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Paust. Thanks, Mephistophilis : yet fain would Of Alexander's love and Enon's death?
Made music with my Mephistophilis?
Why should I die, then, or basely despair ?
(Turns to them. I am resolv'd; Faustus shall ne'er repent.-
Are all celestial bodies but one globe,
Paust. Nay, let me have one book more,—and Meph. As are the elements, such are the
All jointly move upon one axletree,
Feign'd, but are erringt stars,
Paust. But, tell me, have they all one motion,
Meph. All jointly move from east to west in
but differ in their motion upon the poles of the Or any man that breathes on earth.
Hath Mephistophilis no greater skill?
planets ? I will renounce this magic and repent.
The first is finish'd in a natural day;
The second thus; as Saturn in thirty years; Bnter Good Angel and Evil Angel.
Jupiter in twelve ; Mars in four; the Sun, Venus, G. Ang. Faustus, repent; yet God will pity and Mercury in a year; the Moon in twentythee.
eight days. Tush, these are freshmen's. I supB. Ang. Thou art a spirit; God cannot pity positions. But, tell me, hath every sphere a thee.
dominion or intelligentia , Paust. Who buzzeth in mine ears I am a
Meph. Ay. spirit?
Faust. How many heavens or spheres are Be I a devil, yet God may pity me;
there? Ay, God will pity me, if I repent.
Meph. Nine; the seven planets, the firmament, E. Ang. Ay, but Faustus never shall repent. and the empyreal heaven.
[Exeunt Angels. Faust. Well, resolves me in this question ; Paust. My heart's so harden'd, I cannot why have we not conjunctions, oppositions, repent :
aspects, eclipses, all at one time, but in some Scarce can I name salvation, faith, or heaven, years we have more, in some less ? But fearful echoes thunder in mine ears, “Faustus, thou art damn'd !” then swords, and * And argue of divine astrology, &c.) In The History of knives,
Dr. Faustus, there are several tedious pages on the sub
ject; but our dramatist, in the dialogue which follows, Poison, guns, halters, and envenom'd steel
has no particular obligations to them. Are laid before me to despatch myself;
terring) i. e. wandering. And long ere this I should have slain myself,
1 freshmen's) “A Freshman, tiro, novitius." Coles's
Dict. Properly, a student during his first torm at the Had not sweet pleasure conquer'd deep despair.
university. Have not I made blind Homer sing to me
resolve) i. e. satisfy, inform.
Meph. Per inæqualem motum respectu totius. Paust. That sight will be as pleasing unto me,
Faust. Well, I am answered. Tell me who As Paradise was to Adam, the first day
Of his creation.
Luc. Talk not of Paradise nor creation ; but
mark this show: talk of the devil, and nothing Meph. Move me not, for I will not tell thee. else.-Come away!
Faust. Villain, have I not bound thee to tell me any thing?
Enter the Seven Deadly Sins.* Meph. Ay, that is not against our kingdom; Now, Faustus, examine them of their several but this is. Think thou on hell, Faustus, for
names and dispositions.
Faust. What art thou, the first ?
Pride. I am Pride. I disdain to have any the world.
parents. I am like to Ovid's lea; I can creep Meph. Remember this.
into every corner of a wench; sometimes, like a Faust. Ay, go, accursèd spirit, to ugly hell !
perriwig, I sit upon her brow; like a fan of 'Tis thou hast damn'd distressed Faustus' soul.
feathers, I kiss her lips; indeed, I do-what do I Is't not too late?
not? But, fie, what a scent is here! I'll not
speak another word, except the ground were perRe-enter Good Angel and Evil Angel.
fumed, and covered with cloth of arras.
Paust. What art thou, the second ?
Covet. I am Covetousness, begotten of an old
my wish, I would desire that this house and all pieces. G. Ang. Repent, and they shall never raze thy lock you up in my good chest: 0, my sweet
the people in it were turned to gold, that I might in.
(Exeunt Angels. Faust. Ah, Christ, my Saviour,
Paust. What art thou, the third ?
Wrath. I am Wrath. I had neither father nor
mother: I leapt out of a lion's mouth when I Enter LUCIFER, BELZEBUB, and MEPHISTOPHILIS.
was scarce half-an-hour old ; and ever since I have Luc. Christ cannot save thy soul, for he is just :
run up and down the world with this case + of There's none but I have interest in the same.
rapiers, wounding myself when I had nobody Faust. 0, who art thou that look'st so terrible ?
to fight withal. I was born in hell; and look Luc. I am Lucifer,
to it, for some of you shall be my father.
