The Tragical History of Dr.


by Christopher Marlowe

The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus
Dramatis Personae ............................................................................................................ 3 The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus ......................................................................... 4 Notes ................................................................................................................................. 48

Dramatis Personae
THE POPE. CARDINAL OF LORRAIN. THE EMPEROR OF GERMANY. DUKE OF VANHOLT. FAUSTUS. VALDES and CORNELIUS. friends to FAUSTUS. WAGNER, servant to FAUSTUS. Clown. ROBIN. RALPH. Vintner. Horse-courser. A Knight. An Old Man. Scholars, Friars, and Attendants. DUCHESS OF VANHOLT LUCIFER. BELZEBUB. MEPHISTOPHILIS. Good Angel. Evil Angel. The Seven Deadly Sins. Devils. Spirits in the shapes of ALEXANDER THE GREAT, of his Paramour and of HELEN. Chorus.

Till swoln with cunning. CHORUS. That shortly he was grac'd with doctor's name. Whereas[4] his kinsmen chiefly brought him up. melting. Nothing so sweet as magic is to him. For. Not marching now in fields of Thrasymene. Yet level at the end of every art. In Germany. And. Which he prefers before his chiefest bliss: And this the man that in his study sits. Intends our Muse to vaunt[2] her[3] heavenly verse: Only this. Where Mars did mate[1] the Carthaginians. And live and die in Aristotle's works. Now is he born. Sweet Analytics. heavens conspir'd his overthrow. 'tis thou[8] hast ravish'd me! Bene disserere est finis logices. The fruitful plot of scholarism grac'd. Settle thy studies. his parents base of stock. [Exit.The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus Enter CHORUS. His waxen wings did mount above his reach. Nor in the pomp of proud audacious deeds. Faustus. within a town call'd Rhodes: Of riper years. So soon he profits in divinity.--we must perform The form of Faustus' fortunes. and begin To sound the depth of that thou wilt profess: Having commenc'd. logic's chiefest end? Affords this art no greater miracle? . In courts of kings where state is overturn'd. And glutted now[6] with learning's golden gifts. falling to a devilish exercise.[5] of a self-conceit. And speak for Faustus in his infancy.] FAUSTUS discovered in his study. be a divine in shew. to Wertenberg he went. He surfeits upon cursed necromancy.[7] FAUSTUS. Nor sporting in the dalliance of love. good or bad: To patient judgments we appeal our plaud. Is. Excelling all whose sweet delight disputes In heavenly matters of theology. to dispute well. gentlemen.

hast thou not attain'd that end? Is not thy common talk found aphorisms? Are not thy bills hung up as monuments. Too servile[18] and illiberal for me. alter rem. and[11] Galen come. A pretty case of paltry legacies! [Reads. Why. The reward of sin is death: that's hard. And universal body of the law:[16] This[17] study fits a mercenary drudge. fallimur. When all is done. Ubi desinit philosophus. nisi. Couldst[12] thou make men[13] to live eternally. &c. Faustus. raise them to life again.] Exhoereditare filium non potest pater. Who aims at nothing but external trash. Whereby whole cities have escap'd the plague. Seeing. alter valorem rei. Faustus. thou hast attain'd that[9] end: A greater subject fitteth Faustus' wit: Bid Economy[10] farewell. divinity is best: Jerome's Bible. [Reads. farewell! Where is Justinian? [Reads. et nulla est in nobis veritas. The end of physic is our body's health. being dead. and a man. Faustus. [Reads. Then this profession were to be esteem'd. view it well. ibi incipit medicus: Be a physician.[15] Such is the subject of the institute. Ha! Stipendium. And thousand desperate maladies been eas'd? Yet art thou still but Faustus. &c. Physic. And be eterniz'd for some wondrous cure: Summum bonum medicinae sanitas.] Si una eademque res legatur[14] duobus. Or.Then read no more.] Si peccasse negamus. heap up gold. &c.] Stipendium peccati mors est. .

[25] [Exeunt Angels. O. Stretcheth as far as doth the mind of man. Faustus. circles. belike we must sin. of honour. Ay.[19] What will be. I will. of omnipotence. [Exit. Is promis'd to the studious artizan! All things that move between the quiet poles Shall be at my command: emperors and kings Are but obeyed in their several provinces.] . A sound magician is a mighty god: Here. then. Nor can they raise the wind. plod I ne'er so fast. we deceive ourselves.] FAUSTUS. Their conference will be a greater help to me Than all my labours. and so consequently die: Ay. these are those that Faustus most desires. Of power. And gaze not on it. GOOD ANGEL. lest it tempt thy soul. O. we must die an everlasting death. scenes. And heap God's heavy wrath upon thy head! Read. adieu! These metaphysics of magicians. Lord and commander of these elements. What doctrine call you this. what a world of profit and delight. shall be? Divinity. sir.[20] letters. Faustus. tire[21] thy brains to gain a deity. Go forward. or rend the clouds.If we say that we have no sin. and characters. But his dominion that exceeds in this.[22] Wagner. The German Valdes and Cornelius. commend me to my dearest friends. Lines. sera. WAGNER. Che sera. And necromantic books are heavenly. lay that damned book aside. Enter WAGNER. in that famous art Wherein all Nature's treasure[23] is contain'd: Be thou on earth as Jove[24] is in the sky. Request them earnestly to visit me. and there's no truth in us. EVIL ANGEL. Why. Enter GOOD ANGEL and EVIL ANGEL. read the Scriptures:--that is blasphemy. Faustus.

stranger engines for the brunt of war. Unpleasant. And reign sole king of all the[28] provinces. I'll levy soldiers with the coin they bring. and vile:[31] 'Tis magic. as the infernal spirits On sweet Musaeus when he came to hell. Both law and physic are for petty wits. Enter VALDES and CORNELIUS. I'll have them fill the public schools with silk. magic. And search all corners of the new-found world For pleasant fruits and princely delicates. Ransack the ocean for orient pearl.[30] but mine own fantasy. sweet Valdes. that have with concise syllogisms[32] Gravell'd the pastors of the German church. How am I glutted with conceit of this! Shall I make spirits fetch me what I please. And made the flowering pride of Wertenberg Swarm to my problems. German Valdes. And I. And make me blest with your sage conference. Know that your words have won me at the last To practice magic and concealed arts: Yet not your words only. and Cornelius. I'll have them read me strange philosophy. Whose shadow[35] made all Europe honour him.[27] Wherewith the students shall be bravely clad.FAUSTUS. . gentle friends. That will receive no object. Perform what desperate enterprise I will? I'll have them fly to India for gold. Divinity is basest of the three. And chase the Prince of Parma from our land. And tell the secrets of all foreign kings. contemptible. Resolve[26] me of all ambiguities. that hath ravish'd me. Philosophy is odious and obscure. Yea. for my head But ruminates on necromantic skill. Than was the fiery keel at Antwerp's bridge.[29] I'll make my servile spirits to invent. Will be as cunning[33] as Agrippa[34] was. and Cornelius. aid me in this attempt. And make swift Rhine circle fair Wertenberg. Valdes. Then. harsh. I'll have them wall all Germany with brass. Come.

And have these joys in full possession. but to be renowm'd. Enrich'd with tongues. Shall make all nations to canonize us. Faustus. VALDES. Sometimes like women. Nothing. Like Almain rutters[37] with their horsemen's staves. And bear wise Bacon's and Albertus'[42] works. And whatsoever else is requisite We will inform thee ere our conference cease. CORNELIUS. as resolute am I in this As thou to live: therefore object it not. Valdes. Faustus. Faustus. Cornelius. The spirits tell me they can dry the sea.[41] And more frequented for this mystery Than heretofore the Delphian oracle. FAUSTUS. Ay. Shadowing more beauty in their airy brows Than have the[38] white breasts of the queen of love: From[39] Venice shall they drag huge argosies. O. Or Lapland giants. He that is grounded in astrology. this cheers my soul! Come. or unwedded maids. And from America the golden fleece That yearly stuffs old Philip's treasury. The Hebrew Psalter. and our experience. . trotting by our sides. what shall we three want? FAUSTUS. thy wit. As Indian Moors obey their Spanish lords. shew me some demonstrations magical. The miracles that magic will perform Will make thee vow to study nothing else. these books. Then haste thee to some solitary grove.VALDES. And fetch the treasure of all foreign wrecks. That I may conjure in some lusty grove. Hath all the principles magic doth require: Then doubt not. If learned Faustus will be resolute. and New Testament. well seen in[40] minerals. all the wealth that our forefathers hid Within the massy entrails of the earth: Then tell me. So shall the spirits[36] of every element Be always serviceable to us three. Like lions shall they guard us when we please.

Then come and dine with me. sirrah. but that follows not.[44] FIRST SCHOLAR. though I die therefore.] Enter two SCHOLARS. dost not thou know? WAGNER. sirrah! where's thy master? WAGNER. being licentiates. Go to. WAGNER. for see. all other ceremonies learn'd. We'll canvass every quiddity thereof.CORNELIUS. and be attentive. Enter WAGNER. Why. FIRST SCHOLAR. That follows not necessary by force of argument. first let him know the words of art. How now. you will not tell us? . after meat. SECOND SCHOLAR. Have you any witness on't? FIRST SCHOLAR. Ask my fellow if I be a thief. SECOND SCHOLAR. And then. Faustus may try his cunning[43] by himself. I heard you. I'll try what I can do: This night I'll conjure. And then wilt thou be perfecter than I. FAUSTUS. WAGNER. I wonder what's become of Faustus. and. sirrah! leave your jesting. Valdes. Why. First I'll instruct thee in the rudiments. that was wont to make our schools ring with sic probo. should stand upon:[45] therefore acknowledge your error. here comes his boy. God in heaven knows. FIRST SCHOLAR. Yes. that you. Well. and tell us where he is. That shall we know. I know. For. VALDES. didst thou not say thou knewest? WAGNER. Yes. [Exeunt. ere I sleep. SECOND SCHOLAR. SECOND SCHOLAR.

then. aerii. . inferni ardentis monarcha. as this wine. But.WAGNER. [Exeunt. would[46] inform your worships: and so. I would say). SECOND SCHOLAR. And dims the welkin with her pitchy breath. Thus having triumphed over you. aquatani spiritus. And characters of signs and erring[51] stars. Gehennam. Yes. with Valdes and Cornelius. sir. ut appareat et surgat Mephistophilis. my dear brethren![47] [Exit. Leaps from th' antartic world unto the sky. my dear brethren.-Sint mihi dei Acherontis propitii! Valeat numen triplex Jehovoe! Ignei. my dear brethren. Yet let us try what we can do. I will set my countenance like a precisian. Seeing thou hast pray'd and sacrific'd to them. And try if devils will obey thy hest. my master is within at dinner. propitiamus vos. let us go and inform the Rector. the Lord bless you. quod tumeraris:[52] per Jehovam.] Enter FAUSTUS to conjure. it were not for you to come within forty foot of the place of execution. I fear he is fallen into that damned art for which they two are infamous through the world. and prone to lechery (to love. I will tell you: yet. if it could speak. O. for is not he corpus naturale? and is not that mobile? then wherefore should you ask me such a question? But that I am by nature phlegmatic. Longing to view Orion's drizzling look. and begin to speak thus:-. begin thine incantations. salvete! Orientis princeps Belzebub. and keep you.Truly. come. if you were not dunces. et Demogorgon. Were he a stranger. and see if he by his grave counsel can reclaim him. And try the uttermost magic can perform. et consecratam aquam quam nunc spargo. Faustus. Now that the gloomy shadow of the earth. Within this circle is Jehovah's name. yet should I grieve for him.[48] FAUSTUS.[49] Th' abbreviated[50] names of holy saints. Faustus. By which the spirits are enforc'd to rise: Then fear not. although I do not doubt to see you both hanged the next sessions. preserve you. Forward and backward anagrammatiz'd. Nay. but I fear me nothing can reclaim him! SECOND SCHOLAR.] FIRST SCHOLAR. Figures of every adjunct to the heavens. but be resolute. FIRST SCHOLAR. slow to wrath. you would never ask me such a question. and not allied to me.

[54] MEPHIST. That holy shape becomes a devil best. Re-enter MEPHISTOPHILIS like a Franciscan friar. FAUSTUS. Now.signumque crucis quod nunc facio. I came hither[55] of mine own accord. in hope to get his glorious soul. Abjure the Scriptures and his Saviour Christ. Nor will we come. ipse nunc surgat nobis dicatus[53] Mephistophilis! Enter MEPHISTOPHILIS. Thou art too ugly to attend on me: Go. Therefore the shortest cut for conjuring . unless he use such means Whereby he is in danger to be damn'd. Did not my conjuring speeches raise thee? speak. And may not follow thee without his leave: No more than he commands must we perform. what wouldst thou have me do? FAUSTUS. Full of obedience and humility! Such is the force of magic and my spells: No. [Exit MEPHISTOPHILIS. That canst command great Mephistophilis: Quin regis Mephistophilis fratris imagine. et per vota nostra. I am a servant to great Lucifer. thou art conjuror laureat. FAUSTUS. when we hear one rack the name of God. Be it to make the moon drop from her sphere. Did not he charge thee to appear to me? MEPHIST. MEPHIST. No. MEPHIST. and return an old Franciscan friar. I charge thee wait upon me whilst I live. and change thy shape. I charge thee to return. To do whatever Faustus shall command. That was the cause. Faustus. but yet per accidens.] I see there's virtue in my heavenly words: Who would not be proficient in this art? How pliant is this Mephistophilis.[56] For. Faustus. We fly. Or the ocean to overwhelm the world.

