ACT THREE
Scene V
 

(Dorante, Madame Jourdain, Nicole)

DORANTE
You appear to be very melancholy. What is wrong, Madame Jourdain?

MADAME JOURDAIN
I have a head bigger than my fist, even if it's not swollen.

DORANTE
Mademoiselle, your daughter, where is she that I don't see her?

MADAME JOURDAIN
Mademoiselle my daughter is right where she is.

DORANTE
How is she getting on?

MADAME JOURDAIN
She "gets on" on her two legs.

DORANTE
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?

MADAME JOURDAIN
Yes truly, we have a great desire to laugh, a very great desire to laugh.

DORANTE
I think, Madame Jourdain, that you must have had many admirers in your youth, beautiful and good humored as you were.

MADAME JOURDAIN
By Our Lady! Sir, is Madame Jourdain decrepit, and does her head already shake with palsy?

DORANTE
Ah! My faith, Madame Jourdain, I beg pardon. I did not remember that you are young. I am often distracted. Pray excuse my impertinence.