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Mirette

Ah, Monseiuer le Baron

No. 24, Sung by Marquise and Baron

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MARQUISE:
Ah, Monsieur le Baron!

BARON:
Madame la Marquise!

MARQUISE:
Quelque froideur de ton!

BARON:
And why not, if you please?

MARQUISE:
A manner so chilly
Is hardly in season.

BARON:
Madame, this is silly,
You must know the reason

. MARQUISE:
So cold is your carriage,
As cold as December!

BARON:
The cause is a marriage,
You doubtless remember;
So my manner must freeze -

MARQUISE:
Oui, comme un vrai glacon!

BARON:
Madame la Marquise!

MARQUISE:
Ah! Monsieur le Baron!

MARQUISE:

Ah, Monsieur le Baron!

BARON:
Madame la Marquise!

MARQUISE:
Mon ami, soyez bon!

BARON:
Excusez ma surprise.

MARQUISE:
My nephew, I know it,
Has jilted your daughter.

BARON:
I cannot condone it -
He's fickle as water.

MARQUISE:
He craves for your pardon
And vows reformation

BARON:
I won't be too hard on
A young aberration!
If he falls on his knees -

MARQUISE:
Il aura son pardon?

BARON:
Madame la Marquise!

MARQUISE:
Oh, Monsieur le Baron!

MARQUISE:

Ah, Monsieur le Baron!

BARON:
Madame la Marquise!

MARQUISE:
Puis-je dire, Gaston?

BARON:
Puis-je dire, Louise?

MARQUISE:
Ah, do you remember
The passion you cherished?

BARON:
Though sunk to an ember,
The flame has not perished.

MARQUISE:
You're really so pressing,
I cannot resist you.

BARON:
Recall the old blessing
The day when I kissed you.
Quelle douceur exquise!
(kisses MARQUISE.)

MARQUISE:
Je ne peux dire non!

BARON:
Madame la Marquise!

MARQUISE:
Oh, Monsieur le Baron!

Dance.

 

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