Is stoutly to abjure the Trinity. Conspir'd against our God with Lucifer. For he confounds hell in Elysium: His ghost be with the old philosophers! But. FAUSTUS. who saw the face of God. For which God threw him from the face of heaven. this is hell. leave these frivolous demands. And what are you that live with Lucifer? MEPHIST. And pray devoutly to the prince of hell. And are for ever damn'd with Lucifer. by aspiring pride and insolence. And tasted the eternal joys of heaven. is great Mephistophilis so passionate For being deprived of the joys of heaven? . then. To whom Faustus doth dedicate himself. Tell me what is that Lucifer thy lord? MEPHIST. FAUSTUS. FAUSTUS. Was not that Lucifer an angel once? MEPHIST. FAUSTUS. So Faustus hath Already done. O. In hell. There is no chief but only Belzebub. leaving these vain trifles of men's souls. Am not tormented with ten thousand hells. then. and holds this principle. How comes it. Where are you damn'd? MEPHIST. This word "damnation" terrifies not him. Faustus. Yes. FAUSTUS. and most dearly lov'd of God. Unhappy spirits that fell with Lucifer. In being depriv'd of everlasting bliss? O. that thou art out of hell? MEPHIST. that he is prince of devils? MEPHIST. Which strike a terror to my fainting soul! FAUSTUS. Faustus. Arch-regent and commander of all spirits. FAUSTUS. nor am I out of it:[57] Think'st thou that I. What. Why. How comes it.

[64] I'll live in speculation of this art. To tell me whatsoever I demand. By him I'll be great emperor of the world. I'll join the hills that bind the Afric shore. Letting him live in all voluptuousness. [Exit. Now that I have obtain'd what I desir'd. Go and return to mighty Lucifer. and goings out too. And always be obedient to my will. And make a bridge thorough[62] the moving air. Tell me. Till Mephistophilis return again.Learn thou of Faustus manly fortitude. How. To give me whatsoever I shall ask. Sirrah boy. And scorn those joys thou never shalt possess. you may see else. To pass the ocean with a band of men. WAGNER. boy! I hope you have seen many boys with such pickadevaunts[66] as I have: boy. Ay.] Enter WAGNER[65] and CLOWN. And meet me in my study at midnight. To slay mine enemies. Having thee ever to attend on me. . And then resolve[61] me of thy master's mind. Nor any potentate of Germany. I'd give them all for Mephistophilis. And make that country[63] continent to Spain. [Exit. So he will spare him four and twenty[60] years. hast thou any comings in? CLOWN. he surrenders up to him his soul. I will. quotha! WAGNER. Go bear these[58] tidings to great Lucifer: Seeing Faustus hath incurr'd eternal death By desperate thoughts against Jove's[59] deity. Had I as many souls as there be stars. sirrah. CLOWN. Faustus. boy! swowns. Say. MEPHIST. come hither. and aid my friends.] FAUSTUS. And both contributory to my crown: The Emperor shall not live but by my leave.

Do you hear. CLOWN. But. then. wilt thou serve me. if I were your man. here. how. thou art at an hour's warning. staves-acre! why. no. . And what should I do with these? WAGNER. WAGNER. sirrah. So thou shalt. Do you hear? I would be sorry to rob you of your living. Truly. or I'll turn all the lice about thee into familiars.] CLOWN. in verse? WAGNER. that I know he would give his soul to the devil for a shoulder of mutton. if I pay so dear. take these guilders.WAGNER. belike. and I'll make thee go like Qui mihi discipulus?[68] CLOWN. knaves-acre! ay. CLOWN. Mass. sirrah. but for the name of French crowns. they are too familiar with me already: swowns.[71] and they shall tear thee in pieces. they are as bold with my flesh as if they had paid for their[72] meat and drink. poor slave! see how poverty jesteth in his nakedness! the villain is bare and out of service. How. Why. CLOWN. No. though 'twere blood-raw! not so.[70] WAGNER. [Gives money. How! my soul to the devil for a shoulder of mutton. French crowns.[69] CLOWN. a man were as good have as many English counters. sirrah. Why. Alas. Well. sir? you may save that labour. though it were blood-raw. oho. I thought that was all the land his father left him. and so hungry. CLOWN. Oho. I'll none of them. whensoever or wheresoever the devil shall fetch thee. whether thou beest with me or no. Gridirons! what be they? WAGNER. Well. No. and bind yourself presently unto me for seven years. CLOWN. leave your jesting. I say in staves-acre. WAGNER. good friend: by'r lady. and good sauce to it. Sirrah. WAGNER.[67] I had need have it well roasted. take your gridirons again. now. How. WAGNER. in beaten silk and staves-acre. sirrah? hold. do you hear. I should be full of vermin.

and the CLOWN runs up and down crying. or a cat. that I may be here and there and every where: O. and I'll knock them. or a cat. CLOWN. let Banio and Belcher go sleep. I will cause two devils presently to fetch thee away. or a mouse. or a rat. but you shall. There was a he-devil and a she-devil: I'll tell you how you shall know them. let it be in the likeness of a little pretty frisking flea. But. and all she-devils has clifts and cloven feet. a mouse. or a rat! no. How! a Christian fellow to a dog. WAGNER. do you hear? if I should serve you. sirrah. Well. or any thing. all hedevils has horns. How!--Baliol and Belcher! CLOWN.CLOWN. are they gone? a vengeance on them! they have vile[74] long nails. Enter two DEVILS. I'll tickle the pretty wenches' plackets! I'll be amongst them. Well.] CLOWN. WAGNER. to a dog. would you teach me to raise up Banios and Belcheos? WAGNER.--spirits. CLOWN.--Baliol and Belcher! CLOWN. CLOWN. Bear witness I gave them him. if you turn me into any thing. sirrah. WAGNER. no. follow me. do you hear. Well. sir. Let your Baliol and your Belcher come here. What. they were never so knocked since they were devils: say I should kill one of them. Truly. But. away! [Exeunt DEVILS. Bear witness I give them you again. I will teach thee to turn thyself to any thing. CLOWN. Wagner? WAGNER. come. O Lord! I pray." So I should be called Kill-devil all the parish over. . Baliol and Belcher. i'faith. what would folks say? "Do ye see yonder tall fellow in the round slop?[73] he has killed the devil. WAGNER. WAGNER. sir.

be resolute: Why waver'st thou? O. GOOD ANGEL. Despair in God. "Abjure this magic. that's flat. When Mephistophilis shall stand by me. Wherein is fix'd the love of Belzebub: To him I'll build an altar and a church. And offer lukewarm blood of new-born babes. must Thou needs be damn'd. I'll serve him. he speaks Dutch fustian. and trust in Belzebub: Now go not backward. Faustus. leave that execrable art. O. with quasi vestigiis nostris[75] insistere. Rather illusions.WAGNER. fruits of lunacy. God forgive me. No. no. To God? he loves thee not. Faustus. Mephistophilis. then.] FAUSTUS. turn to God again!" Ay. FAUSTUS. Well. Sweet Faustus. What god can hurt thee. Of wealth! Why. prayer. Villain. repentance--what of them? GOOD ANGEL. they are means to bring thee unto heaven! EVIL ANGEL. call me Master Wagner. and despair. [Exit. and Faustus will turn to God again.--Come. and let thy left eye be diametarily fixed upon my right heel. something soundeth in mine ears. Contrition. think of honour and of[76] wealth. GOOD ANGEL. I'll follow him. Now. Enter GOOD ANGEL and EVIL ANGEL. and canst thou not be sav'd: What boots it. [Exit.] CLOWN. Faustus? thou art safe Cast no more doubts. think of heaven and heavenly things. EVIL ANGEL. FAUSTUS. The god thou serv'st is thine own appetite.] FAUSTUS discovered in his study. Sweet Faustus. [Exeunt ANGELS. Faustus. to think of God or heaven? Away with such vain fancies. . the signiory of Embden shall be mine. That make men foolish that do trust them most.

Chief lord and regent of perpetual night! . That I shall wait on Faustus whilst he lives. Mephistophilis. And bind thy soul. FAUSTUS. FAUSTUS. But. Enlarge his kingdom. And write a deed of gift with thine own blood. Solamen miseris socios habuisse doloris. for love of thee. I give it thee. I will back to hell. Ay. Is that the reason why[79] he tempts us thus? MEPHIST. And then be thou as great as Lucifer. FAUSTUS.-Is't not midnight?--come. and tell me. Mephistophilis. Now tell me[77] what says Lucifer. I cut mine arm. thy lord? MEPHIST.[78] So he will buy my service with his soul. thou must bequeath it solemnly. shall I have thy soul? And I will be thy slave. Mephistophilis. what good will my soul do thy lord? MEPHIST. Mephistophile! Enter MEPHISTOPHILIS. And give thee more than thou hast wit to ask. and wait on thee. Why. Then.[83] stab thine arm courageously. and with my proper blood Assure my soul to be great Lucifer's. that at some certain day Great Lucifer may claim it as his own. Faustus. If thou deny it. veni. tell me. As great as have the human souls of men. FAUSTUS.[81] have you any pain that torture[82] others! MEPHIST. MEPHIST. Stay. Veni. FAUSTUS.[80] FAUSTUS. But. Mephistophilis. For that security craves great Lucifer. Faustus. Already Faustus hath hazarded that for thee. Faustus.And bring glad tidings from great Lucifer. MEPHIST. [Stabbing his arm] Lo.

come. that I may write afresh? FAUSTUS GIVES TO THEE HIS SOUL: ah. Here's fire. Consummatum est. who give crowns and rich apparel to FAUSTUS. and then depart. My senses are deceiv'd. Mephistophilis. now the blood begins to clear again. [Writes. what means this show? . here in this place is writ.[85] FAUSTUS. But. And Faustus hath bequeath'd his soul to Lucifer. MEPHIST.View here the blood that trickles from mine arm. Now will I make an end immediately. And let it be propitious for my wish. MEPHIST. dance.] Re-enter MEPHISTOPHILIS with DEVILS. I'll fetch him somewhat to delight his mind. O. FAUSTUS. here's nothing writ:-I see it plain. Homo. But what is this inscription[86] on mine arm? Homo. so I will [Writes]. Ay. what will not I do to obtain his soul? [Aside. [Exit. and I can write no more. Speak. My blood congeals. set it on. Re-enter MEPHISTOPHILIS with a chafer of coals. But. and then exit. [Aside.] FAUSTUS. fuge: whither should I fly? If unto God.] MEPHIST. What might the staying of my blood portend? Is it unwilling I should write this bill?[84] Why streams it not. So. FAUSTUS GIVES TO THEE HIS SOUL. Faustus. MEPHIST. Mephistophilis. I'll fetch thee fire to dissolve it straight. this bill is ended. FAUSTUS.] FAUSTUS. there it stay'd! Why shouldst thou not? is not thy soul shine own? Then write again. MEPHIST. fuge: yet shall not Faustus fly. Faustus. thou must Write it in manner of a deed of gift. he'll throw me[87] down to hell.

FAUSTUS. OR GOODS. SECONDLY. where is the place that men call hell? MEPHIST. Ay. take it. And to shew thee what magic can perform. BLOOD. OF WERTENBERG.[89] TWENTY-FOUR YEARS BEING EXPIRED. Mephistophilis. Speak. Faustus. AT ALL TIMES. THAT MEPHISTOPHILIS SHALL BE HIS SERVANT. FLESH.[88] FOURTHLY. DO GIVE BOTH BODY AND SOUL TO LUCIFER PRINCE OF THE EAST. Ay. MEPHIST. Here. FIRST. I swear by hell and Lucifer To effect all promises between us made! FAUSTUS. IN WHAT FORM OR SHAPE SOEVER HE PLEASE. First will I question with thee about hell. Then hear me read them. INTO THEIR HABITATION WHERESOEVER. AND BRING HIM WHATSOEVER HE DESIRES. but whereabout? . ask what thou wilt. THAT FAUSTUS MAY BE A SPIRIT IN FORM AND SUBSTANCE. FAUSTUS. Now. AND FURTHERMORE GRANT UNTO THEM. THIRDLY. LASTLY. Then there's enough for a thousand souls. and the devil give thee good on't! MEPHIST. THE ARTICLES ABOVE-WRITTEN INVIOLATE. and do greater things than these. A deed of gift of body and of soul: But yet conditionally that thou perform All articles prescrib'd between us both. THAT. FULL POWER TO FETCH OR CARRY THE SAID JOHN FAUSTUS. BODY AND SOUL. Nothing. FAUSTUS. THAT HE SHALL BE IN HIS CHAMBER OR HOUSE INVISIBLE. JOHN FAUSTUS. But may I raise up spirits when I please? MEPHIST. FAUSTUS. Ay. but to delight thy mind withal. THAT MEPHISTOPHILIS SHALL DO FOR HIM. BY ME. Under the heavens. I. THAT HE SHALL APPEAR TO THE SAID JOHN FAUSTUS. JOHN FAUSTUS. DOCTOR. receive this scroll. Faustus. do you deliver this as your deed? FAUSTUS. Faustus.MEPHIST. AND AT HIS COMMAND. BY THESE PRESENTS. [Reads] ON THESE CONDITIONS FOLLOWING. Faustus. Tell me. MEPHIST. AND HIS MINISTER MEPHISTOPHILIS. Faustus.

there is any pain? Tush. thou wilt have one? Sit there till I come: I'll fetch thee a wife in the devil's name. till experience change thy mind. Well. For I am wanton and lascivious. Ay. fetch me one. But. leaving off this. to conclude. FAUSTUS.[95] The fairest maid in Germany. that Faustus shall be damn'd? MEPHIST. Where we are tortur'd and remain for ever: Hell hath no limits. Why. these are trifles and mere old wives' tales. with fire-works. How! a wife! I prithee. MEPHIST.MEPHIST.] Re-enter MEPHISTOPHILIS with a DEVIL drest like a WOMAN. think so still. FAUSTUS. And where hell is. after this life. Within the bowels of these[90] elements. then. MEPHIST. FAUSTUS. I'll willingly be damn'd here: What! walking. MEPHIST. All places shall be hell that are[92] not heaven. there[91] must we ever be: And. [Exit. I think hell's a fable. an this be hell. for where we are is hell. when all the world dissolves. Faustus. FAUSTUS. And cannot live without a wife. &c. of necessity. Ay. Ay. For I am damn'd. nor is circumscrib'd In one self place. for here's the scroll Wherein thou hast given thy soul to Lucifer. talk not of a wife. FAUSTUS. and body too: but what of that? Think'st thou that Faustus is so fond[93] to imagine That. I am an instance to prove the contrary.[94] But. Nay. let me have a wife. How! now in hell! Nay. And every creature shall be purified. and am now in hell. sweet Mephistophilis. . MEPHIST. Come. think'st thou. Faustus. for I will have one. disputing.

