"The Magic Flute" - Bro. Alberti and the Frontispiece of the Libretto on the Occasion of the First Performance in the Year 1791 (Page 39).

Survey of the arch

Aria of Sarastro

Within these sacred halls

Within these sacred halls
Revenge we do not know,
And if a man should fall,
Love leads him to his duty.
Then he walks at friend's hand,
Enjoyed and cheerful to a better land.
Within these sacred walls,
Where each man loves his neighbour,
The traitor cannot lurk,
for enemies are forgiven.
He, who is not delighted by this doctrine,
Does not deserve to be a human being.

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