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ln 0001THE
ln 0002TRAGICALL
ln 0003History of D. Faustus.


ln 0004As it hath bene Acted by the Right
ln 0005Honorable the Earle of Nottingham his seruants.


ln 0006Written by Ch. Marl.


ln 0007LONDON
ln 0008Printed by V. S. for Thomas Bushell. 1604.


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wln 0001The tragicall Historie
wln 0002of Doctor Faustus.



wln 0003Enter Chorus.

wln 0004NOt marching now in fields of Thracimene,
wln 0005Where Mars did mate the Carthaginians,
wln 0006Nor sporting in the dalliance of loue,
wln 0007In courts of Kings where state is ouerturnd,
wln 0008Nor in the pompe of prowd audacious deedes,
wln 0009Intends our Muse to daunt his heauenly verse:
wln 0010Onely this (Gentlemen) we must performe,
wln 0011The forme of Faustus fortunes good or bad.
wln 0012To patient Iudgements we appeale our plaude,
wln 0013And speake for Faustus in his infancie:
wln 0014Now is he borne, his parents base of stocke,
wln 0015In Germany, within a towne calld Rhodes:
wln 0016Of riper yéeres to Wertenberg he went,
wln 0017Whereas his kinsmen chiefly brought him vp,
wln 0018So soone hée profites in Diuinitie,
wln 0019The fruitfull plot of Scholerisme grac’t,
wln 0020That shortly he was grac’t with Doctors name,
wln 0021Excelling all, whose swéete delight disputes
wln 0022In heauenly matters of Theologie,
wln 0023Till swolne with cunning of a selfe conceit,
wln 0024His waxen wings did mount aboue his reach,
wln 0025And melting heauens conspirde his ouerthrow.
wln 0026For falling to a diuelish exercise,
wln 0027And glutted more with learnings golden gifts,
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wln 0028He surffets vpon cursed Negromancy,
wln 0029Nothing so sweete as magicke is to him
wln 0030Which he preferres before his chiefest blisse,
wln 0031And this the man that in his study sits.Exit.
wln 0032Enter Faustus in his Study.
wln 0033FaustusSettle thy studies Faustus, and beginne
wln 0034To sound the deapth of that thou wilt professe:
wln 0035Hauing commencde, be a Diuine in shew,
wln 0036Yet leuell at the end of euery Art,
wln 0037And liue and die in Aristotles workes:
wln 0038Sweete Anulatikes tis thou hast rauisht me,
wln 0039Bene disserere est finis logicis,
wln 0040Is, to dispute well, Logickes chiefest end
wln 0041Affoords this Art no greater myracle:
wln 0042Then reade no more, thou hast attaind the end:
wln 0043A greater subiect fitteth Faustus wit,
wln 0044Bid Oncaymæon farewell, Galen come:
wln 0045Séeing, vbi desinit philosophus, ibi incipit medicus.
wln 0046Be a physition Faustus, heape vp golde,
wln 0047And be eternizde for some wondrous cure,
wln 0048Summum bonum medicinæ sanitas,
wln 0049The end of physicke is our bodies health:
wln 0050Why Faustus, hast thou not attaind that end?
wln 0051Is not thy common talke sound sound Aphorismes?
wln 0052Are not thy billes hung vp as monuments,
wln 0053whereby whole Citties haue escapt the plague,
wln 0054And thousand desprate maladies béene easde,
wln 0055Yet art thou still but Faustus, and a man.
wln 0056wouldst thou make man to liue eternally?
wln 0057Or being dead, raise them to life againe?
wln 0058Then this profession were to be estéemd.
wln 0059Physicke farewell, where is Iustinian?
wln 0060Si vna e[ · ]dem[que]res legatus duobus,
wln 0061Alter rem alter valorem rei, &c.

wln 0062A pretty case of paltry legacies:
wln 0063Ex hæredtari filium n[ * ]n potest pater nisi:
wln 0064Such is the subiect of the institute
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wln 0065And vniuersall body of the Church:
wln 0066His study fittes a mercenary drudge,
wln 0067who aimes at nothing but externall trash,
wln 0068The deuill and illiberall for me:
wln 0069when all is done, Diuinitie is best.
wln 0070Ieromes Bible, Faustus, view it well.
wln 0071Stipendium peccati mors est: ha, Stipendium, &c.
wln 0072The reward of sinne is death: thats hard.
wln 0073Si peccasse negamus, fallimur, & nulla est in nobis veritas.
wln 0074If we say that we haue no sinne,
wln 0075We deceiue our selues, and theres no truth in vs.
wln 0076Why then belike we must sinne,
wln 0077And so consequently die.
wln 0078I, we must die an euerlasting death:
wln 0079What doctrine call you this, Che sera, sera,
wln 0080What wil be, shall be? Diuinitie, adieu,
wln 0081These Metaphisickes of Magicians,
wln 0082And Negromantike bookes are heauenly
wln 0083Lines, circles, sceanes, letters and characters:
wln 0084Ay, these are those that Faustus most desires.
wln 0085O what a world of profit and delight,
wln 0086Of power, of honor, of omnipotence
wln 0087Is promised to the studious Artizan?
wln 0088All things that mooue betweene the quiet poles
wln 0089Shalbe at my commaund. Emperours and Kings,
wln 0090Are but obeyd in their seuerall prouinces:
wln 0091Nor can they raise the winde, or rend the cloudes:
wln 0092But his dominion that excéedes in this,
wln 0093Stretcheth as farre as doth the minde of man.
wln 0094A sound Magician is a mighty god:
wln 0095Héere Faustus trie thy braines to gaine a deitie.
wln 0096Enter Wagner.
wln 0097Wagner, commend me to my deerest friends,
wln 0098The Germaine Valdes, and Cornelius,
wln 0099Request them earnestly to visite me.
wln 0100Wag.I wil sir.exit.
wln 0101Fau.Their conference will be a greater help to me,
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wln 0102Thn all my labours, plodde I nere so fast.

wln 0103Enter the good Angell and the euill Angell.
wln 0104Good. A.O Faustus, lay that damned booke aside,
wln 0105And gaze not on it, lest it tempt thy soule,
wln 0106And heape Gods heauy wrath vpon thy head,
wln 0107Reade, reade the scriptures, that is blasphemy.
wln 0108Euill An.Go forward Faustus in that famous art,
wln 0109Wherein all natures treasury is containd:
wln 0110Be thou on earth as Ioue is in the skie,
wln 0111Lord and commaunder of these Elements.Exeunt.
wln 0112Fau.How am I glutted with conceit of this?
wln 0113Shall I make spirits fetch me what I please,
wln 0114Resolue me of all ambiguities,
wln 0115Performe what desperate enterprise I will?
wln 0116Ile haue them flye to India for gold,
wln 0117Ransacke the Ocean for orient pearle,
wln 0118And search all corners of the new found world
wln 0119For pleasant fruites and princely delicates:
wln 0120Ile haue them reade mée straunge philosophie,
wln 0121And tell the secrets of all forraine kings,
wln 0122Ile haue them wall all Iermany with brasse,
wln 0123And make swift Rhine circle faire Wertenberge,
wln 0124Ile haue them fill the publike schooles with skill.
wln 0125Wherewith the students shalbe brauely clad:
wln 0126Ile leuy souldiers with the coyne they bring,
wln 0127And chase the Prince of Parma from our land,
wln 0128And raigne sole king of all our prouinces:
wln 0129Yea stranger engines for the brunt of warre,
wln 0130Then was the fiery kéele at Antwarpes bridge,
wln 0131Ile make my seruile spirits to inuent:
wln 0132Come Germaine Valdes and Cornelius,
wln 0133And make me blest with your sage conference,
wln 0134Valdes, swéete Valdes, and Cornelius,

wln 0135Enter Valdes and Cornelius.