Faustus.[96] Faustus. let me have one book more. As wise as Saba. [Turns to them. Tut.] The iterating[99] of these lines brings gold. thunder. O. Here they are too. peruse it thoroughly: [Gives book.[98] or as beautiful As was bright Lucifer before his fall. I'll cull thee out the fairest courtezans. A plague on her for a hot whore! MEPHIST. I warrant thee. that grow upon the earth.] . Pronounce this thrice devoutly to thyself. thy heart shall have.] FAUSTUS. take this book. The framing of this circle on the ground Brings whirlwinds. MEPHIST. [Turns to them. Be she as chaste as was Penelope. tempests. Ready to execute what thou desir'st. And men in armour shall appear to thee. FAUSTUS. MEPHIST. Here they be. Tell me. and lightning. Mephistophilis: yet fain would I have a book wherein I might behold all spells and incantations. that I might raise up spirits when I please. think no[97] more of it. Now would I have a book where I might see all characters and planets of the heavens.wherein I might see all plants. Nay. FAUSTUS. Hold. and trees.] FAUSTUS. Thanks. [Turns to them. Marriage is but a ceremonial toy. Here they are in this book. thou art deceived.MEPHIST. If thou lovest me. how dost thou like thy wife? FAUSTUS. And bring them every morning to thy bed: She whom thine eye shall like. Tut. herbs.--and then I have done. MEPHIST. MEPHIST.-. that I might know their motions and dispositions.

Had not sweet pleasure conquer'd deep despair. I cannot repent: Scarce can I name salvation. if I repent. then I repent. FAUSTUS. wicked Mephistophilis. Ay. But fearful echoes thunder in mine ears. Made music with my Mephistophilis? Why should I die. Have not I made blind Homer sing to me Of Alexander's love and Oenon's death? And hath not he. repent. and knives. or heaven. guns. Faustus.] FAUSTUS. Thou art a spirit. God cannot pity thee. EVIL ANGEL. If it were made for man. yet God may pity me. FAUSTUS. And curse thee. And long ere this I should have slain myself. yet God will pity thee.-Come. MEPHIST. Faustus shall ne'er repent. How prov'st thou that? MEPHIST. and envenom'd steel Are laid before me to despatch myself. 'Twas made for man. let us dispute again. "Faustus. Thinkest thou heaven is such a glorious thing? I tell thee. 'twas made for me: I will renounce this magic and repent. Ay. GOOD ANGEL.FAUSTUS. but Faustus never shall repent. halters. God will pity me. Because thou hast depriv'd me of those joys. My heart's so harden'd. Poison. FAUSTUS. And argue of divine astrology. Who buzzeth in mine ears I am a spirit? Be I a devil. thou art damn'd!" then swords. or basely despair? I am resolv'd. When I behold the heavens. Mephistophilis. Faustus. that built the walls of Thebes With ravishing sound of his melodious harp. Or any man that breathes on earth. then. EVIL ANGEL. therefore is man more excellent. faith. [Exeunt ANGELS. Why.[100] . Enter GOOD ANGEL and EVIL ANGEL. 'tis not half so fair as thou.

Tell me. But. Tush. such are the spheres. in some less? MEPHIST. tell me. Well. FAUSTUS. the Sun. have they all one motion. Mutually folded in each other's orb. the seven planets. But. resolve[103] me in this question. Nine. I am answered. Mars. All jointly move from east to west in twenty-four hours upon the poles of the world. Whose terminine is term'd the world's wide pole. As is the substance of this centric earth? MEPHIST. The second thus. tell me. Per inoequalem motum respectu totius. both situ et tempore? MEPHIST. And. eclipses. tell me. Sweet Mephistophilis. Well. the firmament. FAUSTUS. but in some years we have more. but are erring[101] stars. I will not. oppositions. Faustus. these are freshmen's[102] suppositions. and Mercury in a year. but differ in their motion upon the poles of the zodiac. Venus. How many heavens or spheres are there? MEPHIST. hath every sphere a dominion or intelligentia? MEPHIST. Ay. FAUSTUS. FAUSTUS. Tush. FAUSTUS. aspects. These slender trifles Wagner can decide: Hath Mephistophilis no greater skill? Who knows not the double motion of the planets? The first is finish'd in a natural day. are there many heavens above the moon Are all celestial bodies but one globe. Mars in four. All jointly move upon one axletree. Jupiter in twelve. and the empyreal heaven. . FAUSTUS. or Jupiter Feign'd. Tell me who made the world? MEPHIST. As are the elements. the Moon in twenty-eight days. all at one time. why have we not conjunctions. as Saturn in thirty years. Nor are the names of Saturn.

my Saviour. If thou repent. Is't not too late? Re-enter GOOD ANGEL and EVIL ANGEL. EVIL ANGEL. for I will not tell thee. upon God that made the world. O. [Exit. Thou talk'st of Christ. Too late. for he is just: There's none but I have interest in the same. Faustus. Remember this. O. that is not against our kingdom. Repent. Never too late. devils shall tear thee in pieces.] FAUSTUS. [Exeunt ANGELS. And of his dam too. Move me not. Faustus. I am Lucifer. and MEPHISTOPHILIS. Christ cannot save thy soul. they are come to fetch away thy soul! LUCIFER. have I not bound thee to tell me any thing? MEPHIST. if Faustus can repent. Seek to save[104] distressed Faustus' soul! Enter LUCIFER. FAUSTUS. EVIL ANGEL. MEPHIST. but this is. go. And this is my companion-prince in hell. contrary to thy promise: Thou shouldst not think of God: think of the devil. Ay. LUCIFER. . We come to tell thee thou dost injure us.MEPHIST. GOOD ANGEL. FAUSTUS. Think thou on hell. GOOD ANGEL. FAUSTUS. Think. Villain. Ay. Faustus. FAUSTUS. accursed spirit. for thou art damned. to ugly hell! 'Tis thou hast damn'd distressed Faustus' soul. BELZEBUB. and they shall never raze thy skin. who art thou that look'st so terrible? LUCIFER. Ah.] FAUSTUS. Christ.

Never to name God. I disdain to have any parents.FAUSTUS. To burn his Scriptures. my sweet gold! FAUSTUS. like a fan of feathers. but mark this show: talk of the devil. or to pray to him. Talk not of Paradise nor creation. for some of you shall be my father.--Come away! Enter the SEVEN DEADLY SINS. I am like to Ovid's flea. examine them of their several names and dispositions. sometimes. and nothing else. I cannot read. except the ground were perfumed. I had neither father nor mother: I leapt out of a lion's mouth when I was scarce half-an-hour old. What art thou. I was born in hell. begotten of an old churl. the third? WRATH. and thou shalt see all the Seven Deadly Sins appear in their proper shapes. FAUSTUS. in an old leathern bag: and. and covered with cloth of arras. like a perriwig. I am Covetousness. indeed. I am Envy. and we will highly gratify thee. LUCIFER. the first day Of his creation. that there .[105] Now. What art thou. I am lean with seeing others eat. That sight will be as pleasing unto me. we are come from hell to shew thee some pastime: sit down. I kiss her lips. FAUSTUS. the first? PRIDE. What art thou. fie. and therefore wish all books were burnt. and look to it. I am Pride. slay his ministers. the fourth? ENVY. I would desire that this house and all the people in it were turned to gold. I do--what do I not? But. Faustus. As Paradise was to Adam. the second? COVETOUSNESS. FAUSTUS. what a scent is here! I'll not speak another word. I can creep into every corner of a wench. LUCIFER. or. And Faustus vows never to look to heaven. I sit upon her brow. might I have my wish. Nor will I henceforth: pardon me in this. FAUSTUS. and ever since I have run up and down the world with this case[106] of rapiers. I am Wrath. O. And make my spirits pull his churches down. begotten of a chimney-sweeper and an oyster-wife. Do so. that I might lock you up in my good chest: O. wounding myself when I had nobody to fight withal. What art thou. Faustus.

and that is thirty meals a-day and ten bevers. thou hast heard all my progeny. . FAUSTUS. Now. and I live alone! then thou shouldst see how fat I would be. Faustus. the sixth? SLOTH. GLUTTONY. O. I'll see thee hanged: thou wilt eat up all my victuals. Thou shalt. with a vengeance! FAUSTUS. Away. and you have done me great injury to bring me from thence: let me be carried thither again by Gluttony and Lechery. How happy were I then! LUCIFER. wilt thou bid me to supper? FAUSTUS. I will send for thee at midnight.] LUCIFER. And thou shalt turn thyself into what shape thou wilt. Faustus. But must thou sit. envious rascal!--What art thou. Tut. O. FAUSTUS.[108] FAUSTUS. and the devil a penny they have left me.[110] In meantime take this book. sir? I am Gluttony. and the first letter of my name begins with L. What are you. that all might die. Peter Pickle-herring and Martin Martlemas-beef.[107]-a small trifle to suffice nature. the fifth? GLUTTONY. Who I. O. Then the devil choke thee! FAUSTUS. this feeds my soul! LUCIFER. but my godmother. to hell![109] [Exeunt the SINS. she was a jolly gentlewoman. but a bare pension. Now. peruse it throughly. Mistress Minx. might I see hell. to hell. in hell is all manner of delight. and return again. my godfathers were these. I come of a royal parentage! my grandfather was a Gammon of Bacon. Who I. and I stand? come down. where I have lain ever since.would come a famine through all the world. I'll not speak another word for a king's ransom. Away. Choke thyself. O. my grandmother a Hogshead of Claret-wine. and well-beloved in every good town and city. I was begotten on a sunny bank. Faustus. I am Sloth. No. My parents are all dead. how dost thou like this? FAUSTUS. the seventh and last? LECHERY. glutton!--What art thou. her name was Mistress Margery March-beer. sir? I am one that loves an inch of raw mutton better than an ell of fried stock-fish.

Faustus.FAUSTUS. my good Mephistophilis. He now is gone to prove cosmography. Quarter the town in four equivalents: There saw we learned Maro's golden tomb. Having now. and the rest.] Enter CHORUS. In one of which a sumptuous temple stands. . Pass'd with delight the stately town of Trier. From Paris next.[111] CHORUS.[115] coasting the realm of France. Then up to Naples. FAUSTUS. Padua. [Exeunt LUCIFER and BELZEBUB. mighty Lucifer! This will I keep as chary as my life. To see the Pope and manner of his court. Being seated in a chariot burning bright. [Exeunt. The way he cut. and deep-entrenched lakes. Not to be won by any conquering prince. Farewell.] Come. That to this day is highly solemniz'd. and think on the devil. in one night's space. And. Whose buildings fair and gorgeous to the eye.[114] Environ'd round with airy mountain-tops. Great thanks. [Exit.[116] an English mile in length. and pav'd with finest brick.[117] That threats the stars with her aspiring top. With walls of flint. The streets straight forth. Farewell. We saw the river Maine fall into Rhine. Mephistophilis.] Enter FAUSTUS and MEPHISTOPHILIS.[113] FAUSTUS. Did mount himself to scale Olympus' top. Drawn by the strength of yoky dragons' necks. LUCIFER. as I guess. To know the secrets of astronomy[112] Graven in the book of Jove's high firmament. rich Campania. Thorough a rock of stone. And take some part of holy Peter's feast. From thence to Venice. will first arrive at Rome. Learned Faustus. Whose banks are set with groves of fruitful vines. great Lucifer.

[Mephistophilis charms him. and the fiery lake Of ever-burning Phlegethon. Faustus. Well. man. Then charm me. Besides the gates. Nay. Over the which four stately bridges lean. I swear That I do long to see the monuments And situation of bright-splendent Rome: Come. And now. That make safe passage to each part of Rome: Upon the bridge call'd Ponte[119] Angelo Erected is a castle passing strong. Which Julius Caesar brought from Africa. Within whose walls such store of ordnance are. FAUSTUS. Tut. to do what I please. Know that this city stands upon seven hills That underprop the groundwork of the same: Just through the midst[118] runs flowing Tiber's stream With winding banks that cut it in two parts. FAUSTUS. therefore. And by their folly make us merriment. and high pyramides. MEPHIST. stay: I know you'd fain see the Pope. Faustus. as erst I did command. by the kingdoms of infernal rule. MEPHIST. and. that I[121] May be invisible. And double cannons fram'd of carved brass. Now. Conducted me within the walls of Rome? MEPHIST. And take some part of holy Peter's feast.Thus hitherto hath Faustus spent his time: But tell me now what resting-place is this? Hast thou. because we will not be unprovided. Where thou shalt see a troop of bald-pate friars. As match the days within one complete year. I have taken up his Holiness' privy-chamber for our use. Of Styx. I have. let's away. my Faustus. we'll be bold with his good cheer. I hope his Holiness will bid us welcome. 'tis no matter. Whose summum bonum is in belly-cheer. of[120] Acheron. I'm content to compass then some sport. FAUSTUS.] . Unseen of any whilst I stay in Rome. that thou mayst perceive What Rome containeth to delight thee with.

there's the second time. it may be some ghost. fall to. and the devil choke you. here is a dainty dish was sent me from the Bishop of Milan. I would advise you.MEPHIST. [The POPE crosses himself again.] POPE. look about. thou shalt not be discern'd. Sound a Sonnet. What. I'll pledge your grace. prepare a dirge to lay the fury of this ghost. . sir. FIRST FRIAR.] Well. Aware the third. My Lord of Lorrain. again!--My lord. [The POPE crosses himself. [Snatches the dish.[122] Enter the POPE and the CARDINAL OF LORRAIN to the banquet. FAUSTUS. OF LOR.] POPE. FAUSTUS. I'll ha't. I thank you. [Snatches the dish. if it like your Holiness. My lord. What. POPE. So. [Snatches the cup. will't please you draw near? FAUSTUS. FAUSTUS. It may be so.] FAUSTUS. now Do what thou wilt. come to beg a pardon of your Holiness.--Friars. I'll drink to your grace.] C. POPE. My lord. How now! who's that which snatched the meat from me? will no man look?--My lord. are you crossing of yourself? Well. You say true. my lord. this dish was sent me from the Cardinal of Florence. use that trick no more. with FRIARS attending.--Once again. Faustus. newly crept out of Purgatory. I give you fair warning. Here's nobody. Fall to. an you spare! POPE. How now! who's that which spake?--Friars. POPE.

