Five Comedies (Suny Series, Women Writers in Translation)

By George Sand

Full-length and 3 one-act performs, translated the following for the 1st time into English.

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Apart. ] I’m doomed! [He is going out to the left. ] Scene 7 [As above, with the exception of Henri. ] DUBUISSON [watching Henri go]: Aha! We’re a section crestfallen now! [To his spouse. ] depart me to it, darling; I’m now not finished with him simply but . . . I’ve nonetheless received anything to assert to him. one hundred seventy 5 Comedies FRANÇOISE: What’s happening among the 2 of you? DUBUISSON: anything a piece cleverer than the entire fine phrases of philosophy! los angeles HYONNAIS: So then, sir, he’s on your energy, I see. . . . You’re going to figure out his destiny, maybe!

DUKE: If I deserved it, I shouldn’t be inquiring for it. MARQUISE: All right—this night! DUKE: as soon as in simple terms? even if I’m going away? MARQUISE [lowering her voice]: No; as soon as for every hour you remain right here. DUKE: Then I shan’t depart any longer! MARQUISE: Liar! [She leaves; the Duke sees her out. ] Scene 7 [The Duke and Urbain. ] DUKE: good now, brother, congratulate me on my happiness. i'm forgiven—it doesn’t appear to shock you to any extent further, and but 36 5 Comedies there’s each cause to be shocked. So, what did you must inform me?

164 5 Comedies l. a. HYONNAIS: good then, allow me assist you out; settle for it from me, please. I’d be the person who used to be indebted—the one that will be without end thankful to you. Why, I’m a simple adequate kind of fellow, don’t you spot? —I get my happiness from making humans chuffed, and . . . HENRI [going as much as him]: No, no—you wouldn’t be making me happy—you don’t comprehend my form of existence. You’re keen on abstraction and consistency; i would like a little bit enjoyable and sparkle in lifestyles. i want sort, unpredictability, horses, travels.

Scene eleven [La Hyonnais, really flustered; Françoise. ] FRANÇOISE: good? You glance . . . los angeles HYONNAIS: No, it’s simply that I’ve been in a rush . . . I didn’t wish to depart you on my own. . . . The Duke and that i could have a gathering the next day to come. . . . FRANÇOISE: the following day? los angeles HYONNAIS: Yes—about the letter. yet here’s Henri following me. FRANÇOISE: Oh! . . . very well, find out what he’s made up our minds to do— speedy. I can’t allow him see me . . . those foolish eyes of mine . . . I’m going to speak to Cléonice, after which I’ll be again; see when you can maintain him the following.

You’re disturbed via the current and scared of the long run. . . . HENRI: My destiny . . . I don’t be aware of if it’s ruined. As for my current . . . immediately it’s turn into so packed with difficulties, darling, that I’m ashamed how hasty i used to be some time again. i have to ask you to forgive me, and put out of your mind it. . . . FRANÇOISE: Why, that isn’t how you could be conversing, Henri— to not me! i've got a few funds of my own—not a lot, yet it’s stable and safe; and no matter what ties or commitments we could have, it’s our personal estate. . . . HENRI: Oh, please, Françoise, please don’t provide me any support!

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