wln 0136Know that your words haue woon me at the last,
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wln 0137To practise Magicke and concealed arts:
wln 0138Yet not your words onely, but mine owne fantasie,
wln 0139That will receiue no obiect for my head,
wln 0140But ruminates on Negremantique skill,
wln 0141Philosophy is odious and obscure,
wln 0142Both Law and Phisicke are for pettie wits,
wln 0143Diuinitie is basest of the thrée,
wln 0144Unpleasant, harsh, contemptible and vilde,
wln 0145Tis Magicke, Magicke that hath rauisht mée,
wln 0146Then gentle friends ayde me in this attempt,
wln 0147And I that haue with Consissylogismes
wln 0148Graueld the Pastors of the Germaine Church,
wln 0149And made the flowring pride of Wertenberge
wln 0150Swarme to my Problemes as the infernall spirits
wln 0151On swéet Musæus when he came to hell,
wln 0152Will be as cunning as Agrippa was,
wln 0153Whose shadowes made all Europe honor him.
wln 0154Vald.Faustus these bookes thy wit and our experience
wln 0155Shall make all nations to canonize vs,
wln 0156As Indian Moores obey their Spanish Lords,
wln 0157So shall the subiects of euery element
wln 0158Be alwaies seruiceable to vs thrée,
wln 0159Like Lyons shall they guard vs when we please,
wln 0160Like Almaine Rutters with their horsemens staues,
wln 0161Or Lapland Gyants trotting by our sides,
wln 0162Sometimes like women, or vnwedded maides,
wln 0163Shadowing more beautie in their ayrie browes,
wln 0164Then in their white breasts of the queene of Loue:
wln 0165For Venice shall they dregge huge Argoces,
wln 0166And from America the golden fléece,
wln 0167That yearely stuffes olde Philips treasury
wln 0168If learned Faustus will be resolute.
wln 0169Fau.Valdes as resolute am I in this
wln 0170As thou to liue, therefore obiect it not.
wln 0171Corn.The myracles that Magicke will performe,
wln 0172Will make thée vow to studie nothing else,
wln 0173He that is grounded in Astrologie,
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wln 0174Inricht with tongues well séene minerals,
wln 0175Hath all the principles Magicke doth require,
wln 0176Then doubt not (Faustus) but to be renowmd,
wln 0177And more frequented for this mystery,
wln 0178Then heretofore the Dolphian Oracle.
wln 0179The spirits tell me they can drie the sea,
wln 0180And fetch the treasure of all forraine wrackes,
wln 0181I, all the wealth that our forefathers hid
wln 0182Within the massie entrailes of the earth.
wln 0183Then tell me Faustus, what shal we three want?
wln 0184Fau.Nothing Cornelius, O this cheares my soule,
wln 0185Come shewe me some demonstrations magicall,
wln 0186That I may coniure in some lustie groue,
wln 0187And haue these ioyes in full possession.
wln 0188Val.Then haste thée to some solitary groue,
wln 0189And beare wise Bacons and Albanus workes,
wln 0190The Hebrew Psalter, and new Testament,
wln 0191And whatsoeuer else is requisit
wln 0192Wee will enforme thée ere our conference cease.
wln 0193Cor.Valdes, first let him know the words of art,
wln 0194And then all other ceremonies learnd,
wln 0195Faustus may trie his cunning by himselfe.
wln 0196Val.First Ile instruct thee in the rudiments,
wln 0197And then wilt thou be perfecter then I.
wln 0198Fau.Then come and dyne with me, and after meate
wln 0199Wéele canuas euery quidditie thereof:
wln 0200For ere I sleepe Ile trie what I can do,
wln 0201This night Ile coniure though I die therefore.
wln 0202Exeunt.
wln 0203Enter two Schollers.
wln 02041 Sch.I wonder whats become of Faustus, that was
wln 0205wont to make our schooles ring with, sic probo.
wln 02062 Sch.That shall we know, for see here comes his boy.
wln 0207Enter Wagner.
wln 02081. Sch.How now sirra, wheres thy maister?
wln 0209Wag.God in heauen knowes.
wln 02102.Why, dost not thou know?
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wln 0211Wag.Yes I know, but that followes not.
wln 02121.Go too sirra, leaue your ieasting, and tell vs where
wln 0213hée is.
wln 0214Wag.That follows not necessary by force of argument,
wln 0215that you being licentiate should stand vpon’t, therefore ac=
wln 0216knowledge your error, and be attentiue.
wln 02172.Why, didst thou not say thou knewst?
wln 0218Wag.Haue you any witnesse on’t?
wln 02191.Yes sirra, I heard you.
wln 0220Wag.Aske my fellow if I be a thiefe.
wln 02212.Well, you will not tell vs.
wln 0222Wag.Yes sir, I will tell you, yet if you were not dunces
wln 0223you would neuer aske me such a question, for is not he cor-
wln 0224pus naturale
, and is not that mobile, then wherefore should
wln 0225you aske me such a question: but that I am by nature fleg=
wln 0226maticke, slowe to wrath, and prone to leachery, (to loue I
wln 0227would say) it were not for you to come within fortie foote of
wln 0228the place of execution, although I do not doubt to sée you
wln 0229both hang’d the next Sessions. Thus hauing triumpht ouer
wln 0230you, I will set my countnance like a precisian, and begin to
wln 0231speake thus: truly my deare brethren, my maister is within
wln 0232at dinner with Valdes and Cornelius, as this wine if it could
wln 0233speake, it would enforme your worships, and so the Lord
wln 0234blesse you, preserue you, and kéepe you my deare brethren,
wln 0235my deare brethren.
wln 0236exit.
wln 02371.Nay then I feare he is falne into that damned art, for
wln 0238which they two are infamous through the world.
wln 02392.Were he a stranger, and not alied to me, yet should
wln 0240I grieue for him: but come let vs go and informe the Rector,
wln 0241and sée if hée by his graue counsaile can reclaime him.
wln 02421.O but I feare me nothing can reclaime him.
wln 02432.Yet let vs trie what we can do.
wln 0244Exeunt.
wln 0245Enter Faustus to coniure.
wln 0246Fau.Now that the gloomy shadow of the earth,
wln 0247Longing to view Orions drisling looke,
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wln 0248Leapes from th’antartike world vnto the skie,
wln 0249And dimmes the welkin with her pitchy breath:
wln 0250Faustus, begin thine incantations,
wln 0251And trie if diuels will obey thy hest,
wln 0252Séeing thou hast prayde and sacrific’d to them.
wln 0253UUithin this circle is Iehouahs name,
wln 0254Forward and backward, and Agramithist,
wln 0255The breuiated names of holy Saints,
wln 0256Figures of euery adiunct to the heauens,
wln 0257And characters of signes and erring starres.
wln 0258By which the spirits are inforst to rise,
wln 0259Then feare not Faustus, but be resolute,
wln 0260And trie the vttermost Magicke can performe.
wln 0261Sint mihi dei acherontis propitij, valeat numen triplex Iehouæ, ignei,
wln 0262aerij, Aquatani spiritus saluete, Orientis princeps Belsibub, inferni
wln 0263ardentis monarcha & demigorgon, propitiamus vos, vt apariat &
wln 0264surgat Mephastophilis, quòd tumeraris, per Iehouam gehennam &
wln 0265consecratam aquam quam nunc spargo, signúmque crucis quodnunc
wln 0266facio, & per vota nostra ipse nunc surgat nobis dicatis Mephasto-
wln 0267philis
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wln 0268Enter a Diuell.
wln 0269I charge thée to returne and chaunge thy shape,
wln 0270Thou art too vgly to attend on me,
wln 0271Goe and returne an old Franciscan Frier,
wln 0272That holy shape becomes a diuell best.Exit diuell.
wln 0273I see theres vertue in my heauenly words,
wln 0274Who would not be proficient in this art?
wln 0275How pliant is this Mephastophilis?
wln 0276Full of obedience and humilitie,
wln 0277Such is the force of Magicke and my spels,
wln 0278No Faustus, thou art Coniurer laureate
wln 0279That canst commaund great Mephastophilis,
wln 0280Quin regis Mephastophilis fratris imagine.

wln 0281Enter Mephostophilis.
wln 0282Me.Now Faustus, what wouldst thou haue me do?
wln 0283Fau.I charge thée wait vpon me whilst I liue,
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wln 0284To do what euer Faustus shall commaund,
wln 0285Be it to make the Moone drop from her spheare,
wln 0286Or the Ocean to ouerwhelme the world.
wln 0287Me.I am a seruant to great Lucifer,
wln 0288And may not follow thée without his leaue,
wln 0289No more then he commaunds must we performe.
wln 0290Fau.Did not he charge thée to appeare to mée?
wln 0291Me.No, I came now hither of mine owne accord.
wln 0292Fau.Did not my coniuring spéeches raise thee? speake.
wln 0293Me.That was the cause, but yet per accident,
wln 0294For when we heare one racke the name of God,
wln 0295Abiure the scriptures, and his Sauiour Christ,
wln 0296Wée flye, in hope to get his glorious soule,
wln 0297Nor will we come, vnlesse he vse such meanes
wln 0298Whereby he is in danger to be damnd:
wln 0299Therefore the shortest cut for coniuring
wln 0300Is stoutly to abiure the Trinitie,
wln 0301And pray deuoutly to the prince of hell.
wln 0302Fau.So Faustus hath already done, & holds this principle
wln 0303There is no chiefe but onely Belsibub,
wln 0304To whom Faustus doth dedicate himselfe,
wln 0305This word damnation terrifies not him,
wln 0306For he confounds hell in Elizium,
wln 0307His ghost be with the olde Philosophers,
wln 0308But leauing these vaine trifles of mens soules,
wln 0309Tell me what is that Lucifer thy Lord?
wln 0310Me.Arch-regent and commaunder of all spirits.
wln 0311Fau.Was not that Lucifer an Angell once?
wln 0312Me.Yes Faustus, and most dearely lou’d of God.
wln 0313Fau.How comes it then that he is prince of diuels?
wln 0314Me.O by aspiring pride and insolence,
wln 0315For which God threw him from the face of heauen.
wln 0316Fau.and what are you that liue with Lucifer?
wln 0317Me.Unhappy spirits that fell with Lucifer,
wln 0318Conspir’d against our God with Lucifer,
wln 0319And are for euer damnd with Lucifer.
wln 0320Fau.UUhere are you damn’d?
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wln 0321Me.In hell.
wln 0322Fau.How comes it then that thou art out of hel?
wln 0323Me.Why this is hel, nor am I out of it:
wln 0324Thinkst thou that I who saw the face of God,
wln 0325And tasted the eternal ioyes of heauen,
wln 0326Am not tormented with ten thousand hels,
wln 0327In being depriv’d of euerlasting blisse:
wln 0328O Faustus, leaue these friuolous demaunds,
wln 0329which strike a terror to my fainting soule.
wln 0330Fau.What, is great Mephastophilis so passionate,
wln 0331For being deprivd of the ioyes of heauen?
wln 0332Learne thou of Faustus manly fortitude,
wln 0333And scorne those ioyes thou neuer shalt possesse.
wln 0334Go beare those tidings to great Lucifer,
wln 0335Séeing Faustus hath incurrd eternall death,
wln 0336By desprate thoughts against Ioues deitie:
wln 0337Say, he surrenders vp to him his soule,
wln 0338So he will spare him 24. yéeres,
wln 0339Letting him liue in al voluptuousnesse,
wln 0340Hauing thee euer to attend on me,
wln 0341To giue me whatsoeuer I shal aske,
wln 0342To tel me whatsoeuer I demaund,
wln 0343To slay mine enemies, and ayde my friends,
wln 0344And alwayes be obedient to my wil:
wln 0345Goe and returne to mighty Lucifer,
wln 0346And méete mée in my study at midnight,
wln 0347And then resolue me of thy maisters minde.
wln 0348Me.I will Faustus.exit.
wln 0349Fau.Had I as many soules as there be starres,
wln 0350Ide giue them al for Mephastophilis:
wln 0351By him Ile be great Emprour of the world,
wln 0352And make a bridge through the moouing ayre,
wln 0353To passe the Ocean with a band of men,
wln 0354Ile ioyne the hils that binde the Affricke shore,
wln 0355And make that land continent to Spaine,
wln 0356And both contributory to my crowne:
wln 0357The Emprour shal not liue but by my leaue,
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wln 0358Nor any Potentate of Germany:
wln 0359Now that I haue obtaind what I desire,
wln 0360Ile liue in speculation of this Art,
wln 0361Til Mephastophilis returne againe.exit.
wln 0362Enter Wagner and the Clowne.
wln 0363Wag.Sirra boy, come hither.
wln 0364Clo.How, boy? swowns boy, I hope you haue séene ma=
wln 0365ny boyes with such pickadevaunts as I haue. Boy quotha?
wln 0366Wag.Tel me sirra, hast thou any commings in?
wln 0367Clo.I, and goings out too, you may sée else.
wln 0368Wag.Alas poore slaue, sée how pouerty iesteth in his na=
wln 0369kednesse, the vilaine is bare, and out of seruice, and so hun=
wln 0370gry, that I know he would giue his soule to the Diuel for a
wln 0371shoulder of mutton, though it were blood rawe.
wln 0372Clo.How, my soule to the Diuel for a shoulder of mut=
wln 0373ton though twere blood rawe? not so good friend, burladie I
wln 0374had néede haue it wel roasted, and good sawce to it, if I pay so
wln 0375déere.
wln 0376Wag.wel, wilt thou serue me, and Ile make thée go like
wln 0377Qui mihi discipulus?
wln 0378Clo.How, in verse?
wln 0379Wag.No sirra, in beaten silke and staues acre .
wln 0380Clo.how, how, knaues acre? I, I thought that was al
wln 0381the land his father left him: Doe yee heare, I would be sorie
wln 0382to robbe you of your liuing.
wln 0383Wag.Sirra, I say in staues acre.
wln 0384Clo.Oho, oho, staues acre, why then belike, if I were
wln 0385your man, I should be ful of vermine.
wln 0386Wag.So thou shalt, whether thou beest with me, or no:
wln 0387but sirra, leaue your iesting, and binde your selfe presently
wln 0388vnto me for seauen yéeres, or Ile turne al the lice about thée
wln 0389into familiars, and they shal teare thée in péeces.
wln 0390Clo.Doe you heare sir? you may saue that labour, they
wln 0391are too familiar with me already, swowns they are as bolde
wln 0392with my flesh, as if they had payd for my meate and drinke.
wln 0393Wag.wel, do you heare sirra? holde, take these gilders.
wln 0394Clo.Gridyrons, what be they?
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wln 0395Wag.Why french crownes.
wln 0396Clo.Mas but for the name of french crownes a man
wln 0397were as good haue as many english counters, and what
wln 0398should I do with these?
wln 0399Wag.UUhy now sirra thou art at an houres warning
wln 0400whensoeuer or wheresoeuer the diuell shall fetch thee.
wln 0401Clo.No, no, here take your gridirons againe.
wln 0402Wag.Truly Ile none of them.
wln 0403Clo.Truly but you shall.
wln 0404Wag.Beare witnesse I gaue them him.
wln 0405Clo.Beare witnesse I giue them you againe.
wln 0406Wag.UUell, I will cause two diuels presently to fetch
wln 0407thée away Baliol and Belcher.
wln 0408Clo.Let your Balio and your Belcher come here, and Ile
wln 0409knocke them, they were neuer so knockt since they were di=
wln 0410uels, say I should kill one of them what would folkes say? do
wln 0411ye see yonder tall fellow in the round slop, hee has kild the di=
wln 0412uell, so I should be cald kill diuell all the parish ouer.

