1696 Faustus

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           <fw type="header" style ="text-align:center;"><add rend= "handwritten">34</add></fw>
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           <head style="text-align: center;"> TO the READER.</head> 
           <lg type="epistle" style="font-style:italic;">
               <l><hi style="float: left; font-size: 4rem; padding: 0.5rem; margin: 0 2rem 1rem 0;">R</hi>Eader, I would not have you think,</l>
               <l>That I intend to waſte my ink,</l> 
               <l>While <persName style="font-style: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> ſtory I rehaearſe</l>
               <l>And do write his life in verſe</l>
               <l>For ſeing <persName>Fryer <hi style="font-style: normal;">Bacons</hi></persName> ſtory,</l>
               <l>(In whom <placeName style="font-style: normal;">Oxford</placeName> ſtill may glory)</l>
               <l>For want of better pen comes forth,</l>
               <l>Compos’d in Ryme of no great worth:</l>
               <l>I cal’d my Muſe to task and pen’d </l> 
               <l><persName style="font-style: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> life, and death, and end:</l>
               <l>And when it cometh forth in print,</l>
               <l>If you like it not, the devi'ls in’t.</l>
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               <l><foreign xml:lang="la">Veni, <hi style="text-align:center;">Vide,</hi> <hi style="text-align:right;">Fuge.</hi></foreign></l>
               <l style="font-style:italic">Come, <hi style="text-align:center;">See,</hi> <hi style="text-align:right;"><supplied reason="faded-ink" resp="contr_TLONG">and hate</supplied></hi></l>
               <l><persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor <hi style="text-align:center;">Fauſtus</hi></persName> <hi style="text-align:right;">wretched <supplied reason="faded-ink" resp="contr_TLONG">ſtate.</supplied></hi></l> 
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           <fw type="catchword" style="text-align:right;">CHAP.</fw>
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           <fw type="header" style="text-align:center;"><add rend="handwritten">35</add></fw>
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           <head style="text-align:center; font-style:italic;">CHAP I.</head> 
           <lg type="epigraph" style="font-style: italic;">
               <l style = "text-indent:2em;"> Of <persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor <hi style="font-style:normal;">Fauſtus</hi></persName> birth.</l>
               <l style = "text-indent:4em;">and how he gave his heart</l>
               <l style = "text-indent:2em;">To leave off fair Divinity,</l> 
               <l style = "text-indent:4em;">to ſtudy the black Art.</l>
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               <l><hi style="float: left; font-size: 4rem; padding: 0.5rem; margin: 0 2rem 1rem 0;">M</hi>Y Muſe, aſift me now, for I intend</l>
               <l>To write the life &amp; death &amp; featful end</l>
               <l>Of <persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor <hi style="font-style: italic;">Faustus,</hi></persName> whoſe ill gotten name,</l>
               <l>May well compare with <persName> Fryer <hi style="font-style:italic;">Bacons</hi></persName> fame.</l>
               <l><persName style="font-style:italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> was born at <placeName style="font-style: italic;">Rhodes</placeName>, which Town <supplied reason="scan-cropped" resp = "contr_TLONG">dor</supplied></l>
               <l>Within a province of fair <placeName style="font-style:italic;"> Germany </placeName>:</l>
               <l>His Father was a husband man, did live</l>
               <l>On what the earth to him did freely give:</l>
               <l>Yet he at <placeName style="font-style: italic;"> Wittenberg </placeName> an Uncle had,</l>
               <l>Who toke young <persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus,</persName> being but a Lad,</l>
               <l>And ſent him to the Univerſity,</l>
               <l>That he might ſtudy there Divinity:</l>
               <l>But he did quickly there addict his heart:</l>
               <l>To leave fair ſtudies for the foul black Art</l>
               <l>Thus he in ſecret ſtudied conjuration,</l>
               <l>Yet being found by acts and diſputation</l>
               <l>To be well learned, they did all agree</l>
               <l>To make him Doctor of Divinity:</l>
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               <l><supplied reason="scan-cropped" resp="contr_EROSA">B</supplied>ut having once obtained that high degree</l> 
               <l>He ill deſerved it, as you ſhal ſee,</l>
               <l>For now my pen doth tremble for to tell,</l> 
               <l>How like a devil from all grace he fell,</l> 
               <l>For now his contemplation he did bend</l>
               <l>To Negromancy, and much time did ſpend</l>
               <l>In caſting figures, making incantations,</l> 
               <l>With all the wicked helps of conjurations,</l> 
               <l>Leaving thoſe ſtudies which are moſt divine,</l> 
               <l>And to theſe helliſh arts he did incline:</l> 
               <l>I therefore here have drawn his life, that you</l> 
               <l>May learn ſuch wicked courſes to eſchew:</l> 
               <l>That we thus ſeeing him ruled by the devil,</l> 
               <l>May pray to be delivered from ſuch evil,</l> 
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           <head style="text-align:center">CHAP. II.</head>
           <lg type="epigraph" style="font-style:italic;"> 
               <l style="text-indent: 2em">How Doctor <persName style="font-style: normal" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> conjur'd up,</l> 