Faust. What art thou, the fourth?
Envy. I am Envy, begotten of a chimney. thy soul !
sweeper and an oyster-wife. I cannot read, and Luc. We come to tell thee thou dost injure us; therefore wish all books were burnt. I am lean Thou talk'st of Christ, contrary to thy promise :
with seeing others eat. O, that there would Thou shouldst not think of God: think of the
come a famine through all the world, that all devil,
might die, and I live alone! then thou shouldst And of his dam too.
see how fat I would be. But must thou sit, and Paust. Nor will I henceforth: pardon me in I stand ? come down, with a vengeance ! this,
* Enter the Seven Deadly Sins] In The History of Dr. And Faustus vows never to look to heaven, Faust us, Lucifer amuses Faustus, not by calling up the Never to name God, or to pray to him,
Seven Deadly Sins, but by making various devils appear To burn his Scriptures, slay his ministers,
before bim, “one after another, in forme as they were in
hell." “ First entered Beliall in forme of a beare," &c.and make my spirits pull his churches down,
"after him came Beelzebub, in curled haire of a horseLuc. Do so, and we will highly gratify thee. flesh colour," &c.-"then came Astaroth, in the forme Faustus, we are come from hell to shew thee some of a worme," &c. &c. During this exhibition, “Lucifer
himselle sate in manner of a man all hairy, but of pastime : sit down, and thou shalt see all the
browne colour, like a squirrell, curled, and his taylo Seven Deadly Sins appear in their proper shapes. turning upward on his backe as the squirrels use: I
think he could crack nuts too like a squirrell.” Sig. D, Seek to save) Qy. "Seck thou to save"! But see ed. 1648. note ll, p. 18.
case) i. e. couple.
Paust. Away, envious rascal !—What art thou, In meantime take this book; peruse it throughly, the fifth ?
And thou shalt turn thyself into what shape thou Glut. Who I, sir ? I am Gluttony. My parents
wilt. Tie are all dead, and the devil a penny they have Paust. Great thanks, mighty Lucifer ! left me, but a bare pension, and that is thirty | This will I keep as chary as my life. meals a day and ten bevers, *
-a small trifle to Luc. Farewell, Faustus, and think on the devil. suffice nature. 0, I come of a royal parentage ! Faust. Farewell, great Lucifer. my grandfather was a Gammon of Bacon, my
(Exeunt LUCIFER and BELZEBUB, grandmother a Hogshead of Claret-wine; my
Come, Mephistophilis. (Exeunt. godfathers were these, Peter Pickle-herring and Martin Martlemas-beef; 0, but my godmother,
Bnter Chorus. * she was a jolly gentlewoman, and well-beloved in
Chor. Learnèd Faustus, every good town and city; her name To know the secrets of astronomy+ Mistress Margery March-beer. Now, Faustus, Graven in the book of Jove's high firmament, thou hast heard all my progeny; wilt thou bid Did mount himself to scale Olympus' top, me to supper?
Being seated in a chariot burning bright, Paust. No, I'll see thee hanged: thou wilt eat Drawn by the strength of yoky dragons' necks. up all my victuals.
He now is gone to prove cosmography, Glut. Then the devil choke thee !
And, as I guess, will first arrive at Rome, Paust. Choke thyself, glutton ! — What art To see the Pope and manner of his court, thou, the sixth ?
And take some part of holy Peter's feast, Sloth. I am Sloth. I was begotten on a sunny That to this day is highly solemniz'd. [Eit. bank, where I have lain ever since; and you
so v have done me great injury to bring me from
Enter FAUSTUS and MEPHISTOPRILIS.. thence: let me be carried thither again by
Faust. Having now, my good Mephistophilis, Gluttony and Lechery. I'll not speak another
Pass'd with delight the stately town of Trier, word for a king's ransom.
Environ'd round with airy mountain-tops, Faust. What are you, Mistress Minx, the
With walls of fint, and deep-entrenched lakes, seventh and last?
Not to be won by any conquering prince; Lechery. Who I, sir? I am one that loves an
From Paris next ll, coasting the realm of France, inch of raw mutton better than an ell of fried stock-fish; and the first letter of my name begins
* Enter Chorus) Old ed. “Enter Wagner solus.” That with L.+
these lines belong to the Chorus would be evident Faust. Away, to hell, to hell ! I
enough, even if we had no assistance hero from the later (Eseunt the Sins.
