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Quotation by Molière
What the devil was he doing in that galley?
Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622–1673), French comic playwright. Géronte, in The Cheats of Scapin (Les Fourberies de Scapin), act 2, sc. 7 (1671).
A line Géronte repeats obsessively, while hesitating to pay a ransom freeing his son from the galley.
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