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No. 21 - Trio - Ptolemy, Sebak and Anhotep -
"This outbreak was wholly unlooked for."

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Ptolemy: This outbreak was wholly unlook'd for,
Sebak: Your breath you most certainly waste;
Ptolemy: Your passage is already book'd for,
Anhotep: Where?
Sebak: A place not at all to your taste.
Ptolemy: My judgement you've tried to disqualify,
Sebak: It is not at all comme il faut;
Anhotep: He's a difficult beggar to mollify;
Sebak: Oh, a very hard row I must hoe.
Chorus: Oh, a very hard row you must hoe,
A very hard row you must hoe,
He's a difficult beggar to mollify, oh!
A very hard row you must hoe.
   
Ptolemy: We make it a practice at trials
Sebak: To condemn; oh, we never acquit.
Ptolemy: A prisoner's sturdy denials, denials
Sebak: Are merely a foil to our wit.
Anhotep: I care not a hang for your sentence.
Sebak: But you'll die as a matter of course.
Ptolemy: I hoped to see signs of repentance, repentance,
Anhotep: I defy you to put it in force.
Chorus: He defies you to put it in force.
He defies you to put it in force.
We hoped to see signs of repentance, repentance,
He defies you to put it in force.
   
Ptolemy: You'd better for mercy be suing
Sebak: This fact to your notice I'd bring,
Ptolemy: A Judge is immune from rough hewing, rough hewing,
Sebak: His divinity's hedged like a King.
Anhotep: Yet Kings sometimes go to perdition.
Sebak: Oh! a delicate question that raises.
Ptolemy: It's a little too late for contrition, contrition,
Anhotep: You may both of you toddle to blazes.
Chorus: You may both of you toddle to blazes,
You may both of you toddle to blazes.
It's a little too late for contrition, contrition,
You may both of you toddle to blazes.


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