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Ruddigore  (1912) 
by W. S. Gilbert
Illustrator: W. Russell Flint
The lyrics from the 1887 operetta, with illustrations


RUDDIGORE



W.S.GILBERT



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"OVER THE RIPENING PEACH
 BUZZES THE BEE.
SPLASH ON THE BILLOWY BEACH
 TUMBLES THE SEA"

(P. 129)



RUDDIGORE

OR

THE WITCH'S CURSE


BY

W. S. GILBERT


WITH COLOURED ILLUSTRATIONS BY
W. RUSSELL FLINT


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LONDON
G. BELL AND SONS, LTD.
1912



CHISWICK PRESS: CHARLES WHITTINGHAM AND CO.

TOOKS COURT, CHANCERY LANE, LONDON.



LIST OF COLOUR PLATES

to face
page
"Over the ripening peach
 
 Buzzes the bee.
 
Splash on the billowy beach
 
 Tumbles the sea"
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Frontispiece
"Alas, Dick, I love Rose Maybud, and love in vain!"
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
120
Enter Rose — He is much struck by Her
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
124
"Poor children, how they loathe me"
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
134
"Deny the falsehood, Robin, as you should, It is a plot!"
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
140
Enter Robin and Adam melodramatically
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
144
Ghosts make Passes — Robin begins to writhe in Agony
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
152
"What is the matter? Have you carried her off?"
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
160



First Produced at the Savoy Theatre, London, by Mr. R. D'Oyly Carte, on Saturday, 22nd January, 1887.


DRAMATIS PERSONAE:


MORTALS:

Robin Oakapple (A Young Farmer) Mr. George Grossmith
Richard Dauntless (His Foster-Brother—A Man-o'-war's man) Mr. Durward Lely
Sir Despard Murgatroyd (Of Ruddigore—A Wicked Baronet) Mr. Rutland Barrington
Old Adam Goodheart (Robin's Faithful Servant) Mr. Rudolph Lewis
Rose Maybud (A Village Maiden) Miss Leonara Braham
Mad Margaret Miss Jessie Bond
Dame Hannah (Rose's Aunt) Miss Rosina Brandram
Zorah \scriptstyle{

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Ruth
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\right. } Miss Josephine Findlay
Miss Lindsay


GHOSTS:

Sir Rupert Murgatroyd (The First Baronet) Mr. Price
Sir Jasper Murgatroyd (The Third Baronet) Mr. Charles
Sir Lionel Murgatroyd (The Sixth Baronet) Mr. Trevor
Sir Conrad Murgatroyd (The Twelfth Baronet) Mr. Burbank
Sir Desmond Murgatroyd (The Sixteenth Baronet) Mr. Tuber
Sir Gilbert Murgatroyd (The Eighteenth Baronet) Mr. Wilbraham
Sir Mervyn Murgatroyd (The Twentieth Baronet) Mr. Cox

and

Sir Roderic Murgatroyd (The Twenty-first Baronet) Mr. Richard Temple

Chorus of Officers, Ancestors and Professional Bridesmaids


ACT I   The Fishing Village of Rederring, in Cornwall
ACT II Picture Gallery in Ruddigore Castle


Time.—Early in the XIXth Century



Uniform edition. With Special Decorated Cover, and 8 full-page Colour-Plates by W. Russell Flint. Price 3s. 6d. net each.

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
PATIENCE
IOLANTHE
PRINCESS IDA
THE MIKADO
RUDDIGORE
THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD
THE GONDOLIERS


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