4tos. —The parts of Wagner and of tho Chorus were most Luc. Now, Faustus, how dost thou like this? probably played by the same actor: and hence the Faust. O, this feeds my soul !
| Learned Faustus, Luc. Tut, Faustus, in hell is all manner of
To know the secrets of astronomy, &c.] See the 21st chapdelight.
ter of The History of Dr. Faustus, -"How Doctor Faustus Faust. 0, might I see hell, and return again, was carried through the ayre up to the heavens, to see How happy were I then !
the whole world, and how the sky and planets rued,"
&c. Luc. Thou shalt; I will send for thee at mid
Enter Faustus and Mephistophilis) Scene, the Pope's nights.
Trier) i. e. Treves or Triers. * bevers) i. e. refreshments between meals.
|| Prom Paris next, &c.) This description is from The # L.) All the 4tos “ Lechery.”—Here I have made the History oj' Dr. Faustus ; “He came from Paris to Menti, alteration recommended by Mr. Collier in his Preface to where the river of Maine falls into the Rhine: notwithColeridge's Seren Lectures on Skakespeare and Milton, standing he tarried not loug there, but went into Cam
pania, in the kingdome of Neapol, in which he saw an Avay, to hell, to hell] In 4to 1604, these words stand innumerable sort of cloysters, nuvries, and churches, on a line by themselves, without a prefix. (In the later and great houses of stone, the streets faire and large, Atos, the corresponding passage is as follows;
and straight forth from one end of the towne to the begins with Lechery.
other as a line; and all the pavement of the city was of Luc. Away to hell, away! On, piper! [Brcunt the Sins. bricke, and the more it rained into the towne, the fairer Faust. 0, how this sight doth delight my soul!" &c.) the streets were : there saw he the tombe ot Virgill, and
$ I will send for thee at milnigh] In The History of Dr. the highway that he cu through the mighty hill of stone Faustus, we have a particular account of Faustus's visit in one night, the whole length of an English mile," &c. to the infernal regions, Sig. D 2, ed. 1618.
Sig. E 2, ed. 1648.
We saw the river Maine fall into Rhine,
Meph. Tut, 'tis no matter, man ; we'll be bold Whose banks are set with groves of fruitful with his good cheer. vines;
And now, my Faustus, that thou mayst perceive Then up to Naples, rich Campania,
What Rome containeth to delight thee with, Whose buildings fair and gorgeous to the eye,
Know that this city stands upon seven hills The streets straight forth, and pav'd with finest That underprop the groundwork of the same : brick,
Just through the midst* runs flowing Tiber's Quarter the town in four equivalents :
Over the which four stately bridges lean,
That make safe passage to each part of Rome :
Within whose walls such store of ordnance are,
And double cannons fram'd of carved brass,
Besides the gates, and high pyramides,
Which Julius Cæsar brought from Africa.
Of ever-burning Phlegethon, I swear Faust. I hope his Holiness will bid us wel. That I do long to see the monuments come.
And situation of bright-splendent Rome:
Come, therefore, let's away. * The way he cut, &c.] During the middle ages Virgil
Meph. Nay, Faustus, stay: I know you'd fain was regarded as a great magician, and much was written
see the Pope,
And take some part of holy Peter's feast,
Whose summum bonum is in belly-cheer.
Paust. Well, I'm content to compass then confuseus, quod vulgus insulsum a Virgilio magicis can
some sport, tamínibus factum putant: ita clarorum fama hominum,
And by their folly make us merriment.
Then charm me, that If
(MEPHISTOPHILIs charms him. legisse inagicarium fuisse Virgilium respondi : quod ille
Meph. So, Faustus; now severissimæ nutu frontis approbans, non illic magici sed ferri vestigia confessus est. Sunt autem fauces excavati Do what thou wilt, thou shalt not be discern'd. montis angustie sed longissina atque atræ : tenebrosa inter horrifica semper box: publicum iter in medio, Sound a Sonnet.|| Enter the Pope and the CARDINAL OF mirum et religioni proximum, belli quoque immolatum LORRAIN to the banquet, with Friars attending. temporibus, sic vero populi cox est, et nullis unquam
Pope. My Lord of Lorrain, will't please you latrociniis attentatum, patet: Criptam Neapolitanam
Paust. Fall to, and the devil choke you, an you cwlum incipit, in aggere edito, ipsius Virgilii busta
spare ! visuntur, pervetusti oporis, undo haec forsan ab illo perforti montis fluxit opiuio." Itinerarium Syriacum, - * Just through the midst, &c.) This and the next line Opp. p. 560, ed. Bas.