wln 0413Enter two diuells, and the clowne runnes vp
wln 0414and downe crying.


wln 0415Wag.Balioll and Belcher, spirits away.Exeunt.
wln 0416Clow.what, are they gone? a vengeance on them, they
wln 0417haue vilde long nailes, there was a hee diuell and a shée di-
wln 0418uell, Ile tell you how you shall know them, all hée diuels has
wln 0419hornes, and all shée diuels has clifts and clouen feete.
wln 0420Wag.Well sirra follow me.
wln 0421Clo.But do you hear? if I should serue you, would you
wln 0422teach me to raise vp Banios and Belcheos?
wln 0423Wag.I will teach thee to turne thy selfe to any thing, to
wln 0424a dogge, or a catte, or a mouse, or a ratte, or any thing.
wln 0425Clo.How? a Christian fellow to a dogge or a catte, a
wln 0426mouse or a ratte? no, no sir, if you turne me into any thing,
wln 0427let it be in the likenesse of a little pretie frisking flea, that I
wln 0428may be here and there and euery where, O Ile tickle the pre=
wln 0429tie wenches plackets Ile be amongst them ifaith.
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wln 0430Wag.Wel sirra, come.
wln 0431Clo.But doe you heare Wagner?
wln 0432Wag.How Balioll and Belcher.
wln 0433Clo.O Lord I pray sir, let Banio and Belcher go sléepe.
wln 0434Wag.Uilaine, call me Maister Wagner, and let thy left
wln 0435eye be diametarily fixt vpon my right heele, with quasi vesti-
wln 0436gias nostras infistere
exit
wln 0437Clo:God forgiue me, he speakes Dutch fustian: well,
wln 0438Ile folow him, Ile serue him, thats flat.exit
wln 0439Enter Faustus in his Study.
wln 0440Fau.Now Faustus must thou néedes be damnd,
wln 0441And canst thou not be saued?
wln 0442what bootes it then to thinke of God or heauen?
wln 0443Away with such vaine fancies and despaire,
wln 0444Despaire in God, and trust in Belsabub:
wln 0445Now go not backeward: no Faustus, be resolute,
wln 0446why wauerest thou? O something soundeth in mine eares:
wln 0447Abiure this Magicke, turne to God againe,
wln 0448I and Faustus wil turne to God againe.
wln 0449To God? he loues thee not,
wln 0450The god thou seruest is thine owne appetite,
wln 0451wherein is fixt the loue of Belsabub,
wln 0452To him Ile build an altare and a church,
wln 0453And offer luke warme blood of new borne babes.
wln 0454Enter good Angell, and Euill.
wln 0455Good AngelSwéet Faustus, leaue that execrable art.
wln 0456Fau.Contrition, prayer, repentance: what of them?
wln 0457Good AngelO they are meanes to bring thée vnto hea=
wln 0458 uen.
wln 0459Euill AngelRather illusions fruites of lunacy,
wln 0460That makes men foolish that do trust them most.
wln 0461Good AngelSwéet Faustus thinke of heauen, and hea=
wln 0462uenly things.
wln 0463Euill AngelNo Faustus, thinke of honor and wealth.
wln 0464Fau.Of wealth,exeunt.
wln 0465Why the signory of Emden shalbe mine,
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wln 0467What God can hurt thée Faustus? thou art safe,
wln 0468Cast no more doubts, come Mephastophilus,
wln 0469And bring glad tidings from great Lucifer:
wln 0470Ist not midnight? come Mephastophilus,
wln 0471Veni veni Mephastophileenter Meph:
wln 0472Now tel, what sayes Lucifer thy Lord?
wln 0473Me:That I shal waite on Faustus whilst I liue,
wln 0474So he wil buy my seruice with his soule.
wln 0475Fau:Already Faustus hath hazarded that for thée.
wln 0476Me:But Faustus, thou must bequeathe it solemnely,
wln 0477And write a déede of gift with thine owne blood,
wln 0478For that security craues great Lucifer:
wln 0479If thou deny it, I wil backe to hel.
wln 0480Fau:Stay Mephastophilus, and tel me, what good wil
wln 0481my soule do thy Lord?
wln 0482Me:Inlarge his kingdome.
wln 0483Fau:Is that the reason he tempts vs thus?
wln 0484Me:Solamen miseris socios habuisse doloris.
wln 0485Fau:Haue you any paine that tortures others?
wln 0486Me:As great as haue the humane soules of men:
wln 0487But tel me Faustus, shal I haue thy soule,
wln 0488And I wil be thy slaue, and waite on thée,
wln 0489And giue thée more than thou hast wit to aske.
wln 0490Fau:I Mephastophilus, I giue it thée.
wln 0491Me:Then stabbe thine arme couragiously,
wln 0492And binde thy soule, that at some certaine day
wln 0493Great Lucifer may claime it as his owne,
wln 0494And then be thou as great as Lucifer.
wln 0495Fau:Loe Mephastophilus, for loue of thée,
wln 0496I cut mine arme, and with my proper blood
wln 0497Assure my soule to be great Lucifers,
wln 0498Chiefe Lord and regent of perpetual night,
wln 0499Uiew heere the blood that trickles from mine arme,
wln 0500And let it be propitious for my wish.
wln 0501Meph:But Faustus, thou must write it in manner of a
wln 0502déede of gift.
wln 0503Fau.I so I will, but Mephastophilis my bloud conieales
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wln 0504and I can write no more.
wln 0505Me.Ile fetch thée fier to dissolue it straight.Exit.
wln 0506Fau.What might the staying of my bloud portend?
wln 0507Is it vnwilling I should write this bill?
wln 0508Why streames it not, that I may write afresh?
wln 0509Faustus giues to thee his soule: ah there it stayde,
wln 0510Why shouldst thou not? is not thy soule thine owne?
wln 0511Then write againe, Faustus giues to thée his soule.

wln 0512Enter Mephastophilis with a chafer of coles.
wln 0513Me.Heres fier, come Faustus, set it on.
wln 0514Fau.So now the bloud begins to cleare againe,
wln 0515Now will I make an ende immediately.
wln 0516Me.O what will not I do to obtaine his soule?
wln 0517Fau.Consummatum est, this Bill is ended,
wln 0518And Faustus hath bequeath’d his soule to Lucifer.
wln 0519But what is this inscription on mine arme?
wln 0520Homo fuge, whither should I flie?
wln 0521If vnto God hée’le throwe thée downe to hell,
wln 0522My sences are deceiu’d, here’s nothing writ,
wln 0523I sée it plaine, here in this place is writ,
wln 0524Homo fuge, yet shall not Faustus flye.
wln 0525Me.Ile fetch him somewhat to delight his minde.
wln 0526exit.
wln 0527Enter with diuels, giuing crownes and rich apparell to
wln 0528Faustus, and daunce, and then depart.