-Forward and backward. and they all run away. CHORUS. what shall we do? MEPHIST. brethren. FAUSTUS. They put forth questions of astrology.--candle. And in their conference of what befell. They sing. Touching his journey through the world and air. and candle. and so returned home. Where such as bear his absence but with grief. Re-enter all the FRIARS to sing the Dirge. and an ass bray. I know not: we shall be cursed with bell. Come. book. When Faustus had with pleasure ta'en the view Of rarest things. Did gratulate his safety with kind words. book. let's about our business with good devotion. book. and fling fire-works among them. CURSED BE HE THAT STOLE AWAY HIS HOLINESS' MEAT FROM THE TABLE! maledicat Dominus! CURSED BE HE THAT STRUCK HIS HOLINESS A BLOW ON THE FACE! maledicat Dominus! CURSED BE HE THAT TOOK FRIAR SANDELO A BLOW ON THE PATE! maledicat Dominus! CURSED BE HE THAT DISTURBETH OUR HOLY DIRGE! maledicat Dominus! CURSED BE HE THAT TOOK AWAY HIS HOLINESS' WINE! maledicat Dominus? ['?' sic] Et omnes Sancti! Amen! [MEPHISTOPHILIS and FAUSTUS beat the FRIARS. Nay. FIRST FRIAR. He stay'd his course. and so exeunt. and candle. I mean his friends and near'st companions. .] Enter CHORUS. Because it is Saint Peter's holiday. to curse Faustus to hell! Anon you shall hear a hog grunt. and FAUSTUS hits him a box of the ear. Mephistophilis.[The POPE crosses himself again.] Come on. a calf bleat. How! bell. and bell. and royal courts of kings.

and so by that means I shall see more than e'er I felt or saw yet. prithee. my master and mistress shall find that I can read. Enter RALPH. that's one of my conjuring works. ROBIN. your eyes shall see['t] perform'd. come away. I can do all these things easily with it. RALPH. come away. if thou hast any mind to Nan Spit. Canst thou conjure with it? ROBIN. the most intolerable book for conjuring that e'er was invented by any brimstone devil. for I am about a roaring piece of work. i'faith. she for her private study. first. RALPH. [Exit. What book! why. . Robin. and he would have his things rubbed and made clean: he keeps such a chafing with my mistress about it. what doest thou with that same book? thou canst not read? ROBIN. and she has sent me to look thee out. as often as thou wilt. Our Master Parson says that's nothing. Ralph: keep out. and at midnight. in trial of his art. Come. What there he did. I mean to search some circles for my own use. calling ROBIN. stark naked. he for his forehead. prithee. and. or else my art fails. Keep out. she's born to bear with me. before me. our kitchenmaid.Which Faustus answer'd with such learned skill As they admir'd and wonder'd at his wit. there's a gentleman tarries to have his horse. True. I can make thee drunk with ippocras[124] at any tabern[125] in Europe for nothing. Yes. what book is that? ROBIN. Ralph. Now is his fame spread forth in every land: Amongst the rest the Emperor is one. ROBIN. O. I leave untold. Robin. then turn her and wind her to thy own use. ROBIN. Now will I make all the maidens in our parish dance at my pleasure. Ralph: and more. at whose palace now Faustus is feasted 'mongst his noblemen. RALPH. RALPH. Carolus the Fifth. with a book in his hand. or else you are blown up. keep out. this is admirable! here I ha' stolen one of Doctor Faustus' conjuring-books. Why.] Enter ROBIN[123] the Ostler. RALPH. you are dismembered.

ROBIN. 'tis afore me [Aside]. sir. drawer. [Searches ROBIN. VINTNER. tone[129] of you hath this goblet about you.RALPH.--stand aside you had best. Soft. I must yet have a goblet paid from you.] Now. [VINTNER searches him.[128] I hope all is paid. we were for ever made by this Doctor Faustus' book? ecce. sir! search your fill. sirrah? . Robin! shall I have Nan Spit. Ralph. VINTNER. Enter VINTNER. Hush! I'll gull him supernaturally. Ralph [Aside to RALPH]. How say you now? VINTNER. ROBIN. VINTNER. I a goblet! search me. Come. [Exeunt. signum! here's a simple purchase[127] for horse-keepers: our horses shall eat no hay as long as this lasts. sir! me. No more. Ralph.--Sirrah you. RALPH. and to mine own use? On that condition I'll feed thy devil with horse-bread as long as he lives. sweet Ralph: let's go and make clean our boots.--Look to the goblet.--You. I a goblet. I mean so. Me. God be with you!--Come. sir. I'll teach you to impeach honest men. Robin. What mean you. a word with you. I a goblet!--I scorn you. sir! RALPH. Well. &c. sir. and you are but a. ROBIN. with your favour.--I'll scour you for a goblet. But. I charge you in the name of Belzebub.] ROBIN. You lie. I must say somewhat to your fellow. O.] Enter ROBIN and RALPH[126] with a silver goblet. Ralph: did not I tell thee. which lie foul upon our hands.--stand by. ROBIN. ere you go. you may be ashamed to burden honest men with a matter of truth. of free cost. ROBIN. Drawer. and then to our conjuring in the devil's name. VINTNER. here comes the Vintner. brave.

and be gone? MEPHIST. Monarch of Hell.--Look to the goblet. ROBIN. that thou let me see some proof of thy skill. by whom thou canst accomplish what thou list. They run about. This. How am I vexed with these villains' charms? From Constantinople am I hither come. therefore.[130] under whose black survey Great potentates do kneel with awful fear. thy head will never be out of the pottage-pot. I transform thee into an ape. and I'll never rob thy library more. villains. I'll tell you what I mean. Mephistophilis. ROBIN.] ROBIN. from Constantinople! you have had a great journey: will you take sixpence in your purse to pay for your supper. Ralph [Aside to RALPH]. Misericordia pro nobis! what shall I do? Good devil. how that none in my empire nor in the whole world can compare with thee for the rare effects of magic: they say thou hast a familiar spirit. [Gives the goblet to VINTNER.] ROBIN. I'faith. who exit. Master Doctor Faustus. for your presumption. [Exeunt. MEPHIST. forgive me now. with ATTENDANTS. Peccatum peccatorum!--Here's thy goblet. &c. EMPEROR. and so be gone! [Exit. Enter MEPHISTOPHILIS. and then exit.] Enter EMPEROR. I'll get nuts and apples enow. [Reads from a book] Sanctobulorum Periphrasticon-nay.[131] FAUSTUS.[132] I have heard strange report of thy knowledge in the black art. And I must be a dog. Vintner. good Vintner. that mine eyes may be witnesses to confirm what mine ears have heard . How. Robin? thou hast no goblet. and thee into a dog. Re-enter MEPHISTOPHILIS. into an ape! that's brave: I'll have fine sport with the boys. is my request. nomine Domini! what meanest thou. Only for pleasure of these damned slaves. Upon whose altars thousand souls do lie. VINTNER. I'll tickle you. RALPH. RALPH. Well.--[Reads] Polypragmos Belseborams framanto pacostiphos tostu. How. sets squibs at their backs. O. and a KNIGHT.ROBIN.

though I must confess myself far inferior to the report men have published. EMPEROR. I am content to do whatsoever your majesty shall command me.reported: and here I swear to thee. . subdu'd so many kingdoms. I'faith. thou shalt be no ways prejudiced or endamaged. As I was sometime solitary set Within my closet.[134] or they that shall Hereafter possess our throne. that's just nothing at all. and attire They us'd to wear during their time of life. KNIGHT. Canst raise this man from hollow vaults below. KNIGHT. if it like your grace. whatever thou doest. [Aside. It grieves my soul I never saw the man: If. My gracious lord. I am ready to accomplish your request. Thou shalt both satisfy my just desire. by the honour of mine imperial crown. I'faith. FAUSTUS. And give me cause to praise thee whilst I live. gesture. for that love and duty binds me thereunto. Got such riches. As when I hear but motion made of him. by cunning of thine art. My gracious sovereign. And bring with him his beauteous paramour. which long since are consumed to dust. he looks much like a conjurer. [Aside. that. thou. so far forth as by art and power of my spirit I am able to perform. and nothing answerable to the honour of your imperial majesty. therefore. Then. shall (I fear me) ne'er attain to that degree Of high renown and great authority: Amongst which kings is Alexander the Great. Where lies entomb'd this famous conqueror. Doctor Faustus. The bright[135] shining of whose glorious acts Lightens the world with his reflecting beams. Chief spectacle of the world's pre-eminence.] FAUSTUS. How they had won[133] by prowess such exploits. Both in their right shapes. sundry thoughts arose About the honour of mine ancestors. But.] FAUSTUS. yet. it is not in my ability[136] to present before your eyes the true substantial bodies of those two deceased princes. mark what I shall say. As we that do succeed.

FAUSTUS. in their most flourishing estate. KNIGHT.] . I'll be gone. be gone. while she lived. I'll meet with you anon for interrupting me so. when you will confess the truth.] FAUSTUS. Go to. I'faith. [Exeunt Spirits. let me see them presently. but the true substantial bodies of those two deceased princes. Nay. now there's a sign of grace in you. EMPEROR. No. But such spirits as can lively resemble Alexander and his paramour shall appear before your grace. EMPEROR. Do you hear. that's as true as Diana turned me to a stag. Wilt please your highness now to send for the knight that was so pleasant with me here of late? EMPEROR. Re-enter MEPHISTOPHILIS with SPIRITS in the shapes of ALEXANDER and his PARAMOUR. [Exit ATTENDANT. [Exit MEPHISTOPHILIS. he left the horns for you. Your highness may boldly go and see. Ay. these are no spirits. marry. Master Doctor. my gracious lord. when Actaeon died.] FAUSTUS. sir? KNIGHT. --Here they are. Master Doctor. I heard this lady. in that manner that they both[137] lived in. How then. had a wart or mole in her neck: how shall I know whether it be so or no? FAUSTUS.KNIGHT. an you go to conjuring. Master Doctor? you bring Alexander and his paramour before the Emperor! FAUSTUS. sir. [Exit. One of you call him forth. [Aside. which I doubt not shall sufficiently content your imperial majesty. Sure.] KNIGHT.--Mephistophilis.] FAUSTUS. Master Doctor. EMPEROR. but.

will you go on horse-back or on foot[?] FAUSTUS. I say. not so fast. Enter a HORSE-COURSER. How now. Expect from me a bounteous reward. KNIGHT. Feel on thy head. [Exeunt EMPEROR.[139] the restless course That time doth run with calm and silent foot. Mephistophilis. My gracious lord. ere you go. Farewell. EMPEROR. hereafter speak well of scholars.[138] [MEPHISTOPHILIS removes the horns.Re-enter the KNIGHT with a pair of horns on his head. that not only gives thee horns. and ATTENDANTS. Good Master Doctor. EMPEROR. see where he is!--God save you. I had thought thou hadst been a bachelor. but now I see thou hast a wife.--Mephistophilis. undo what thou hast done! FAUSTUS. Now. I'll walk on foot. sir! there's no haste: but. Nay. my good lord. as to delight you with some mirth. I am content to release him of his horns:--and. good. but makes thee wear them. sir knight. horse-courser! you are well met. I have been all this day seeking one Master Fustian: mass. at my entreaty release him: he hath done penance sufficient. are you remembered how you crossed me in my conference with the Emperor? I think I have met with you for it. transform him straight. Master Doctor! FAUSTUS. Shortening my days and thread of vital life. How dar'st thou thus abuse a gentleman? Villain. Thou damned wretch and execrable dog. sweet Mephistophilis. KNIGHT. . let us Make haste to Wertenberg.[140] HORSE-COURSER. which being all I desire. till I'm past this fair and pleasant green. What. not so much for the injury he offered me here in your presence. I humbly take my leave. hath Faustus worthily requited this injurious knight. Master Doctor: yet.] --Now. Calls for the payment of my latest years: Therefore. O. Bred in the concave of some monstrous rock. sir knight! why. What. having done my duty. MEPHIST. FAUSTUS.] FAUSTUS.

ride him not into the water. speak for me. or where thou wilt. Well. and have my forty dollars again. come. Then rest thee. I shall never see them more. give me your money [HORSE-COURSER gives FAUSTUS the money]: my boy will deliver him to you. HORSE-COURSER. like an ass as I was. but a man condemn'd to die? Thy fatal time doth draw to final end. But I'll seek out my doctor.HORSE-COURSER. Doctor Lopus[143] was never such a doctor: has given me a purgation.] What art thou. FAUSTUS. take him. you'll tell me what it is? FAUSTUS.--Well. dost think I am a horse-doctor? [Exit HORSE-COURSER. FAUSTUS. like a venturous youth. sir. Do you hear. sir. Alas.--Now am I made man for ever: I'll not leave my horse for forty:[141] if he had but the quality of hey-ding-ding. for he bade me I should ride him into no water: now I. I pray you. sir.[144] I. I have no more!--I pray you. at any hand. yes. sir: your boy will deliver him me: but. quiet in conceit. he will drink of all waters. but not into the water. sir? I have brought you forty dollars for your horse. has purged me of forty dollars. I cannot sell him so: if thou likest him for fifty. Faustus. neither wife nor child. quoth a? mass. crying. you villain! what. Faustus. and I sat upon a bottle of hay. But I must tell you one thing before you have him. if my horse be sick or ill at ease. Why. but my horse vanished away. all wet. hey-ding-ding. Despair doth drive distrust into[142] my thoughts: Confound these passions with a quiet sleep: Tush. I'd make a brave living on him: he has a buttock as slick as an eel [Aside]. I was no sooner in the middle of the pond. Alas. O.] Re-enter HORSE-COURSER. HORSE-COURSER. But yet. rid him into the deep pond at the town's end. Christ did call the thief upon the Cross. let him have him: he is an honest fellow. God b'wi'ye. will he not drink of all waters? FAUSTUS. HORSE-COURSER. and he has a great charge. alas! Doctor Fustian. sir. thinking my horse had had some rare quality that he would not have had me know of. Away. if I bring his water to you. I would not be ruled by him. [Sleeps in his chair. never so near drowning in my life. but ride him not into the water: ride him over hedge or ditch. MEPHIST. HORSE-COURSER. or I'll make it the dearest . Well. hark you.

