme to _davantage._]
BEL. No, no. I will hear nothing more.
SCENE V. CLITANDRE (_alone_)
Deuce take the foolish woman with her dreams! Was anything so preposterous ever heard of? I must go and ask the help of a person of more sense.
SCENE I.--ARISTE (leaving CLITANDRE, _and still speaking to him_).
Yes; I will bring you an answer as soon as I can. I will press, insist, do all that should be done. How many things a lover has to say when one would suffice; and how impatient he is for all that he desires! Never....
SCENE II; CHRYSALE, ARISTE.
ARI. Good day to you, brother.