(MONSIEUR LOYAL, MADAME PERNELLE, ORGON, DAMIS, MARIANE, DORINE, ELMIRE, CLEANTE)
MONSIEUR LOYAL [to DORINE]
Hello, my dear sister. Could you please see
If your master is in?
He has company,
And I doubt he'll be able to see you now.
I have not come here to cause a row.
I don't think that my presence will displease
Him; I come, in fact, to put him at ease.
Tell him only that I've come here
For Monsieur Tartuffe, and to give him cheer.
DORINE [to ORGON ]
It's a man who has come quite civilly,
On behalf of Monsieur Tartuffe, to see,
He says, to your pleasure.
CLEANTE [to ORGON ]
You'd best find out
Who he is and what he has come here about.