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Thanks. And that is all I ask ; for willingly I never make acquaintance with the dead. The full fresh cheeks of youth are food for me, And if a corpse knocks, I am not at home. For I am like a cat-I like to play A little with the mouse before I eat it.
Well, well, it is permitted thee. Draw thou
Well and good. I am not in much doubt about my bet, And, if I lose, then 'tis your turn to crow; Enjoy your triumph then with a full breast. Ay; dust shall he devour, and that with pleasure,
paramour, the famous Snake.
Pray come here when it suits you; for I never
The active spirit of man soon sleeps, and soon
[Heaven closes; the Archangels exeunt.
From time to time I visit the old fellow,
I'he Hartz Mountain, a desolate Country.
not like a broomstick ? As for me I wish I had a good stout ram to ride ; For we are still far from th' appointed place.
This knotted staff is help enough for me,
Nothing of such an influence do I feel.
see, how melancholy rises now,
mission I'll call an Ignis-fatuus to our aid : I see one yonder burning jollily. Halloo, my friend ! may I request that you Would favour us with your bright company? Why should you blaze away there to no purpose ? Pray be so good as light us up this way.
With reverence be it spoken, I will try
To overcome the lightness of my nature;
Ha, ha! your worship thinks you have to deal
Go straight on in the Devil's name, Or I shall puff your flickering life out.
I see you are the master of thc house ;
his way, though you should miss your You ought not to be too exact with him. Faust, MEPHISTOPHELES, and IGNIS-FATuus in alternate
The bounds of true and false, are past.
Lead us onward, far and fast,
To the wide, the desert waste.
Trees behind trees, row by row,
Their frowning foreheads as we go.
Through the mossy sods and stones,
Stream and streamlet hurry down,
many, They dart forth polypus-antennæ, To blister with their poison spume The wanderer. Through the dazzling gloom The many-coloured mice that thread The dewy turf beneath our tread, In troops each other's motions cross,