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First Line: Pierrot, no sentimental swain
Last Line: And in her heart a voice that sighs.
Subject(s): Pantomime


Pierrot, no sentimental swain,
Washes a pate down again
With furtive flagons, white and red.

Cassandre, to chasten his content,
Greets with a tear of sentiment
His nephew disinherited.

That blackguard of a Harlequin
Pirouettes, and plots to win
His Columbine that flits and flies.

Columbine dreams, and starts to find
A sad heart sighing in the wind,
And in her heart a voice that sighs.





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