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Recit.—Lord Chancellor.

And who has dared to brave our high displeasure,
And thus defy our definite command?

(Enter Strephon—Phyllis rushes to his arms.)


Streph.

'Tis I—young Strephon! mine this priceless treasure
Against the world I claim my darling's hand!

Hello
All.
Streph.
All.
Streph.
All.
Streph.
All.

A shepherd I—
A shepherd he!
Of Arcady—
Of Arcadee!
Betrothed are we!
Betrothed are they—
And mean to be—
Espoused to-day!


ENSEMBLE.

Streph.

A shepherd I
Of Arcady,
Betrothed are we
And mean to be
Espoused to-day!

The Others.

A shepherd he
Of Arcadee,
Betrothed is he
And means to be
Espoused to-day!

Duet—Lord Mount. and Lord Toll., (aside to each other).

 

'Neath this blow,
Worse than stab of dagger—
Though we mo-
Mentarily stagger,
In each heart
Proud are we innately—
Let's depart,
Dignified and stately!

All.

Let's depart,
Dignified and stately!

Chorus of Peers

Though our hearts she's badly bruising,
In another suitor choosing,
Let's pretend it's most amusing.
Ha! ha! ha! ha! Tzing! Boom!

Exeunt all the Peers marching round stage with much dignity. Lord Chancellor separates Phyllis from Strephon and orders her off. She follows Peers. Manent Lord Chancellor and Strephon.

Lord Ch. Now, sir, what excuse have you to offer for having disobeyed an order of the Court of Chancery?