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No. 7: Duet (Patience and Angela)

"Long years ago —"

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Patience.

Long years ago — fourteen, maybe,
When but a tiny babe of four,
Another baby played with me,
My elder by a year or more;

A little child of beauty rare,
With marv'lous eyes and wondrous hair,
Who, in my child-eyes, seemed to me
All that a little child should be!

Ah, how we loved, that child and I!
How pure our baby joy!
How true our love — and, by the bye,
He was a little boy!

Angela (Aileen Davies) and Patience (Winifred Lawson) (1926)
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Angela.
Ah, old, old tale of Cupid's touch!
I thought as much — I thought as much!
He was a little boy!

Patience.
Pray don't misconstrue what I say —
Remember, pray — remember, pray,
He was a little boy!

Angela.
No doubt! Yet, spite of all your pains,
The interesting fact remains —
He was a little boy!

Patience. Angela.
Ah, yes, in spite of all my pains,
The interesting fact remains —
He was a little boy!
He was a little boy!
No doubt, yet spite of all your pains,
The interesting fact remains —
He was a little boy!
He was a little boy!

Exit Angela.

Patience. It's perfectly dreadful to think of the appalling state I must be in! I had no idea that love was a duty. No wonder they all look so unhappy! Upon my word, I hardly like to associate with myself. I don't think I'm respectable. I'll go at once and fall in love with — (Enter Grosvenor.) A stranger!


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