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No. 9: Duet (Lady Sangazure & Sir Marmaduke)

"Welcome joy, adieu to sadness!"

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Sir Marmaduke enters. Lady Sangazure and he exhibit signs of strong emotion at the sight of each other which they endeavour to repress. Alexis and Aline rush into each other's arms and retire up.

Sir Marmaduke. (with stately courtesy)
Welcome joy, adieu to sadness!
As Aurora gilds the day,
So those eyes, twin orbs of gladness,
Chase the clouds of care away.
Irresistible incentive
Bids me humbly kiss your hand;
I’m your servant most attentive –
Most attentive to command!
(Aside with frantic vehemence)
Wild with adoration!
Mad with fascination!
To indulge my lamentation
No occasion do I miss!
Goaded to distraction
By maddening inaction,
I find some satisfaction
In apostrophe like this:
"Sangazure immortal,
Sangazure divine,
Welcome to my portal,
Angel, oh be mine!
Immortal, divine,
Angel, oh be mine!"
(Aloud with much ceremony)
Irresistible incentive
Bids me humbly kiss your hand;
I’m your servant most attentive –
Most attentive to command!
Sir Marmaduke (Richard Temple) & Lady Sangazure (Mrs. Howard Paul) 1877
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Darrell Fancourt & Evelyn Gardiner, 1939
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Lady Sangazure.
Sir, I thank you most politely
For your grateful courtesee;
Compliment more truly knightly
Never yet was paid to me!
Chivalry is an ingredient
Sadly lacking in our land –
Sir, I am your most obedient,
Most obedient to command!
(Aside with great vehemence)
Wild with adoration!
Mad with fascination!
To indulge my lamentation
No occasion do I miss!
Goaded to distraction
By maddening inaction,
I find some satisfaction
In apostrophe like this:
“Marmaduke immortal,
“Marmaduke divine,
“Take me to thy portal,
“Loved one, oh be mine!
Immortal! Divine!
Loved one, oh be mine!

Lady Sangazure Sir Marmaduke.
(Aloud with much ceremony)  

Chivalry is an ingredient

Wild with adoration!
Mad with fascination!
To indulge my lamentation
No occasion do I miss!
Sadly lacking in our land; Wild with adoration!
To indulge my lamentation
No occasion do I miss!
Wild with adoration!
Mad with fascination!
To indulge my lamentation
No occasion do I miss!
I’m your servant most attentive –
To indulge my lamentation
No occasion do I miss!
Most attentive to command!
Wild with adoration!
Yes, and mad with fascination!
To indulge my lamentation
No occasion do I miss!
Wild with adoration!
Yes, and mad with fascination!
To indulge my lamentation
No occasion do I miss!
Your most obedient, Your most obedient,
Your most obedient to command! Your most obedient to command!

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