Faust, 第 2 巻

Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1867 - 295 ページ


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4 ページ - twill be the same story To-morrow, and the next more dilatory, The indecision brings its own delays, And days are lost, lamenting o'er lost days. Are you in earnest ? Seize this very minute ! What you can do or think you can, begin it ! Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it ! Only engage, and then the mind grows heated : Begin it, and the work will be completed.
23 ページ - If feeling does not prompt, in vain you strive. If from the soul the language does not come, By its own impulse, to impel the hearts Of hearers with communicated power, In vain you strive, in vain you study earnestly...
24 ページ - Cook up your broken scraps of sentences, And blow, with puffing breath, a struggling light, Glimmering confusedly now, now cold in ashes; Startle the school-boys with your metaphors; And, if such food may suit your appetite, Win the vain wonder of applauding children! But never hope to stir the hearts of men, And mould the souls of many into one, By words which come not native from the heart!
24 ページ - Oh! these fine holiday phrases, In which you robe your worn-out commonplaces, These scraps of paper which you crimp and curl And twist into a thousand idle shapes, These filigree ornaments, are good for nothing, — Cost time and pains, please few, impose on no one; Are unrefreshing as the wind that whistles, In autumn, 'mong the dry and wrinkled leaves.
4 ページ - t will be the same story To-morrow, and the next more dilatory ; The indecision brings its own delays, And days are lost lamenting over days. Are you in earnest ? Seize this very minute, What you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Only engage, and then the mind grows heated, — Begin, and then the work will be completed.
8 ページ - MICHAEL. And winds with winds mad war maintain, From sea to land, from land to sea; And heave round earth, a living chain Of interwoven agency.— Guides of the bursting thunder-peal, Fast lightnings flash with deadly ray, While, Lord, with Thee thy servants feel, Calm effluence of abiding day. ALL. New strength and full beatitude Mysterious all, yet all is good, All fair as at the birth of light.
116 ページ - Tig the same life, the whole year round, The self-same set together found; — Each night, their songs — their drink — their game Their mirth — their very jests the same; And as its tail diverts a kitten, So they with their own jokes are smitten: They ask no more than thus to sup — Without a head-ache to get up — And while the host will credit give Are satisfied — and thus they live!
137 ページ - We have words, and we can link Syllables that chime and chink ; Sense unsought — thus is caught; — Every jingle is a thought — Every word with meaning fraught - — Language, glib and random, thus Does the work of thought for us ; Let but your own fancy mingle With the jargon and the jingle, As you listen to the lays ; Bring the meaning you are gleaning, Give the poet all the praise.
18 ページ - Floating, mingling, interweaving — Rising, sinking, and receiving Each from each, while each is giving On to each and each relieving Each the pails of gold, the living Current through the air is heaving; Breathing blessings, see them bending, Balanced worlds from change defending, While everywhere diffused is harmony unending!
276 ページ - So short a time away from me, my love, Already hast forgotten how to kiss! Why do I feel so sad upon your neck? Time was all heaven was pressing down upon me In all thy words, — in every look of thine, Yes, very heaven, — and then, then you did kiss me As if you would smother me with your kisses! Kiss me — now kiss me, love — or I kiss thee! [She embraces him.