What.--God save you. HORSE-COURSER. my leg!--Help. my leg. An he have not slept this eight weeks. this trick shall cost him forty dollars more. I'll speak with him. Master Doctor. I have none about me: come to my ostry. HORSE-COURSER. [HORSE-COURSER runs away. I'll speak with him now. Master Doctor. forty dollars for a bottle of hay! MEPHIST. or I'll break his glass-windows about his ears. . is he gone? farewell he! Faustus has his leg again. HORSE-COURSER. Where be they? HORSE-COURSER. So-ho. MEPHIST. MEPHIST.[145] where's your master? MEPHIST. he has not slept this eight nights. yonder is his snipper-snapper.] No.--Do you hear? you. my leg! MEPHIST. thou seest he hears thee not. and I'll give you forty dollars more! MEPHIST. O. Why. MEPHIST. MEPHIST. he's fast asleep: come some other time. Come. [Pulls FAUSTUS by the leg. will you not wake? I'll make you wake ere I go.--My!--O. I am undone! what shall I do? FAUSTUS. sir. Ay. I take it. But I will speak with him. this is he. O Lord. hey-pass.] Alas. HORSE-COURSER. sir. Enter WAGNER. See. and pulls it away. Mephistophilis! call the officers. Master Doctor Fustian! forty dollars. what would you? you cannot speak with him. villain. and the Horsecourser. fast asleep. to the constable. ho! so-ho. ho! [Hollows in his ear.] FAUSTUS. Be gone quickly. HORSE-COURSER.[146] and I'll give them you. HORSE-COURSER. a bottle of hay for his labour: well. let me go. Why. Why. where he is. I tell thee.

I am glad they content you so. The Duke of Vanholt! an honourable gentleman. how you should come by these grapes. let's away to him. madam. as you see. Here they be. the year is divided into two circles over the whole world. this merriment hath much pleased me. Wagner! what's the news with thee? WAGNER. --But it may be. . and FAUSTUS. [Exit MEPHISTOPHILIS. Believe me. madam. the DUCHESS. I am glad it contents you so well. this makes me wonder above the rest.How now. good Master Doctor: and. Believe me. be gone. Re-enter MEPHISTOPHILIS with grapes. so it would content you. to whom I must be no niggard of my cunning.] Were it a greater thing than this. and. as in India. madam: wilt please you taste on them? DUKE. for I see your courteous intent to pleasure me. in the contrary circle it is summer with them. that's nothing!--Mephistophilis. Saba. My gracious lord. I have heard that great-bellied women do long for some dainties or other: what is it. I will not hide from you the thing my heart desires. Master Doctor. when it is here winter with us. Mephistophilis. that. Master Doctor. Thanks.[148] DUKE. the Duke of Vanholt doth earnestly entreat your company. that being in the dead time of winter and in the month of January. DUCHESS. FAUSTUS. and you shall have it. Alas. madam? tell me.[149] and farther countries in the east. and by means of a swift spirit that I have.] Enter the DUKE OF VANHOLT. I had them brought hither.[147]--Come. Believe me. --How do you like them. FAUSTUS. I would desire no better meat than a dish of ripe grapes. you should have it. If it like your grace. were it now summer. FAUSTUS. they be the best grapes that e'er I tasted in my life before. madam. as it is January and the dead time of the winter. FAUSTUS. madam? be they good? DUCHESS. Sir. [Exeunt. Master Doctor. FAUSTUS. you take no delight in this.

if that death were near. Come. And brought the spoils to rich Dardania.[153]] SECOND SCHOLAR. For he hath given to me all his goods:[152] And yet. I humbly thank your grace. FAUSTUS. DUCHESS. since our conference about fair ladies.] Enter FAUSTUS with two or three SCHOLARS. and swill Amongst the students. and carouse. as to let us see that peerless dame of Greece. we should think ourselves much beholding unto you. You shall behold that peerless dame of Greece.[151] WAGNER. my lord. And so I will.DUKE. and HELEN passeth over the stage. Master Doctor. rest beholding[150] for this courtesy. whom all the world admires for majesty. . Gentlemen. and. Who are at supper with such belly-cheer As Wagner ne'er beheld in all his life. Master Doctor. madam. and receive your reward. let us in. Master Doctor Faustus. Whom all the world admires for majesty. [Exit. [Exeunt. for danger is in words.] Enter WAGNER. See. we have determined with ourselves that Helen of Greece was the admirablest lady that ever lived: therefore. And Faustus' custom is not to deny The just requests of those that wish him well. Be silent. methinks. as even now he doth. No otherways for pomp and majesty Than when Sir Paris cross'd the seas with her. if you will do us that favour. then. which was the beautifulest in all the world. Come. where they come! belike the feast is ended. FAUSTUS. where you must well reward this learned man for the great kindness he hath shewed to you. follow us. I think my master means to die shortly. DUKE. For that I know your friendship is unfeign'd. whilst I live. Too simple is my wit to tell her praise. He would not banquet. [Music sounds. FIRST SCHOLAR. and MEPHISTOPHILIS.

come.[154] OLD MAN. FIRST SCHOLAR. Whose heavenly beauty passeth all compare. Where art thou. Faustus. Offers to pour the same into thy soul: Then call for mercy. Whose blood alone must wash away thy guilt. Faustus. Ah. with a vial full of precious grace. But mercy. stay thy desperate steps! I see an angel hovers o'er thy head. and avoid despair. I feel Thy words to comfort my distressed soul! Leave me a while to ponder on my sins. Ah. Gentlemen. By which sweet path thou mayst attain the goal That shall conduct thee to celestial rest! Break heart. Ah. despair and die! Hell calls for right. Since we have seen the pride of Nature's works." And Faustus now[158] will come to do thee right. And only paragon of excellence. drop blood.] Enter an OLD MAN. good Faustus. that I might prevail To guide thy steps unto the way of life.] OLD MAN. Tears falling from repentant heaviness Of thy most vile[155] and loathsome filthiness.THIRD SCHOLAR. and for this glorious deed Happy and blest be Faustus evermore! FAUSTUS. Doctor Faustus. And. and with a roaring voice Says. and mingle it with tears. FAUSTUS. . farewell: the same I wish to you. my sweet friend. Faustus? wretch. The stench whereof corrupts the inward soul With such flagitious crimes of heinous sin[156] As no commiseration may expel. what hast thou done? Damn'd art thou. damn'd. FAUSTUS. "Faustus. of thy Saviour sweet. [Exeunt SCHOLARS. [MEPHISTOPHILIS gives him a dagger. stay. thine hour is almost[157] come. No marvel though the angry Greeks pursu'd With ten years' war the rape of such a queen. Let us depart.

-That I might have unto my paramour That heavenly Helen which I saw of late.[162] or what else thou shalt desire. Do it. And with my blood again I will confirm My former vow I made to Lucifer. I arrest thy soul For disobedience to my sovereign lord: Revolt. Faustus. which is but little worth. MEPHIST.[159] with unfeigned heart. And burnt the topless[163] towers of Ilium-Sweet Helen. FAUSTUS. sweet Faustus.-[Kisses her. this.OLD MAN. and yet I do despair: Hell strives with grace for conquest in my breast: What shall I do to shun the snares of death? MEPHIST. quickly. sweet friend. His faith is great. or I'll in piece-meal tear thy flesh. Re-enter HELEN. Fearing the ruin of thy hopeless soul. Faustus. but with heavy cheer. make me immortal with a kiss.] FAUSTUS. Lest greater danger do attend thy drift. And keep mine oath I made to Lucifer. To glut the longing of my heart's desire. FAUSTUS.[160] let me crave of thee. MEPHIST. then. With greatest torments that our hell affords. Was this the face that launch'd a thousand ships. good servant. Whose sweet embracings may extinguish clean Those[161] thoughts that do dissuade me from my vow. I go. [Exit. Thou traitor. But what I may afflict his body with I will attempt. where is mercy now? I do repent. Accursed Faustus. MEPHIST. that base and crooked age. Shall be perform'd in twinkling of an eye. I cannot touch his soul. Torment. entreat thy lord To pardon my unjust presumption. FAUSTUS. That durst dissuade me from thy Lucifer. One thing. FAUSTUS. Sweet Mephistophilis.] .

And then return to Helen for a kiss. for heaven is[164] in these lips.[166] OLD MAN. And I will combat with weak Menelaus. Accursed Faustus. OLD MAN.] Enter FAUSTUS.--on one side. O. shall triumph over thee. give me my soul again. Helen. where it flies!-Come.] Enter the OLD MAN. had I lived with thee. More lovely than the monarch of the sky In wanton Arethusa's azur'd arms. [Exeunt. And fly'st the throne of his tribunal-seat! Enter DEVILS. Ah. What means Faustus? . on the other. then had I lived still! but now I die eternally.[167] with SCHOLARS. and for love of thee. And none but thou shalt[165] be my paramour! [Exeunt. And all is dross that is not Helena. Satan begins to sift me with his pride: As in this furnace God shall try my faith. and laugh your state to scorn! Hence. comes he not? comes he not? SECOND SCHOLAR. see how the heavens smile At your repulse. What ails Faustus? FAUSTUS. And wear thy colours on my plumed crest. Yea. come. Here will I dwell. I will be Paris. DEVILS. FAUSTUS. my sweet chamber-fellow. hell! for hence I fly unto my God. My faith. I will wound Achilles in the heel. Brighter art thou than flaming Jupiter When he appear'd to hapless Semele. Ambitious fiends. Instead of Troy. vile hell. shall Wertenberg be sack'd.Her lips suck forth my soul: see. thou art fairer than the evening air Clad in the beauty of a thousand stars. That from thy soul exclud'st the grace of heaven. miserable man. gentlemen! FIRST SCHOLAR. Ah. Look.

Gentlemen. Why did not Faustus tell us of this before. my God. being in hell for ever? THIRD SCHOLAR. but the devil threatened to tear me in pieces. but not Faustus. heaven. the throne of the blessed. I would weep! but the devil draws in my tears. indeed. man. Belike he is grown into some sickness by being over-solitary. gentlemen. FAUSTUS. FIRST SCHOLAR. the kingdom of joy. I gave them my soul for my cunning![168] ALL. away. Yet. ah. all the world. we'll have physicians to cure him. that hath damned both body and soul. look up to heaven. But Faustus' offence can ne'er be pardoned: the serpent that tempted Eve may be saved. FAUSTUS. gentlemen. --'Tis but a surfeit. O. A surfeit of deadly sin. If it be so. the seat of God. and must remain in hell for ever. Yet. SECOND SCHOLAR.[169] that divines might have prayed for thee? FAUSTUS. heaven itself. Oft have I thought to have done so. Ah. I writ them a bill with mine own blood: the date is expired. life and soul! O. Gush forth blood. whom Faustus hath blasphemed! Ah. if I named God. On God. Faustus? FAUSTUS. Faustus. the time will come. never read book! and what wonders I have done. all Germany can witness. hell. they hold them! ALL.THIRD SCHOLAR. what shall become of Faustus. never fear. hell. hear me with patience. would I had never seen Wertenberg. for which Faustus hath lost both Germany and the world. FAUSTUS. Who. call on God. FIRST SCHOLAR. but see. Lucifer and Mephistophilis. and he will fetch me. whom Faustus hath abjured! on God. but Faustus hath done it: for vain pleasure of twenty-four years hath Faustus lost eternal joy and felicity. to fetch both body and soul. remember God's mercies are infinite. what shall we do to save[170] Faustus? . and tremble not at my speeches! Though my heart pants and quivers to remember that I have been a student here these thirty years. he stays my tongue! I would lift up my hands. God forbid! FAUSTUS. yea. God forbade it. lest you perish with me. yea. if I once gave ear to divinity: and now 'tis too late. SECOND SCHOLAR. instead of tears! yea. they hold them. Faustus. for ever! Sweet friends. O. Ah.

and bends his ireful brows! Mountains and hills. Gentlemen. O. for nothing can rescue me. and there pray for him. farewell. see. The devil will come. farewell: if I live till morning. spare me. and we will pray that God may have mercy upon thee. Ah. I'll visit you. half a drop: ah. come. Pray thou. . [Exeunt SCHOLARS. and midnight never come. FAUSTUS. if not. God will strengthen me. pray for me. Now hast thou but one bare hour to live. That Faustus may repent and save his soul! O lente. Whose influence hath allotted death and hell. Tempt not God. where God Stretcheth out his arm. a natural day. Ay. come. sweet friend. like a foggy mist. FAUSTUS. noctis equi! The stars move still. and what noise soever ye hear. and fall on me. rise again. and make Perpetual day. I will stay with Faustus. Fair Nature's eye. rend not my heart for naming of my Christ! Yet will I call on him: O. That time may cease. or let this hour be but A year. a week. FIRST SCHOLAR. you ever-moving spheres of heaven. the clock will strike. And hide me from the heavy wrath of God! No. and Faustus must be damn'd. Lucifer!-Where is it now? 'tis gone: and see. And then thou must be damn'd perpetually! Stand still. Into the entrails of yon labouring cloud[s]. time runs. I'll leap up to my God!--Who pulls me down?-See. Faustus is gone to hell.[171] come not unto me. Talk not of me. no. Faustus. and depart. Faustus. pray for me.--The clock strikes eleven. gape! O.[172] lente currite. THIRD SCHOLAR. no! Then will I headlong run into the earth: Earth. but save yourselves. Now draw up Faustus.FAUSTUS. my Christ!-Ah. a month. where Christ's blood streams in the firmament! One drop would save my soul. SECOND SCHOLAR. ALL. it will not harbour me! You stars that reign'd at my nativity. but let us into the next room. rise.] FAUSTUS.

