After dame Martha Schwerdtlein I inquire!
'Tis I. Pray what have you to say to me?
I know you now, - and therefore will retire; At present you've distinguished
company. Pardon the freedom, Madam, with your leave, I will make free to
Why, child, of all strange notions, he For some grand lady taketh thee!
I am, in truth, of humble blood The gentleman is far too good Nor gems nor
Oh 'tis not the mere ornaments alone; Her glance and mien far more betray.
Your business, Sir? I long to know