erlking has now completely filled the feverish fancy of the child.
Herr Schubert puffed and blew, and "The erlking" pranced and thumped.
erlking invites the boy to play with his daughters, who shall dance with him and rock him and sing to him.
Fearfully he asks his father if he does not hear the erlking's whispered promises.
They found the composer all aglow, reading the “erlking” aloud to himself.
In the heat of fever the boy implores his father to look for the erlking's daughters.
Angela was left crying over the beauty of "The erlking," the last song rendered.
The voice of the erlking is a continuous, soft, uninterrupted stream of tone, upon which the whispered words are hung.
But in the boy's brain the erlking has already raised his enticing whisper.
“The erlking” of Schubert is especially hinted at, just as the first movement was prophetic of Beethoven.