(Madame Jourdain, Nicole)
My faith, Madame, curiosity has cost me; but I believe something's
afoot, since they were talking of some event where they did not want you
Today's not the first time, Nicole, that I've had suspicions
about my husband. I'm the most mistaken woman in the world, or there's
some love-affair in the making. But let us see to my daughter. You know
the love Cléonte has for her. He's a man who appeals to me, and
I want to help his suit and give him Lucile, if I can.
Truly, Madame, I'm the most delighted creature in the world
to see that you feel this way, since, if the master appeals to you, his
valet appeals to me no less, and I could wish our marriage made under the
shadow of theirs.
Go speak to Cléonte about it for me, and tell
him to come to me soon so we can present his request to my husband for
my daughter in marriage.
I hasten, Madame, with joy, for I could not receive a more agreeable
commission. (Alone) I shall, I think, make them very happy.