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Ay, and Faustus will turn to God again.

Faust. What might the staying of my blood | To God? He loves thee not;

portend ? The god thou serv'st is thine own appetite, Is it unwilling I should write this bill ? Wherein is fixed the love of Belzebub:

Why streams it not, that I may write afresh ? i To him I'll build an altar and a church,

Faustus gives to thee his soul : ah, there it stay'd! And offer lukewarm blood of new-born babes. Why shouldst thou not? is not thy soul thine

own? Enter Good Angel and Evil Angel.

Then write again, Faustus gives to thee his soul, G. Ang. Sweet Faustus, leave that execrable

Re-enter MEPHISTOPHILIs with a chafer of coals. Faust. Contrition, prayer, repentance — what Meph. Here's fire; come, Faustus, set it.on. of them?

Faust. So, now the blood begins to clear again; G. Ang. Oh, they are means to bring thee unto Now will I make an end immediately. heaven!

Meph. Oh, what will not I do to obtain his E. Ang. Rather illusions, fruits of lunacy,

soul 2

[Aside. That make men foolish that do trust them most. Faust."Consummatum est ;? this bill is ended, G. Ang. Sweet Faustus, think of heaven and And Faustus hath bequeath'd his soul to Lucifer. heavenly things.

But what is this inscription on mine arm? E. ing. No, Faustus, think of honour and Homo fuge:3 whither should I fly? wealth.

[Exeunt Angels. If unto God, He'll throw me down to hell. Faust. Of wealth!

My senses are deceiv'd; here's nothing writ:Why, the signiory of Embden shall be mine, I see it plain; here in this place is writ, When Mephistophilis shall stand by me.

Homo fuge: yet shall not Faustus fly, What god can hurt thee, Faustus ? thou art safe: Meph. I'll fetch him somewhat to delight his Cast po more doubts. Come, Mephistophilis,


[Aside, and then exit. And bring glad tidings from great Lucifer ;Is't not midnight?-come, Mephistophilis,

Re-enter MEPHISTOPHILIS with Devils, who give Veni, reni, Mephistophile!?

crowns and rich apparel to FAUSTUS, dance,

and then depart. Enter MEPHISTOPHILIS.

Faust. Speak, Mephistophilis, what means this Now, tell me what says Lucifer, thy lord ?

show? Meph. That I shall wait on Faustus whilst he Meph. Nothing, Faustus, but to delight thy lives,

mind withal, So he will buy my service with his soul.

And to show thee what magic can perform. Faust. Already Faustus hath hazarded that for Faust. But may I raise up spirits when I please? thee.

Meph. Ay, Faustus, and do greater things than Meph. But, Faustus, thou must bequeath it these. solemnly,

Faust. Then there's enough for a thousand souls. And write a deed of gift with thine own blood; Here, Mephistophilis, receive this scroll, For that security craves great Lucifer.

A deed of gift of body and of soul : If thou deny it, I will back to hell.

But yet conditionally that thou perform Faust. Stay, Mephistophilis, and tell me what All articles prescribed between us both. good will my soul do thy lord ?

Meph. Faustus, I swear by hell and Lucifer Meph. Enlarge his kingdom.

To effect all promises between us made! Faust. Is that the reason why he tempts us Faust. Then hear me read them. [Reads.] On thus?

these conditions following :--First, that Faustus Meph. Solamen miseris socios habuisse doloris.? may be a spirit in form and substance. Secondly, Faust. Have you any pain that torture others ? that Mephistophilis shall be his servant, and at his Meph. As great as have the human souls of command. Thirdly, that Mephistophilis shall do

for him, and bring him whatsoever he desires. But, tell me, Faustus, shall I have thy soul ? Fourthly, that he shall be in his chamber or house And I will be thy slave and wait on thee, invisible. Lastly, that he shall appear to the said And give thee more than thou hast wit to ask. John Faustus, at all times, in what form or shape Faust. Ay, Mephistophilis, I give it thee. soever he pleases. I, John Faustus, of Wertenberg,

