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No. 13: Duet (Selene & Ethais)

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Selene.
  Thy features are fair and seemly —
    A god among mortal men:
  I'm beautiful, too, extremely —
    Granting all this, what then?
Ethais.
  You're beautiful, too, extremely —
    Granting all this, what then?
Selene.
    The cause is beyond my ken.
      I blindly thus reply:
        "Suppose we were fated
To be separated
      Assuredly I should die!"
        Oh, thine is the giving
Of dying or living!
      I wonder, wonder why?

Selene.
  A being of radiance rarer
    Is the Sun in his golden noon;
  Beyond comparison fairer
    The sheen of the silver Moon.
Ethais.
  Beyond comparison fairer
    The sheen of the silver Moon.
Selene.
    Each is a God-sent boon.
      Fairer than you or I —
        But when they've departed
I'm not broken-hearted,
      I neither despair nor die!
        Their rising and setting
I see without fretting —
      I wonder, wonder why?

Selene. Ethais.
          The cause is beyond
  The cause is beyond       our ken,
      our ken,     I blindly thus
    I blindly thus reply:       reply, reply:
      "Suppose we were fated
To be separated
      "Suppose we were fated
To be separated
    Assuredly I should die!"     Assuredly I should die!"
      Oh, thine is the giving
Of dying or living!
      Oh, thine is the giving
Of dying or living!
    I wonder, wonder why?   I wonder, wonder why?
    I wonder why, I wonder why?   I wonder why?
      Oh, thine is the giving
Of dying or living!
      Oh, thine is the giving
Of dying or living!
    I wonder why, I wonder why?   I wonder why, I wonder why?

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