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Enter FAUSTUS and MEPHISTOPHILIS.
Meph. Why, Faustus,
Faust. How prov'st thou that?
excellent. Faust. If it were made for man, 'twas made for
me ; I will renounce this Magic and repent.
Enter Good Angel and Evil Angel. G. Ang. Faustus, repent; yet God will pity thee. E. Ang. Thou art a Spirit; God can not pity thee. Faust. Who buzzeth in mine ears I am a Spirit ?
i In eds. 1604, 1609, this scene is a continuation of the former. Before seeing the eds, of Wagner and Ward, I had marked the commencement of a new scene in my own copy. (Scene: a room in Faustus' house.) 2 Ed. 1616 reads:
“Meph. 'Twas thine own seeking, Faustus ; thank thyself.
" Faust. How prov'st thou that?
Be I a Devil, yet God may pity me;
30 Why should I die then, or basely despair ? I am resolved : Faustus shall ne'er repentCome, Mephistophilis, let us dispute again, And argue of divine Astrology. Tell me, are there many heavens above the moon? Are all celestial bodies but one globe, As is the substance of this centric earth?
Meph. As are the elements, such are the spheres 3 Mutually folded in each other's orb,
Faust. But tell me, have they all one motion both, situ et tempore.
Meph. All jointly move from east to west in twentyfour hours upon the poles of the world; but differ in their motion upon the poles of the zodiac.
Faust. Tush! These slender trifles Wagner can decide ; Hath Mephistophilis no greater skill? Who knows not the double motion of the planets ? The first is finished in a natural day; The second thus: as Saturn in thirty years; Jupiter in twelve : Mars in four; the Sun, Venus, and Mercury in a year; the moon in twenty-eight days. Tush, these are freshmen's suppositions. But tell me, hath every sphere a dominion or intelligentia ? Meph. Ay.
60 Faust. How many heavens, or spheres, are there?
Meph. Nine: the seven planets, the firmament, and the empyreal heaven.2
Faust. Well, resolve me in this question: Why have
1 At Oxford students in their first term are still called “freshmen." . Ed. 1616 proceeds
" Faust. But is there not cælum igneum et crystallinum?
we not conjunctions, oppositions, aspects, eclipses, all at one time, but in some years we have more, in some less ?
Meph. Per inæqualem motum respectu totius.
Faust. Well, I am answered. Tell me who made the world.
70 Meph. I will not. Faust. Sweet Mephistophilis, tell me. Meph. Move me not,' for I will not tell thee.
Faust. Villain, have I not bound thee to tell me anything?
Meph. Ay, that is not against our kingdom; but this is. Think thou on Hell, Faustus, for thou art damned. Faust. Think, Faustus, upon God that made the
world. Meph. Remember this.
[Exit. Faust. Ay, go, accursed Spirit, to ugly Hell. 80 'Tis thou hast damned distressed Faustus' soul. Is't not too late ?
Re-enter Good Angel and Evil Angel. E. Ang. Too late. G. Ang. Never too late, if Faustus can repent. E. Ang. If thou repent, Devils shall tear thee in
pieces. G. Ang. Repent, and they shall never raze thy skin.
1 Ed. 1616 Move me not, Faustus" (omitting "for I will not tell thee").
Faust. Ah, Christ my Saviour,
Enter LUCIFER, BELZEBUB, and MEPHISTOPHILIS.
Luc. Christ cannot save thy soul, for he is just; o There's none but I have interest in the same.
90 Faust. O, who art thou that look’st so ter
thy soul !
Faust. Nor will I henceforth : pardon me in this,
1 Ed. 1616 repeats the words "my Saviour."
“ Bels. We are come to tell thee thou dost injure us.
“Belz. And his dam too."
* Lines 100-102 are omitted in ed. 1616.