Meph. Then stab thine arm courageously Doctor, by these presents, do give both body and And bind thy soul, that at some certain day soul to Lucifer, prince of the east, and his minister Great Lucifer may claim it as his own;

Mephistophilis; and furthermore grant unto them And then be thou as great as Lucifer.

that, twenty-four years being expired, the articles Faust. (Stabbing his arm.] Lo, Mephistophilis, above written inviolate

, full power to fetch or carry for love of thee,

the said John Faustus, body and soul, flesh, blood, I cut mine arm, and with my proper: blood or goods, into their habitation wheresoever. By me, Assure my soul to be great Lucifer's,

John Faustus. Chief lord and regent of perpetual night!

Meph. Speak, Faustus, do you deliver this as View here the blood that trickles from mine arm, And let it be propitious for my wish.

Faust. Ay, take it, and the devil give thee Jeph. But, Faustus, thou must

good on't! Write it in manner of a deed of gift.

Meph. Now, Faustus, ask what thou wilt. Faust. Ay, so I will [ Writes). But, Mephis Faust. First will I question with thee about hell. tophilis,

Tell me, where is the place that men call hell? My blood congeals, and I can write no more. Meph. Under the heavens. Heph. I'll fetch the fire to dissolve it straight. Faust. Ay, but whereabout?

[Exit. Meph. Within the bowels of these elements,


your deed ?

! 'Come, come, Mephistophilis!'

? It is a consolation to the miserable to have had companions in their misery.'

proper-own; Lat. proprius, one's own.

1 The sixth chapter of The History of Doctor Faustus is headed: "How Doctor Faustus set his blood in a saucer, on warme ashes, and writ as followeth.' 2. It is finished.'

3. Fly, 0 man!'


Where we are tortur'd and remain for ever: And curse thee, wicked Mephistophilis,
Hell hath no limits, nor is circumscribd

Because thou hast depriv'd me of those joys.
In one self place; for where we are is hell, Meph. Why, Faustus,
And where hell is, must we ever be :

Thinkest thou heaven is such a glorious thing? And, to conclude, when all the world dissolves, I tell thee, 'tis not half so fair as thou, And every creature shall be purified,

Or any man that breathes on earth. All places shall be hell that are not heaven, Faust. How prov'st thou that? Foust. Come. I think hell's a fable.

Meph. 'Twas made for man, therefore is man Meph. Ay, think so still, till experience change more excellent. thy mind.

Faust. If it were made for man, 'twas made Faust. Why, think'st thou, then, that Faustus

for me: shall be damn'd ?

I will renounce this magic and repent.
Meph. Ay, of necessity, for here's the scroll
Wherein thou hast given thy soul to Lucifer.

Enter Good Angel and Evil Angel.
Faust. Ay, and body too: but what of that? G. Ang. Faustus, repent; yet God will pity
Think'st thou that Faustus is so fond' to imagine thee.
That, after this life, there is any pain?

E. Ang. Thou art a spirit; God cannot pity Tush, these are trifles and mere old wives' tales.

thee. Meph. But, Faustus, I am an instance to prove Faust. Who buzzeth in mine ears I am : the contrary,

spirit? For I am damn'd, and am now in hell.

Be I a devil, yet God may pity me; Faust. How! now in hell!

Ay, God will pity me, if I repent. Nay, an this be hell, I'll willingly be damn'd here: E. Ang. Ay, but Faustus never shall repent. What! walking, disputing, etc.

[Exeunt Angels. But, leaving off this, let me have a wife,

Faust. My heart's 80 harden'd, I cannot The fairest maid in Germany;

repent: For I cannot live without a wife.

Scarce can I name salvation, faith, or heaven, Meph. How! a wife !

But fearful echoes thunder in mine ears, I prithee, Faustus, talk not of a wife.

Faustus, thou art damn'd!' then swords, and Faust. Nay, sweet Mephistophilis, fetch me one; knives, for I will have one.