wln 0529Fau.Speake Mephastophilis, what meanes this shewe?
wln 0530Me.Nothing Faustus, but to delight thy minde withall,
wln 0531And to shewe thee what Magicke can performe.
wln 0532Fau.But may I raise vp spirits when I please?
wln 0533Me.I Faustus, and do greater things then these.
wln 0534Fau.Then theres inough for a thousand soules,
wln 0535Here Mephastophilis receiue this scrowle,
wln 0536A déede of gift of body and of soule:
wln 0537But yet conditionally, that thou performe
wln 0538All articles prescrib’d betweene vs both.
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wln 0539Me.Faustus, I sweare by hel and Lucifer
wln 0540To effect all promises betweene vs made.
wln 0541Fau.Then heare me reade them: on these conditions fol=
wln 0542lowing.
wln 0543First, that Faustus may be a spirit in forme and substance.
wln 0544Secondly, that Mephastophilis shall be his seruant, and at
wln 0545his commaund.
wln 0546Thirdly, that Mephastophilis shall do for him, and bring
wln 0547him whatsoeuer.
wln 0548Fourthly, that hee shall be in his chamber or house in-
wln 0549uisible.
wln 0550Lastly, that hee [ * ]hall appeare to the said Iohn Faustus at all
wln 0551times, in what forme or shape soeuer he please.
wln 0552I Iohn Faustus of Wertenberge, Doctor, by these presents, do
wln 0553giue both body and soule to Lucifer prince of the East, and his
wln 0554minister Mephastophilis, and furthermore graunt vnto them,
wln 0555that 24. yeares being expired, the articles aboue written in-
wln 0556uiolate, full power to fetch or carry the said Iohn Faustus body
wln 0557and soule, flesh, bloud, or goods, into their habitation where-
wln 0558soeuer.
wln 0559By me Iohn Faustus.

wln 0560Me.Speake Faustus, do you deliuer this as your déede?
wln 0561Fau.I, take it, and the diuell giue thee good ont.
wln 0562Me.Now Faustus aske what thou wilt.
wln 0563Fau.First will I question with thée about hell,
wln 0564Tel me, where is the place that men call hell?
wln 0565Me.Under the heauens.
wln 0566Fau.I, but where about?
wln 0567Me.Within the bowels of these elements,
wln 0568Where we are tortur’d and remaine for euer,
wln 0569Hell hath no limits, nor is circumscrib’d
wln 0570In one selfe place, for where we are is hell,
wln 0571And where hell is, must we euer be:
wln 0572And to conclude, when all the world dissolues,
wln 0573And euery creature shalbe purified,
wln 0574All places shall be hell that is not heauen.
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wln 0575Fau.Come, I thinke hell’s a fable.
wln 0576Me.I, thinke so still, till experience change thy minde.
wln 0577Fau.Why? thinkst thou then that Faustus shall bée
wln 0578damn’d?
wln 0579Me.I of necessitie, for here’s the scrowle,
wln 0580Wherein thou hast giuen thy soule to Lucifer.
wln 0581Fau.I, and body too, but what of that?
wln 0582Thinkst thou that Faustus is so fond,
wln 0583To imagine, that after this life there is any paine?
wln 0584Tush these are trifles and méere olde wiues tales.
wln 0585Me.But Faustus I am an instance to proue the contrary
wln 0586For I am damnd, and am now in hell.
wln 0587Fau.How? now in hell? nay and this be hell, Ile wil=
wln 0588lingly be damnd here: what walking, disputing, &c. But
wln 0589leauing off this, let me haue a wife, the fairest maid in Ger-
wln 0590many, for I am wanton and lasciuious, and can not liue
wln 0591without a wife.
wln 0592Me.How, a wife? I prithée Faustus talke not of a wife.
wln 0593Fau.Nay sweete Mephastophilis fetch me one, for I will
wln 0594haue one.
wln 0595Me.UUell thou wilt haue one, sit there till I come, Ile
wln 0596fetch thée a wife in the diuels name.

wln 0597Enter with a diuell drest like a woman,
wln 0598with fier workes.

