How stoutly once I could inveigh, If a poor maiden went astray; Not wordsenough my tongue could find, 'Gainst others' sin to speak my mind! Black as itseemed, I blacken'd it still more, And strove to make it blacker than before.And did myself securely bless Now my own trespass doth appear! Yet ah! -what urg'd me to transgress, God knows, it was so sweet, so dear!Zwinger
What thus I hear Sounds plausible, yet I'm not reconciled; There's somethingwrong about it; much I fear That thou art not a Christian.Faust
The Witch Returns
We heard erewhile, unless I'm wrong, Voices well trained in chorus pealing?Certes, most choicely here must song Re - echo from this vaulted ceiling!Frosch
Out with it then! Your doings I'll defend.
When death came, unrepining His cities o'er he told; All to his heir resigning,Except his cup of gold.