ACT THREE
Scene XI
 

(Madame Jourdain, Cléonte, Lucile, Covielle, Nicole)

MADAME JOURDAIN
I am very glad to see you, Cléonte and you are here at just the right time. My husband is coming, seize the opportunity to ask for Lucile in marriage.

CLÉONTE
Ah! Madame, how sweet that word is to me, and how it flatters my desires! Could I receive an order more charming, a favor more precious?