wln 0599Me:Tel Faustus, how dost thou like thy wife?
wln 0600Fau:A plague on her for a hote whore.
wln 0601Me:Tut Faustus, marriage is but a ceremoniall toy, if
wln 0602thou louest me, thinke more of it.
wln 0603Ile cull thée out the fairest curtezans,
wln 0604And bring them eu’ry morning to thy bed,
wln 0605She whome thine eie shall like, thy heart shal haue,
wln 0606Be she as chaste as was Penelope,
wln 0607As wise as Saba, or as beautiful
wln 0608As was bright Lucifer before his fall.
wln 0609Hold, take this booke, peruse it thorowly,
wln 0610The iterating of these lines brings golde,
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wln 0611The framing of this circle on the ground,
wln 0612Brings whirlewindes, tempests, thunder and lightning.
wln 0613Pronounce this thrice deuoutly to thy selfe,
wln 0614And men in armour shal appeare to thee,
wln 0615Ready to execute what thou desirst.
wln 0616Fau:Thankes Mephastophilus, yet faine would I haue
wln 0617a booke wherein I might beholde al spels and incantations,
wln 0618that I might raise vp spirits when I please.
wln 0619Me:Here they are in this booke.There turne to them
wln 0620Fau:Now would I haue a booke where I might sée al
wln 0621characters and planets of the heauens, that I might knowe
wln 0622their motions and dispositions.
wln 0623Me:Héere they are too.Turne to them
wln 0624Fau:Nay let me haue one booke more, and then I haue
wln 0625done, wherein I might sée al plants, hearbes and trées that
wln 0626grow vpon the earth.
wln 0627Me,Here they be.
wln 0628Fau:O thou art deceiued.
wln 0629Me:Tut I warrant thée.Turne to them
wln 0630Fau:When I behold the heauens, then I repent,
wln 0631And curse thée wicked Mephastophilus,
wln 0632Because thou hast depriu’d me of those ioyes.
wln 0633Me:why Faustus,
wln 0634Thinkst thou heauen is such a glorious thing?
wln 0635I tel thée tis not halfe so faire as thou,
wln 0636Or any man that breathes on earth.
wln 0637Fau:How proouest thou that?
wln 0638Me:It was made for man, therefore is man more excel=
wln 0639 lent.
wln 0640Fau:If it were made for man, twas made for me:
wln 0641I wil renounce this magicke, and repent.
wln 0642Enter good Angel, and euill Angel.
wln 0643Good An:Faustus, repent yet, God wil pitty thée.
wln 0644euill An:Thou art a spirite, God cannot pitty thée.
wln 0645Fau:who buzzeth in mine eares I am a spirite?
wln 0646Be I a diuel, yet God may pitty me,
wln 0647I God wil pitty me, if I repent.
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wln 0648euill An:I but Faustus neuer shal repent.exeunt
wln 0649Fau:My hearts so hardned I cannot repent,
wln 0650Scarse can I name saluation, faith, or heauen,
wln 0651But feareful ecchoes thunders in mine eares,
wln 0652Faustus, thou art damn’d, then swordes and kniues,
wln 0653Poyson, gunnes, halters, and invenomd stéele
wln 0654Are layde before me to dispatch my selfe,
wln 0655And long ere this I should haue slaine my selfe,
wln 0656Had not swéete pleasure conquerd déepe dispaire.
wln 0657Haue not I made blinde Homer sing to me,
wln 0658Of Alexanders loue, and Enons death,
wln 0659And hath not he that built the walles of Thebes,
wln 0660With rauishing sound of his melodious harp
wln 0661Made musicke with my Mephastophilis,
wln 0662Why should I dye then, or basely dispaire?
wln 0663I am resolu’d Faustus shal nere repent,
wln 0664Come Mephastophilis, let vs dispute againe,
wln 0665And argue of diuine Astrologie,
wln 0666Tel me, are there many heauens aboue the Moone?
wln 0667Are all celestiall bodies but one globe,
wln 0668As is the substance of this centricke earth?
wln 0669Me:As are the elements, such are the spheares,
wln 0670Mutually folded in each others orbe,
wln 0671And Faustus all iointly moue vpon one axletrée,
wln 0672Whose terminine is tearmd the worlds wide pole,
wln 0673Nor are the names of Saturne, Mars, or Iupiter
wln 0674Faind, but are erring starres.
wln 0675Fau.But tell me, haue they all one motion? both situ &
wln 0676tempore
.
wln 0677Me.All ioyntly moue from East to West in 24. houres
wln 0678vpon the poles of the world, but differ in their motion vpon
wln 0679the poles of the Zodiake.
wln 0680Fau.Tush, these slender trifles Wagner can decide,
wln 0681Hath Mephastophilis no greater skill?
wln 0682Who knowes not the double motion of the plannets?
wln 0683The first is finisht in a naturall day,
wln 0684The second thus, as Saturne in 30. yeares, Iupiter in 12.
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wln 0685Mars in 4. the Sunne, Venus, and Mercury in a yeare: the
wln 0686Moone in 28. dayes. Tush these are fresh mens suppositions,
wln 0687but tell me, hath euery spheare a dominion or Intelligentij?
wln 0688Me.I.
wln 0689Fau.How many heauens or spheares are there?
wln 0690Me.Nine, the seuen planets, the firmament, and the im=
wln 0691periall heauen.
wln 0692Fau.UUell, resolue me in this question, why haue wée
wln 0693not coniunctions, oppositions, aspects, eclipsis, all at one
wln 0694time, but in some yeares we haue more, in some lesse?
wln 0695Me.Per inæqualem motum respectu totius.
wln 0696Fau.Well, I am answered, tell me who made the world?
wln 0697Me.I will not.
wln 0698Fau.Sweete Mephastophilus tell me.
wln 0699Me.Moue me not, for I will not tell thée.
wln 0700Fau.Uillaine, haue I not bound thée to tel me any thing?
wln 0701Me.I, that is not against our kingdome, but this is,
wln 0702Thinke thou on hell Faustus, for thou art damnd.
wln 0703Fau.Thinke Faustus vpon God that made the world.
wln 0704Me.Remember this.Exit.
wln 0705Fau.I, goe accursed spirit to vgly hell,
wln 0706Tis thou hast damnd distressed Faustus soule:
wln 0707Ist not too late?
wln 0708Enter good Angell and euill.
wln 0709euill A.Too late.
wln 0710good A.Neuer too late, if Faustus can repent.
wln 0711euill A.If thou repent diuels shall teare thee in péeces.
wln 0712good A.Repent, & they shal neuer race thy skin.Exeunt.
wln 0713Fau.Ah Christ my Sauiour, seeke to saue distressed Fau=
wln 0714stus soule.
wln 0715Enter Lucifer, Belsabub, and Mephastophilus.
wln 0716Lu.Christ cannot saue thy soule, for he is iust,
wln 0717Theres none but I haue intrest in the same.
wln 0718Fau:O who art thou that lookst so terrible?
wln 0719Lu:I am Lucifer, and this is my companion Prince in
wln 0720hel.
wln 0721Fau:O Faustus, they are come to fetch away thy soule.
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wln 0722Lu:we come to tell thée thou dost iniure vs,
wln 0723Thou talkst of Christ, contrary to thy promise
wln 0724Thou shouldst not thinke of God, thinke of the deuil,
wln 0725And of his dame too.
wln 0726Fau:Nor will I henceforth: pardon me in this,
wln 0727And Faustus vowes neuer to looke to heauen,
wln 0728Neuer to name God, or to pray to him,
wln 0729To burne his Scriptures, slay his Ministers,
wln 0730And make my spirites pull his churches downe.
wln 0731Lu:Do so, and we will highly gratifie thee:
wln 0732Faustus, we are come from hel to shew thée some pastime:
wln 0733sit downe, and thou shalt see al the seauen deadly sinnes ap=
wln 0734peare in their proper shapes.
wln 0735Fau:That sight will be as pleasing vnto me, as paradise
wln 0736was to Adam, the first day of his creation.
wln 0737Lu:Talke not of paradise, nor creation, but marke this
wln 0738shew, talke of the diuel, and nothing else: come away.
wln 0739Enter the seauen deadly sinnes.
wln 0740Now Faustus, examine them of their seueral names and
wln 0741dispositions.
wln 0742Eau:What art thou? the first.
wln 0743PrideI am Pride, I disdaine to haue any parents, I am
wln 0744like to Ouids flea, I can créepe into euery corner of a wench,
wln 0745sometimes like a periwig, I sit vpon her brow, or like a fan
wln 0746of feathers, I kisse her lippes, indéede I doe, what doe I not?
wln 0747but fie, what a scent is here? Ile not speake an other worde,
wln 0748except the ground were perfumde and couered with cloth of
wln 0749arras.
wln 0750Fau:What art thou? the second.
wln 0751Coue:I am Couetousnes, begotten of an olde churle, in
wln 0752an olde leatherne bag: and might I haue my wish, I would
wln 0753desire, that this house, and all the people in it were turnd to
wln 0754golde, that I might locke you vppe in my good chest, O my
wln 0755sweete golde
wln 0756Fau:What art thou? the third.
wln 0757WrathI am Wrath, I had neither father nor mother, I
wln 0758leapt out of a lions mouth, when I was scarce half an houre
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wln 0759olde, and euer since I haue runne vp and downe the worlde,
wln 0760with this case of rapiers wounding my selfe, when I had no
wln 0761body to fight withal: I was borne in hel, and looke to it, for
wln 0762some of you shalbe my father.
wln 0763Fau:what art thou? the fourth.
wln 0764EnuyI am Enuy, begotten of a Chimney-swéeper, and
wln 0765an Oyster wife, I cannot reade, and therefore wish al bookes
wln 0766were burnt: I am leane with séeing others eate, O that
wln 0767there would come a famine through all the worlde, that all
wln 0768might die, and I liue alone, then thou shouldst see how fatt I
wln 0769would be: but must thou sit and I stand? come downe with
wln 0770a vengeance.
wln 0771Fau:Away enuious rascall: what art thou? the fift.
wln 0772Glut:who I sir, I am Gluttony, my parents are al dead,
wln 0773and the diuel a peny they haue left me, but a bare pention,
wln 0774and that is 30. meales a day, and tenne beauers, a small
wln 0775triflle to suffice nature, O I come of a royall parentage, my
wln 0776grandfather was a gammon of bacon, my grandmother a
wln 0777hogs head of Claret-wine: My godfathers were these, Pe=
wln 0778ter Pickle-herring, and Martin Martlemas biefe, O but
wln 0779my godmother she was a iolly gentlewoman, and webelo=
wln 0780ued in euery good towne and Citie, her name was mistresse
wln 0781Margery March-béere: now Faustus, thou hast heard all my
wln 0782Progeny, wilt thou bid me to supper?
wln 0783Fau.No, Ile sée thée hanged, thou wilt eate vp all my
wln 0784victualls.
wln 0785Glut.Then the diuell choake thée.
wln 0786Fau.Choake thy selfe glutton: what art thou? the sixt.
wln 0787Sloath.I am sloath, I was begotten on a sunny banke,
wln 0788where I haue laine euer since, and you haue done me great
wln 0789iniury to bring me from thence, let me be carried thither a=
wln 0790gaine by Gluttony and Leachery, Ile not speake an other
wln 0791word for a Kings raunsome.
wln 0792Fau.What are you mistresse minkes? the seauenth
wln 0793and last.
wln 0794LecheryWho I sir? I am one that loues an inch of raw
wln 0795Mutton better then an ell of fride stock-fish, and the first
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wln 0796letter of my name beginnes with leachery.
wln 0797Away, to hel, to hel.exeunt the sinnes.
wln 0798Lu.Now Faustus, how dost thou like this?
wln 0799Fau:O this feedes my soule.
wln 0800Lu.But Faustus, in hel is al manner of delight.
wln 0801Fau.O might I sée hel, and returne againe, how happy
wln 0802were I then?
wln 0803Lu:Thou shalt, I wil send for thée at midnight, in mean
wln 0804time take this booke, peruse it throwly, and thou shalt turne
wln 0805thy selfe into what shape thou wilt.
wln 0806Fau.Great thankes mighty Lucifer, this wil I kéepe as
wln 0807chary as my life.
wln 0808Lu.Farewel Faustus, and thinke on the diuel.
wln 0809Fau.Farewel great Lucifer, come Mephastophilis.
wln 0810exeunt omnes.
wln 0811enter Wagner solus.
wln 0812Wag.Learned Faustus,
wln 0813To know the secrets of Astronomy,
wln 0814Grauen in the booke of Ioues hie firmament,
wln 0815Did mount himselfe to scale Olympus top,
wln 0816Being seated in a chariot burning bright,
wln 0817Drawne by the strength of yoky dragons neckes,
wln 0818He now is gone to prooue Cosmography,
wln 0819And as I guesse, wil first ariue at Rome,
wln 0820To see the Pope, and manner of his court,
wln 0821And take some part of holy Peters feast,
wln 0822That to this day is highly solemnizd.exit Wagner
wln 0823Enter Faustus and Mephastophilus.
wln 0824Fau.Hauing now, my good Mephastophilus,
wln 0825Past with delight the stately towne of Trier,
wln 0826Inuirond round with ayrie mountaine tops,
wln 0827With walles of flint, and déepe intrenched lakes,
wln 0828Not to be wonne by any conquering prince,
wln 0829From Paris next coasting the Realme of France,
wln 0830Wée sawe the riuer Maine fall into Rhine,
wln 0831UUhose bankes are set with groues of fruitful vines.
wln 0832Then vp to Naples, rich Campania,
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wln 0833UUhose buildings faire and gorgeous to the eye,
wln 0834The stréetes straight forth, and pau’d with finest bricke,
wln 0835Quarters the towne in foure equiuolence.
wln 0836There sawe we learned Maroes golden tombe,
wln 0837The way he cut an English mile in length,
wln 0838Thorough a rocke of stone in one nights space.
wln 0839From thence to Venice, Padua and the rest,
wln 0840In midst of which a sumptuous Temple stands,
wln 0841That threats the starres with her aspiring toppe.
wln 0842Thus hitherto hath Faustus spent his time,
wln 0843But tell me now, what resting place is this?
wln 0844Hast thou as erst I did commaund,
wln 0845Conducted me within the walles of Rome?
wln 0846Me.Faustus I haue, and because we wil not be vnpro=
wln 0847uided, I haue taken vp his holinesse priuy chamber for
wln 0848our vse.
wln 0849Fau.I hope his holinesse will bid vs welcome.
wln 0850Me.Tut, tis no matter man, wéele be bold with his good (cheare,
wln 0851And now my Faustus, that thou maist perceiue
wln 0852What Rome containeth to delight thée with,
wln 0853Know that this Citie stands vpon seuen hilles
wln 0854That vnderprops the groundworke of the same,
wln 0855Ouer the which foure stately bridges leane,
wln 0856That makes safe passage to each part of Rome.
wln 0857Upon the bridge call’d Ponto Angelo,
wln 0858Erected is a Castle passing strong,
wln 0859Within whose walles such store of ordonance are,
wln 0860And double Canons, fram’d of carued brasse,
wln 0861As match the dayes within one compleate yeare,
wln 0862Besides the gates and high piramides,
wln 0863Which Iulius Cæsar brought from Affrica.
wln 0864Fau.Now by the kingdomes of infernall rule,
wln 0865Of Styx, Acheron, and the fiery lake
wln 0866Of euer burning Phlegeton I sweare,
wln 0867That I do long to sée the monuments
wln 0868And scituation of bright splendant Rome,
wln 0869Come therefore lets away.
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wln 0870Me.Nay Faustus stay, I know youd faine sée the Pope,
wln 0871And take some part of holy Peters feast,
wln 0872Where thou shalt see a troupe of bald-pate Friers,
wln 0873Whose summum bonum is in belly-cheare.
wln 0874Fau.Well, I am content, to compasse then some sport,
wln 0875And by their folly make vs merriment,
wln 0876Then charme me that I may be inuisible, to do what I
wln 0877please vnseene of any whilst I stay in Rome.
wln 0878MeSo Faustus, now do what thou wilt, thou shalt not
wln 0879be discerned.
wln 0880Sound a Sonnet, enter the Pope and the Cardinall of Lorraine
wln 0881to the banket, with Friers attending.