Poison, guns, halters, and envenom'd steel Meph. Well, thou wilt have one! Sit there Are laid before me to despatch myself; till I come : I'll fetch thee a wife in the devil's

And long ere this I should have slain myself, [Exit. Had not sweet pleasure conquer'd deep despair.

Have not I made blind Homer sing to me Re-enter MEPHISTOPAILIS with a Devil dressed like

Of Alexander's love and Enon's death? a Woman, with fireworks.

And hath not be, that built the walls of Thebes Meph. Tell me, Faustus, how dost thou like With ravishing sound of his melodious barp, thy wife?

Made music with my Mephistophilis ? Faust. 4 plague on her!

Why should I die, then, or basely despair? Mepla Tut, Faustus,

I am resolv'd; Faustus shall ne'er repent.Marriage is but a ceremonial toy;

Come, Mephistophilis, let us dispute again, If thou lovest me, think no more of it.

And argue of divine astrology. She whom thine eye shall like, thy heart shall Tell me, are there many heavens above the moon ? have,

Are all celestial bodies but one globe, Be she as chaste as was Penelope,

As is the substance of this centric earth? As wise as Saba, 2 or as beautiful

Meph. As are the elements, such are the As was bright Lucifer before his fall..

spheres, Hold, take this book, peruse it thoroughly : Mutually folded in each other's orb, 1! The iterating of these lines brings gold;

And, Faustus, The framing of this circle on the ground All jointly move upon one axletree, Brings whirlwinds, tempests, thunder, and light- Whose terminine 2 is term'd the world's wide pole; ning;

Nor are the names of Saturn, Mars, or Jupiter Pronounce this thrice devoutly to thyself, Feign'd, but are erring 3 stars. And men in armour shall appear to thee,

Faust. Tush, Ready to execute what thou desir'st.

These slender trifles Wagner can decide: Faust. Thanks, Mephistophilis: yet fain would Hath Mephistophilis no greater skill? I have a book wherein I might behold all spells Tell me who made the world ? and incantations, that I might raise up spirits Meph. I will not. when I please.

Faust. Sweet Mephistophilis, tell me. Meph. Here they are in this book.

Meph. Move me not, for I will not tell thee. Faust. Now would I have a book where I Faust. Villain, have I not bound thee to tell might see all characters and planets of the me anything? heavens, that I might know their motions and Meph. Ay, that is not against our kingdom; dispositions.

but this is. Think thou on hell, Faustus, for Meph. Here they are too.

thou art damned. Faust. Nay, let me have one book more,-and Faust. Think, Faustus, upon God that made then I have done, -wherein I might see all plants, the world. herbs, and trees, that grow upon the earth.

Meph. Remember this.

Ecit. Meph. Here they be.

Faust. Ay, go, accursèd spirit, to ugly hell! Faust. thou art deceived.

'Tis thou hast damn'd distressed Faustus' soul. Meph. Tut, I warrant thee.

Is't not too late ? Faust. When I behold the heavens, then I repent,

1 Amphion.

2 terminine. Other editions have termine,' ie. ter1 fond-foolish. 2 Saba, i.e. the Queen of Sheba. minus or end. iterating-reiterating, repeating.

3 erring-wandering.

into every corner of a sometimes, like a

die, and I live alone! then thou shouldst see how Re-enter Good Angel and Evil Angel.

fat I would be. But must thou sit, and I stand ? E. Ang. Too late.

Come down, with a vengeance ! G. Ang. Never too late, if Faustus can repent. Faust. Away, envious rascal!-What art thou, E. Ang. If thou repent, devils shall tear thee the fifth ? in pieces.

Glut. Who I, sir? I am Gluttony. My parents G. Ang. Repent, and they shall never raze thy are all dead, and the devil a penny they have skin.

[Exeunt Angels. left me, but a bare pension, and that is thirty Faust. Ah, Christ, my Saviour,

meals a-day and ten bevers,— a small trifle to Seek to save distressed Faustus' soul!

suffice nature. Oh, I come of a royal parentage!

