(Dorante, Madame Jourdain, Nicole)
You appear to be very melancholy. What is wrong, Madame Jourdain?
I have a head bigger than my fist, even if it's not
Mademoiselle, your daughter, where is she that I don't see
Mademoiselle my daughter is right where she is.
How is she getting on?
She "gets on" on her two legs.
Wouldn't you like to come with her one of these days to see
the ballet and the comedy they are putting on at court?
Yes truly, we have a great desire to laugh, a very
great desire to laugh.
I think, Madame Jourdain, that you must have had many admirers
in your youth, beautiful and good humored as you were.
By Our Lady! Sir, is Madame Jourdain decrepit, and
does her head already shake with palsy?
Ah! My faith, Madame Jourdain, I beg pardon. I did not remember
that you are young. I am often distracted. Pray excuse my impertinence.