wln 0882PopeMy Lord of Lorraine, wilt please you draw neare.
wln 0883Fau.Fall too, and the diuel choake you and you spare.
wln 0884PopeHow now, whose that which spake? Friers looke
wln 0885about.
wln 0886Fri.Héere’s no body, if it like your Holynesse.
wln 0887Pope.My Lord, here is a daintie dish was sent me from
wln 0888the Bishop of Millaine.
wln 0889Fau.I thanke you sir.Snatch it.
wln 0890Pope.How now, whose that which snatcht the meate
wln 0891from me? will no man looke?
wln 0892My Lord, this dish was sent me from the Cardinall of Flo=
wln 0893rence.
wln 0894Fau.You say true, Ile hate.
wln 0895Pope.What againe? my Lord Ile drinke to your grace
wln 0896Fau.Ile pledge your grace.
wln 0897Lor.My Lord, it may be some ghost newly crept out of
wln 0898Purgatory come to begge a pardon of your holinesse.
wln 0899PopeIt may be so, Friers prepare a dirge to lay the fury
wln 0900of this ghost, once againe my Lord fall too.
wln 0901The Pope crosseth himselfe.
wln 0902Fau.What, are you crossing of your selfe?
wln 0903UUell vse that tricke no more, I would aduise you.
wln 0904Crosse againe.
wln 0905Fau.UUell, theres the second time, aware the third,
wln 0906I giue you faire warning.
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wln 0907Crosse againe, and Faustus hits him a boxe of the eare,
wln 0908and they all runne away.

wln 0909Fau:Come on Mephastophilis, what shall we do?
wln 0910Me.Nay I know not, we shalbe curst with bell, booke,
wln 0911and candle.
wln 0912Fau.How? bell, booke, and candle, candle, booke, and bell,
wln 0913Forward and backward, to curse Faustus to hell.
wln 0914Anon you shal heare a hogge grunt, a calfe bleate, and an
wln 0915asse braye,because it is S. Peters holy day.
wln 0916Enter all the Friers to sing the Dirge.
wln 0917Frier.Come brethren, lets about our businesse with good
wln 0918deuotion.
wln 0919Sing this. Cursed be hee that stole away his holinesse meate
wln 0920from the table. maledicat dominus.
wln 0921Cursed be hee that strooke his holinesse a blowe on the face.
wln 0922maledicat dominus.
wln 0923Cursed be he that tooke Frier Sandelo a blow on the pate.
wln 0924male, &c.
wln 0925Cursed be he that disturbeth our holy Dirge.
wln 0926male, &c.
wln 0927Cursed be he that tooke away his holinesse wine.
wln 0928maledicat dominus.
wln 0929Et omnes sancti. Amen.


wln 0930Beate the Friers, and fling fier-workes among
wln 0931them, and so Exeunt.


wln 0932Enter Chorus.
wln 0933UUhen Faustus had with pleasure tane the view
wln 0934Of rarest things, and royal courts of kings,
wln 0935Hée stayde his course, and so returned home,
wln 0936Where such as beare his absence, but with griefe,
wln 0937I meane his friends and nearest companions,
wln 0938Did gratulate his safetie with kinde words,
wln 0939And in their conference of what befell,
wln 0940Touching his iourney through the world and ayre,
wln 0941They put forth questions of Astrologie,
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wln 0942UUhich Faustus answerd with such learned skill,
wln 0943As they admirde and wondred at his wit.
wln 0944Now is his fame spread forth in euery land,
wln 0945Amongst the rest the Emperour is one,
wln 0946Carolus the fift, at whose pallace now
wln 0947Faustus is feasted mongst his noble men.
wln 0948UUhat there he did in triall of his art,
wln 0949I leaue vntold, your eyes shall see performd.Exit.
wln 0950Enter Robin the Ostler with a booke in his hand
wln 0951RobinO this is admirable! here I ha stolne one of doctor
wln 0952Faustus coniuring books, and ifaith I meane to search some
wln 0953circles for my owne vse: now wil I make al the maidens in
wln 0954our parish dance at my pleasure starke naked before me, and
wln 0955so by that meanes I shal see more then ere I felt, or saw yet.
wln 0956Enter Rafe calling Robin.
wln 0957RafeRobin, prethee come away, theres a Gentleman
wln 0958tarries to haue his horse, and he would haue his things rubd
wln 0959and made cleane: he keepes such a chafing with my mistris
wln 0960about it, and she has sent me to looke thée out, prethée come
wln 0961away.
wln 0962RobinKeepe out, kéep out, or else you are blowne vp, you
wln 0963are dismembred Rafe, kéepe out, for I am about a roaring
wln 0964peece of worke.
wln 0965RafeCome, what doest thou with that same booke thou
wln 0966canst not reade?
wln 0967RobinYes, my maister and mistris shal finde that I can
wln 0968reade, he for his forehead, she for her priuate study, shée’s
wln 0969borne to beare with me, or else my Art failes.
wln 0970Rafe Why Robin what booke is that?
wln 0971RobinWhat booke? why the most intollerable booke for
wln 0972coniuring that ere was inuented by any brimstone diuel.
wln 0973RafeCanst thou coniure with it?
wln 0974RobinI can do al these things easily with it: first, I can
wln 0975make thée druncke with ’ipocrase at any taberne in Europe
wln 0976for nothing, thats one of my coniuring workes.
wln 0977RafeOur maister Parson sayes thats nothing.
wln 0978RobinTrue Rafe, and more Rafe, if thou hast any mind
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wln 0979to Nan Spit our kitchin maide, then turne her and wind hir
wln 0980to thy owne vse, as often as thou wilt, and at midnight.
wln 0981RafeO braue Robin; shal I haue Nan Spit, and to mine
wln 0982owne vse? On that condition Ile feede thy diuel with horse=
wln 0983bread as long as he liues, of frée cost.
wln 0984RobinNo more swéete Rafe, letts goe and make cleane
wln 0985our bootes which lie foule vpon our handes, and then to our
wln 0986coniuring in the diuels name.exeunt.
wln 0987Enter Robin and Rafe with a siluer Goblet.
wln 0988RobinCome Rafe, did not I tell thee, we were for euer
wln 0989made by this doctor Faustus booke? ecce signum, héeres a sim=
wln 0990ple purchase for horse-kéepers, our horses shal eate no hay as
wln 0991long as this lasts.enter the Vintner.
wln 0992RafeBut Robin, here comes the vintner.
wln 0993RobinHush, Ile gul him supernaturally: Drawer, I
wln 0994hope al is payd, God be with you, come Rafe.
wln 0995Vintn.Soft sir, a word with you, I must yet haue a gob=
wln 0996let payde from you ere you goe.
wln 0997RobinI a goblet Rafe, I a goblet? I scorne you: and you
wln 0998are but a &c. I a goblet? search me.
wln 0999Vintn.I meane so sir with your fauor.
wln 1000RobinHow say you now?
wln 1001VintnerI must say somewhat to your felow, you sir.
wln 1002RafeMe sir, me sir, search your fill: now sir, you may be
wln 1003ashamed to burden honest men with a matter of truth.
wln 1004VintnerWel, tone of you hath this goblet about you.
wln 1005Ro.You lie Drawer, tis afore me: sirra you, Ile teach ye
wln 1006to impeach honest men: stand by, Ile scowre you for a goblet,
wln 1007stand aside you had best, I charge you in the name of Belza=
wln 1008bub: looke to the goblet Rafe.
wln 1009Vintnerwhat meane you sirra?
wln 1010RobinIle tel you what I meane.He reades.
wln 1011Sanctobulorum Periphrasticon: nay Ile tickle you Uintner,
wln 1012looke to the goblet Rafe, Polypragmos Belyeborams framanto pa-
wln 1013costiphos tostu Mephastophilis, &c.

wln 1014Enter Mephostophilis: sets squibs at their backes:
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wln 1016VintnerO nomine Domine, what meanst thou Robin thou? hast
wln 1017no goblet.
wln 1018RafePeccatum peccatorum, heeres thy goblet, good Uint=
wln 1019ner.
wln 1020RobinMisericordia pro nobis, what shal I doe? good diuel
wln 1021forgiue me now, and Ile neuer rob thy Library more.
wln 1022Enter to them Meph.
wln 1023Meph.Uanish vilaines, th one like an Ape, an other like
wln 1024a Beare, the third an Asse, for doing this enterprise.
wln 1025Monarch of hel, vnder whose blacke suruey
wln 1026Great Potentates do kneele with awful feare,
wln 1027Upon whose altars thousand foules do lie,
wln 1028How am I vexed with these vilaines charmes?
wln 1029From Constantinople am I hither come,
wln 1030Onely for pleasure of these damned slaues.
wln 1031RobinHow, from Constantinople? you haue had a great
wln 1032iourney, wil you take sixe pence in your purse to pay for your
wln 1033supper, and be gone?
wln 1034Me.wel villaines, for your presumption, I transforme
wln 1035thée into an Ape, and thée into a Dog, and so be gone.exit.
wln 1036Rob.How, into an Ape? thats braue, Ile haue fine sport
wln 1037with the boyes, Ile get nuts and apples enow.
wln 1038RafeAnd I must be a Dogge.
wln 1039RobinIfaith thy head wil neuer be out of the potage pot.exeunt.
wln 1040Enter Emperour, Faustus, and a Knight,
wln 1041with Attendants.

