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Oswald arrives to tell Dorcas that the horses are saddled, and ready to go. She is fearful for Dorothy's safety, and Oswald promises that he will protect her. Manners enters, then Dorothy. She sings a farewell to her home, and they flee in a violent storm. Scene 2. —The Long Gallery. As the storm dies away, the scene changes to the Long Gallery. Sir George proposes a toast to "the grand old days of yore." Rupert and McCrankie drag in Dorcas, with the news that Dorothy has eloped with Manners. The frantic Sir George orders horses and gathers up his men to chase after them, with Rupert and the Puritans following. Lady Vernon predicts that the chase will be unsuccessful. Act III — "The Return" - Scene. —The Ante-Chamber. The chorus have all become Puritans, under Rupert's tutelage. Rupert informs them that the lawsuit has been resolved in his favour, and he is now Lord of Haddon Hall. Although he has generously permitted Sir George and Lady Vernon to remain on the estate, they have no intention of staying. Lady Vernon likens the loss of their home to the death of a rose. Alone together, she begs and then receives her husband's forgiveness, admitting that it was she who urged her daughter to flee. They re-affirm their love. Oswald enters, now in uniform, with the news that King Charles II has been restored to the throne, and claimed Haddon Hall as crown property. Rupert is in disbelief, and refuses to yield. Meanwhile, the Puritans decide to go on strike, practicing their self-effacing principles only eight hours a day. The chorus fling down their books and decide to dedicate their lives "to Cupid." Rupert seeks McCrankie's counsel, only to find that his friend has replaced his kilt with breeches. McCrankie explains that, after several snorts from his flask, he has finally decided to abandon Puritanism. A cannon sounds, and Manners enters with soldiers. He has a warrant from the king, re-instating Sir George as Lord of Haddon Hall. He introduces Dorothy as his wife. She explains that she had followed her heart's counsel, and her father forgives her. MUSICAL NUMBERS Introduction... "Ye stately homes of England" (Offstage Chorus) Act I — "The Lovers" 1. Today it is a festal time (Chorus) 1a. 'Twas a dear little doormouse (Dorcas and Chorus) 1b. When the budding bloom of may (Sir George, Lady Vernon, and Dorothy with Dorcas and Chorus) 2. Nay, father dear (Dorothy, Lady Vernon, and Sir George) 3. Mother, dearest mother (Dorothy and Lady Vernon) 4. Ribbons to sell (Oswald and Chorus) 5. The sun's in the sky (Dorcas and Oswald) 6. My mistress comes (Dorothy, Dorcas, and Oswald) 7. Oh, tell me what is a maid to say (Dorothy, Dorcas, and Oswald) 8. The earth is fair... Sweetly the morn doth break (Dorothy and Manners) 8a. Why weep and wait?... Red of the Rosebud (Dorothy) 9. Down with princes (Chorus of Puritans) 10. I've heard it said (Rupert) 11. The bonny bridegroom cometh (Chorus with Rupert and Puritans) 11a. When I was but a little lad (Rupert with Chorus) 11b. To thine own heart be true (Dorothy with Company) Act II —The Elopement Scene 1 12. Hoarsely the wind is howling (Chorus of Puritans with Rupert) 13. My name it is McCrankie (McCrankie) 14. There's no one by (Rupert and McCrankie) 15. Hoity-Toity, what's a kiss? (Dorcas, Rupert, and McCrankie) 16. The west wind howls (Dorcas, Oswald, and Manners)