Faust, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A Garden–Arbor

XIII

A Garden–Arbor

(Margaret comes in, conceals herself behind the door, puts her finger to her lips, and peeps through the crack.)

Margaret

He comes!

Faust (entering)

   Ah, rogue! a tease thou art:

I have thee! (He kisses her.)

Margaret

(clasping him, and returning the kiss)

   Dearest man! I love thee from my heart.

(Mephistopheles knocks)

Faust (stamping his foot)

Who’s there?

Mephistopheles

   A friend!

Faust

      A beast!

Mephistopheles

         Tis time to separate.

Martha (coming)

Yes, Sir, ’tis late.

Faust

   May I not, then, upon you wait?

Margaret

My mother would — farewell!

Faust

         Ah, can I not remain?

Farewell!

Martha

   Adieu!

Margaret

         And soon to meet again!

[Exeunt Faust and Mephistopheles.

Margaret

Dear God! However is it, such
A man can think and know so much?
I stand ashamed and in amaze,
And answer “Yes” to all he says,
A poor, unknowing child! and he —
I can’t think what he finds in me!      [Exit.

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