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Faust

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MARGARET′S ROOM. MARGARET at the spinning-wheel, alone. Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832). Illustrated by Engelbert Seibertz (1813–1905)

MARGARET′S ROOM

MARGARET

(at the spinning-wheel, alone)

My peace is gone,
My heart is sore:
I never shall find it,
Ah, nevermore!

Save I have him near.
The grave is here;
The world is gall
And bitterness all.

My poor weak head
Is racked and crazed;
My thought is lost,
My senses mazed.

My peace is gone,
My heart is sore:
I never shall find it,
Ah, nevermore!

To see him, him only,
At the pane I sit;
To meet him, him only,
The house I quit.

His lofty gait,
His noble size,
The smile of his mouth,
The power of his eyes,

And the magic flow
Of his talk, the bliss
In the clasp of his hand,
And, ah! his kiss!

My peace is gone,
My heart is sore:
I never shall find it,
Ah, nevermore!

My bosom yearns
For him alone;
Ah, dared I clasp him,
And hold, and own!

And kiss his mouth,
To heart′s desire,
And on his kisses
At last expire!

SCENE XV. MARGARET'S ROOM. THE END. Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832). Illustrated by Engelbert Seibertz (1813–1905)

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