               <l style="text-indent: 4em">from out a globe of fire,</l> 
               <l style="text-indent: 2em">The ſpirit <persName style="font-style:normal" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_MEPH1">Mephoſtophiles</persName>,</l>
               <l style="text-indent: 4em">that came like to a frier.</l>
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               <l><hi style="float: left; font-size: 4rem; padding: 0.5rem; margin: 0 2rem 1rem 0">N</hi>ow <persName style="font-style: italic" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> purpoſing alone to try</l> 
               <l>The power of this his Magick myſtery</l> 
               <l><supplied reason="scan-cropped" resp="contr_EROSA">He</supplied> did repair unto a little wood,</l> 
               <l><supplied reason="scan-cropped" resp="contr_EROSA">An</supplied>d not far off from <placeName style="font-style:italic">wittenberg</placeName> it ſtood:</l> 
               <l><supplied reason="scan-cropped" resp="contr_EROSA">T</supplied>here he did make a circle with his wand,</l> 
               <l><supplied reason="scan-cropped" resp="contr_EROSA">An</supplied>d thus with charms his ſpirit did command,</l> 
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               <l style="text-indent: 2em"><persName style="font-style:normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_MEPH1">Mephoſtophiles</persName>, I ſay,</l>
               <l style="text-indent: 2.5em"> quickly riſe, and come away:</l>
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           <fw type="catchword">By</fw>
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               <fw type="header" style="font-style:italic"><persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor John Fauſtus</persName>. <add rend="handwritten">37</add></fw>
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               <l style="text-indent: 2em">By <persName style="font-style: normal" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_LUCI1">Lucifer</persName> I charge the here,</l> 
               <l style="text-indent: 2em">that thou forthwith do appear.</l>
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               <l>With this a murmure in the woods was heard</l>
               <l>That <persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor <hi style="font-style:italic">Fauſtus</hi></persName> was himſelf afear'd:</l> 
               <l>The wood with lightning ſeemed on a flame,</l> 
               <l>And loudeſt thunder terror did procliam,</l> 
               <l>Till <persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor <hi style="font-style:italic">Fauſtus</hi></persName> in his Magick robe,</l> 
               <l>Lookin about him ſpy'd a fiery globe;</l> 
               <l>And at the laſt from this ſame globe a fire;</l> 
               <l>The Spirit came in likeneſs of a Fryer:</l> 
               <l>Who lightly round about the circle ran,</l> 
               <l>And thus to ſpeak to <persName style="font-style:italic" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Faustus</persName> he began:</l>
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               <l style="text-indent: 2em"><persName style="font-style:normal" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName>, ſayeth he, I now am come,</l>
               <l style="text-indent: 4em">Speak thy will, and it is done.</l>
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               <l>When <persName style="font-style: italic" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_MEPH1">Mephoſtophiles</persName> did thus kindly greet hi<supplied reason="scan-cropped" resp="contr_EROSA">m</supplied></l>
               <l>Then <persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor <hi style="font-style: italic" >Fauſtus</hi></persName> bid the ſpirit meet hi<supplied reason="scan-cropped" resp="contr_EROSA">m</supplied></l>
               <l>The next day at his houſe; the ſpirit did cóſe<supplied reason="scan-cropped" resp="contr_EROSA">nt</supplied></l>
               <l>And back again then <persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor <hi style="font-style:italic">Fauſtus</hi></persName> went.</l>
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           <head style="text-align: center">CHAP. III.</head>
           <lg type="epigraph" style="font-style:italic;">
               <l style="text-indent: 2em">How <persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor <hi style="font-style: normal">Fauſtus</hi></persName> made</l>
               <l style="text-indent: 4em">a contract firm, not good,</l>
               <l style="text-indent: 2em">To ſerve the Devil, which</l>
               <l style="text-indent: 4em">he wrote with his own blood.</l>
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               <l><hi style="float: left; font-size: 4rem; padding: 0.5rem; margin: 0 2rem 1rem 0:">T</hi>He time appointed, in a bluſtring day, </l>
               <l>The ſpirit came to him, and thus did ſ<supplied reason="scan-cropped" resp="contr_EROSA">ay</supplied></l>
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           <fw type="header" style="text-algin:center; font-style:italic">The History of <add rend="handwritten">38</add></fw> 
               <l>I <persName style="font-style:italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_MEPH1">Mephoſtophiles</persName> am ready now,</l>            
               <l>And thus to be your vaſſal I do vow:</l>           
               <l>Entreating you that you would let me know</l>              
               <l>What is your pleaſure that call me ſo?</l>          
               <l><persName style="font-style:italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> here with ſome queſtions did propone,</l>               
