Goethe's Faust, Tr. by A. Swanwick

Goethe's Faust, Tr. by A. Swanwick

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...some perchance may censure Many still I hope to please. Who to wreathe her locks permits me Straight shall win a heightened grace, Or who near her heart admits me, Finding on her breast a place. CHALLENGE. Be your motley fancies moulded, For the fashion of the day. Nature never yet unfolded Wonders half so strange as they: Golden bells, green stalks, forth glancing From rich locks, their charm enhancing. But we--ROSE-BUDS. hide from mortal eyes. Happy he who finds the prize I When draws nigh once more the summer, 540 Eose-buds greet the bright new-comer.--Who such happiness would miss? Promise, then fulfilment, --this Is the law in Flora's reign, Swayeth too sense, heart, and brain. 545 Tlie flower-girls tastefully arrange their wares under green, leafy arcades. GARDENERS. Song, accompanied by Theorbos. Mark the blossoms calmly sprouting, Charmingly to wreath your brow; Fruits will not deceive, I trow, Taste, enjoy them, nothing doubting. Magnum bonums, cherries, peaches, 550 Faces offer sun-embrown'd: Buy, poor judge the eye is found;--Heed what tongue, what palate teaches. Luscious fruits to taste invite them Who behold these rich supplies. 555 We o'er roses poetize;--As for apples, we must bite them. Let us now, with your good pleasure, Join your youthful choir, in pairs; And beside your flowery wares, 560 Thus adorn our riper treasure. Under leaf-adorned bowers, 'Mid the' merry windings haste; Each will find what suits his taste; Buds or leafage, fruit or flowers. 565 Amid alternate songs, accompanied by guitars and Theorbos, the two choruses proceed to arrange their wares, terracewise, and to offer them for sale. MOTHER and DAUGHTER. Maiden, when thou cam'st to light, Full thy tender form of grace; In its tiny hood bedight, Lovely was..show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236956400
  • 9781236956408