My God. Yet for Christ's sake. Pythagoras' metempsychosis. be chang'd into little water-drops.] O soul. whose blood hath ransom'd me.] O. look not so fierce on me! Adders and serpents. For. Lucifer! I'll burn my books!--Ah. So that my soul may but ascend to heaven! [The clock strikes the half-hour. Or Lucifer will bear thee quick to hell! [Thunder and lightning. body. let me breathe a while! Ugly hell. curse Lucifer That hath depriv'd thee of the joys of heaven. But mine must live still to be plagu'd in hell. curse thyself. and at last be sav'd! O.[175]] . half the hour is past! 'twill all be past anon O God. Curs'd be the parents that engender'd me! No. Their souls are soon dissolv'd in elements. Let Faustus live in hell a thousand years. If thou wilt not have mercy on my soul. Faustus. turn to air.That. were that true. no end is limited to damned souls! Why wert thou not a creature wanting soul? Or why is this immortal that thou hast? Ah. My limbs may issue from your smoky mouths. gape not! come not. and I be chang'd Unto some brutish beast![174] all beasts are happy. when you[173] vomit forth into the air. Mephistophilis! [Exeunt DEVILS with FAUSTUS. it strikes. A hundred thousand. And fall into the ocean. my god.] Ah. This soul should fly from me. when they die. [The clock strikes twelve. it strikes! Now. ne'er be found! Enter DEVILS. Impose some end to my incessant pain.

] . CHORUS. [Exit. And burned is Apollo's laurel-bough. Cut is the branch that might have grown full straight.Enter CHORUS. That sometime grew within this learned man. Only to wonder at unlawful things. Whose fiendful fortune may exhort the wise. Whose deepness doth entice such forward wits To practice more than heavenly power permits. Faustus is gone: regard his hellish fall.

defeat.--2to 1604 "daunt. and discovered Faustus sitting." [13] men] So the later 4tos." [17] This] So the later 4tos.--Not in 4to 1604.--2to 1604 "the" (the printer having mistaken "yt" for "ye"). "SCEN.--2to 1604 "The deuill. the Chorus. [6] now] So the later 4tos.--2to 1604 "more." Sig. knowledge." [14] legatur] All the 4tos "legatus." [19] Che sera. VLTIMA. where. before going out. "Analytic"? (but such phraseology was not uncommon). ALEXANDER VNBRACED BETWIXT TWO CARDINALLS in his study LOOKING VPON A BOOKE.--Not in 4to 1604.e." [18] Too servile] So the later 4tos. drew a curtain.] Qy. In B. confound. I may quote from Panizzi's very critical edition of the ORLANDO .e. sera] Lest it should be thought that I am wrong in not altering the old spelling here. [5] cunning] i. [9] that] So the later 4tos.--2to 1604 "Wouldst. &c." [11] and] So the later 4tos. [12] Couldst] So the later 4tos. whilst a groome draweth the Curtaine.--2to 1604 "His. we find." [15] &c. 1607.--2to 1604 "man.] So two of the later 4tos. [8] Analytics. [10] Economy] So the later 4tos (with various spelling).--2to 1604 "Oncaymaeon. [2] vaunt] So the later 4tos. Barnes's DIVILS CHARTER. L 3.--2to 1604 "Church. [16] law] So the later 4tos. 'tis thou.e." [3] her] All the 4tos "his." [7] FAUSTUS discovered in his study] Most probably.Notes [1] mate] i." [4] Whereas] i.

--2to 1604 "our. "O sommo GIOVE per noi crocifisso." &c." [29] the fiery keel at Antwerp's bridge] During the blockade of Antwerp by the Prince of Parma in 1585.--p." &c. (Not unfrequently in our old writers THESE is little more than redundant. 327. and in them they had put matches. ii. hanging at a thred." [22] Enter WAGNER.[See Note 90]--"THESE" being equivalent to THE. the which burning vntill they ." &c. 84. first col.: and I may notice that Marlowe is not singular in applying the name JOVE to the God of Christians:-"Beneath our standard of JOUES powerfull sonne [i. p.--2to 1604 "treasury. 1633. made a great shippe.. Id. [28] the] So the later 4tos.e. to be a meanes to breake all this worke of the prince of Parmaes: this great shippe was made of masons worke within." [24] Jove] So again.. st. Commend me to my dearest friends. 1610.--MORGANTE MAG. [23] treasure] So the later 4tos." &c.FURIOSO. [27] silk] All the 4tos "skill" (and so the modern editors!). satisfy. ed. p. "But see the judgement of almightie JOUE.--2to 1604 "trie. inform. FOR MAGISTRATES. st. p. 87." C. in the manner of a vaulted caue: vpon the hatches there were layed myll-stones. MIR. and within the vault were many barrels of powder. 67. [21] tire] So the later 4tos. ed. [20] scenes] "And sooner may a gulling weather-spie By drawing forth heavens SCEANES tell certainly. Pulci. &c. "La satisfazion ci SERA pronta. and others of great weight. Christ]". 696. Donne's FIRST SATYRE. 1." &c. first col.[See Note 59] "Seeing Faustus hath incurr'd eternal death By desperate thoughts against JOVE'S deity. p. ouer the which there were holes. 642. "They of Antuerpe knowing that the bridge and the Stocadoes were finished.) [26] resolve] i.] Perhaps the proper arrangement is.-"Wagner! Enter WAGNER. [25] these elements] So again." &c. C. xviii. graue-stones.e. "Within the bowels of THESE elements.

came vnto the thred, would fall into the powder, and so blow vp all. And for that they could not haue any one in this shippe to conduct it, Lanckhaer, a sea captaine of the Hollanders, being then in Antuerpe, gaue them counsell to tye a great beame at the end of it, to make it to keepe a straight course in the middest of the streame. In this sort floated this shippe the fourth of Aprill, vntill that it came vnto the bridge; where (within a while after) the powder wrought his effect, with such violence, as the vessell, and all that was within it, and vpon it, flew in pieces, carrying away a part of the Stocado and of the bridge. The marquesse of Roubay Vicont of Gant, Gaspar of Robles lord of Billy, and the Seignior of Torchies, brother vnto the Seignior of Bours, with many others, were presently slaine; which were torne in pieces, and dispersed abroad, both vpon the land and vpon the water." Grimeston's GENERALL HISTORIE OF THE NETHERLANDS, p. 875, ed. 1609. [30] only] Qy. "alone"? (This line is not in the later 4tos.) [31] vile] Old ed. "vild": but see note ||, p. 68.--(This line is not in the later 4tos.) [Note || from page 68 (The Second Part of Tamburlaine the Great): Vile] The 8vo "Vild"; the 4to "Wild" (Both eds. a little before, have "VILE monster, born of some infernal hag", and, a few lines after, "To VILE and ignominious servitude":--the fact is, our early writers (or rather transcribers), with their usual inconsistency of spelling, give now the one form, and now the other: compare the folio SHAKESPEARE, 1623, where we sometimes find "vild" and sometimes "VILE.")] [32] concise syllogisms] Old ed. "Consissylogismes." [33] cunning] i.e. knowing, skilful. [34] Agrippa] i.e. Cornelius Agrippa. [35] shadow] So the later 4tos.--2to 1604 "shadowes." [36] spirits] So the later 4tos.--2to 1604 "subiects." [37] Almain rutters] See note †, p. 43. [Note † from p. 43. (The Second Part of Tamburlaine the Great): Almains, Rutters] Rutters are properly--German troopers (reiter, reuter). In the third speech after the present one

this line is repeated VERBATIM: but in the first scene of our author's FAUSTUS we have,-"Like ALMAIN RUTTERS with their horsemen's staves."] [38] have the] So two of the later 4tos.--2to 1604 "in their." [39] From] So the later 4tos.--2to 1604 "For." [40] in] So the later 4tos.--Not in 4to 1604. [41] renowm'd] See note ||, p. 11. [Note || from p. 11. (The First Part of Tamburlaine the Great): renowmed] i.e. renowned.--So the 8vo.--The 4to "renowned." --The form "RENOWMED" (Fr. RENOMME) occurs repeatedly afterwards in this play, according to the 8vo. It is occasionally found in writers posterior to Marlowe's time. e.g. "Of Constantines great towne RENOUM'D in vaine." Verses to King James, prefixed to Lord Stirling's MONARCHICKE TRAGEDIES, ed. 1607.] [42] Albertus'] i.e. Albertus Magnus.--The correction of I. M. in Gent. Mag. for Jan. 1841.--All the 4tos "Albanus." [43] cunning] i.e. skill. [44] Enter two SCHOLARS] Scene, perhaps, supposed to be before Faustus's house, as Wagner presently says, "My master is within at dinner." [45] upon] So the later 4tos.--2to 1604 "vpon't." [46] speak, would] So the later 4tos.--2to 1604 "speake, IT would." [47] my dear brethren] This repetition (not found in the later 4tos) is perhaps an error of the original compositor. [48] Enter FAUSTUS to conjure] The scene is supposed to be a grove; see p. 81, last line of sec. col. [Page 81, second column, last line: "VALDES. Then haste thee to some solitary grove,"]

[49] anagrammatiz'd] So the later 4tos.--2to 1604 "and Agramithist." [50] Th' abbreviated] So the later 4tos.--2to 1604 "The breuiated." [51] erring] i.e. wandering. [52] surgat Mephistophilis, quod tumeraris] The later 4tos have "surgat Mephistophilis DRAGON, quod tumeraris."--There is a corruption here, which seems to defy emendation. For "quod TUMERARIS," Mr. J. Crossley, of Manchester, would read (rejecting the word "Dragon") "quod TU MANDARES" (the construction being "quod tu mandares ut Mephistophilis appareat et surgat"): but the "tu" does not agree with the preceding "vos."--The Revd. J. Mitford proposes "surgat Mephistophilis, per Dragon (or Dagon) quod NUMEN EST AERIS." [53] dicatus] So two of the later 4tos.--2to 1604 "dicatis." [54] Re-enter Mephistophilis, &c.] According to THE HISTORY OF DR. FAUSTUS, on which this play is founded, Faustus raises Mephistophilis in "a thicke wood neere to Wittenberg, called in the German tongue Spisser Wolt..... Presently, not three fathom above his head, fell a flame in manner of a lightning, and changed itselfe into a globe..... Suddenly the globe opened, and sprung up in the height of a man; so burning a time, in the end it converted to the shape of a fiery man[?] This pleasant beast ran about the circle a great while, and, lastly, appeared in the manner of a Gray Fryer, asking Faustus what was his request?" Sigs. A 2, A 3, ed. 1648. Again; "After Doctor Faustus had made his promise to the devill, in the morning betimes he called the spirit before him, and commanded him that he should alwayes come to him like a fryer after the order of Saint Francis, with a bell in his hand like Saint Anthony, and to ring it once or twice before he appeared, that he might know of his certaine coming." Id. Sig. A 4. [55] came hither] So two of the later 4tos.--2to 1604 "came NOW hither." [56] accidens] So two of the later 4tos.--2to 1604 "accident." [57] Why, this is hell, nor am I out of it] Compare Milton, Par. Lost, iv. 75; "Which way I fly is hell; myself am hell." [58] these] So the later 4tos.--2to 1604 "those." [59] Jove's] See note ‡, p. 80. [i.e. Note 24] [60] four and twenty] So the later 4tos.--2to 1604 "24." [61] resolve] i.e. satisfy, inform. [62] thorough] So one of the later 4tos.--2to 1604 "through."

" &c. [71] familiars] i." [64] desir'd] So the later 4tos. 1623.")] [75] vestigiis nostris] All the 4tos "vestigias nostras. [70] vermin] Which the seeds of staves-acre were used to destroy. "vild.] Scene.--Not in 4to 1604. Lily's AD DISCIPULOS CARMEN DE MORIBUS. [66] pickadevaunts] i. &c.e.--2to 1604 "my. [68] Qui mihi discipulus] The first words of W. "To VILE and ignominious servitude":--the fact is. our early writers (or rather transcribers). give now the one form. with their usual inconsistency of spelling. [67] by'r lady] i. where we sometimes find "vild" and sometimes "VILE.e. cupis atque doceri.e. [77] me] So the later 4tos.-"Qui mihi discipulus. a little before. es." [65] Enter WAGNER. [74] vile] Old ed.[63] country] So the later 4tos.--2to 1604 "land. 68. have "VILE monster. Huc ades. puer." . [78] he lives] So the later 4tos.--Not in 4to 1604. by our Lady. [72] their] So the later 4tos. a street most probably. a few lines after.--2to 1604 "I liue." [73] slop] i. and. [69] staves-acre] A species of larkspur. attendant-demons. born of some infernal hag". the 4to "Wild" (Both eds.--2to 1604 "desire. and now the other: compare the folio SHAKESPEARE." See note || p. beards cut to a point." [76] of] So the later 4tos.e. [Note || from page 68 (The Second Part of Tamburlaine the Great): Vile] The 8vo "Vild". wide breeches.

ungrammatically.--"That Mephostophiles should bring him any thing." [93] fond] i. walking. FUGE. 1648. &c. followed some edition of the HISTORY in which these words. p.e." [83] Faustus] So the later 4tos. writing. come. as if they had been written with blood. adds "he desired. FAUSTUS. and writ as followeth. [81] Why] So the later 4tos. Faustus. AND disputing!" But it is evident that this speech is not given correctly in any of the old eds. foolish. In the tract just cited. EATING. or something equivalent to them.-"How Doctor Faustus set his blood in a saucer on warme ashes. [94] What! walking. [84] Bill] i.--2to 1604 "is. 1648.--Not in 4to 1604. [86] But what is this inscription. [87] me] So the later 4tos. B. set it on] This would not be intelligible without the assistance of THE HISTORY OF DR.--Not in 4to 1604." Sig.--2to 1604 "tortures. which I consider as of no authority. [90] these] See note §.--Not in 4to 1604. &c.e.] An often-cited line of modern Latin poetry: by whom it was written I know not." Sig. and doe for him whatsoever. Sig. no doubt. O HOMO. the "3d Article" stands thus. ed." [88] he desires] Not in any of the four 4tos.") [89] that.--Not in 4to 1604. [82] torture] So the later 4tos. FAUSTUS. ed." Marlowe. had been omitted by mistake. B. has "he requireth. ed. [80] Solamen miseris. [85] Here's fire.[i." THE HISTORY OF DR. deed. .--2to 1604 "thee. [92] are] So two of the later 4tos. &c. the sixth chapter of which is headed. &c. 1648. disputing. (2to 1661. SLEEPING. and for certainty thereupon were seen on his hand these words written. Note 25] [91] there] So the later 4tos.[79] why] So the later 4tos. A 4.] So all the 4tos. A later ed.] "He [Faustus] tooke a small penknife and prickt a veine in his left hand. 80.e.] The later 4tos have "What.

