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No. 18: Quintette (Aline, Mrs. Partlet, Alexis, Dr. Daly & Sir Marmaduke)

"'I rejoice that its decided"

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Alexis.
I rejoice that it's decided,
Happy now will be his life,
For my father is provided
With a true and tender wife.

All.
She will tend him, nurse him, mend him,
Air his linen, dry his tears;
Bless the thoughtful fates that send him
Such a wife to soothe his years!

Aline.
No young giddy thoughtless maiden,
Full of graces, airs, and jeers –
But a sober widow, laden
With the weight of fifty years!

Sir Marmaduke.
No high-born exacting beauty
Blazing like a jewelled sun –
But a wife who'll do her duty,
As that duty should be done!

All.
She will tend him, nurse him, mend him,
Air his linen, dry his tears;
Bless the thoughtful fates that send him
Such a wife to soothe his years!

Mrs. Partlet.
I'm no saucy minx and giddy –
Hussies such as them abound –
But a clean and tidy widdy
Well be-known for miles around!

Dr. Daly.
All the village now have mated,
All are happy as can be –
I to live alone am fated:
No one's left to marry me!

Aline, Mrs. Partlet, Alexis & Sir Marmaduke.
No one's left to marry he!

All.
She will tend him, nurse him, mend him,
Air his linen, dry his tears;
Bless the thoughtful fates that send him
Such a wife to soothe his years!

Aline & Mrs Partlet. Alexis & Dr. Daly. Sir Marmaduke.
  Bless the thoughtful Fates that send him Such a wife
Such a wife to soothe his years, Such a wife to soothe his years, to soothe his years,
    Such a wife,
Such a wife, to soothe his years. Such a wife, to soothe his years. Such a wife, to soothe his years.

Exeunt Sir Marmaduke, Mrs. Partlet, and Aline, with Alexis.
Dr. Daly looks after them sentimentally, then exits with a sigh.

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