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Dick. Thou need'st not do that, for my mistress hath done it.
Rob. Ay, there be of us here that have waded as deep into matters as other men, if they were disposed to talk.
Dick. A plague take you, I thought you did not sneak up and down after her for nothing. But, I prithee, tell me in good sadness, Robin, is that a conjuring book?
Rob. Do but speak what thou'lt have me to do, and I'll do't; if thou'lt dance naked, put off thy clothes, and I'll conjure thee about presently; or if thou'lt go but to the tavern with me, I'll give thee white wine, red wine, claret wine, sack, muskadine, malmsey, and whippincrust; hold, belly, hold; and we'll not pay one penny for it.
Dick. O bravel Prithee let's to it presently, for I am as dry as a dog.
Fob. Come, then, let's away. [Exeunt.
In SCENE 7, after l. 48, the 1616 ed. Aroceeds as
Meph. Nay, stay, my Faustus; I know you'd see the
And take some part of holy Peter's feast,
Faust. Sweet Mephistophilis, thou pleasest me;
1 So eds. 1620, 1624,-Ed. 1616 “this day with."
I'll spend in pleasure and in dalliance,
That Faustus' name, whilst this bright frame doth stand
May be admired through the furthest land.
Meph. 'Tis well said, Faustus; come then, stand by me
And thou shalt see them come immediately.
* So eds. 1620, 1624.—Ed. 1616 "comming." To
Enter the Cardinals and Bishops, some bearing crosiers, some pillars; Monks and Friars singing their procession: then the Pope, RAYMoND, King of Hungary, the ARchBiSHOP of RHEIMs, with BRUNo led in chains.
Pope. Cast down our footstool.
Thus, as the gods creep on with feet of wool, A
Faust. Go, haste thee, gentle Mephistophilis, Follow the Cardinals to the consistory; And as they turn their superstitious books, Strike them with sloth and drowsy idleness; And make them sleep so sound, that in their shapes Thyself and I may parley with this Pope, This proud confronter of the Emperor, And, in despite of all his holiness, Restore this Bruno to his liberty, And bear him to the states of Germany. Meph. Faustus, I go. Faust. Despatch it soon, The Pope shall curse that Faustus came to Rome. - [Exeunt FAUSTUs and MEPHISTOPhilis. Bru. Pope Adrian, let me have right 1 of law. I was elected by the Emperor. Pope. We will depose the Emperor for that deed, And curse the people that submit to him: Both he and thou shall” stand excommunicate, And interdict from church's privilege, And all society of holy men: He grows too proud in his authority, Lifting his lofty head above the clouds, And like a steeple overpeers the church: But we'll pull down his haughty insolence; And, as Pope Alexander, our progenitor, Trod on the neck of German Frederick, Adding this golden sentence to our praise,
* So eds. 1620, 1624.-Ed. 1616 “some right.” * So eds. 1620, 1624.-Ed. 1616 “shalt.”
“That Peter's heirs should tread on Emperors,
Fnter FAUSTUs and MEPHISTOPHILIs like the Cardinals.
Meph. Now tell me, Faustus, are we not fitted well? • Faust. Yes, Mephistophilis, and two such Cardinals Ne'er serv'd a holy Pope as we shall do. But whilst they sleep within the consistory, Let us salute his reverend fatherhood.
Fay. Behold, my lord, the Cardinals are returned.