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" How happy could I be with either, Were t'other dear Charmer away! "
The Edinburgh Annual Register - Page 388
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The Opera Lover's Companion

Charles Osborne - 2007 - 627 pages
...Polly, who throws herself at Macheath addressing him as 'my dear husband', sends Lucy into a fury. 'How happy could I be with either, were t'other dear charmer away', sings Macheath philosophically. Peachum arrives and eventually succeeds in dragging his daughter away,...
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The Play Within the Play: The Performance of Meta-theatre and Self-reflection

Gerhard Fischer, Bernhard Greiner - 2007 - 460 pages
...'Mrs. Peachum'. But when acknowledging one spouse means denying another, Macheath refuses to speak: How happy could I be with either, Were t'other dear Charmer away! But while you thus teaze me together, To neither a Word will I say. (II. Air 1 7) When the jailer brings...
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New Writings of William Hazlitt

Duncan Wu - 2007 - 672 pages
...sister-arts of Painting, Poetry, and music, as they advance to him in a Pas de Trois at the Opera, 'How happy could I be with either, were t'other dear charmer away'; but while 'they all teaze him together',5 2 'the glass of fashion, and the mould of form'] from Hamlet,...
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