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Host. Who's this that stands so solemnly by me know of, what did I but rid * bim into a himself? What, my old guest !
great river ? and when I came just in the midst, Rob. O, hostess, how do you?
I hope my
my horse vanished away, and I sate straddling score stands still.
upon a bottle of hay. Host. Ay, there's no doubt of that; for me. AU. O, brave doctor! thinks you make no haste to wipe it out.
Horse-c. But you shall hear how bravely I Dick. Why, hostess, I say, fetch us some beer. served him for it. I went me home to his house,
Host. You shall presently.—Look up into the and there I found him asleep. I kept a ballooing hall there, ho !
and whooping in his ears; but all could not wake [Brit.-Drink is presently brought in. him. I, seeing that, took him by the leg, and Dick. Come, sirs, what shall we do now never rested pulling till I had pulled me bis leg mine hostess comes ?
quite off; and now 'tis at home in mine hostry. Cart. Marry, sir, + I'll tell you the bravest tale Rob. And has the doctor but one leg, then ? how a conjurer served me. You know Doctor that's excellent ; for one of his devils turned me Faustus?
into the likeness of an ape's face. Horse-c. Ay, a plague take him ! here's some Cart. Some more drink, hostess! on's have cause to know him. Did he conjure Rob. Hark you, we'll into another room and thee too?
drink a wbile, and then we'll go seek out the Cart. I'll tell you how he served me. As I doctor.
[E.scunt. was going to Wittenberg, t'other day, I with a load of bay, he met me, and asked me what he Enter the DUKE OF VANHOLT, his Duchess, Faustus, should give me for as much hay as he could eat.
MEPHISTOPHILIs, and Attendants. Now, sir, I thinking that a little would serve his Duke. Thanks, Master Doctor, for these pleasant turn, bad him take as much as he would for sights; nor know I how sufficiently to recomthree farthings : so he presently gave me my s pense your great deserts in erecting that enchanted money and fell to eating; and, as I am a cursen || castle in the air,+ the sight whereof so delighted man, he never left eating till he had eat up all me as nothing in the world could please me my load of hay.
All. O, monstrous ! eat a whole load of hay ! Paust. I do think myself, my good lord, highly
Rob. Yes, yes, that may be ; for I have heard recompensed in that it pleasethß your grace to of one that has eat a load of logs.
think but well of that which Faustus hath perHorse-c. Now, sirs, you shall bear how villan- | forined.—But, gracious lady, it may be that you ously he served me. I went to him yesterday to have taken no pleasure in those sights; therefore, buy a horse of him, and he would by no means sell
I pray you tell me, what is the thing you most him under forty dollars. So, sir, because I knew desire to have; be it in the world, it shall be him to be such a horse as would run over hedge yours: I have heard that great-bellied women do and ditch and never tire, I gave him his money. long for things are rare and dainty. So, when I had my horse, Doctor Faustus bad Duchess. True, Master Doctor; and, since I me ride him night and day, and spare him no find you so kind, I will make known unto you time; but, quoth he, in any case, ride him not what my heart desires to have; and, were it now into the water. Now, sir, I thinking the horse summer, as it is January, a dead time of the had had some quality that he would not have winter, I would request no better meat than a
dish of ripe grapes.
Paust. This is but a small matter.-Go, Mephis* noro) So 4to 1616.--Not in 4tos 1624, 1631.
tophilis; away! (Exit MEPHISTOPHILIS.) Madam, + siu? Qy. "sirs"? but see the next speech of the Carter, and the next speech but one of the Horse
I will do more than this for your content courser, who, in his narrative, uses both “sirs" and “ zi:."
# As I was going to Wittenberg, t'other day, &c.) See The * rid) So 4to 1616.—2tns 1624, 1631, "ride." History of Doctor Faustus, Chap. XXXV,—“How Doctor that enchanted castle in the air) This is not mentioned Faustus eat a load of hay.”—The Carter does not appear in the earlier play: but see The History of Doctor Fautur, in tbe earlier play.
