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THE LEARNED WOMEN

(LES FEMMES SAVANTES)


BY

MOLIÈRE




TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH PROSE.

WITH SHORT INTRODUCTIONS AND EXPLANATORY NOTES


BY

CHARLES HERON WALL




The comedy of 'Les Femmes Savantes' was acted on March 11, 1672 (see vol. i. p. 153).

Molière acted the part of Chrysale.



PERSONS REPRESENTED

CHRYSALE, an honest bourgeois

PHILAMINTE, wife to CHRYSALE

ARMANDE & HENRIETTE, their daughters

ARISTE, brother to CHRYSALE

BÉLISE, his sister

CLITANDRE, lover to HENRIETTE

TRISSOTIN, a wit

VADIUS, a learned man

MARTINE, a kitchen-maid

LÉPINE, servant to CHRYSALE

JULIEN, servant to VADIUS

A NOTARY.


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This work was published before January 1, 1924, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.