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"A Beauteous Maid with Downcast Look"

Photogravure from painting by K. Kirchbach



The Works of
J. W. von Goethe


With His Life by
GEORGE HENRY LEWES




In Fourteen Volumes
Volume IX.


PUBLISHED BY

FRANCIS A. NICCOLLS & CO.

LONDON AND BOSTON



Lyceum Edition

Limited to 750 Numbered and
Registered Sets for America

Copy 232



Oxford Press



Contents


PAGE
Dedication 1
To the Kind Reader 5
Sound, Sweet Song 5
The Modern Amadis 6
When the Fox Dies His Skin Counts 7
The Coquette 8
The Wild Rose 8
The Breeze 9
Blindman's Buff 9
Christel 10
Smitten 11
Reservation 12
Resolve 13
Treasure Trove 13
The Muses' Son 14
Reciprocal Invitation to the Dance 15
Like and Like 16
Self-Deceit 16
Declaration of War 17
Lover in All Shapes 18
The Goldsmith's Apprentice 20
Answers in a Game of Questions 21
Different Emotions on the Same Spot 22
The Misanthrope 23
Different Threats 24
Who'll Buy Cupid? 24
True Enjoyment 26
Maiden Wishes 27
The Farewell 28
Motives 29
The Lovely Night 29
Love's Dream 30
Living Remembrance 30
The Bliss of Absence 31
To Luna 32
The Wedding Night 33
Mischievous Joy 34
November Song 34
To the Chosen One 35
First Loss 36
Apparent Death 36
After-Sensations 36
Presence 37
Separation 38
To the Distant One 38
By the River 39
The Exchange 39
Farewell 40
Welcome and Departure 40
New Love, New Life 41
To Belinda 42
With an Embroidered Ribbon 43
Second Life 44
To My Mistress 44
Flower-Salute 45
With a Golden Necklace 46
May Song 46
On the Lake 48
From the Mountain 49
May Song 49
Early Spring 50
In Summer 51
Autumn Feelings 51
Restless Love 52
The Shepherd's Lament 53
Night Song 54
Comfort in Tears 54
Longing 56
The Castle on the Mountain 57
To Mignon 59
Spirit Greeting 60
To a Golden Heart He Was Wearing on His Neck 60
Wanderer's Night-Song 61
Ilm, the River, to the Moon 62
Huntsman's Evening Song 63
Evening 64
To Lina 64
Ever and Everywhere 65
Delight of Sorrow 65
Proximity 65
A Night Thought 66
Petition 66
To His Coy One 66
Rollicking Hans 67
To Lida 68
Reciprocal 68
The Freebooter 69
Joy and Sorrow 69
March 70
April 71
May 71
June 72
Next Year's Spring 74
Swiss Song 74
Sicilian Song 75
At Midnight Hour 75
To the Rising Full Moon 76
The Bridegroom 76
Such, Such is He Who Pleaseth Me 77
Gipsy Song 78
The Destruction of Magdeburg 79
Finnish Song 80
Depression 81
Sorrow Without Consolation 82
The Parting 82
On the New Year 83
Anniversary Song 84
The Spring Oracle 86
The Happy Couple 87
Song of Fellowship 90
Constancy in Change 91
Table Song 93
Wont and Done 95
Vanitas, Vanitatum Vanitas 96
Fortune of War 98
Coptic Song 100
Another 100
Open Table 101
The Reckoning 103
Mignon 106
General Confession 107
Ergo Bibamus! 108
The Minstrel 109
Epiphanias 111
Ballad 112
The Faithless Boy 115
The Erl-King 117
Johanna Sebus 118
The Violet 120
The Beauteous Flower 121
Sir Curt's Wedding Journey 124
Wedding Song 125
The Fisherman 128
The Rat-Catcher 129
The King of Thule 130
The Treasure-Seeker 131
The Spinner 132
The Youth and the Mill-Stream 133
The Maid of the Mill's Treachery 136
The Maid of the Mill's Repentance 138
The Walking Bell 141
The Traveller and the Farm Maiden 142
The Page and the Miller's Daughter 145
Faithful Eckart 147
The Dance of the Dead 149
Effect at a Distance 150
The Bride of Corinth 152
The Pupil in Magic 159
Before a Court of Justice 162
The God and the Bayadere 163
The Pariah 166
Death Lament of the Noble Wife of Asan Aga 172