Chap x1,-"How Doctor Faustus through his charmes $ mx) No 4to 1616.-Not in 4tos 1624, 1631.
made a great Castle in presence of the Duke of Anholt." i cursen) i e. christened.
delighted] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "delighleth." some qunlity) So 4to 1616.-2tos 1624, 1631,
§ it pleaseth) So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1031, "2 bath rare quality."
Re-enter MEPOISTOPHILIs with grapes.
Duke. Do as thou wilt, Faustus ; I give thee these : they should be good,
leave. for they come* from a far country, I can tell
Paust. I thank your grace. you. Duke. This makes me wonder more than all
Enter ROBIN, DICK, Carter, and Horse-courser. the rest, that at this time of the year, when every tree is barren of his fruit, from whence you had Why, how now, my good friends! these ripe grapes.t
Faith, you are too outrageous : but, come near ; Paust. Please it your grace, the year is divided I have procur'd your pardons : * welcome, all. into two circles over the whole world; so that,
Rob. Nay, sir, we will be welcome for our when it is winter with us, in the contrary circle money, and we will pay for what we take.—What, it is likewise summer with them, as in India, ho! give's half a dozen of beer here, and be Saba, and such countries that lie far east, where
hanged! they have fruit twice a-year ; from whence, by
Faust. Nay, hark you; can you tell me + means of a swift spirit that I have, I had these
where you are? grapes brought, as you see.
Cart. Ay, marry, can I; we are under heaven. Duchess. And, trust me, they are the sweetest
Serv. Ay; but, Sir Saucebox, know you in what grapes that e'er I tasted.
place? (The Clowns bounce at the gate, within.
Horse-c. Ay, ay, the house is good enough to Duke. What rude disturbers have we at the drink in.-Zouns, fill us some beer, or we'll gate?
break all the barrels in the house, and dash out Go, pacify their fury, set it ope,
al] your brains with your bottles ! And then demand of them what they would
Faust. Be not so furious : come, you shall have bave.
beer.(They knock again, and call out to talk with Faus. | My lord, beseech you give me leave a while;
I'll gage my credit 'twill content your grace. Serv. Why, how now, masters! what a coil is Duke. With all my heart, kind doctor; please there !
thyself; What is the reason you disturb the Duke? Our servants and our court's at thy command.
Dick (within). We have no reason for it; there Faust. I humbly thank your grace.— Then fore a fig for him !
fetch some beer. Serv. Why, saucy varlets, dare you be so bold? Horse-c. Ay, marry, there spake I a doctor,
Horse-c. [within). I hope, sir, we have wit indeed! and, faith, I'll drink a health to thy enough to be more bold than welcome.
wooden leg for that word. Serv. It appears so: pray, be bold elsewhere, Faust. My wooden leg! what dost thou mean and trouble not the Duke.
by that? Duke. What would they have?
Cart. Ha, ha, ha!-Dost hear him, ş Dick? he Serv. They all cry out to speak with Doctor has forgot his leg. Faustus,
Horse-c. Ay, ay, he does not stand much upon Carter (within). Ay, and we will speak with that. him.
Faust. No, faith ; not much upon a wooden leg. Duke. Will you, sir ?—Commit the rascals. Cart. Good Lord, that flesh and blood should
Dick [within). Commit with us! he were as be so frail with your worship! Do not you good commit with his father as commit with us. remember a horse courser you sold a horse to? Paust. I do beseech your grace, let them come Paust. Yes, I remember I sold one a horse.
Cart. And do you remember you bid he should They are good subject for a merriment.
not ride him|| into the water?
Faust. Yes, I do very well remember that. * come) So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "came."
† these ripe grapes] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, " these grapes."
pardons) So 4tog 1616, 1631.-2to 1624 “pardon." The Clowns bounce, &c ] 2to 1616 “ The Clowne me] So 4to 1616.-Vot in 4tos 1624, 1631.
2tos 1624, 1631, “The Clowne bouwceth." (In 1 spake) So 4tos 1616, 1631.-2to 1624 "spoke." the next stage-directiou all the 4tos havo "They knock & Dost hear him) So 4to 1616.-2to 1624 “dost thou heare again," &c.)
