Now from care I'm freed,
[This song was intended to be introduced in a dramatic poementitled Mahomet, the plan of which was not carried out byGoethe. He mentions that it was to have been sung by Ali towardsthe end of the piece, in honor of his master, Mahomet, shortlybefore his death, and when at the height of his glory, of whichit is typical.]
In the soft heart open doors they find.Hark! flutes' sweet strains and love's refrains,Hark!--yet blissful love their echo pains.
[This little song describes the different members of the partyjust spoken of.]
NOUGHT more accursed in war I know
My undivided heart shall now convey,
To stay 'tis good
And so our friendship ended.
And seeks the forest green,Proof of imprisonment he bears behind him,A morsel of the thread once used to bind him;