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Wherewith the students shall be bravely clad;
the] So the later 4tos.—2to 1604 “our.” † the fiery keel at Antuerp's bridge] During the blockade of Antwerp by the Prince of Parma in 1585,“ They of Antuerpe knowing that the bridge and the Siocadoes were finished, made a great shippe, to be a meanes to breake all his worke of the prince of Parmaes : this great shippe was made of masons worke wiihin, in the manoer of a vaulted caue : vpon the hatches tbere were layed myll-stones, graue-stones, and others of great weight; and within the vault were many barrels of powder, ouer the which there were boles, and in them they had put matches, banging at a thred, the which burning vntill they came vnto the thred, would fall into the powder, and so blow vp all. And for that they could not haue any one in this shippe to conduct it, Lanckhaer, a sea captaine of the Hollanders, being then in Antuerpė, gaue them counsell to tye a great beame at the end of it, to make it to keepe a straight course in the middest of the streame. In this sort floated this shippe the fourth of Aprill, vntill that it came voío the bridge; where (within a while after) the powder wrought his effect, with such violence, as the vessell, and all that was within it, and vpon it, flew in pieces, carrying away a part of the Stocado and of the bridge. I'be marquesse of Roubay Vicont of G'ant, Gaspar of Robles lord of Billy, and the Seignior of Torcbies, brother vnto the Seignior of Bours, with many others, were presently slaine; which were torne in pieces, and dispersed abroad, both vpon the land and vpon the water.” Grimeston's Generall Historie of the Netherlands, p. 875, ed. 1609.
Enter VALDES AND CORNELIUS.
Come, German Valdes, and Cornelius,
* only] Qy. " alone”? (This line is not in the later 4tos.) + vild] i. e. vile.
concise syllogisms] Old ed. “ Consissylogismes.”
cunning] i. e. knowing, skilful. || Agrippa]
VALD. Faustus, these books, thy wit, and our ex
perience, Shall make all nations to canonize us. As Indian Moors obey their Spanish lords, So 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 thef 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
Corn. The miracles that magic will perform
* spirits] So the later 4tos.-2to 1604 " subiects." + Almain rutters] See note, vol. i. 122. † have the] So two of the later 4tos.—2 to 1604 “ in their."
From] So the later 4tos.—2to 1604 “ For.” Il in] So the later 4tos.-Not in 4to 1604. [ renowm'd] See note, vol. i. 27.
And more frequented for this mystery
VALD. Then haste thee to some solitary grove,
CORN. Valdes, first let him know the words of art;
Vald. First I'll instruct thee in the rudiments,
* Albertus'] i. e. Albertus Magnus. The correction of I. M. in Gent. Mag. for Jan. 1841.-All the 4tos “ Albanus."
+ cunning] i. e. skill.
Enter Two SCHOLARS,
FIRST Schol. I wonder what's become of Faustus, that was wont to make our schools ring with sic probo.
Sec. Schol. That shall we know, for see, here comes his boy.
FIRST Schol. How now, sirrah, where's thy master?
FIRST Schol. Go to, sirrah ! leave your jesting, and tell us where he is.
Wag. That follows not necessary by force of argument, that you, being licentiates, should stand upont: therefore acknowledge your error, and be attentive.
Sec. Schol. Why, didst thou not say thou knewest ?
Wag. Have you any witness on't ?
will not tell us ? WAG. Yes, sir, I will tell you : yet, if you were
* Enter Two Scholars] Scene, perhaps, supposed to be before Faustus's house, as Wagner presently says, "My master is within at dinner."
+ upon] So the later 4tos.—2to 1604 “vpon't.”