My grandfather was a Gammon? of Bacon, my Enter LUCIFER, BELZEBUB, and MEPHISTOPHILIS. grandmother a Hogshead of Claret-wine ; my

godfathers were these, Peter Pickle-herring and Luc. Christ cannot save thy soul, for He is just: Martin Martlemas-beef. Oh, but my godmother, There's none but I have interest in the same. she was a jolly gentlewoman, and well-beloved

Faust. Oh, who art thou that look'st so terrible ? in every good town and city; her name was Luc. I am Lucifer,

Mistress Margery March-beer. Now, Faustus, And this is my companion-prince in hell. thou hast heard all my progeny; wilt thou bid Faust. Oh, Faustus, they are come to fetch me to supper? away thy soul!

Faust. No, I'll see thee banged: thou wilt eat Luc. We come to tell thee thou dost injure us; up all my victuals. Thou talk'st of Christ, contrary to thy promise :

Glut. Then the devil choke thee! Thou shouldst not think of God: think of the Faust. Choke thyself, glutton! What art thou, devil,

the sixth ? And of bis dan too.

Sloth. I am Sloth. I was begotten on a sunny Faust. Nor will I henceforth: pardon me in bank, where I have lain ever since; and you this,

bave done me great injury to bring me from And Faustus vows never to look to heaven,

thence: let me be carried thither again by Sever to name God, or to pray to Him,

Gluttony and Leebery. I'll not speak another To burn his Scriptures, slay his ministers,

word for a king's ransom. And make my spirits pull his churches down.

Faust What are you, Mistress Minx, the Luc. Do so, and we will highly gratisy thee.

seventh and last? Faustus, we are come from hell to show thee Lechery. Who I, sir? and the first letter of my some pastime: sit down, and thou shalt see all name begins with L. the Seven Deadly Sins appear in their proper

Fuust. Away, to hell, to hell! shapes.

(E.ccunt the Sins. Faust. That sight will be as pleasing unto me,

Luc. Now, Faustus, how dost thou like this? As Paradise was to Adam, the first day

Faust. Ob, this feeds my soul ! Of his creation.

Luc. Tut, Faustus, in hell is all manner of Luc. Talk not of Paradise nor creation; but delight. mark this show: talk of the devil, and nothing

Faust. On, might I see hell, and return again, else.-Come away!

How happy were I then!

Luc. Thou shalt; I will send for thee at midEnter the Seven Deadly Sins.


In meantime take this book; peruse it throughly, Yow, Faustus, examine them of their several And thou shalt turn thyself into what shape thou names and dispositions.

wilt. Faust. What art thou, the first ?

Faust. Great thanks, mighty Lucifer! Pride. I am Pride. I disdain to have any This will I keep as chary as my life. parents. I am like to

flea; I can creep

Luc. Farewell, Faustus, and think on the devil.
Faust. Farewell

, great Lucifer. periwig, I sit upon her brow; or, like a fan of

Come Mephistophilis. ieathers, I kiss her lips ; indeed, I do—what do I

[Exeunt several ways. Dot? But, fie, what a scent is here!

I'll not speak another word, except the ground were per

Enter Chorus. sumed, and covered with cloth of arras, Faust. What art thou, the second ?

Chor. Learnèd Faustus, Coret: 'I am Covetousness, begotten of an old To know the secrets of astronomy churl, id an old leathern bag: and, might I have Graven in the book of Jove's bigh firmament, ny wish, I would desire that this house and all Did mount himself to scale Olympus' top, the people in it were turned to gold, that I might Being seated in a chariot burning bright, lock you up in my good chest. Ob, my sweet Drawn by the strength of yoky dragons' necks. gold!

He now is gone to prove cosmography, Faust. What art thou, the third ?

