The Works of J. W. von Goethe/Volume 9/Different Threats


I once into a forest far
My maiden went to seek,
And fell upon her neck, when: "Ah!"
She threatened, "I will shriek!"

Then cried I haughtily: "I'll crush
The man that dares come near thee!"
"Hush!" whispered she: "my loved one, hush!
Or else they'll overhear thee!"