What do I see? what form, whose charms transcend The loveliness of earth,is mirror'd here! O Love, to waft me to her sphere, To me the swiftest of thypinions lend! Alas! If I remain not rooted to this place, If to approach morenear I'm fondly lur'd, Her image fades, in veiling mist obscur'd! Model ofbeauty both in form and face! Is't possible? Hath woman charms so rare? Inthis recumbent form, supremely fair, The essence must I see of heavenlygrace? Can aught so exquisite on earth be found?Mephistopheles
Fortress with turrets And walls high in air, Damsel disdainful, Haughty andfair, There be my prey! Bold is the venture, Costly the pay!Hark how the trumpet Thither doth call us, Where either pleasure Or deathmay befall us. Hail to the tumult! Life's in the field! Damsel and fortress To usmust yield.}
Thou nam'st thyself a part, and yet a whole I see.Mephistopheles
Evil - Spirit
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
Hold, or blows shall rain on you!