wln 1042Em.Maister doctor Faustus, I haue heard strange re=
wln 1043port of thy knowledge in the blacke Arte, how that none in
wln 1044my Empire, nor in the whole world can compare with thée,
wln 1045for the rare effects of Magicke: they say thou hast a familiar
wln 1046spirit, by whome thou canst accomplish what thou list, this
wln 1047therefore is my request that thou let me sée some proofe of thy
wln 1048skil, that mine eies may be witnesses to confirme what mine
wln 1049eares haue heard reported, and here I sweare to thée, by the
wln 1050honor of mine Imperial crowne, that what euer thou doest,
wln 1051thou shalt be no wayes preiudiced or indamaged.
wln 1052KnightIfaith he lookes much like a coniurer.aside.
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wln 1053Fau.My gratious Soueraigne, though I must confesse
wln 1054my selfe farre inferior to the report men haue published, and
wln 1055nothing answerable to the honor of your Imperial maiesty,
wln 1056yet for that loue and duety bindes me therevnto, I am con=
wln 1057tent to do whatsoeuer your maiesty shall command me.
wln 1058Em.Then doctor Faustus, marke what I shall say, As
wln 1059I was sometime solitary set, within my Closet, sundry
wln 1060thoughts arose, about the honour of mine auncestors, howe
wln 1061they had wonne by prowesse such exploits, gote such riches,
wln 1062subdued so many kingdomes, as we that do succéede, or they
wln 1063that shal hereafter possesse our throne, shal (I feare me) ne=
wln 1064uer attaine to that degrée of high renowne and great autho=
wln 1065ritie, amongest which kings is Alexander the great, chiefe
wln 1066spectacle of the worldes preheminence,
wln 1067The bright shining of whose glorious actes
wln 1068Lightens the world with his reflecting beames,
wln 1069As when I heare but motion made of him,
wln 1070It grieues my soule I neuer saw the man:
wln 1071If therefore thou, by cunning of thine Art,
wln 1072Canst raise this man from hollow vaults below,
wln 1073where lies intombde this famous Conquerour,
wln 1074And bring with him his beauteous Paramour,
wln 1075Both in their right shapes, gesture, and attire
wln 1076They vsde to weare during their time of life,
wln 1077Thou shalt both satisfie my iust desire,
wln 1078And giue me cause to praise thée whilst I liue.
wln 1079Fau:My gratious Lord, I am ready to accomplish your
wln 1080request, so farre forth as by art and power of my spirit I am
wln 1081able to performe.
wln 1082KnightIfaith thats iust nothing at all.aside.
wln 1083Fau.But if it like your Grace, it is not in my abilitie to
wln 1084present before your eyes, the true substantiall bodies of those
wln 1085two deceased princes which long since are consumed to dust.
wln 1086KnightI mary master doctor, now theres a signe of grace
wln 1087in you, when you wil confesse the trueth.aside.
wln 1088Fau:But such spirites as can liuely resemble Alexander
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wln 1090manner that they best liu’d in, in their most florishing estate,
wln 1091which I doubt not shal sufficiently content your Imperiall
wln 1092maiesty.
wln 1093EmGo to maister Doctor, let me sée them presently.
wln 1094Kn.Do you heare maister Doctor? you bring Alexander
wln 1095and his paramour before the emperor?
wln 1096Fau.How then sir?
wln 1097Kn.Ifaith thats as true as Diana turnd me to a stag.
wln 1098Fau:No sir but when Acteon died, he left the hornes for
wln 1099you: Mephastophilis be gone.exit Meph.
wln 1100Kn.Nay, and you go to coniuring, Ile be gone.exit Kn:
wln 1101Fau.Ile méete with you anone for interrupting me so:
wln 1102héere they are my gratious Lord.

wln 1103Enter Meph: with Alexander and his paramour.

wln 1104emp.Maister Doctor, I heard this Lady while she liu’d
wln 1105had a wart or moale in her necke, how shal I know whether
wln 1106it be so or no?
wln 1107Fau:Your highnes may boldly go and sée.exit Alex:
wln 1108emp:Sure these are no spirites, but the true substantiall
wln 1109bodies of those two deceased princes.
wln 1110Fau:wilt please your highnes now to send for the knight
wln 1111that was so pleasant with me here of late?
wln 1112emp:One of you call him foorth.

wln 1113Enter the Knight with a paire of hornes on his head.

wln 1114emp.How now sir Knight? why I had thought thou
wln 1115hadst beene a batcheler, but now I sée thou hast a wife, that
wln 1116not only giues thee hornes, but makes thée weare them, feele
wln 1117on thy head.
wln 1118Kn:Thou damned wretch, and execrable dogge,
wln 1119Bred in the concaue of some monstrous rocke:
wln 1120How darst thou thus abuse a Gentleman?
wln 1121Uilaine I say, vndo what thou hast done.
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wln 1122Fau:O not so fast sir, theres no haste but good, are you
wln 1123remembred how you crossed me in my conference with the
wln 1124emperour? I thinke I haue met with you for it.
wln 1125emp:Good Maister Doctor, at my intreaty release him,
wln 1126he hath done penance sufficient.
wln 1127Fau:My gratious Lord, not so much for the iniury hée
wln 1128offred me héere in your presence, as to delight you with some
wln 1129mirth, hath Faustus worthily requited this iniurious knight,
wln 1130which being all I desire, I am content to release him of his
wln 1131hornes: and sir knight, hereafter speake well of Scholers:
wln 1132Mephastophilis, transforme him strait. Now my good Lord
wln 1133hauing done my duety, I humbly take my leaue.
wln 1134emp:Farewel maister Doctor, yet ere you goe, expect
wln 1135from me a bounteous reward.exit Emperour.
wln 1136Fau:Now Mephastophilis, the restlesse course that time
wln 1137doth runne with calme and silent foote,
wln 1138Shortning my dayes and thred of vitall life,
wln 1139Calls for the payment of my latest yeares,
wln 1140Therefore swéet Mephastophilis, let vs make haste to Wer-
wln 1141tenberge.
wln 1142Me:what, wil you goe on horse backe, or on foote?
wln 1143Fau:Nay, til I am past this faire and pleasant gréene, ile
wln 1144walke on foote.enter a Horse-courser
wln 1145Hors:I haue béene al this day séeking one maister Fu=
wln 1146stian: masse sée where he is, God saue you maister doctor.
wln 1147Fau:What horse-courser, you are wel met.
wln 1148Hors:Do you heare sir? I haue brought you forty dol=
wln 1149lers for your horse.
wln 1150Fau:I cannot sel him so: if thou likst him for fifty, take
wln 1151him.
wln 1152Hors:Alas sir, I haue no more, I pray you speake for
wln 1153me.
wln 1154Me:I pray you let him haue him, he is an honest felow,
wln 1155and he has a great charge, neither wife nor childe.
wln 1156Fau:Wel, come giue me your money, my boy wil deli=
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wln 1158him, ride him not into the water at any hand.
wln 1159Hors:why sir, wil he not drinke of all waters?
wln 1160Fau:O yes, he wil drinke of al waters, but ride him not
wln 1161into the water, ride him ouer hedge or ditch, or where thou
wln 1162wilt, but not into the water.
wln 1163Hors:Wel sir, Now am I made man for euer, Ile not
wln 1164leaue my horse for fortie: if he had but the qualitie of hey
wln 1165ding, ding, hey, ding, ding, Ide make a braue liuing on him;
wln 1166hée has a buttocke as slicke as an Ele: wel god buy sir, your
wln 1167boy wil deliuer him me: but hark ye sir, if my horse be sick, or
wln 1168ill at ease, if I bring his water to you youle tel me what it is?
wln 1169Exit Horsecourser.
wln 1170Fau.Away you villaine: what, doost thinke I am a horse=
wln 1171doctor? what art thou Faustus but a man condemnd to die?
wln 1172Thy fatall time doth drawe to finall ende,
wln 1173Dispaire doth driue distrust vnto my thoughts,
wln 1174Confound these passions with a quiet sléepe:
wln 1175Tush, Christ did call the thiefe vpon the Crosse,
wln 1176Then rest thée Faustus quiet in conceit.Sleepe in his chaire.

wln 1177Enter Horsecourser all wet, crying.

wln 1178Hors.Alas, alas, Doctor Fustian quoth a, mas Doctor
wln 1179Lopus was neuer such a Doctor, has giuen me a purgation,
wln 1180has purg’d me of fortie Dollers, I shall neuer sée them more:
wln 1181but yet like an asse as I was, I would not be ruled by him,
wln 1182for he bade me I should ride him into no water; now, I thin=
wln 1183king my horse had had some rare qualitie that he would not
wln 1184haue had me knowne of, I like a ventrous youth, rid him in=
wln 1185to the deepe pond at the townes ende, I was no sooner in the
wln 1186middle of the pond, but my horse vanisht away, and I sat vp=
wln 1187on a bottle of hey, neuer so neare drowning in my life: but
wln 1188Ile séeke out my Doctor, and haue my fortie dollers againe,
wln 1189or Ile make it the dearest horse: O yonder is his snipper
wln 1190snapper, do you heare? you, hey, passe, where’s your
wln 1191maister?