are not in 4to 1604. I have inserted them from the later From thence to Venice, Padra, and the rest,
4tos, as being absolutely necessary for the sense. In one of which a sumptuous temple standa, &c.) So the † Ponte] All the 4tng "Popto." later 4tos.--2to 1604 "In midst of which," &c. - The tof] So the later 4tos.-Not in 4to 1604. History of Dr. Paunties shows what "sumptuous templo" $ Then charm me, that I, &c.) A corrupted passage.is incant: "From thence he came to Venice . He Compare The History of Dr. Faustus, Sig. E 3, ed. 1648; wondrod not a little at the fairenesse of S. Marks Place, where, however, the Cardinal, whom the Pope enterand the sumptuous church standing thereon, called s. tains, is called the Cardinal of Paria. Marke, how all the pavement was set with coloured | Sonnd] Variousy written, Senne, Signet, Signate, &c. stones, and all the rood or loft of tho church double - A particular set of notes on the trumpet, or cornet, gilucd over." Sig. E 2, cd. 1018.
different from a tourisn. See Naros's Gloss. in v. Sonnet.
So vuirmosilnego) [Exit.
Pope. How now! who's that which spake ? Cursed be he that took away his Holiness' wine ! Friars, look about.
maledicat Dominus ? Pirst Friar. Here's nobody, if it like your
Et omnes Sancti ! Amen! Holiness.
(MEPHISTOPHILIS and Faustus beat the Friars,
and fing fire-works among them; and 80 Pope. My lord, here is a dainty dish was sent me from the Bishop of Milan. Faust. I thank you, sir. (Snatches the dish.
Enter Chorus. Pope. How now! who's that which snatched
Chor. When Faustus had with pleasure ta'en the meat from me? will no man look !My lord,
the view this dish was sent me from the Cardinal of Flo- of rarest things, and royal courts of kings,
He stay'd his course, and so returned home; Paust. You say true; I'll ha't.
[Snatches the dish.
Where such as bear his absence but with grief,
I mean his friends and near’st companions, Pope. What, again !—My lord, I'll drink to
Did gratulate his safety with kind words, your grace. Paust. I'll pledge your grace.
And in their conference of what befell, (Snatches the cup.
Touching his journey through the world and air, C. of Lor. My lord, it may be some ghost, newly They put forth questions of astrology, crept out of Purgatory, come to beg a pardon of
Which Faustus answer'd with such learned skill
As they admir'd and wonder'd at his wit. Pope. It may be 80.-Friars, prepare a dirge to
Now is his fame spread forth in every land: lay the fury of this ghost.—Once again, my lord, Amongst the rest the Emperor is one, fall to. (The Pope crosses himself.
Carolus the Fifth, at whose palace now Paust. What, are you crossing of yourself?
Faustus is feasted 'mongst his noblemen. Well, use that trick no more, I would advise you.
What there he did, in trial of his art,
I leave untold; your eyes shall see['t) perform'd.
Enter ROBIN* the Ostler, with a book in his hand.
Robin. O, this is admirable ! here I ha' stolen
Meph. Nay, I know not: we shall be cursed i'faith, I mean to search some circles for my own with bell, book, and candle.
Now will I make all the maidens in our Paust. How! bell, book, and candle,-candle, parish dance at my pleasure, stark vaked, before book, and bell,
me; and so by that means I shall see more than Forward and backward, to curse Faustus to
e'er I felt or saw yet. hell ! Anon you shall hear a hog grunt, a calf bleat,
Enter RALPH, calling Robin. and an ass bray,
Ralph. Robin, prithee, come away; there's a Because it is Saint Peter's holiday.
gentleman tarries to have his horse, and he would
have his things rubbed and made clean; he Re-enter all the Friars to sing the Dirge.
keeps such a chafing with my mistress about it; First Priar. Come, brethren, let's about our and she has sent me to look thee out; prithee, business with good devotion,
Robin. Keep out, keep out, or else you are
blown up, you are dismembered, Ralph : keep Cursed be he that stole away his Holiness' meat
out, for I am about a roaring piece of work.
Ralph. Come, what doest thou with that same from the table / maledicat Dominus !
book ? thou canst not read ? Cursed be he that struck his Holiness a blow on
Robin. Yes, my master and mistress shall find the face / maledicat Dominus ! Cursed be he that took Friar Sandelo a blow on
that I can read, he for his forehead, she for her the pate! maledicat Dominus !
private study; she's born to bear with me, or
else Cursed be he that disturbeth our holy dirge!
my art fails. maledicat Dominus !
• Enter Robin, &c.] Scene, near an inn.