2to 1631 “dost thou heare him." $ for) So ito 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "to."
|| him) So 4tos 1624, 1631.-Not in 4to 1616.
I I sei
Cart. And do you remember nothing of your
With all the love and kindness that we may: leg?
His artful sport * drives all sad thoughts away. Faust. No, in good sooth.
(Exeunt. Cart. Then, I pray you,* remember your courtesy.
Thunder and lightning. Enter Devils with covered dishes; Paust. I + thank you, sir.
MEPHISTOPHILIB leads them into FAUSTUS's study: Cart. 'Tis not so much worth. I pray you, tell
then enter WAGNER. me one thing.
Wag. I think my master t means to die Paust. What's that?
shortly; he has made his will, and given me his Cart. Be both your legs bed-fellows every wealth, his house, his goods, I and store of golden night together?
plate, besides two thousand ducats ready-coined. Faust. Wouldst thou make a Colossus of me, I wonder what he means: if death were nigh, he that thou askest me such questions ?
would not frolic thus. He's now at supper with Cart. No, truly, sir; I would make nothing of the scholars, where there's such belly-cheer 23 you; but I would fain know that.
Wagner in his life ne'er & saw the like: and, see Enter Hostess with drink.
where they come! belike the feast is ended.!! Paust. Then, I assure thee certainly, they are.
[Bzil. Cart. I thank you; I am fully satisfied. Faust. But wherefore dost thou ask?
Enter FAUSTUS, MEPHISTOPHILIS, and two or three
Scholars. Cart. For nothing, sir: but methinks you should have a wooden bed-fellow of one of 'em. Pirst Schol. Master Doctor Faustus, since our
Horse-c. Why, do you hear, sir ? did not It conference about fair ladies, which was the beaupull off one of your legs when you were asleep?
tifulest in all the world, we have determined with Faust. But I have it again, now I am awake:
ourselves that Helen of Greece was the admiralook you here, sir.
blest lady that ever lived: therefore, Master All. 0, horrible! had the doctor three legs ?
Doctor, if you will do us so much favour as to Cart. Do you remember, sir, how you cozened
let us see that peerless dame of Greece, whom all me, and eat up my load of
the world admires for majesty, we should think (Faustus, in the middle of each speech, charms
ourselves much beholding unto you. them dumb.
Faust. Gentlemen, Dick. Do you remember how you made me For that I know your friendship is unfeign'd, wear an ape's—
It is not Faustus' custom to deny Horse-c. You whoreson conjuring scab, do you The just request of those that wish him well : remember how you cozened me with a ho You shall behold that peerless dame of Greece, Rob. Ha’s you forgotten me? you think to
No otherwise for pomp or majesty carry it away with your hey-pass and re-pass: do
Than when Sir Paris cross'd the seas with her, you remember the dog's fa
And brought the spoils to rich Dardania
Be silent, then, for danger is in words.
Music sounds. MEPHISTOPHILIA brings in HELEN; the pray who shall pay me for my a
passeth over the stage.
(Bxit Hostess. Duchess. My lord,
Sec. Schol. Was this fair Helen, whose admired We are much beholding 9 to this learned man.
worth Duke. So are we, madam ; which we will
Made Greece with ten years' war | afflict poor recompense
* you] So 4tos 1624, 1631.-Not in 4to 1616 (but compare the Carter's next speech). | I] So 4to 1616.-Not in 4tos 1624, 1631.
not ] So 4tos 1616, 1631.-2to 1624 "I not." & Ha') So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, “ Haue."
Il guc88] See note ș, p. 127. So 4to 1616.--2tos 1624, 1691, "guests."
I beholding) So 4tos 1616, 1624, (see note t, p. 98).-2to 1631 “beholden."
* sport) So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "sports."
+ I think my master, &c.] The alterations which this speech has undergone will hardly admit of its arrange ment as verse: compare the earlier play, p. 98, first col.
good] So 4tos 1616, 1631.-2to 1694 "good." § ne'er So 4to 1616.--2tos 1624, 1631, nouer.'
