On German boards, you're well aware, The taste of each may have full sway;
Therefore in bringing out your play, Nor scenes nor mechanism spare!
Heaven's lamps employ, the greatest and the least, Be lavish of the stellar
lights, Water, and fire, and rocky heights, Spare not at all, nor birds, nor
beast, Thus let creation's ample sphere Forthwith in this our narrow booth
appear, And with considerate speed, through fancy's spell, Journey from
heaven, thence through the world, to hell!
The Lord, The Heavenly Hosts. Afterwards Mephistopheles.