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Songs Nos. 8 & 9

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN...
WE GATHER FROM WHAT YOU HAVE SAID

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Duke of Islington
Off Monroe Players (2001)
Brown:

Ladies and gentlemen!

Chorus:

Hear! Hear!

Brown:

Accustomed as I am to public (spoken) (ah-) (ah-)

Chorus:

Speaking.


Brown:

Thank you,
Speaking,
I feel over, (ah-) over (ah-)

Chorus:

Overpowered,

Brown:

Thank you,
No!
Overwhelmed upon this, (ah-) this (ah-)

Chorus:

Occasion

Brown:

Thank you,
Occasion, (ah-) (ah-)
And I also feel that (ah-) (ah-)
That my (ah-) my (ah-)
That your feelings, (ah-) that they (ah-)

Chorus:

Feel.

Brown:

Thank you,
If you could, (ah-)
If you could, (ah-)

Chorus:

Feel.

Brown:

Thank you,
If you could feel as I feel, (ah-) (ah-)

Chorus:

Hear! Hear!

Brown:

Thank you, I (ah-)

Chorus:

Hear! Hear!

Brown:

I, (ah-) I, (ah-) Thank you.

Chorus:

Hear! Hear!

Chorus:

We gather from what you have said,
That Eliza you fondly adore,
That you worship and love her instead
Of the ladies you worshipped before.
That she is the realized dream
Of your life, and whatever her station,
By marriage you show your esteem
For her virtue and high reputation,
For her virtue and high reputation.



Chorus
Off Monroe Players (2001)

Brown:

Precisely, it was my intention
That the sense of my words should be such.
Your wonderfully quick comprehension
And intelligence pleases me much.

Chorus:

Quite so, if that be the case,
And its state we at last understand,
We now would suggest to your grace
To offer the lady your hand.

Brown:

Your wishes with pleasure I meet.
Give me time just to change my condition,
And offer with joy at her feet,
Myself, and my ducal position.

Chorus:

Our wish he's delighted to meet.
Give him time just to change his condition.
And offer with joy at her feet,
Himself and his ducal position,
Offer with joy himself and his ducal position.

(Exeunt Brown, Laetitia and Carboy.)



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