cric-live.co: Faust: A Tragedy (Norton Critical Editions) (): Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Cyrus Hamlin, Walter W. Arndt: Books. I. The Faust -Legend II. Chronology of Faust III. Scene from Marlowe's " Faustus" SECOND PART OF THE TRAGEDY. act I. Scene I. A Pleasant. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German writer, pictorial artist, biologist, theoretical physicist, and polymath. Their mutual relation in the English language is well known, since the former furnished chiefly the material basis, while the latter added the intel- lectual conceptions. Full well you know what here is wanting ; The crowd for strongest drink is panting. And oft, with zeal my critic-duties meeting, In head and breast there's something wrong. There has been much concern over an article in Novy Mir denouncing my Faust on the grounds that the gods, angels, witches, spirits, the madness of poor Gretchen, and everything 'irrational' has been rendered much too well, while Goethe's ' progressive ' ideas what are they? She showed me mine, in crystal clear. The little god o' the world sticks to the same old way, And is as whimsical as on Creation's day. Is that in the course of nature? Here, rich in hope and firm in faith, With tears, wrung hands and sighs, I've striven, The end of that far-spreading death Entreating from the Lord of Heaven! In Martha's Garden Part 1: Faust makes an arrangement with the devil: Shall I attempt, this once, to seize and bind ye? Shop Kindle books to add the perfect companion to your summer fun. And thus, my own sole self to all their selves expanded, I too, at last, shall with them all be stranded! Is it the Thought which works, creates, indeed?