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December 09, 2015


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Ooh, this sounds like a darned good read. Thanks for the heads-up.

General Stanley’s daughters: “Ah no, there’s not one maiden here
Whose homely face and bad complexion
Have caused all hope to disappear
Of ever winning man’s affection.”

Frederic: “Not one?”
General Stanley’s daughters: “No, no, not one!”
Frederic: “Not one?”
General Stanley’s daughters:“No, no—“
Mabel: “Yes, one!
’Tis Mabel! ’Tis Ma-a-[long melisma passage] -bel!”

—from “The Pirates of Penzance”

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