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The Spike: or, Victoria College Review, Annual Extravaganva July 1923


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Act III.

Queen Elizabeth Mr. N. L. Knell

Oh! 'tis a glorious thing, I ween,
To be a regular Royal Queen!
No half-and-half affair, I mean
But a right-down regular Royal Queen.


Bessie Throckmorton (Attendant on Queen) Miss M. Morpeth

Thus always it was ruled:
And when a woman smiled,
The strong man was a child.
The sage a noodle.


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Sir Walter Raleigh Mr. A. W. Free

I thought 'twas Venus from her isle,
And wondered where she'd left her sparrows.


Earl of Essex Mr. H. Adams

A little, curly-headed, good-for-nothing,
And mischief-making monkey from his birth.


Innkeeper Mr. Henderson

Lo! with a voice unspeakably dramatic,
Lo! with a gesture, singularly fine.


Landlady Miss G. Aplin

Lords and Ladies in Waiting, Musicians, Villagers, etc., etc.