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wln 1192Me.why sir, what would you? you cannot speake
wln 1193with him.
wln 1194Hors.But I wil speake with him.
wln 1195Me.Why hée’s fast asléepe, come some other time.
wln 1196Hors.Ile speake with him now, or Ile breake his glasse=
wln 1197windowes about his eares.
wln 1198Me.I tell thee he has not slept this eight nights.
wln 1199Hors.And he haue not slept this eight wéekes Ile speake
wln 1200with him.
wln 1201Me.Sée where he is fast asléepe.
wln 1202Hors.I, this is he, God saue ye maister doctor, maister
wln 1203doctor, maister doctor Fustian, fortie dollers, fortie dollers
wln 1204for a bottle of hey.
wln 1205Me.Why, thou seest he heares thée not.
wln 1206Hors.So, ho, ho: so, ho, ho.Hallow in his eare.
wln 1207No, will you not wake? Ile make you wake ere I goe.

wln 1208Pull him by the legge, and pull it away.

wln 1209Alas, I am vndone, what shall I do:
wln 1210Fau.O my legge, my legge, helpe Mephastophilis, call the
wln 1211Officers, my legge, my legge.
wln 1212Me.Come villaine to the Constable.
wln 1213Hors.O Lord sir, let me goe, and Ile giue you fortie dol=
wln 1214lers more.
wln 1215Me.Where be they?
wln 1216Hors.I haue none about me, come to my Oastrie and Ile
wln 1217giue them you.
wln 1218Me.Be gone quickly.Horsecourser runnes away.
wln 1219Fau.What is he gone? farwel he, Faustus has his legge
wln 1220againe, and the Horsecourser I take it, a bottle of hey for his
wln 1221labour; wel, this tricke shal cost him fortie dollers more.

wln 1222Enter Wagner.

wln 1223How now Vagner, what’s the newes with thée?
Wag.

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wln 1224Wag.Sir, the Duke of Vanholt doth earnestly entreate
wln 1225your company.
wln 1226Fau.The Duke of Vanholt! an honourable gentleman,
wln 1227to whom I must be no niggard of my cunning, come Me-
wln 1228phastophilis, let’s away to him.exeunt.

wln 1229Enter to them the Duke, and the Dutches,
wln 1230the Duke speakes.


wln 1231Du:Beléeue me maister Doctor, this merriment hath
wln 1232much pleased me.
wln 1233Fau:My gratious Lord, I am glad it contents you so
wln 1234wel: but it may be Madame, you take no delight in this, I
wln 1235haue heard that great bellied women do long for some dain=
wln 1236ties or other, what is it Madame? tell me, and you shal haue
wln 1237it.
wln 1238Dutch.Thankes, good maister doctor,
wln 1239And for I sée your curteous intent to pleasure me, I wil not
wln 1240hide from you the thing my heart desires, and were it nowe
wln 1241summer, as it is Ianuary, and the dead time of the winter, I
wln 1242would desire no better meate then a dish of ripe grapes.
wln 1243Fau:Alas Madame, thats nothing, Mephastophilis, be
wln 1244gone: exit Meph. were it a greater thing then this, so
wln 1245it would content you, you should haue it
enter Mephasto:
with the grapes.

wln 1246here they be madam, wilt please you taste
wln 1247on them.
wln 1248Du:Beléeue me master Doctor, this makes me wonder
wln 1249aboue the rest, that being in the dead time of winter, and in
wln 1250the month of Ianuary, how you shuld come by these grapes.
wln 1251Fau:If it like your grace, the yéere is diuided into twoo
wln 1252circles ouer the whole worlde, that when it is héere winter
wln 1253with vs, in the contrary circle it is summer with them, as in
wln 1254India, Saba, and farther countries in the East, and by means
wln 1255of a swift spirit that I haue, I had them brought hither, as ye
wln 1256see, how do you like them Madame, be they good?
wln 1257Dut:Beléeue me Maister doctor, they be the best grapes
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wln 1258that ere I tasted in my life before.
wln 1259Fau:I am glad they content you so Madam.
wln 1260Du:Come Madame, let vs in, where you must wel re=
wln 1261ward this learned man for the great kindnes he hath shewd
wln 1262to you.
wln 1263Dut:And so I wil my Lord, and whilst I liue,
wln 1264Rest beholding for this curtesie.
wln 1265Fau:I humbly thanke your Grace.
wln 1266Du:Come, maister Doctor follow vs, and receiue your
wln 1267reward.exeunt.
wln 1268enter Wagner solus.
wln 1269Wag.I thinke my maister meanes to die shortly,
wln 1270For he hath giuen to me al his goodes,
wln 1271And yet me thinkes, if that death were néere,
wln 1272He would not banquet, and carowse, and swill
wln 1273Amongst the Students, as euen now he doth,
wln 1274who are at supper with such belly-cheere,
wln 1275As Wagner nere beheld in all his life.
wln 1276Sée where they come: belike the feast is ended.

wln 1277Enter Faustus with two or three Schollers

wln 12781. Sch.Maister Doctor Faustus, since our conference a=
wln 1279bout faire Ladies, which was the beutifulst in all the world,
wln 1280we haue determined with our selues, that Helen of Greece
wln 1281was the admirablest Lady that euer liued: therefore master
wln 1282Doctor, if you wil do vs that fauor, as to let vs sée that péere=
wln 1283lesse Dame of Greece, whome al the world admires for ma=
wln 1284iesty, wée should thinke our selues much beholding vnto
wln 1285you.
wln 1286Fau.Gentlemen, for that I know your friendship is vn=
wln 1287fained, and Faustus custome is not to denie the iust requests
wln 1288of those that wish him well, you shall behold that pearelesse
wln 1289dame of Greece, no otherwaies for pompe and maiestie, then
wln 1290when sir Paris crost the seas with her, and brought the spoiles
wln 1291to rich Dardania. Be silent then, for danger is in words.
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wln 1292Musicke sounds, and Helen passeth ouer the Stage.

wln 12932. Sch.Too simple is my wit to tell her praise,
wln 1294Whom all the world admires for maiestie.
wln 12953. Sch.No maruel tho the angry Greekes pursude
wln 1296With tenne yeares warre the rape of such a quéene,
wln 1297Whose heauenly beauty passeth all compare.
wln 12981.Since we haue séene the pride of natures workes,
wln 1299And onely Paragon of excellence,
Enter an
old man.

wln 1300Let vs depart, and for this glorious déed
wln 1301Happy and blest be Faustus euermore.
wln 1302Fau.Gentlemen farwel, the same I wish to you.
wln 1303Exeunt Schollers.
wln 1304Old.Ah Doctor Faustus, that I might preuaile,
wln 1305To guide thy steps vnto the way of life,
wln 1306By which swéete path thou maist attaine the gole
wln 1307That shall conduct thée to celestial rest.
wln 1308Breake heart, drop bloud, and mingle it with teares,
wln 1309Teares falling from repentant heauinesse
wln 1310Of thy most vilde and loathsome filthinesse,
wln 1311The stench whereof corrupts the inward soule
wln 1312With such flagitious crimes of hainous sinnes,
wln 1313As no commiseration may expel,
wln 1314But mercie Faustus of thy Sauiour swéete,
wln 1315Whose bloud alone must wash away thy guilt.
wln 1316Fau.Where art thou Faustus? wretch what hast thou (done?
wln 1317Damnd art thou Faustus, damnd, dispaire and die,
wln 1318Hell calls for right, and with a roaring voyce
wln 1319Sayes, Faustus come, thine houre is come,
Mepha. giues
him a dagger.

wln 1320And Faustus will come to do thée right.
wln 1321Old.Ah stay good Faustus, stay thy desperate steps,
wln 1322I sée an Angell houers ore thy head,
wln 1323And with a violl full of precious grace,
wln 1324Offers to powre the same into thy soule,
wln 1325Then call for mercie and auoyd dispaire.
wln 1326Fau.Ah my swéete friend, I féele thy words
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wln 1327To comfort my distressed soule,
wln 1328Leaue me a while to ponder on my sinnes.
wln 1329Old.I goe swéete Faustus, but with heauy cheare,
wln 1330fearing the ruine of thy hopelesse soule.
wln 1331Fau.Accursed Faustus, where is mercie now?
wln 1332I do repent, and yet I do dispaire:
wln 1333Hell striues with grace for conquest in my breast,
wln 1334What shal I do to shun the snares of death?
wln 1335Me.Thou traitor Faustus, I arrest thy soule
wln 1336For disobedience to my soueraigne Lord,
wln 1337Reuolt, or Ile in peece-meale teare thy flesh.
wln 1338Fau:Sweete Mephastophilis, intreate thy Lord
wln 1339To pardon my vniust presumption,
wln 1340And with my blood againe I wil confirme
wln 1341My former vow I made to Lucifer.
wln 1342Me.Do it then quickely, with vnfained heart,
wln 1343Lest greater danger do attend thy drift.
wln 1344Fau:Torment sweete friend, that base and crooked age,
wln 1345That durst disswade me from thy Lucifer,
wln 1346With greatest torments that our hel affoords.
wln 1347Me:His faith is great, I cannot touch his soule,
wln 1348But what I may afflict his body with,
wln 1349I wil attempt, which is but little worth.
wln 1350Fau:One thing, good seruant, let me craue of thée
wln 1351To glut the longing of my hearts desire,
wln 1352That I might haue vnto my paramour,
wln 1353That heauenly Helen which I saw of late,
wln 1354Whose swéete imbracings may extinguish cleane
wln 1355These thoughts that do disswade me from my vow,
wln 1356And kéepe mine oath I made to Lucifer.
wln 1357Me.Faustus, this, or what else thou shalt desire,
wln 1358Shalbe performde in twinckling of an eie.enter Helen.
wln 1359Fau:Was this the face that lancht a thousand shippes?
wln 1360And burnt the toplesse Towres of Ilium?
wln 1361Swéete Helen, make me immortall with a kisse:
wln 1362Her lips suckes forth my soule, see where it flies:
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wln 1363Come Helen, come giue mée my soule againe.
wln 1364Here wil I dwel, for heauen be in these lips,
wln 1365And all is drosse that is not Helena:enter old man
wln 1366I wil be Pacis, and for loue of thée,
wln 1367Instéede of Troy shal Wertenberge be sackt,
wln 1368And I wil combate with weake Menelaus,
wln 1369And weare thy colours on my plumed Crest:
wln 1370Yea I wil wound Achillis in the héele,
wln 1371And then returne to Helen for a kisse.
wln 1372O thou art fairer then the euening aire,
wln 1373Clad in the beauty of a thousand starres,
wln 1374Brighter art thou then flaming Iupiter,
wln 1375