... H.M.S. Pinafore: Or, The Lass that Loved a Sailor. An Entirely Original Comic Opera, in Two Acts (Google eBook)

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Bacon & Company, Book and job printers, 1879 - 31 pages
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Page 17 - Free from breath of slander, Beloved by all my crew A really popular commander. But now my kindly crew rebel, My daughter to a tar is partial, Sir Joseph storms, and, sad to tell, He threatens a court martial!
Page 18 - Black sheep dwell in every fold; All that glitters is not gold; Storks turn out to be but logs; Bulls are but inflated frogs. CAPT. (puzzled). So they be, Frequentlee. BUT. Drops the wind and stops the mill; Turbot is ambitious brill; Gild the farthing if you will, Yet it is a farthing still.
Page 20 - See, she comes. If your lordship would kindly reason with her and assure her officially that it is a standing rule at the Admiralty that love levels all ranks, her respect for an official utterance might induce her to look upon your offer in its proper light.
Page 14 - All (turning away, weeping). Of life, alas! his leave he's taking, For, ah! his faithful heart is breaking. When he is gone we'll surely tell The maid that, as he died, he loved her well. (During chorus he has loaded pistol.) Ralph. Be warned, my messmates all Who love in rank above you For Josephine I fall!
Page 9 - Of legal knowledge I acquired such a grip That they took me into the partnership. And that junior partnership, I ween, Was the only ship that I ever had seen. But that kind of ship so suited me, That now I am the Ruler of the Queen's Navee!
Page 6 - Sad are the sighs that own the spell Uttered by eyes that speak too plainly ; Heavy the sorrow that bows the head When love is alive and hope is dead...
Page 9 - Now landsmen all, whoever you may be, If you want to rise to the top of the tree, If your soul isn't fettered to an office stool, Be careful to be guided by this golden rule Stick close to your desks and never go to sea, And you all may be Rulers of the Queen's Navee!
Page 18 - BUT. {aside). Stern conviction's o'er him stealing, That the mystic lady's dealing In oracular revealing. BOTH. Yes, I know That is so! CAPT. Though I'm anything but clever, I could talk like that for ever: Once a cat was killed by care; Only brave deserve the fair.
Page 5 - Hardly ever! All. He's hardly ever sick at sea ! Then give three cheers, and one cheer more, For the hardy Captain of the Pinafore!
Page 2 - BOAT. It's asking too much, ain't it? DICK. It is. From such a face and form as mine the noblest sentiments sound like the black utterances of a depraved imagination.

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