Pet The Dog / Theater

  • "The Policeman's Song" in Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance laments that even thieves and murderers love the simple, pure English countryside - "When the coster's finished jumping on his mother / He loves to lie a-basking in the sun..." and "When a felon's not engaged in his employment / or maturing his felonious little plans. / His capacity for innocent enjoyment / is just as great as any honest man's."