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No. 15: Duet (Darine & Sir Phyllon)

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Darine. But dost thou hear? I love thee not!
Phyllon. (indifferently).
    Oh, yes, you put it clearly.
Darine. A favoured rival thou hast got!
Phyllon.   I envy him sincerely!
Darine. And canst thou contemplate Darine
    With Ethais fondly toying —
  In fond caress and rapture keen,
    His social charm enjoying?
  Unhappy Phyllon, think of this:
These eyes — they burn for Ethais;
These lips — which thou shalt never kiss;
This form — designed to crown his bliss.
Phyllon.       Well, it's annoying!
Darine. (anxiously). It is annoying?
Phyllon.       Yes, it's annoying!
Darine. Unhappy Phyllon, think of this:
These eyes — they burn for Ethais;

Darine. Phyllon.
  These eyes —      
        These eyes they burn
    they burn for Ethais;     for Ethais;
  These lips which thou shalt     Those lips — which
    never kiss;     I shall
  This form, designed to     never
    crown his bliss?     kiss;
  It is annoying?   Well, it's annoying!

Phyllon. The state of your emotions you
    Delineate succinctly:
  But, come — what would you have me do?
    Tell me the truth distinctly.
Darine. Do? Hurl thyself to yonder earth,
    With sorrow unabated,
  And end a life from hour of birth
    To bitter anguish fated!
Phyllon. I see your point, but (pardon me)
Did all heart-broken youths agree
In death to drown their miseree,
The world within a week would be
Phyllon.       Depopulated!
Darine. Depopulated?
Phyllon.       Depopulated?
Darine. His difficulty I can see;
Did all heart-broken youths agree,

Darine. Phyllon.
  Did all      
        Heart-broken youths
    heart-broken youths agree     agree
  In death to drown their     In death to
    miseree,     drown their
  The world within a year would be,     miseree,
  The world within a week,     kiss;
  It is annoying?   Well, it's annoying!
  The world within a year would be,   The world within a year would be,
  De-    
        pop-
    u-      
    lated!     lated!

Exit PHYLLON.


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