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CLE. To me?
HAR. To you.
CLE. In marriage?
HAR. In marriage.
CLE. It is true she is not at all to my taste; but, to please you, father, I will bring myself to marry her, if you please.
HAR. If I please! I am more reasonable than you think. I don't wish to compel you.
CLE. Excuse me! I will make an attempt to love her.
HAR. No, no; a marriage cannot be happy where there is no love.
CLE. That, my father, will, perhaps, come by and by, and it is said thatLove is often the fruit of marriage.
HAR. No, it is not right to risk it on the side of the man, and there are some troublesome things I don't care to run the chance of. If you had felt any inclination for her, you should have married her instead of me, but as it is, I will return to my first intention and marry her myself.
CLE. Well, father, since things are so, I had better be frank with you, and reveal our secret to you. The truth is that I have loved her ever since I saw her one day on the promenade. I intended to... Moliere
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