The Works of J. W. von Goethe/Volume 9/The Fox and the Huntsman
THE FOX AND THE HUNTSMAN.
Hard 'tis on a fox's traces
To arrive, midst forest-glades;
Hopeless utterly the chase is,
If his flight the huntsman aids.
And so 'tis with many a wonder
(Why A B make Ab in fact),
Over which we gape and blunder,
And our head and brains distract.