I've ventur'd to intrude to - day. Ladies, excuse the liberty, I pray.(He steps back respectfully before Margaret.)
I know you now, - and therefore will retire; At present you've distinguishedcompany. Pardon the freedom, Madam, with your leave, I will make free tocall again at eve.
They, as it seems, stand well with you!
Could I but reach thy wither'd frame, Thou wretched beldame, void ofshame! Full measure I might hope to win Of pardon then for every sin.Margaret
Forbear! When passion sways me, and I seek to frame Fir utterance forfeeling, deep, intense, And for my frenzy finding no fit name, Sweep round theample world with every sense, Grasp at the loftiest words to speak my flame,And call the glow, wherewith I burn, Quenchless, eternal, yea, eterne Is thatof sophistry a devilish play?}
One's own fire - side and a good wife are gold And pearls of price, so saysthe proverb old.
Margaret (coming out)
A very poodle, he appears to be! Thou standest still, for thee he'll wait; Thouspeak'st to him, he fawns upon thee straight; Aught thou mayst lose, again he'llbring, And for thy stick will into water spring.Faust