The Miser

by Jean-Baptiste Poquelin (Moliere)

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1. An old comic pastoral.

2. The real hero in Rabelais' 'Pantagruel.'

3. Frosine professes a knowledge of palmistry.

4. Old enemies. The Turks took Candia from the Venetians in 1669, after a war of twenty years.

5. Molière makes use even of his own infirmities. Compare act i. scene iii. This cough killed him at last.

6. A good deal of the mystification is lost in the translation through the necessity of occasionally putting it for casket, and she for Élise.

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