When Britain really ruled the waves—
Yes, Britain won, &c.
When Wellington thrashed Bonaparte,
Yes, Britain set, &c.
And while the House of Peers withholds
As bright will shine, &c.
|Leila. (who has been much attracted by the Peers during this song).||Charming persons, are they not?|
|Celia.||Distinctly. For self-contained dignity, combined with airy condescension, give me a British Representative Peer!|
|Ld. Toll..||Then pray stop this protégé of yours before it's too late. Think of the mischief you're doing!|
|Leila. (crying).||But we can't stop him now. (Aside to Celia). Aren't they lovely! (Aloud). Oh, why did you go and defy us, you great geese!|
Duet—Leila and Celia.
In vain to us you plead—
Its true we sigh, &c.