'Duet: The Squire and Lucy'

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From The Village Coquettes, An Operatic Burletta in Two Acts (1836). Music by John Hullah.

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Dickens, Charles

Source

The Village Coquettes, An Operatic Burletta in Two Acts (1836). London: John Dicks. 

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Dickens, Charles. 'Duet: The Squire and Lucy.' The Village Coquettes (1836): pp. 9-10. Dickens Search. Eds. Emily Bell and Lydia Craig. Accessed [date]. https://dickenssearch.com/verse/1836_The_Village_Coquettes_Duet_The_Squire_and_Lucy.

Transcription

Squire. In rich and lofty station shine,

Before his jealous eyes;

In golden splendour, lady mine,

This peasant youth despise.


Lucy (Apart-the Squire regarding her attentively).

Oh! it would be revenge indeed, 

With scorn his glance to meet.

I, I, his humble pleading heed!

I’d spurn him from my feet. 


Squire. With love and rage her bosom’s torn,

And rash the choice will be;

Lucy. With love and rage my bosom’s torn,

And rash the choice will be.


Squire. From hence she quickly must be borne,

Her home, her home, she’ll flee.

Lucy. Oh! long shall I have cause to mourn

My home, my home, for thee!

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Dickens, Charles, “'Duet: The Squire and Lucy',” Dickens Search, accessed June 25, 2022, https://dickenssearch.com/verse/1836_The_Village_Coquettes_Duet_The_Squire_and_Lucy.

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