**Faust:** How goes it? Will it be? Will...

Faust, Part One

Heinrich Faust Mephistopheles

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Faust: How goes it? Will it be? Will it soon be done?

Mephistopheles: Ah, bravo! Do I find you all on fire?

In double-quick time you’ll have your desire.

You’ll meet tonight, at her neighbour Martha’s home:

There’s a woman, who’s the thing,

For procuring and for gipsying!

Faust: All right!

Mephistopheles: But, she needs something from us, too.

Faust: One good turn deserves another, true.

Mephistopheles: We only have to bear a valid witness,

That her husband’s outstretched members bless

A consecrated place in Padua.

Faust: Brilliant! We must first make the journey there!

Mephistopheles: Sacred Simplicity! There’s no need to do that.

Just testify, without saying too much to her.

Faust: If you can’t do better than that, your pact I’ll tear.

Mephistopheles: O holy man! Now I see you there!

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