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No. 2: Song (Prince Doro)
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Prince Doro.
  Oh bride of mine, Oh baby wife,
    In cradledom demurely plighted.
  Has time dealt kindly with thy life,
    Since thou and I were first united?
  Art thou as fair, and yet as fond
    As in that stage of preparation?
  Ah! Since those days the wizard’s wand
    Has worked some wondrous transformation,
Has worked some wondrous transformation.
      Oh bride of mine, whose smiles or tears
Will season all my hopes and fears,
How art thou changed in eighteen years,
How art thou changed in eighteen years?
         
  Art thou a cold, imperious maid?
    Or canst thou stoop to homely duty?
  A scornful Juno, proud and staid?
    A Hebe blushing in her beauty?
  Hast thou a brain with lore opprest?
    With science in its ev’ry section?
  Or is thy learning in thy breast?
    Thine only art — to win affection,
Thine only art — to win affection?
      Oh bride of mine, whose smiles or tears
Will season all my hopes and fears,
How art thou changed in eighteen years,
How art thou changed,
        Oh! bride of mine!

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