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No. 5 - Duet - Edith and Jack - "The Tract."

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Jack: When I go into your room
For goodnight, dear,
I must grope about in gloom —
Not a light, dear!
And it isn't clear to me
What objection there can be
If I light a lamp to see
All is right, dear!
Edith: "Keep your passions in control —
Only think about your soul —
Quell your heart's unruly throb,"
Says the Reverend William Schwabb.
Jack: Here's a tract!
Edith: Read the tract!
Jack: Says, in fact —
Edith: Says, in fact —
Jack: That the wise and the discerning
Keep their lamps for ever burning.
It's a fact!
Edith: Not a fact!
Jack: See the tract!
Both: (Edith's words) You must not pretend to act...
  (Jack's words) I propose at once to act...
(Edith's words) You must not pretend to act
upon the tract.
   
Jack: When you let me tie the lace
Of your shoe, dear,
Must I turn away my face
As I do, dear?
If your husband has a whim
To observe an ankle trim,
You could safely humour him —
What say you, dear?
Edith: "No, in such a case you must
Keep your looks upon the dust
Or your peace of mind they rob,"
Says the Reverend William Schwabb.
Jack: Here's a tract!
Edith: Read the tract!
Jack: Just unpack'd!
Edith: Just unpack'd!
Jack: That the pious should desire
To be ever looking higher —
It's a fact!
Edith: Not a fact!
Jack: See the tract!
Both: (Jack's words) And in future I shall act...
(Edith's words) You must never dare to act...
(Jack's words) And in future I shall act
upon the tract.

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