And, as I guess, will first arrive at Rome, Wrath. I am Wrath. I had neither father nor To see the Pope and manner

of his court, mother: I leapt out of a lion's mouth when I And take some part of holy Peter's feast, was scarce half-an-hour old; and ever since I That to this day is highly solemniz'd. [Exit. have run up and down the world with this case of rapiers, wounding myself when I had nobody Enter FAUSTUS and MEPHISTOPHILIS. to fight withal. I was born in hell; and look to

Faust. Having now, my good Mephistophilis, it, for some of you shall be my father.

Faust. What art thou, the fourth ?

Erry. I am Envy, begotten of a chimneysweeper and an oyster-wife. I cannot read, and

1 bevers--a berer is a mid-day meal, taken between therefore wish all books were burnt. I am lean

breakfast and dinner. It is here used generally, but

strictly should be confined to drinking. Ital. verer, to with seeing others eat. Oh that there would come

drink. a famine through all the world, that all might 2 Gammon-a smoked or cured ham.



Pope. It

Pass'd with delight the stately town of Trier,

Sound a Sonnet.1 Enter the Pope and the CAB. Environ'd round with airy mountain-tops, With walls of flint, and deep-entrenched lakes,

DINAL OF LORRAIN to the banquet, with Friars Not to be won by any conquering prince ;

attending. From Paris next, coasting the realm of France, Pope. My Lord of Lorrain, will't please you We saw the river Maine fall into Rhine,

dra w near ? Whose banks are set with groves of fruitful Faust. Fall to, and the devil choke you, an you

vines; Then up to Naples, rich Campania,

Pope. How now! who's that which spake?Whose buildings fair and gorgeous to the eye, Friars, look about. The streets straight forth, and pav'd with finest First Friar. Here's nobody, if it like your brick,

Holiness. Quarter the town in four equivalents:

Pope. My lord, here is a dainty dish was sent There saw we learned Maro's golden tomb, me from the Bishop of Milan. The way he cut, an English mile in length,

Faust. I thank you, sir. [Snatches the dish. Thorough a rock of stone, in one night's space; ? Pope. How now! who's that which snatched From thence to Venice, Padua, and the rest,

the meat from me?- Will no man look? My lord, In one of which a sumptuous temple stands, 3

this dish was sent me from the cardinal of FloThat threats the stars with her aspiring top. Thus hitherto hath Faustus spent his time:

Faust. You say true; I'll ha't. But tell me now what resting-place is this?

[Snatches the dish. Hast thou, as erst I did command,

Pope. What, again !- My lord, I'll drink to Conducted me within the walls of Rome?

your grace. Meph. Faustus, I have; and, because we will Faust. I'll pledge your grace. not be unprovided, I have taken up his Holiness'

[Snatches the cup privy-chamber for our use.

C. of Lor. My lord, it may be some ghost, newly Faust. I hope his Holiness will bid us wel- crept out of Purgatory, come to beg a pardon of come.

your Holiness. Meph. Tut, 'tis no matter, man; we'll be bold

may be so.-Friars, prepare a dirge to with his good cheer.

lay the fury of this ghost.-Once again, my lord, And now, my Faustus, that thou mayest perceive fall to.

[The Pope crosses himself. What Rome containeth to delight thee with, Faust. What! are you crossing of yourself? Know that this city stands upon seven hills Well, use that trick no more, I would advise you. That underprop the groundwork of the same:

[The Pope crosses himself again. Just through the midst runs flowing Tiber's Well, there's the second time. Aware the third; stream

I give you fair warning. With winding banks that cut it in two parts; (The Pope crosses himself again, and Farstus Over the which four stately bridges lean,

hits him a box on the ear; and they all run That make safe passage to each part of Rome :

away. Upon the bridge call’d Ponto Angelo

Come on, Mephistophilis; what shall we do? Erected is a castle passing strong,

Meph. Nay, I know not: we shall be cursed Within whose walls such store of ordnance are, with bell, book, and candle. And double cannons fram'd of carved brass,

Faust. How! bell, book, and candle,-candle, As match the days within one completo year ;

book, and bell, Besides the gates, and high pyramidès,

Forward and backward, to curse Faustus to Which Julius Cæsar brought from Africa.

hell! Faust. Now, by the kingdoms of infernal rule, Anon you shall hear a hog grunt, a calf bleat, Of Styx, of Acheron, and the fiery lake

and an ass bray, Of ever-burning Phlegethon,' I swear

Because it is Saint Peter's holiday. That I do long to see the monuments

Re-enter all the Friars to sing the Dirge. And situation of bright-splendent Rome : Come, therefore, let's away.

