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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Song: ‘You know the old Hidalgo’
By Richard Henry Stoddard (1825–1903)
 
YOU know the old Hidalgo
  (His box is next to ours)
Who threw the Prima Donna
  The wreath of orange-flowers:
He owns the half of Aragon,        5
  With mines beyond the main;
A very ancient nobleman
  And gentleman of Spain.
 
They swear that I must wed him,
  In spite of yea or nay,        10
Though uglier than the Scaramouch,
  The spectre in the play;
But I will sooner die a maid
  Than wear a gilded chain,
For all the ancient noblemen        15
  And gentlemen of Spain!
 
 
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