Full Online Books
BOOK CATEGORIES
Authors Authors Short Stories Short Stories Long Stories Long Stories Funny Stories Funny Stories Love Stories Love Stories Stories For Kids Stories For Kids Poems Poems Essays Essays Nonfictions Nonfictions Plays Plays Folktales Folktales Fairy Tales Fairy Tales Fables Fables Learning Kitchen Learning Kitchen
LINKS
Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional Free Classified Website Without Registration Free Classified Website Daniel Company
Twitter Twitter Add book
donate
Full Online Book HomePlaysFaust - Part 1 - A STREET FAUST (MARGARET passing by)
Famous Authors (View All Authors)
Faust - Part 1 - A STREET FAUST (MARGARET passing by) Post by :Richie_Carey Category :Plays Author :Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Date :June 2011 Read :3360

Click below to download : Faust - Part 1 - A STREET FAUST (MARGARET passing by) (Format : PDF)

Faust - Part 1 - A STREET FAUST (MARGARET passing by)

A STREET


FAUST (MARGARET passing by)

 

FAUST

Fair lady, may I thus make free
To offer you my arm and company?

MARGARET

I am no lady, am not fair,
Can without escort home repair.
(She disengages herself and exit.)

FAUST

By heaven! This girl is fair indeed!
No form like hers can I recall.
Virtue she hath, and modest heed,
Is piquant too, and sharp withal.
Her cheek's soft light, her rosy lips,
No length of time will e'er eclipse!
Her downward glance in passing by,
Deep in my heart is stamp'd for aye;
How curt and sharp her answer too,
To ecstasy the feeling grew!

(MEPHISTOPHZLES enters.)

FAUST

This girl must win for me! Dost hear?

MEPHISTOPHELES

Which?

FAUST

She who but now passed.

MEPHISTOPHELES

She from confession coineth here,
From every sin absolved and free;
I crept near the confessor's chair.
All innocence her virgin soul,
For next to nothing went she there;
O'er such as she I've no control!

FAUST

She's past fourteen.

MEPHISTOPHELES

You really talk
Like any gay Lothario,
Who every floweret from its stalk
Would pluck, and deems nor grace, nor truth,
Secure against his arts, forsooth!
This ne'er the less won't always do.

FAUST

Sir Moralizer, prithee, pause;
Nor plague me with your tiresome laws!
To cut the matter short, my friend,
She must this very night be mine,--
And if to help me you decline,
Midnight shall see our compact end.

MEPHISTOPHELES

What may occur just bear in mind!
A fortnight's space, at least, I need,
A fit occasion but to find.

FAUST

With but Seven hours I could succeed;
Nor should I want the devil's wile,
So young a creature to beguile.

MEPHISTOPHELES

Like any Frenchman now you speak,
But do not fret, I pray; why seek
To hurry to enjoyment straight?
The pleasure is not half so great,
As when at first around, above,
With all the fooleries of love,
The puppet you can knead and mould
As in Italian story oft is told.

FAUST

No such incentives do I need.

MEPH ISTOPIIELES

But now, without offence or jest!
You cannot quickly, I protest,
In winning this sweet child succeed.
By storm we cannot take the fort,
To stratagem we must resort.

FAUST

Conduct me to her place of rest!
Some token of the angel bring!
A kerchief from her snowy breast,
A garter bring me,--any thing!

MEPHISTOPHELES

That I my anxious zeal may prove,
Your pangs to sooth and aid your love,
A single moment will we not delay,
Will lead you to her room this very day.

FAUST

And shall I see her ?--Have her?

MEPHISTOPHELES

No!
She to a neighbour's house will go;
But in her atmosphere alone,
The tedious hours meanwhile you may employ,
In blissful dreams of future joy.

FAUST

Can we go now?

MEPHISTOPHELES

'Tis yet too soon.

FAUST

Some present for my love procure!
(Exit.)

MEPHISTOPHELES

Presents so soon! 'tis well! success is sure!
Full many a goodly place I know,
And treasures buried long ago;
I must a bit o'erlook them now.
(Exit.)

Content of A STREET (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's play/drama: Faust Part 1)

If you like this book please share to your friends :
NEXT BOOKS

Faust - Part 1 - EVENING. A SMALL AND NEAT ROOM. Faust - Part 1 - EVENING. A SMALL AND NEAT ROOM.

Faust - Part 1 - EVENING. A SMALL AND NEAT ROOM.
EVENING. A SMALL AND NEAT ROOM MARGARET(braiding and binding up her hair)I would give something now to know,Who yonder gentleman could be!He had a gallant air, I trow,And doubtless was of high degree:That written on his brow was seen-- Nor else would lie so bold have been. (Exit.)MEPHISTOPHELESCome in! tread softly! be discreet!FAUST (after a pause)Begone and leave me, I entreat!MEPHISTOPHELES (looking round)Not every maiden is so neat.FAUST (gazing round)Welcome sweet twilight, calm and blest,That in this hallow'd precinct reigns!Fond yearning love, inspire my breast,Feeding on hope's sweet dew thy blissful pains!What stillness here environs me!Content and order brood around.What fulness in
PREVIOUS BOOKS

Faust - Part 1 - WITCHES' KITCHEN. Faust - Part 1 - WITCHES' KITCHEN.

Faust - Part 1 - WITCHES' KITCHEN.
WITCHES' KITCHENA large caidron hangs over the fire on a low hearth; various figuresappear in the vapour rising from it. A FEMALE MONKEY sitsbeside the caidron to skim it, and watch that it does not boil over.The MALE MONKEY with the young ones is seated near,warming himself. The walls and ceiling are adorned with thestrangest articles of witch-furniture.FAUST, MEPHISTOPHELES FAUSTThis senseless, juggling witchcraft I detest!Dost promise that in this foul nestOf madness, I shall be restored?Must I seek counsel from an ancient dame?And can she, by these rites abhorred,Take thirty winters from my frame?Woe's me, if thou naught better canst suggest IHope
NEXT 10 BOOKS | PREVIOUS 10 BOOKS | RANDOM 10 BOOKS
LEAVE A COMMENT