Sir William Schwenck Gilbert quotes

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A feather bed had every man,
Warm slippers and hot-water can,
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The sisters, cousins, aunts, and niece,
And widowed ma of Captain Reece,
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Bow, bow, ye lower middle classes!
Bow, bow, ye tradesmen, bow, ye masses!
This particularly rapid, unintelligible patter
Isn't generally heard, and if it is it doesn't matter!
In enterprise of martial kind,
When there was any fighting,
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That celebrated,
Cultivated
Underrated
Nobleman,
The Duke of Plaza-Toro!
Down went the owners--greedy men whom hope of gain allured:
Oh, dry the starting tear, for they were heavily insured.
They soon became like brothers from community of wrongs;
They wrote each other little odes and sang each other songs;
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And down in fathoms many went the captain and the crew;
Down went the owners--greedy men whom hope of gain
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'Then I polish all the silver, which a supper-table lacquers;
Then I write the pretty mottoes which you find inside the
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