II ended) So 4tos 1624, 1631, (and so 4to 1604).- to 1616 "done." | wur] Old eds. "
Third Schol. Too simple is my wit * to tell her Hell strives with grace for conquest in my breast: worth,
What shall I do to shun the snares of death? Whom all the world admires for majesty.
Meph. Thou traitor, Faustus, I arrest thy soul Pirst Schol. Now we have seen the pride of For disobedienc to my sovereign lord : Nature's work,
Revolt, or I'll in piece-meal tear thy flesh. We'll take our leaves: and, for this blessèd sight, Faust. I do repent I e'er offended him. Happy and blest be Faustus evermore!
Sweet Mephistophilis, entreat thy lord Pausl. Gentlemen, farewell : the same wish I To pardon my unjust presumption,
[Exeunt Scholars. And with my blood again I will confirm
The former vow I made to Lucifer,
Meph.* Do it, then, Faustus, with unfeignèd Old Man. O gentle Faustus, leave this damned heart, art,
Lest greater dangers do attend thy drift. This magic, that will charm thy soul to hell, Faust. Torment, sweet friend, that base and And quite bereave thee of salvation !
aged man, Though thou hast now offended like a man, That durst dissuade me from thy Lucifer, Do not persever in it like a devil :
With greatest torments t that our hell affords. Yet, yet thou hast an amiable soul,
Meph. His faith is great; I cannot touch his If sin by custom grow not into naturo;
Faust. One thing, good servant, let me crave of It may be, this my exhortation
thee, Seems harsh and all unpleasant : let it not; To glut the longing of my heart's desire,For, gentle son, I speak it not in wrath,
That I may have unto my paramour Or envy of thee,+ but in tender love,
That heavenly Helen which I saw of late, And pity of thy future misery;
Whose sweet embraces may extinguish clean $ And so have hope that this my kind rebuke, Those thoughts that do dissuade me from my vow, Checking thy body, may amend thy soul.
And keep my oath || I made to Lucifer. Paust. Where art thou, Faustus? wretch, what Meph. This, or what else my Faustus shall hast thou done?
desire, Hell claims his right, and with a roaring voice Shall be perform'd in twinkling of an eye. Says, “Faustus, come; thine hour is almost come;"
Re-enter HELEN, passing over the stage between two Cupids. And Faustus now will come to do thee right. Paust. Was this the face that launch'd a thou[MEPHISTOPHILIs gives him a dagger.
sand ships, Old Man. 0, stay, good Faustus, stay thy And burnt the topless towers of Ilium ?desperate steps !
Sweet Helen, make me immortal with a kiss.I see an angel hover o'er thy head,
[Kisses her. And, with a vial full of precious grace,
Her lips suck forth my soul: see, where it flies ! Offers to pour the same into thy soul:
Come, Helen, come, give me my soul again. Then call for mercy, and avoid despair.
Here will I dwell, for heaven is in these lips, Paust. O friend, I feel
And all is dross that is not Helena. Thy words to comfort my distressed soul!
I will be Paris, and for love of thee, Leave me a while to ponder on my sins.
Instead of Troy, shall Wittenberg be sack'd; Old Man. Faustus, I leave thee; but with
And I will combat with weak Menelaus, grief of heart,
And wear thy colours on my plumèd crest; Fearing the enemy of thy hapless soul. (Exit. Paust. Accursèd Faustus, wretch, what hast
* Meph.) This and the next prefix are omitted in the
old eds. thou done?
+ tormento) So 4tos 1024, 1631 (and so 4to 1604).-2to I do repent; and yet I do despair :
I may afflict) So 4to 1616.--to 1624 " I aflict."—2to * uit) So 4tos 1616, 1624.-2to 1631 "will."
1631 “ I can afflict." + Or mnry of theel So 4to 1016.-2tos 1624, 1631, Or of § clean) So 4to 1604.-The later 4tos “clear." envie to thee."
ll oath] So 4to 1604.-The later Atos “vow."
