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No. 26: Trio (Nita, Bartolo and Pietro)

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PIETRO.
  Ophelia was a dainty little maid,
    Who loved a very melancholy Dane;
  Whose affection of the heart, so it is said,
    Preceded his affection of the brain.
      Heir-apparent to the Crown,
        He thought lightly of her passion,
      Having wandered up and down,
        In an incoherent fashion,
    When she found he wouldn't wed her
In a river, in a meadder,
Took a header, and a deader
          Was Ophelia!
ALL.
    When she found he wouldn't wed her
In a river, in a meadder,
Took a header, and a deader
          Was Ophelia!

NITA.
  Ophelia to her sex was a disgrace,
    Whom nobody could feel compassion for.
  Ophelia should have gone to Ely Place
    To consult an eminent solicitor.
      When such promises as these
        Breaks a suitor, rich and regal,
      Why, substantial damages
        Is the panacea legal -
    From a jury - son of Adam,
Though as stony as Macadam,
Maid or madam, she'd have had 'em
          Would Ophelia
ALL.
    From a jury - son of Adam,
Though as stony as Macadam,
Maid or madam, she'd have had 'em
          Would Ophelia
Mr, Harry Monkhouse and Miss Aida Jenoure as Bartolo and Nita.
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BARTOLO.
  There's a venerable proverb in my mind,
    Which applies to this catastrophe, I think,
  To a horse who is unfortunately blind
    Any nod is just as good as any wink.
      Opportunity I'll seize
        Of avoiding any error;
      Of substantial damages
        I have always had a terror.
    That calamity to parry
Not a moment will I tarry,
Off I'll carry and I'll marry
          Poor Ophelia!
ALL.
    That calamity to parry
Not a moment will I/he tarry,
Off I/he'll carry and I/he'll marry
          Poor Ophelia!

Exeunt BARTOLO and NITA. As they go off, PIETRO slyly steals their respective keys, and goes off triumphantly in opposite direction.


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