|Faust is shown the vision of|
Margaurite by the devil
Meph. Yes. Come now. Sign!
What’s this? Your hand trembles?
Youth awaits you;
if you only dare to behold!
(A vision of a beautiful girl appears)
Very well, then.
How does it seem to you?
Faust I will sign!
Meph. As you wish!
And now, master.
‘Tis I who invite you to drink
from this cup, which bubbles no
longer with poison and death; but
Faust To you, charming and adored
(Faust drains the cup)
Meph. Come! \
Faust I will see her?
Meph. Today. Let’s be off.
Both To me (you) youthful pleasure,
a maiden’s caress and desires.
To me (you) the glowing strength
of youth, the foolish orgies of the
To me (you) ardent youth!
Its intoxication and pleasures!