Yea, I will wound Achilles in the heel,
Enter Scholars. And then return to Helen for a kiss.
Welcome, gentlemen. (Exit WAGNER 0, thou art fairer than the evening * air
First Schol. Now, worthy Faustus, methinks Clad in the beauty of a thousand stars ;
your looks are chang’d. Brighter art thou than flaming Jupiter
Paust. O gentlemen !
Sec. Schol. Wbat ails Faustus?
Paust. Ah, my sweet chamber-fellow, had I
lived with thee, then had I lived still ! but now And none but thou shalt I be my paramour !
(Exeunt. I se i
must die eternally. Look, sirs, comes he not?
comes he not? Thunder. Enter LOCIFER, BELZEBUB, and MEPRISTO
First Schol. O my dear Faustus, what imports PHILIs.
this fear? Lnic. Thus from infernal Dis do we ascend
Sec. Schol. Is all our pleasure turn'd to meTo view the subjects of our monarchy,
lancholy? Those souls which sin seals the black sons of
Third Schol. He is not well with being over
solitary. 'Mong which, as chief, Faustus, we
Sec. Schol. If it be so, we'll bave physicians,
come to thee,
And Faustus shall be cur’d. Bringing with us lasting damnation
Third Schol. 'Tis buta surfeit, sir;* fear nothing. To wait upon thy soul : the time is come
Faust. A surfeit of deadly + sin, that bath Which makes it forfeit.
damned both body and soul. Meph. And, this gloomy niglit,
Sec. Schol. Yet, Faustus, look up to heaven, Here, iu this room, will wretched Faustus be.
and remember mercy is infinite. Belz. And here we'll stay,
Puust. But Faustus' offence can ne'er be parTo mark him how he doth demean himself.
doned: the serpent that tempted Eve may be Meph. How should he but in desperate lu- saved, but not Faustus. O gentlemen, hear
me with patience, and tremble not at my Fond worldling, now his heart-blood dries with speeches ! Though my heart pant and quiver to grief;
remember that I have been a student here these His conscience kills it; and his g labouring brain
thirty years, 0, would I had never s seen WitBegets a world of idle fantasies
tenberg, never read book! and what wonders I To over-reach the devil; but all in vain ;
have done, all Germany can witness, yea, all the His store of pleasures must be sauc'd with pain.
world; for which Faustus hath lost both Germany He and his servant Wagner are at hand;
and the world, yea, heaven itself, heaven, the
seat of God, the throne of the blessed, the Both come from drawing Fanstus' latest will. Sce, where they come!
kingdom of joy; and must remain in hell for ever, hell. O, hell, for ever! Sweet friends,
what shall become of Faustus, being in hell for Enter FAUSTUS and WAGNER.
ever? Paust. Say, Wagner,—thou hast perus d my Sec. Schol. Yet, Faustus, call on God. will,
Puust. On God, whom Faustus hath abjured! How dost thou like it?
on God, whom Faustus hath blasphemed! 0 Wag. Sir, so wondrous well,
my God, I would weep! but the devil draws in As in all humble duty I do yield
Gush forth blood, instead of tears ! My life and lasting service for your love.
yen, life and soul! O, he stays my tongue! I Paust. Gramercy,l! Wagner.
would lift up my hands; but see, they hold 'em,
they hold 'em ? * coening) So 4to 1604.-The later 4tos "euenings."
AU. Who, Faustus! azur'd) So 4to 1624 (a reading which I prefer only because it is also that of 4to 1604.)-2tos 1616, 1631, azure.”
sir) So 4tos 1616, 1624.-Not in 4to 1631. shalt) See note", p. 100.
+ of deadly) So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "of a $ his] So 4tos 1616, 1631. -Not in 4to 1624.
deadly." || Gramercy] So 4tos 1624. 1631.-20 1616 “Gramer 1 ms] So 4tos 1624, 1631.-Not in 4to 1616. cies."
$ never) So 4to 1616.-2tos 1624, 1631, "nere."