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GOETHE’S FAUST

THE FIRST PART

GOETHE'S FAUST

THE FIRST PART

THE TEXT, WITH ENGLISH NOTES, ESSAYS,

AND VERSE TRANSLATIONS

BY

E. J. TURNER, M.A.

ASSISTANT-MASTER OF WINCHESTER COLLEGE

AND

E. D. A. MORSHEAD, M.A.

ASSISTANT MASTER OF WINCHESTER COLLEGE; LATE FELLOW OF

NEW COLLEGE, OXFORD

RIVINGTONS

WATERLOO PLACE, LONDON

MICCCLXXXII

[C.--213.]

PREFACE.

This attempt to facilitate for English readers the study of the masterpiece of German literature has been made under the following circumstances. On several occasions during the past few years the First Part of Faust had been selected as a text-book for the German studies of part of the Sixth Form at Winchester. It was felt by those who made the selection that although books of well-chosen extracts might possibly afford a better opportunity for gaining a knowledge of German words, and comedies might be better instruments for acquiring some colloquial acquaintance with the language, yet that neither were so likely to insure the best work of the best boys as a book which they knew to be regarded, and which they would soon come to regard themselves, as a “classic." At our Public Schools German is a “parvenu” as compared with Latin and Greek, nor is it, as yet, like them, a direct means to University distinction; it must, therefore, if it would be recognised as worthy of equal interest and effort, present at least equal attractions with its rivals: they

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