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And I, that have with concise syllogisms
Gravell’d the pastors of the German church,
And made the flowering pride of Wertenberg
Swarm to my problems, as the infernal spirits
On sweet Museeus when he came to hell,
Will be as cunning as Agrippa was,
Whose shadow made all Europe honour him.
Vald. Faustus, these books, thy wit, and

Shall make all nations to canonise us.
As Indian Moors obey their Spanish lords,
Shall the spirits of every element
Be always serviceable to us three ;
Like lions shall they guard us when we please ;
Like Almain rutters with their horsemen's staves,
Or Lapland giants, trotting by our sides ;
Sometimes like women, or unwedded maids,
Shadowing more beauty in their airy brows
Than have the white breasts of the queen of love :
From Venice shall they drag huge argosies,
And from America the golden fleece
That yearly stuffs old Philip's treasury ;
If learned Faustus will be resolute.

Faust. Valdes, as resolute am I in this
As thou to live : therefore object it not.

Corn. The miracles that magic will perform
Will make thee vow to study nothing else.
He that is grounded in astrology,
Enrich'd with tongues, well seen in minerals,
Hath all the principles magic doth require :
Then doubt not, Faustus, but to be renown'd,
And more frequented for this mystery
Than heretofore the Delphian oracle.
The spirits tell me they can dry the sea,

And fetch the treasure of all foreign wrecks,
Aye, all the wealth that our forefathers hid
Within the massy entrails of the earth :
Then tell me, Faustus, what shall we three want?

Faust. Nothing, Cornelius. O, this cheers my soul !
Come, shew me some demonstrations magical,
That I may conjure in some lusty grove,
And have these joys in full possession.

Vald. Then haste thee to some solitary grove,
And bear wise Bacon's and Albertus' works,
The Hebrew Psalter, and New Testament ;
And whatsoever else is requisite
We will inform thee ere our conference cease.

Corn. Valdes, first let him know the words of art ;
And then, all other ceremonies learn’d,
Faustus may try his cunning by himself.

Vald. First I'll instruct thee in the rudiments, And then wilt thou be perfecter than I.

Faust. Then come and dine with me, and after meat, We'll canvass every quiddity thereof; For, ere I sleep, I'll try what I can do: This night I'll conjure, though I die therefore.


Act II., SCENE 2.
Faust. My heart's so hardened, I cannot repent :
Scarce can I name salvation, faith, or heaven,
But fearful echoes thunder in mine ears,

Faustus, thou art damn'd!" then swords and knives,
Poison, guns, halters, and envenom'd steel
Are laid before me to despatch myself ;
And long ere this I should have slain inyself,
Had not sweet pleasure conquer'd deep despair,

Have not I made blind Homer sing to me
Of Alexander's love and Enon's death ?
And hath not he, that built the walls of Thebes
With ravishing sound of his melodious harp,
Made music with my Mephistophilis ?
Why shoull I die, then, or basely despair ?
I am resolv'd ; Faustus shall ne'er repent.--
Come Mephistophilis, let us dispute again,
And argue of divine astrology.


Act V., SCENE 3. Faust. Was this the face that launch'd a thousand ships And burnt the topless towers of Ilium ?Sweet Helen, make me immortal with a kiss.

[Kisses her. Her lips suck forth my soul : see, where it flies !-. Come, Helen, come, give me my soul again. Here will I dwell, for heaven is in these lips, And all is dross that is not Helena. I will be Paris, and for love of thee, Instead of Troy, shall Wertenberg be sack'u ; And I will combat with weak Menelaus, And wear thy colours on my plumèd crest; Yea, I will wound Achilles in the heel, And then return to Helen for a kiss. 0, thou art fairer than the evening air Clad in the beauty of a thousand stars ; Brighter art thou than flaming Jupiter When he appeared to hapless Semnele ; More lovely than the monarch of the sky In wanton Arethusa's azur'd arms; And none but thou shalt be my paramour !


Act V., SCENE 4. E. Ang. Now, Faustus, let thine eyes with horror stare

[Hell is discovered.
Into that vast perpetual torture-house :
There are the Furies tossing damned souls
On burning forks; there bodies boil in lead ;
There are live quarters broiling on the coals,
That ne'er can die; this ever-burning chair
Is for o'er-tortur'd souls to rest them in ;
These that are fed with sops of flaming fire,
Were gluttons, and lov'd only delicates,
And laugh'd to see the poor starve at their gates :
But yet all these are nothing ; thou shalt see
Ten thousand tortures that more horrid be.

Faust. O, I have seen enough to torture me !
E. Ang. Nay, thou must feel them, taste the smart

of all :
He that loves pleasure must for pleasure fall :
And so I leave thee, Faustus, till anon ;
Then wilt thou tumble in confusion.

[Exit. Hell disappears. The clock strikes eleven.
Faust. O Faustus,
Now hast thou but one bare hour to live,
And then thou must be damn'd perpetually!
Stand still, you ever-moving spheres of heaven,
That time may cease, and midnight never come ;
Fair Nature's eye, rise, rise again, and make
Perpetual day ; or let this hour be but
A year, a munth, a week, a natural day,
That Faustus may repent and save his soul !
O lente, lente currite, noctis equi!

The stars move still, time runs, the clock will strike,
The devil will come, and Faustus will be damn'd.
0, I'll leap up to heaven !—Who pulls me down !
See, where Christ's blood streams in the firmament !
One drop of blood will save me : O my Christ !-
Rend not my heart for naming of my Christ ;
Yet will I call on him : 0, spare me, Lucifer !-
Where is it now! 'tis gone;
And, see, a threatening arm, an angry brow!
Mountains and hills, come, come, and fall on me,
And hide me from the heavy wrath of heaven !
Then will I headlong run into the earth :
Gape, earth! O, no, it will not harbour me !
You stars that reign'd at my nativity,
Whose influence hath allotted death and hell,
Now draw up Faustus, like a foggy mist,
Into the entrails of yon labouring cloud(s),
That, when you vomit forth into the air,
My limbs may issue from your sinoky mouths ;
But let my soul mount and ascend to heaven!

[The clock strikes the half-hour.
O, half the hour is past ! 'twill all be past anon.
O, if my soul must suffer for my sin,
Impose some end to my incessant pain ;
Let Faustus live in hell a thousand years,
A hundred thousand, and at last be sav'd !
No end is limited to damned souls.
Why wert thou not a creature wanting soul !
Or why is this immortal that thou bast?
O, Pythagoras' metem psychosis, were that true,
This soul should fly from me, and I be chang'd
Into some brutish beast ! all beasts are happy,
For, when they die,

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