Idyll 175
Rinaldo 179
The First Walpurgis-Night 184
To My Friend 188
Song of the Spirits over the Waters 192
Mahomet's Song 193
My Goddess 195
Hartz Mountains 198
The Wanderer's Storm-Song 201
To Father Kronos 205
The Sea-Voyage 206
The Eagle and the Dove 208
Ganymede 209
Prometheus 210
Limits of Humanity 212
The Godlike 213
The German Parnassus 215
Love's Distresses 222
Lili's Menagerie 223
To Charlotte 227
Morning Lament 228
The Visit 230
The Musagetes 232
The Water-Man 234
Psyche 235
In Absence 236
The Magic Net 236
The Church Window 237
The Cavalier's Choice 238
The Artist's Morning Song 240
The Goblet 243
From an Album of 1604 244
To the Grasshopper 245
From "The Sorrows of Young Werther" 246
Trilogy of Passion 246
For Ever 254
Lines on Seeing Schiller's Skull 254
On the Divan 255
Royal Prayer 256
Human Feelings 256
Explanation of an Ancient Woodcut, Representing Hans Sachs's Poetical Mission 256
The Friendly Meeting 262
In a Word 262
The Maiden Speaks 263
Growth 264
Food in Travel 264
Departure 265
The Loving One Writes 265
The Loving One Once More 266
The Doubters and the Lovers 267
She Cannot End 267
Nemesis 268
The Christmas-Box 268
The Warning 269
The Epochs 269
Charade 270
The Soldier's Consolation 270
To Originals 271
Genial Impulse 271
Neither This nor That 271
The Way to Behave 271
The Best 272
As Broad as It's Long 272
The Rule of Life 272
The Same, Expanded 272
Calm at Sea 273
The Prosperous Voyage 273
Courage 274
Admonition 274
My Only Property 274
Old Age 275
Epitaph 275
Rule for Monarchs 275
Paulo Post Futuri 275
The Fool's Epilogue 276
Authors 277
Cat-Pie 277
Joy 278
Explanation of an Antique Gem 279
Legend 280
The Wrangler 280
The Critic 281
The Yelpers 281
The Stork's Vocation 282
The Dilettante and the Critic 282
Poetry 283
Celebrity 283
Playing at Priests 284
Songs 286
A Parable 286
Should E'er the Loveless Day 287
A Plan the Muses Entertained 287
The Death of the Fly 287
By the River 288
The Fox and the Huntsman 288
The Frogs 289
The Wedding 289
The Fox and Crane 290
Burial 291
The Buyers 291
Symbols 292
Threatening Signs 292
The Mountain Village 293
Three Palinodias 293
A Symbol 296
Valediction 297
The Country Schoolmaster 298
The Legend of the Horseshoe 299
The Wanderer 301
The Drops of Nectar 308
Love as a Landscape Painter 309
God, Soul and World 312
The Metamorphosis of Plants 313
Religion and Church 317
Proverbs 322
Tame Xenia 322
Exculpation 323
Phoœmion 324
The Park 325
Antiques
Leopold, Duke of Brunswick 325
Anacreon's Grave 326
The Husbandman 326
The Brothers 326
Love's Hour-Glass 327
Warning 327
Philomena 327
The Chosen Rock 328
Solitude 328
Holy Family 329
The Muses' Mirror 329
The Teachers 329
Marriage Unequal 330
Phœbus and Hermes 330
The Wreaths 330
The New Love 331
The Consecrated Spot 332
Sakontala 332
Distichs 333
The Chinaman in Rome 334
Perfect Bliss 334
Proverbs 334
Venetian Epigrams 335
Elegies
Roman Elegies 340
Alexis and Dora 345
Song of the Fates 354
Songs from Various Plays, etc.
From Faust 356
From Faust—Second Part 366
From Götz Von Berlichingen 374
From Egmont 375
From Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship 376
Philine's Song 378
Epilogue to Schiller's "Song of the Bell" 379
L'Envoi 382



List of Illustrations

PAGE
"A beauteous maid with downcast look" (See page 261) Frontispiece
"Dorilis then gave it me" 7
"Half drew him in, half lured him in" 128
"Then she sinks beside his bier" 165
"The monster's droll enough" 225