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No. 22: QUINTET
"Here is a case unprecedented"
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Casilda, Gianetta, Tessa, Marco & Giuseppe.
Here is a case unprecedented!
Here are a King and Queen ill-starred!
Ever since marriage was first invented
Never was known a case so hard!

Marco & Giuseppe.
I may be said to have been bisected,
By a profound catastrophe!

Casilda, Gianetta &Tessa.
Through a calamity unexpected
I am divisible into three!

Marco & Giuseppe.
I may be said to have been bisected,

Casilda, Gianetta &Tessa.
I am divisible into three!
Thro' a calamity I am divisible into three!

Casilda, Gianetta, Tessa, Marco & Giuseppe.
O moralists all,
How can you call
Marriage a state of unitee,
When excellent husbands are bisected,
Wives divisible into three?
O moralists all,
How can you call
Marriage a state of unitee,
Ah! of unitee!
Moralists all,
How can you call
Marriage a state of unitee!
Moralists all,
How can you call
Marriage a state of unitee!

Casilda, Gianetta & Tessa. Marco & Giuseppe.
Call marriage a state of union true,
One-third of myself is married to half of ye
or you!
Call marriage a state of union true,
When half of myself has married two-thirds of ye
or you!

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