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The Miser by Molière

Book: The Miser
Author: Molière
Link to Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/6923/6923-h/6923-h.htm

Quote:
Valère-- I say that I am, upon the whole, of your opinion, and that you cannot but be right; yet, perhaps, she is not altogether wrong; and …

Harpagon-- How so? Mr. Anselme is an excellent match; he is a nobleman, and a gentleman too; of simple habits, and extremely well off. He has no children left from his first marriage. Could she meet with anything more suitable?

Valère-- It is true. But she might say that you are going rather fast, and that she ought to have at least a little time to consider whether her inclination could reconcile itself to …

Harpagon-- It is an opportunity I must not allow to slip through my fingers. I find an advantage here which I should not find elsewhere, and he agrees to take her without dowry.

Valère-- Without dowry?

Harpagon-- Yes.

Valère-- Ah! I have nothing more to say. A more convincing reason could not be found; and she must yield to that.


Act I, scene 7

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