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"That Seems a Reasonable Proposition "

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Counsel (Thomas Lawlor) tells the Judge (Alfred Oldridge) that marrying two wives is 'Burglaree'
Counsel shows book to Judge
That seems a reasonable proposition,
To which, I think, your client may agree.
Counsel. (referring to law book)

But, I submit, m'lud, with all submission,
To marry two at once - is Burglaree!

In the reign of James the Second,
It was generally reckoned
As a rather serious crime
To marry two wives at one time.

(hands book up to Judge, who reads it)  

Oh, man of learning!
Usher & Jury.
Oh, man of learning!
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