First Friar. Come, brethren, let's about our Meph. Nay, Faustus, stay: I know you'd fain business with good devotion. see the Pope,

They sing.
And take some part of holy Peter's feast,
Where thou shalt see a troop of bald-pate friars, from the table! maledicat Dominus !

Cursed be he that stole away his Holiness' meat
Whose summum bonum' is in belly-cheer.
Faust. Well, I'm content to compass ® then the face! maledicat Dominus !

Cursed be he that struck his Holiness a blow on some sport,

Cursed be he that took Friar Sandelo a blow on And by their folly make us merriment. Then charm me, that I

the pate! maledicat Dominus !

Cursed be he that disturbeth our holy dirge! May be invisible, to do what I please,

maledicat Dominus ! Unseen of any whilst I stay in Rome.

Cursed be he that took away his Holiness' wine ! [MEPHISTOPHILIs charms him. maledicat Dominus !

Et omnes Sancti ! 3 Amen!
Meph. So, Faustus; now
Do what thou wilt, thou shalt not be discern'd.

[MEPHISTOPHilis and Faustus beat the Friars,

and fling fireworks among them; and so exeunt.

Enter Chorus. 1 Trier-Triers.

Chor. When Faustus had with pleasure ta'en 2 During the middle ages Virgil was regarded as a great magician. Petrarch describes the exploit men

the view tioned above in his Itinerarium Syriacum. 3 St. Mark's Church in Venice.

Sonnet, also Sennet, Signet, Cynet, &c - particalar 4 Styr, Acheron, and Phlegethon, all rivers of the set of notes on the trumpet, or cornet, different from a infernal regions.

flourish.-NARES. summum bonum— chief good.'

2 . May the Lord curse him!' compass-obtain.

3. And all the saints!


Of rarest things, and royal courts of kings, heard reported: and here I swear to thee, by the
He stay'd his course, and so returned home; honour of mine imperial crown, that, whatever
Where such as bear his absence but with grief, thou doest, thou shalt be no ways prejudiced or
I mean his friends and near'st companions, endamaged.
Did gratulate his safety with kind words,

Knight. I' faith, he looks much like a conjurer. And in their conference of what befell,

[Aside. Touching his journey through the world and air, Faust. My gracious sovereign, though I must They put forth questions of astrology,

confess myself far inferior to the report men have Which Faustus answer'd with such learned skill published, and nothing answerable to the honour As they admir'd and wonder'd at his wit.

of your imperial majesty, yet, for that love and Now is his fame spread forth in every land: duty binds me thereunto, I am content to do whatAmongst the rest the Emperor is one,

soever your majesty shall command me. Carolus the Fifth, at whose palace now

Emp. Then, Doctor Faustus, mark what I shall Faustus is feasted 'mongst his noblemen.

say. What there he did, in trial of his art,

As I was sometime solitary set
I leave untold; your eyes shall see[t] perform'd. Within my closet, sundry thoughts arose

[Exit. About the honour of mine ancestors, Enter Robin the Ostler, with a book in his hand.

How they had won by prowess such exploits,

Got such riches, subdu'd so many kingdoms, Robin. Oh, this is admirable! here I ha' stolen As we that do succeed, or they that shall one of Dr. Faustus' conjuring-books, and, i' faith, Hereafter possess our throne, shall I mean to search some circles for my own use. (I fear me) ne'er attain to that degree Now will I make all the maidens in our parish of high renown and great authority: dance at my pleasure, before me.

