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In the following sentence:

Mais il ne l’aborda pas, et se contenta de sortir un peu après elle pour lui faire voir qu’il n’y avoit que faire quand elle n’y étoit pas.

I do not understand the above structure for what is the verb follows "elle" in "elle pour lui faire voir..."?

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Elle is related to what precedes it, not what follows.

Sortir un peu après elle: To go out a bit after her.

Pour lui faire voir: To let her see...

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  • Does the rest mean "to let her see that there is nothing to do when she was not there"?
    – hermes
    Apr 25 at 17:53
  • Yes, that there was nothing to do. These verb endings are archaic.
    – jlliagre
    Apr 25 at 18:41

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