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To the Witch] Madam, thank you. If i will be able to assist you out, Don’t fail, upon Walpurgis evening, to invite me. the witch. [To Faust] here's a tune, sir, carol it at times, You’ll locate it assists the medication. mephisto. Come away quickly! you need to do as I say. to take in the potion physique and soul, A man’s bought to sweat a bucketful. And after, I’ll educate you the gentleman’s manner Of squandering precious time expensively. quickly yours the satisfaction outdelights all issues— Boy Cupid astir in you, stretching his wings. faust. another glance within the replicate, allow me— That girl was once inexpressibly gorgeous! mephisto. No, no, quickly sufficient, sooner than you, vis-à-vis, Yours the fairest of reasonable ladies, I warrantly. [Aside] With that stuff in him, outdated Jack will quickly see a Helen in each Jill. 2630 2640 2650 a road ninety three A highway Faust. Margarete passing by way of. faust. lovely girl, here’s my arm, may you permit me to work out you domestic? margarete I’m neither beautiful nor a woman, Can locate my manner domestic really unaided. [She escapes his arm and passes by means of. ] faust. via God, what a beautiful woman, I’ve by no means obvious her like, a pearl! a superb woman, too, with a brief wit, Her demeanour modest and but pert. these purple, ripe lips and cheeks abloom Will hang-out me until eventually the crack of doom. the best way she regarded down, so demure, Had for me such attract! the best way she minimize brief my come-on Charmed me—charmed via a turn-down! input Mephistopheles. faust. Get me that woman, do you pay attention, you want to! mephisto. What woman? faust. the person who simply went earlier. mephisto. Oh, her. She’s simply been to confession To be absolved of all her sins. I sidled close to the field to hear: She may have spared herself her pains, She is the soul of innocence And has no cause, none in any respect, to go to the confessional. Her variety is simply too a lot for me. faust. She’s over fourteen, isn’t she? 2660 2670 94 faust: half one mephisto. good, hearken to him, an fast Don Juan, calls for each prefer, his shyness all long gone, Conceitedly thinks it offends his honor to go away unplucked each beautiful flower. however it doesn’t move really easy constantly. faust. My expensive health professional of What’s right, Spare me your lectures, i urge you, please. permit me inform it to you directly: If I don’t carry that darling creature Tight in my hands this very evening, We’re via, we , come twelve nighttime. mephisto. very unlikely! That’s out of the query! I require weeks a minimum of To secret agent out a propitious celebration. faust. With numerous hours or so, on the so much, i may seduce her handily— Don’t desire the Dev il to pimp for me, mephisto. You’re conversing like a Frenchman now. settle down, there’s no reason for vexation. You’ll locate that immediate gratification Disappoints. when you let For compliments and billets doux, Whisperings and rendezvous, The pleasure’s felt a lot more keenly. Italian novels educate you precisely. faust. I’ve little need in your slow-paced relationship, My urge for food wishes no helping. mephisto. Please, I’m being critical. With this kind of lovely little pass over You mustn’t be impetuous And attack the castle frontally. What’s known as for here's process. 2680 2690 2700 evening ninety five faust.