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No. 19: Song (Lutin) & Chorus.

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  Lutin.  
    When husband supposes  
      His wife is a jade,  
    No bed of red roses  
      For husband is made;  
    But when he discovers
His fears about lovers
So grimly abhorrent
Are quite without warrant,
With utter contrition
He sends to perdition
All silly suspicion —
 
      His fears are allayed;
His fears are allayed;
 
          He, (dancing)
      Free from anxiety,  
        Free from timidity,  
      Ladies' society  
        Seeks with avidity —  
      Pleasant variety,
Perfect sobriety,
No impropriety
 
        Or insipidity!  
  Fairies. (Dancing).  
          He,  
      Free from anxiety,  
        Free from timidity,  
      Ladies' society  
        Seeks with avidity —  
      Pleasant variety,  
  Lutin & Chorus.
      Perfect sobriety,
No impropriety
 
        Or insipidity!  

  Lutin.  
    With keen satisfaction  
      And sense of relief  
    He feels a reaction  
      From trouble and grief.  
    His fears heavy-hearted
Have quickly departed.
He seeks in enjoyment
Congenial employment,
Surrenders politely
To maidens so sprightly,
They're all very sightly,
 
      But Zayda's the chief!1
But Zayda's the chief!
 
          Oh! (dancing.)
      Pure informality  
        Marks their civility —  
      Lovely locality,  
        Gems of gentility —  
      Happy fatality!
That its finality
Seems, in reality
 
        Improbability!  
  Fairies. (Dancing).  
          Oh!  
      Pure informality  
        Marks their civility —  
      Lovely locality,  
        Gems of gentility —  
      Happy fatality!
 
  Lutin & Chorus.
      That its finality
Seems, in reality
 
        Improbability!  
  Chorus.  
      Seems, in reality  
        Improbability!  
  Lutin & Chorus.  
      Seems, in reality  
        Improbability,
Improbability!
 

The fairies dance off with LUTIN.

1. Thus in vocal score. The libretto reads " But this is the chief! (indicating LOCRINE.)"


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