Properly. there are several tedious pages on the subject. be she alive or dead. p. [101] erring] i." "First entered Beliall in forme of a beare. "O Barbarous"? in the next line but one. (This line is wanting in the later 4tos.e.) [97] no] So the later 4tos. During . "Seek THOU to save"? But see note ||. and so long as thou wilt thou shalt keep her by thee. repeating.e.] The ninth chapter of THE HISTORY OF DR.[95] let me have a wife. and we will peforme as we have promised. from page 18 (The First Part of Tamburlaine The Great): Barbarous] Qy. [103] resolve] i. "O bloody"? But we occasionally find in our early dramatists lines which are defective in the first syllable. not by calling up the Seven Deadly Sins. reciting. [98] Saba] i." Coles's DICT. FAUSTUS. novitius.e." &c.] In THE HISTORY OF DR. satisfy. FAUSTUS narrates "How Doctor Faustus would have married. but by making various devils appear before him. "It is no jesting [said Mephistophilis] with us: hold thou that which thou hast vowed.--These words pleased Faustus wonderfull well. Sabaea--the Queen of Sheba. and repented himself that he was so foolish to wish himselfe married. "O treacherous"? and in the last line of the speech. in the dialogue which follows. &c. 18. [104] Seek to save] Qy. wandering.--"then came Astaroth. and how the Devill had almost killed him for it. a student during his first term at the university. &c. in the forme of a worme. [100] And argue of divine astrology. [102] freshmen's] "A Freshman. in forme as they were in hell. tiro. thou shalt have thy hearts desire of what woman soever thou wilt. [99] iterating] i. that might have any woman in the whole city brought him [96] me] Not in 4to 1604." &c.--"after him came Beelzebub." &c. has no particular obligations to them. in curled haire of a horseflesh colour. but our dramatist. FAUSTUS. and in some of these instances at least it would almost seem that nothing has been omitted by the transcriber or printer. "one after another. Lucifer amuses Faustus. and more shall that. inform. &c.--Not in 4to 1604. [Note ||." and concludes as follows.e.] [105] Enter the SEVEN DEADLY SINS] In THE HISTORY OF DR.

in which he saw an innumerable sort of cloysters. O. FAUSTUS. but of browne colour. like a squirrell. (In the later 4tos. [107] bevers] i. [113] Enter FAUSTUS and MEPHISTOPHILIS] Scene. and . [111] Enter CHORUS] Old ed.e. "He came from Paris to Mentz. but went into Campania. ed. and straight forth from one end of the towne to the other as a line. [112] Learned Faustus.--"How Doctor Faustus was carried through the ayre up to the heavens. &c. the streets faire and large. to see the whole world.this exhibition. curled. Away to hell. Collier in his Preface to COLERIDGE'S SEVEN LECTURES ON SHAKESPEARE AND MILTON. and all the pavement of the city was of bricke. Sig. refreshments between meals. FAUSTUS.-The parts of Wagner and of the Chorus were most probably played by the same actor: and hence the error. [115] From Paris next. couple.] This description is from THE HISTORY OF DR. "Enter WAGNER solus. without a prefix. nunries.) [110] I will send for thee at midnight] In THE HISTORY OF DR. "-----.] All the 4tos "Lechery. even if we had no assistance here from the later 4tos. where the river of Maine falls into the Rhine: notwithstanding he tarried not long there. cviii. to hell] In 4to 1604. and how the sky and planets ruled. in the kingdome of Neapol. FAUSTUS. [114] Trier] i. Treves or Triers. 1648.e. [106] case] i." That these lines belong to the Chorus would be evident enough. D. LUCIFER.] See the 21st chapter of THE HISTORY OF DR. p. and his tayle turning upward on his backe as the squirrels use: I think he could crack nuts too like a squirrell. and the more it rained into the towne. how this sight doth delight my soul!" &c. FAUSTUS. these words stand on a line by themselves. away! On. the fairer the streets were: there saw he the tombe of Virgill. to hell."--Here I have made the alteration recommended by Mr. "Lucifer himselfe sate in manner of a man all hairy." &c. the corresponding passage is as follows.e. 1648. piper! [Exeunt the SINS. and churches. To know the secrets of astronomy. and great houses of stone." Sig. we have a particular account of Faustus's visit to the infernal regions. D 2. ed. the Pope's privy-chamber. &c.begins with Lechery. [108] L. [109] Away.

Sub finem fusci tramitis." &c. ed. &c." Sig. I have inserted them from the later 4tos.] During the middle ages Virgil was regarded as a great magician. ed. the Cardinal. sed praeclarus ingenio ac literis. the whole length of an English mile. is called the Cardinal of PAVIA. Bas. [121] Then charm me. vol. [116] The way he cut. however. unde haec forsan ab illo perforati montis fluxit opinio. and all the rood or loft of the church double gilded over. hominum manibus confossus. &c. E 3." &c. in aggere edito.--2to 1604 "In MIDST of which. .--OPP.] So the later 4tos.. 1648. [117] From thence to Venice. 1648. SIGNATE. cujus et in epistolis ad Lucilium Seneca mentionem fecit. and much was written concerning his exploits in that capacity. 560. ed. But Petrarch speaks of it as follows. where. percunctatus esset. [122] Sonnet] Variously written.) makes no mention of the feat in question. See Nares's GLOSS. ed. called S. humanitate fretus regia. different from a flourish. De quo cum me olim Robertus regno clarus.] A corrupted passage. [119] Ponte] All the 4tos "Ponto. [118] Just through the midst. ubi primo videri coelum incipit. E 2. Marke. . pervetusti operis. or cornet. ii. non veris contenta laudibus. non illic magici sed ferri vestigia confessus est. In one of which a sumptuous temple stands. SENNET. in V. SENNET. FAUSTUS. mirum et religioni proximum. quid sentirem." ITINERARIUM SYRIACUM. Marks Place.--THE HISTORY OF DR. and the sumptuous church standing thereon. et nullis unquam latrociniis attentatum. as being absolutely necessary for the sense. (see Thoms's EARLY PROSE ROMANCES. that I. patet: Criptam Neapolitanam dicunt. jocans nusquam me legisse magicarium fuisse Virgilium respondi: quod ille severissimae nutu frontis approbans. Inter Falernum et mare mons est saxeus. Sig. SIGNET. Padua.--A particular set of notes on the trumpet. quod vulgus insulsum a Virgilio magicis cantaminibus factum putant: ita clarorum fama hominum. whom the Pope entertains. however. belli quoque immolatum temporibus. The LYFE OF VIRGILIUS. &c. "Non longe a Puteolis Falernus collis attollitur. ipsius Virgilii busta visuntur. 1648. &c.He wondred not a little at the fairenesse of S. saepe etiam fabulis viam facit. FAUSTUS shews WHAT "sumptuous temple" is meant: "From thence he came to Venice..--Compare THE HISTORY OF DR. sic vero populi vox est. &c. how all the pavement was set with coloured stones. famoso palmite nobilis. qua non reges modo sed homines vicit. Sig. and the rest." [120] of] So the later 4tos.--Not in 4to 1604. E 2. Sunt autem fauces excavati montis angustae sed longissimae atque atrae: tenebrosa inter horrifica semper nox: publicum iter in medio.the highway that he cu[t] through the mighty hill of stone in one night.] This and the next line are not in 4to 1604. p. multis astantibus..

g. I have heard much of thee. 1648. th' one like an Ape. vnder whose blacke suruey." Sig. and that thou canst doe what thou list.e. [129] tone] i.--the woollen bag used by apothecaries to strain syrups and decoctions for clarification being termed HIPPOCRATES' SLEEVE. &c] The greater part of this scene is closely borrowed from the history just cited: e. "THE VINTNER'S BOY follows us at the hard heels. [130]MEPHIST. it is therefore (said the Emperor) my request of thee. where he kept his court. nor is there any thing equivalent to them in the corresponding passage of the play as given in the later 4tos. &c. "Faustus.[123] Enter ROBIN. &c. for doing this enterprise. with the rest of the nobles and gentlemen. the one. thus:-"MEPHIST. &c. [127] purchase] i. &c. near an inn.] Old ed." and immediately the "VINTNER" enters.e.e. perhaps because it was strained. Vanish vilaines. acquisition. Monarch of hell. FAUSTUS. Enter ROBIN and RALPH. [126] [Exeunt. at the towne of Inzbrack. [125] tabern] i. [132] Master Doctor Faustus. . an other like a Beare. Monarch of hell.--a medicated drink composed of wine (usually red) with spices and sugar. What follows. tavern. shews that the words which I have omitted ought to have no place in the text. for men say that thou hast a familiar spirit with thee.] Scene--An apartment in the Emperor's Palace." The later 4tos are also inconsistent in the corresponding passage: Dick says. [124] ippocras] Or HIPPOCRAS. that thou let me see a proofe of thy experience: and I vow unto thee. the third an Asse. booty--gain. the Emperor "was personally. that thou art excellent in the black art. ed. According to THE HISTORY OF DR. It is generally supposed to have been so called from HIPPOCRATES (contracted by our earliest writers to HIPPOCRAS). G.] Scene.] A scene is evidently wanting after the Exeunt of Robin and Ralph. [131] Enter EMPEROR." &c. and none like thee in mine empire. [128] Drawer] There is an inconsistency here: the Vintner cannot properly be addressed as "Drawer.

" &c. [133] won] May be right: but qy. "O Barbarous"? in the next line but one. in manner and form as they both lived in their most flourishing time. but Faustus tooke hold on him. he made low and reverend courtesie: whereat the Emperour Carolus would have stood up to receive and greet him with the like reverence. red cheekes. I have often heard . "done"? [134] As we that do succeed. &c. Faustus answered. Ibid. blacke haire.] [136] But. of a middle stature. his paramour met him. where presently entered the great and mighty emperor Alexander Magnus. none evill shall happen unto thee for so doing. from page 18 (The First Part of Tamburlaine The Great): Barbarous] Qy. and a broad face. tall and slender. suit of armour] burnished and graven. Alexander made humble reverence. said to himselfe. which the Emperor agreed unto. My most excellent lord. and herewith I hope to please your Imperiall Majesty. in all things to looke upon as if he had beene alive. upon this condition. She comming in made the Emperour likewise reverence: she was cloathed in blew velvet. a strong set thicke man. the honour of my emperiall crowne. and sure it cannot otherwise be (said he to himselfe) but that the spirits have changed themselves into these formes. which the Emperor marking.] A corrupted passage (not found in the later 4tos). she was also excellent faire. with eyes like a basiliske. if it please your Majesty. but he returned againe presently. [Note ||. saying. &c. I am ready to accomplish your request in all things. "O treacherous"? and in the last line of the speech. "O bloody"? But we occasionally find in our early dramatists lines which are defective in the first syllable. Now have I seene two persons which my heart hath long wished to behold. with a face round as an apple. nor speake unto them. head and beard.] "D. Wherewith Doctor Faustus opened the privy-chamber doore. in proportion. Shortly after. it is not in my ability. but such spirits as have seene Alexander and his Paramour alive shall appeare unto you. and went out againe. Then Faustus went a little aside to speake to his spirit. [135] The bright. you shall see them. and that both thicke and curled. and would not permit him to doe it. passing towards the Emperor Carolus. wrought and imbroidered with pearls and gold. he had a compleat harnesse [i. and comming to the doore.] See note ||. 18. like milke and blood mixed. exceeding rich to look upon: and so. and have but deceived me. p. And thus passed [she] certaine times up and downe the house. yet. if it like your grace.e. so farre forth as I and my spirit are able to performe: yet your majesty shall know that their dead bodies are not able substantially to be brought before you. and in some of these instances at least it would almost seem that nothing has been omitted by the transcriber or printer. he said. that you demand no question of them. &c. calling to minde the woman that raised the prophet Samuel: and for that the Emperor would be the more satisfied in the matter.

