Midway through the play, Faust (now a young man) sees a beautiful
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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