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... Der Herr der Ratten und der Mäuse

Language: German (Deutsch)

Mephistopheles:
... Der Herr der Ratten und der Mäuse,
Der Fliegen, Frösche, Wanzen, Läuse
Befiehlt dir, dich hervor zu wagen
Und diese Schwelle zu benagen,
So wie er sie mit Öl betupft –
Da kommst du schon hervorgehupft!
Nur frisch an's Werk! Die Spitze, die mich bannte,
Sie sitzt ganz [vornen]1 an der Kante.
Noch einen Biß, so ist's geschehn. –
Nun, Fauste, träume fort, bis wir uns wiedersehn.


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1 Radziwill: "vorne"

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