who was put to death for having received a bribe from the court of Spain to destroy her.] Here the scene is supposed to be changed to the "fair and pleasant green" which Faustus presently mentions. [144] know of] The old ed. for he could neither get backward nor forward." After the emperor and the courtiers. and mounted on fair palfreys.--"How Doctor Faustus deceived a Horse-courser" is related in a short chapter (the 34th) of THE HISTORY OF DOCTOR FAUSTUS: "After this manner he served a horse-courser at a faire called Pheiffering. meaning-acquainted with. ed. as the knight awaked. the knight was not present during Faustus's "conference" with the Emperor. iv. having taken leave of the emperor. she had a great wart or wen. . Now Mephistophilis. wherefore he tooke Faustus by the hand without any words. G 2. but she. he was attacked in a wood by the knight and some of his companions: they were in armour. Faustus removed the horns. [140] Horse-courser] i. domestic physician to Queen Elizabeth. and every palfry a paire of oxe hornes on his head.--We are now to suppose the scene to be near the home of Faustus. did weare a paire of goates hornes on their browes. and "so charmed them. I 3. [141] for forty] Qy.e. that the panes thereof flew about his eares: thinke here how this good gentleman was vexed. he hit his hornes against the glasse. "and." fixed a huge pair of hart's horns on his head. FAUSTUS. and went to see if it were also to be seene on her or not." A second attempt of the knight to revenge himself on Faustus proved equally unsuccessful. in her neck. [139] FAUSTUS." &c. Sigs. was a league and a half from the city. had beheld the poor knight in this condition. G.e. [137] both] Old ed. 1648. bowed downe her neck. Horse-dealer. and this was their penance appointed by Faustus. has "KNOWNE of". Sig. ed. that every one. "for TWICE forty DOLLARS"? [142] into] So the later 4tos. to their great amusement. transform him straight] According to THE HISTORY OF DR. and presently that it is the interior of his house. perceiving that he came to her. leaving the Emperor and the rest well contented. but the doctor quickly overcame them by turning all the bushes into horsemen. nor did he offer the doctor any insult by doubting his skill in magic." [138] Mephistophilis. for the space of a whole moneth." THE HISTORY OF DR. 1648. which perhaps is right. when he saw a great wart. 384. We are there told that Faustus happening to see the knight asleep. "leaning out of a window of the great hall. When Faustus.--2to 1604 "vnto. and hereupon she vanished." [143] Doctor Lopus] i. &c. "best. FAUSTUS. He is frequently mentioned in our early dramas: see my note on Middleton's WORKS. for he falls asleep in his chair. thinking to pull in his head. knight and other.that behind. Doctor Lopez.

The dutchesse thanked Faustus highly. May it please your grace to understand that the year is divided into two circles of the whole world. skill.--We are to suppose that Faustus is now at the court of the Duke of Vanholt: this is plain. and the entrance of the Duke of Vanholt. HOW DOCTOR FAUSTUS PLAYED A MERRY JEST WITH THE DUKE OF ANHOLT IN HIS COURT. the which came from out of strange countries: all these he presented the dutchesse.--lodging. [147] cunning] i. but tell me what you desire to eat. Enter the DUKE OF VANHOLT. gracious lord. where sitting at the table. and that they brought in the banqueting dishes [i. now truly I will not hide from you what my heart doth most desire. Mephistophilis. saying. hide not your minde from me. "Chap. who hath brought this fruit as you see: whereat the duke was in great admiration. and she fell to her fruit with full appetite. the which can in the twinkling of an eye fulfill my desire in any thing. so that it is so warm that they have twice a yeare fruit. if it were now harvest. Madam.e. I pray you vouchsafe to taste of this dainty fruit. --in which Wagner tells Faustus that the Duke "hath sent some of his men to attend him. I have a swift spirit. the DUTCHESS. peares." [149] Saba] i. and forbearing himselfe untill the meat was taken from the table. for in India and Saba there falleth or setteth the sunne. Doctor Faustus said to the dutchesse. Gracious lady. . the dessert]. and set open one of the casements of the window. Doctor Faustus answered hereupon. I have alwayes heard that great-bellied women doe alwayes long for some dainties. wherefore I sent him into those countries. where incontinent he had his dish full of all manner of fruit. and Wagner. and FAUSTUS] Old ed. Doctor Faustus told him. the which came from a farre countrey." In the later 4tos a scene intervenes between the "Exeunt" of Faustus. who welcommed him very courteously. I would eat my bellyfull of grapes and other dainty fruit.e.. that when with us it is winter. he perceived the dutchess to be with child.e. with provision fit for his journey. the DUKE speakes. Doctor Faustus. this was the moneth of January. She answered him. xxxix. [148] [Exeunt. this is a small thing for me to doe. as red and white grapes. Enter to them the DUKE. not only from the later 4tos.e. Wherefore he tooke a plate. Doctor Faustus on a time went to the Duke of Anholt.[145] hey-pass] Equivalent to--juggler. inn. the subjoined portion of which is closely followed in the present scene. "Exeunt. that. for I can doe more than this. holding it forth. and apples. I beseech therefore your grace. in the contrary circle it is notwithstanding summer. for there the summer is not yet ended. and. the DUCHESS."--but from THE HISTORY OF DOCTOR FAUSTUS. &c. namely. [146] ostry] i. Gratious lady. Sabaea. The Duke of Anholt notwithstanding could not withhold to ask Faustus with what reason there were such young fruit to be had at that time of the yeare.

beholden. give now the one form. [158] now] So the later 4tos. "This lady appeared before them in a most rich gowne of purple velvet. H 4. "To VILE and ignominious servitude":--the fact is. a room in the house of Faustus. [159] MEPHIST." [153] HELEN passeth over the stage] In THE HISTORY OF DOCTOR FAUSTUS we have the following description of Helen. 1623. the neighbour of Faustus.--"How an old man. "vild. sought to perswade him to amend his evil life and to fall into repentance. there ought to be a stage-direction. [Note || from page 68 (The Second Part of Tamburlaine the Great): Vile] The 8vo "Vild". which made them lightly passe away such fancies. born of some infernal hag".[150] beholding] i. the Old Man's exhortation is delivered at his own house.--Not in 4to 1604. of THE HISTORY OF DOCTOR FAUSTUS. AND WRITES ON A PAPER . the 4to "Wild" (Both eds. 68. her haire hanged downe loose. 1648. [151] Enter WAGNER] Scene. [157] almost] So the later 4tos. p. her neck white like a swan." See note ||.--"How Doctor Faustus made his will. a smiling and wanton countenance. having most amorous cole-black eyes. with their usual inconsistency of spelling. in which he named his servant Wagner to be his heire.--Not in 4to 1604. "sinnes" (This is not in the later 4tos). "FAUSTUS STABS HIS ARM. a little before." --according to which history. as faire as the beaten gold.] After this speech. our early writers (or rather transcribers). lvi. in summe.e. her mouth small. have "VILE monster. where we sometimes find "vild" and sometimes "VILE. xlviii of THE HISTORY OF DOCTOR FAUSTUS. which neere-hand inflamed the hearts of all the students. most probably. and now the other: compare the folio SHAKESPEARE. costly imbrodered. there was no imperfect place in her: she looked round about with a rolling hawkes eye. ed. and. &c. quickly. a sweet and pleasant round face. Do it. tall and slender of personage.")] [156] sin] Old ed. a few lines after. [154] Enter an OLD MAN] See chap. [155] vild] Old ed. but that they perswaded themselves she was a spirit. whither he had invited Faustus to supper." Sig. and of such length that it reached downe to her hammes. with lips as red as a cherry. her cheekes of a rose colour. then. [152] he hath given to me all his goods] Compare chap.

I 4. [161] Those] So the later 4tos. 1648. &c. Whereupon he fell in love with her. knowledge. if he should therefore have suffered death. which he also did." THE HISTORY OF DOCTOR FAUSTUS. for she was so beautifull and delightfull a peece. this] Qy. faire angell. and made her his common concubine and bed-fellow. not exceeded in height by any. Sig. though the grammar requires "shall.e. chap.] Scene. and wert not able to keepe thy owne two dayes? With these and such like words the spirit departed. [169] Why did not Faustus tell us of this before. and gave it to the Devill. and in the 23 year past of his time. and said. a room in the house of Faustus.e. The childe told Doctor Faustus many things which were don in forraign countrys. [168] cunning] i. skill. after he had slept his first sleepe. that he could not be one houre from her." [166] Enter the OLD MAN] Scene. and so I believe Marlowe wrote. Compare THE HISTORY OF DOCTOR FAUSTUS. [167] Enter Faustus." &c." [165] shalt] So all the 4tos. xlix. &c. as the poore man lay in his bed.] "Wherefore one of them said unto him. what foul musicke is this? A[h]. a room in the Old Man's house.-"How Doctor Faustus wrote the second time with his owne blood. ed. what have you done to conceale this matter so long from us? ." [162] Faustus. which lasted long: whereupon the good old man began to jest and mocke. good servant.] "To the end that this miserable Faustus might fill the lust of his flesh and live in all manner of voluptuous pleasure. 1648. especially her whom he had seen and shewed unto the students at Wittenberg: wherefore he called unto his spirit Mephostophiles. Oh.--2to 1604 "be. it came in his mind. and he heard as it had beene the groaning of a sow. commanding him to bring to him the faire Helena. when Faustus lost his life. that he had a great desire to lye with faire Helena of Greece. to his seeming. ed. [164] is] So the later 4tos. --In THE HISTORY OF DOCTOR FAUSTUS the Old Man makes himself very merry with the attempts of the evil powers to hurt him." [160] One thing. Faustus"? [163] topless] i. the mother and the childe vanished away both together. "This. Sig. what a barbarian cry is this? Oh faire bird. I 2. the which he was never wont to heare. where thou hast no power. in time she was with childe. that could not tarry two dayes in his place! beginnest thou now to runne into a poore mans house. friend Faustus.--2to 1604 "These. "About two dayes after that he had exhorted Faustus. but in the end. Ah. &c. whom Faustus named Justus Faustus.WITH HIS BLOOD. she had so stoln away his heart: and. suddenly there was a mighty rumbling in the chamber.

It happened that betweene twelve and one a clocke at midnight. Cephalum complexa teneres. if.-"That. to knit up my troubled oration. and when the gentlemen were laid in bed.We would. [170] save] So the later 4tos. &c. 39. be not therewith afraid. we are informed. although I often minded to settle my life [myself?] to godly people to desire counsell and helpe. My limbs may issue from THEIR smoky mouths. and let nothing trouble you. 1648. Sig. halfe a mile from Wittenberg. as an unreasonable beast. but they would not stirre out of the chamber. LENTE CURRITE.] "At si. [175] Exeunt DEVILS with FAUSTUS] In THE HISTORY OF DOCTOR FAUSTUS. when THEY vomit forth into the air. there blew a mighty storme of winde against the house. i. when I was minded to amend and to follow that good mans counsell. ed. and once mine old neighbour counselled me that I should follow his learning and leave all my conjurations: yet. at "the village called Rimlich. when they had prayed for him.--Not in 4to 1604. for there shall no evill happen unto you. to the utter ruine both of your body and soule. THE HISTORY OF DOCTOR FAUSTUS. whereas now we feare it is too late.] "Lastly. for that they att[e]nded to heare if they might be privy of his end. I durst never doe it. and have torne you out of the bondage and chaines of Satan. this is my friendly request. The students lay neere unto the hall wherein ." &c. none of them could sleepe. ubi supra. Clamares. how happy wert thou. Doctor Faustus answered. if you chance heare any noyse or rumbling about the house. [172] O lente. 1648. that you would go to rest. have brought you out of this net. Hereupon the students began to feare and goe out of their beds. &c. NOCTIS EQUI. so soone as I turned againe to God." Ovid.--AMOR. thou Faustus.? [174] and I be chang'd Unto some brutish beast] "Now. THE HISTORY OF DOCTOR FAUSTUS. his "miserable and lamentable end" is described as follows: it took place. Sig. as though it would have blowne the foundation thereof out of his place. thou mightest dye without [a] soule! so shouldst thou not feele any more doubts." &c. ed. [173] That. and the host of the house ran out of doores." &c. K. and so went forth." THE HISTORY OF DOCTOR FAUSTUS. thinking the house would fall. and said. &c. also. quem malles.. [171] and what noise soever ye hear. when you. K 3.. and it is certain that awkward changes of person are sometimes found in passages of our early poets: but qy. as this night he is like to doe.] So all the old eds. they wept. xiii. damned wretch. then came the Devill and would have had me away. he would dispatch me altogether. comforting one another."--"The students and the other that were there. by the helpe of good divines and the grace of God. but Faustus tarried in the hall.

and shewed unto him many secret things. and sought for his body in many places. for the devill had beaten him from one wall against another. they came into the yard. have obtained so much. hollowly: shortly after. The house before was so darke that scarce any body could abide therein. The fore-named students and masters that were at his death. arose and went into the hall. and they heard a mighty noyse and hissing. the students. in another his teeth. There found they also this history of Doctor Faustus noted and of him written.Doctor Faustus lay. who tooke it exceeding heavily. that had taken no rest that night. most monstrously torne and fearefull to behold. all save only his end. what his servant had noted thereof. murther! but it came forth with halfe a voyce." Sig. the which had by him one sonne. With that. the which he had done and hidden in his lifetime. that he began to cry for helpe. K 3. Likewise there were certaine which saw Doctor Faustus looke out of the window by night. both mother and sonne. that they buried him in the village where he was so grievously tormented. they heard him no more. wherein Doctor Faustus was. the hall-doore flew open. Then began the students to waile and weepe for him. . in the which they left Doctor Faustus. But when it was day. And you have heard that he held by him in his life the spirit of faire Helena. as they passed by the house. as is before declared. the which was after by the students thereto annexed. Murther. his braines cleaving to the wall. they found the servant of Faustus very sad. the which he named Justus Faustus: even the same day of his death they vanished away. unto whom they opened all the matter. 1648. After the which they returned to Wittenberg. where they found his body lying on the horse-dung. and comming into the house of Faustus. was made in another booke. where notwithstanding they found not Faustus. a pittifull and fearefull sight to behold. in one corner lay his eyes. The same night Doctor Faustus appeared unto his servant lively. ed. as if the hall had beene full of snakes and adders. for his head and all his joynts were dashed in peeces. further. but all the hall lay sprinkled with blood. saying. Lastly.

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