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No. 6: Quartet (Rosie, Susan, Terence and Bunn)
Music by Arthur Sullivan.
Rosie.  
Two is company  three is none:
What's to be done?
From three take one 
One from three are two, I own
But that leaves one apple all alone!

Rosie, Terence, Bunn.  
Multiplication
Is vexation 
Division is as bad!
The rule of three
Doth puzzle me 
Subtraction drives me mad! 
Terence.  
One remains, and if that be true,
What shall we do?
From three take two:
One from three will leave you one 
So two from three should leave us none!

Rosie, Terence, Bunn.  
Exhilaration!
Jubilation!
The problem fairly fought!
If one from three
Leaves one  that's me/he,
Then two leaves nought  or ought! 
They are surprised to find Bunn still left over. Susan has
meanwhile reentered.
Susan.  
I've discovered a useful fact
Certain to act,
You don't subtract!
Add one more to the three you've bought
And then divide  the remainder's nought!

Rosie and Terence.  Susan and Bunn. 
Simple equation!
Calculation
The fruit of its labour bears!
Three apples glum
At once become
Contented, contented happy pairs!
At once become
Contented happy, happy pairs! 
Simple equation!
Calculation
The fruit of its labour bears!
Three apples glum
At once become
Contented, contented happy pairs!
At once become
Contented happy, happy pairs! 
Happy pairs,  
 Apples glum, 
Happy pairs,  
 Apples glum, 
Happy pairs,  Apples glum, 
Happy pairs,  Apples glum, 
Happy pairs,  Apples glum, 
Happy pairs!  Apples fair! 
DANCE.
Exeunt Terence and Rosie.
 

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5 September, 2011
 
