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Goethe's Faust (Parts 1 and 2)
ISBN 0195004108 / 9780195004106 / 0-19-500410-8
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 Excerpt: ... the proper company for his Cadaverousness. In a letter of 1780, Goethe playfully applies the name £rad)e to his friend Merck, who was also a gaunt man. 5671. iBJnrlcrlol', 'wooden cross'; in sarcastic allusion to the Lean Person's appearance. 5678. bctUCflt, 'excitedly'; adv. with entfctltett. 5681. llmfrfjiipytc = befcfjupte, 'scaly.' 5685-6. J)o6cn... fycrnitiictraticn. The dragons (without hands, hence the marvel) take the box, with Mephistopheles sitting on it, out of the chariot and bring it to (heron) where Faust is standing. 5691. ft!) fief lit, 'motley.' 56g6. jur GtnfomfeU. Cf. the words of the Poet in the Prelude, 11. 59 ff. 5706. ticrrnftjcu. Poetry is self-revelation, i.e., self-betrayal. Cf. the lines in the West-Ostlicher Divan, IX, 19: ®rft ficfi im fflefjetmnifs toteflcn, £mn ter)I(mtetn friif) unb fpatl SUcfjter ift umfonft Berf(6wieflen, Sidjten fel&ft ift fdjott Serratfj. 5712. (loltmcnt SBlitte; figurative for the red-golden liquid which rises in the pots and threatens to dissolve the jewels. 5717. ftJimeljen fid), 'are melting,' i.e.,' are on the point of melting,'--whence the need of seizing them quickly. 5718. ©emiinte SRoHcn, 'minted rolls,' i.e., coins. 5719. $u!aten... gepragt = OotbftiidCe tote getorfigte £ufatcn, 'pieces like genuine ducats.' But Schroer says tote geprtigt = hrie lieu ge« torogt. 573-©olb unb 2Bertfy; i.e., roerthtjolle? (roirfltd)e«) ©olb. 5735-6. The meaning is: What 's the use of truth for such as you, ever the ready victims of stupid illusion?--9ln alien 3tyfeltt patfctl, 'to lay hold of by every tag,' i.e., to lay hold of with all one's might. 5753-Oil' UltS all', 'all together,' 'every one of us.' Cf. Sltt OTe in 1. 8483+. 5761-2. Plutus as magician draws an... [via]