Amongst which kings is Alexander the Great,

Chief spectacle of the world's pre-eminence, Enter RALPH, calling ROBIN.

The bright shining of whose glorious acts Ralpk. Robin, prithee, come away; there's a Lightens the world with his reflecting beams, gentleman tarties to have his horse, and he would

As when I hear but motion made of him, have his things rubbed and made clean. He keeps It grieves my soul I never saw the man: such a chafing with my mistress about it; and If, therefore, thou, by cunning of thine art, she has sent me to look thee out; prithee, come

Canst raise this man from hollow vaults below, away,

Where lies entomb'd this famous conqueror, Robin. Keep out, keep out, or else you are

And bring with him his beauteous paramour, blown up, you are dismembered, Ralph: keep Both in their right shapes, gesture, and attire out, for I am about a roaring piece of work.

They us'd to wear during their time of life, Ralph. Come, what doest thou with that same

Thou shalt both satisfy my just desire, book? Thou canst not read!

And give me cause to praise thee whilst I live. Robin. Yes, my master and mistress shall find Faust. My gracious lord, I am ready to accomthat I can read, he for his forehead, she for her plish your request, so far forth as by art and private study she's born to bear with me, or power of my spirit I am able to perform. else my art fails,

Knight. I' faith, that's just nothing at all. Ralph. Why, Robin, what book is that?

[Aside. Robin. What book! why, the most intolerable

Faust. But, if it like your grace, it is not in my book for conjuring that e'er was invented by any ability to present before your eyes the true subbrimstone devil.

stantial bodies of those two deceased princes, Ralph. Canst thou conjure with it?

which long since are consumed to dust. Robin. I can do all these things easily with it: Knight. Ay, marry, Master Doctor, now there's first, I can make thee drunk with ippocras 1 at any

a sign of grace in you, when you will confess the tabern in Europe for nothing; that's one of my truth.

[Aside. conjuring works.

Faust. But such spirits as can lively resemble Ralph. Our Master Parson says that's nothing. Alexander and his paramour shall appear before Robin. No more, sweet Ralph: let's go and your grace, in that manner that they best lived make clean our boots, which lie foul upon our

in, in their most flourishing estate; which I hands, and then to our conjuring in the devil's doubt not shall sufficiently content your imperial 0

[Exeunt. majesty.

Emp. Go to, Master Doctor; let me see them Enter EMPEROR, Faustus, and a Knight, with presently. Attendants.

Knight. Do you hear, Master Doctor? You Emp. Master Doctor Faustus, I have heard bring Alexander and his paramour before the strange report of thy knowledge in the black art,

Emperor! how that none in my empire nor in the whole

Faust. How then, sir? world can compare with thee for the rare effects

Knight. I' faith, that's as true as Diana turned of magic; they say thou hast a familiar spirit, by

me to a stag. whom thou canst accomplish what thou list.

Faust. No, sir,

but, when Actæon died, he left This, therefore, is my request, that thou let me the horns for you. Mephistophilis, be gone. see some proof of thy skill, that mine eyes may

[Exit MEPHISTOPHILIS. be witnesses to confirm what mine ears have

Knight. Nay, an you go to conjuring, I'll be gone.


Faust. I'll meet with you anon for interrupting ippocras-generally hippocras, an aromatic medi me so.--Here they are, my gracious lord. cated drink, composed usually of red wine, but sometimes white, with the addition of spices and sugar.

Re-enter MEPHISTOPHILIs with Spirits in the Derived by some from Gr. hypo, and kerannumi, to mix; shapes of ALEXANDER and his Paramour. but by others from Hippocrates, as being originally composed by medical skill, or as being strained through a

Emp. Master Doctor, I heard this lady, while woollen bag called by apothecaries Hippocrates' sleeve. -NARES. Still used on the continent. 2 labern-tavern.

* gesture-bearing, carriage


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