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Sir Marmaduke enters from house. Lady Sangazure and he exhibit signs of strong emotion at the sight of each other, which they endeavor to repress. Alexis and Aline rush into each other's arms.

Recitative.

Alexis. Oh, my adored one!
Aline. Beloved boy!
Alexis. Ecstatic rapture!
Aline. Unmingled joy!(They retire up.)

Duet--Sir Marmaduke and Lady Sangazure.

Sir M. (r.c. with stately courtesy.)

Welcome joy, adieu to sadness!
As aurora gilds the day,
So those eyes, twin orbs of gladness,
Chase the clouds of care away.
Irresistible incentive
Bids me humbly kiss your hand;
I'm your servant most attentive--
Most attentive to command!

(Aside, with frantic vehemence.)

Wild with adoration!
Mad with fascination!
To indulge my lamentation
No occasion do I miss!
Goaded to distraction
By maddening inaction,
I find some satisfaction
In apostrophe like this:
"Sangazure immortal,
Sangazure divine,
Welcome to my portal,
Angel, oh be mine!"!

(Aloud, with much ceremony.)

Irresistible incentive
Bids me humbly kiss your hand;
I'm your servant most attentive--
Most attentive to command!

Lady S. (l.c.)

Sir, I thank you most politely
For your graceful courtesee;
Compliment more true knightly
Never yet was paid to me!
Chivalry is an ingredient
Sadly lacking in our land--
Sir, I am your most obedient,
Most obedient to command!