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Mezzo soprano Jessie Bond originates the role of Mad Margaret in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Ruddigore, 1887. To a garden full of posiesCometh one to gather flowers,And he wanders through its bowersToying with the wanton roses,The wanton roses, Who, uprising from their beds,Hold on high their shameless headsWith their pretty lips a-pouting,With their pretty lips a-pouting, Never doubting – never doubtingThat for Cytherean posiesHe would gather aught but roses!
In a nest of weeds and nettles, Lay a violet, half-hidden. Hoping that his glance unbiddenYet might fall upon her petals,Upon her petals. Though she lived alone, apart, Hope lay nestling at her heart, But alas the cruel awaking,But alas the cruel awaking,Set her little heart a-breaking,For he gathered for his posiesOnly roses…. only roses. 
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Mezzo soprano Jessie Bond originates the role of Mad Margaret in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Ruddigore, 1887. 

To a garden full of posies
Cometh one to gather flowers,
And he wanders through its bowers
Toying with the wanton roses,
The wanton roses, 
Who, uprising from their beds,
Hold on high their shameless heads
With their pretty lips a-pouting,
With their pretty lips a-pouting, 
Never doubting – never doubting
That for Cytherean posies
He would gather aught but roses!

In a nest of weeds and nettles, 
Lay a violet, half-hidden. 
Hoping that his glance unbidden
Yet might fall upon her petals,
Upon her petals. 
Though she lived alone, apart, 
Hope lay nestling at her heart, 
But alas the cruel awaking,
But alas the cruel awaking,
Set her little heart a-breaking,
For he gathered for his posies
Only roses…. only roses. 

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