               <l>Which <persName style="font-style:italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_MEPH1">Mephoſtophiles</persName> did ſoon expone.</l>  
               <l>At laſt the matter did begin to frame,</l>
               <l>And to theſe friendly articles they came,</l>             
               <l>That <persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor <hi style="font-style:italic;">Fauſtus</hi></persName> ſhould a ſpirit be</l>              
               <l>Both in his outward ſhape and quality:</l>               
               <l><supplied reason="original-cropped" resp="contr_RPERE">T</supplied>hat he ſhould be inviſible to all,</l>              
               <l>And <persName style="font-style:italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_MEPH1">Mephoſtophiles</persName> ready at his call,</l> 
               <l>And whatſoeever he did once command,</l>
               <l>That he ſhould bring it quickly to his hand,</l>
               <l>And that he ſhould at any time appear,</l>              
               <l>When once the voice of <persName style="font-style:italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> he did hear.</l>               
               <l>Thus <persName style="font-style:italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> did this black agreement make,</l>                
               <l>While that the ſp’rit did for his maſters take</l>              
               <l><supplied reason="original-cropped" resp="contr_BMURP">T</supplied> heſe ſad conditions, which would even ſear</l>               
               <l>A tender hearted Chriſtian for to hear,</l>               
               <l><supplied reason="original-cropped" resp="contr_BMURP">H</supplied>imself to his Lord <persName style="font-style:italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_LUCI1">Lucifer</persName> ſhould give,</l>               
               <l>That <persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor <hi style="font-style:italic;">Fauſtus</hi></persName> while he now did live,</l>                 
               <l><supplied reason="original-cropped" resp="contr_BMURP">A</supplied>nd for to make the contract firm, not good,</l>                
               <l>He did agree to write it with his blood;</l>                 
               <l>Which in a Sawcer on the fire he ſet,</l>                
               <l><supplied reason="broken-type" resp="contr_BMURP">He</supplied> in the ſame his wicked blood did heat.</l>               
               <l><supplied reason="original-cropped" resp="contr_BMURP">A</supplied>nd wrote there with that he would always be</l>               
               <l><supplied reason="original-cropped" resp="contr_RPERE">A</supplied> foe unto all Chriſtianity.</l>
               <l><supplied reason="original-cropped" resp="contr_BMURP">T</supplied>heſe ſad conditions when that you do read.</l>
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           <fw type="catchword" style="text-align:right;">I</fw> 
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               <fw type="header" style="text-align:center;"><add rend="handwritten">39</add> <persName style="font-style:italic" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor John Fauſtus.</persName></fw>
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               <l>I know that it will make your heart to bleed:</l>
               <l>Yet wretched <persName style="font-style:italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> made himſelf the band,</l>
               <l>And thereupon did ſet his deſperate hand,</l>
               <l>And to theſe covenants he gave conſent,</l>
               <l>Which after, though too late he did repent,</l>
               <l>But being ſeal’d, he doth the ſame deliver</l>
               <l>To <persName style="font-style:italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_MEPH1">Mephoſtophiles</persName> to keep it ever.</l>
               <l>Thus by degrees he added ſin to ſin.</l>
               <l>And now the practiſe he did firſt begin.</l>  
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           <head style="text-align:center;">CHAP. IV.</head>
           <lg type="epigraph" style="text-indent: 4em; font-style:italic;"> 
               <l style="font-style:normal">How <persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> firſt began,</l>
               <l>his cunning to aſſay;</l>
               <l>And how his ſpirit did</l>
               <l>in every thing obey.</l> 
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               <l><hi style="float: left; font-size: 4rem; padding: 0.5rem; margin: 0 2rem 1rem 0;">I</hi>T happened now that <persName style="font-style:italic" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> in the end</l>
               <l>The devil with the queſtion did offend : ( frame</l>
               <l>Which was that he Would know how God did</l>
               <l>The World &amp; all things Which it doth contain</l>
               <l>But <persName style="font-style:italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_LUCI1">Lucifer</persName> not able this to tell,</l>
               <l>Becauſe himſelf from his creation fell,</l>
               <l>Was with the Doctor very much diſpleas’d,</l>
               <l>Nor could his anger quickly be appeas’d,</l>
               <l>And therefore <persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_LUCI1">Lucifer</persName> to increaſe his fear,</l>
               <l style="margin-left: 1em;">ug’y ſhape to <persName style="font-style:italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> did appear,</l>
               <l>Wit<supplied reason="omitted-in-original" resp="contr_BMURP">h</supplied> other of his black infernal rou<supplied reason="broken-type">s</supplied>,</l>
               <l>Who in an antick manner danc’d about,</l>
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           <fw type="header">8 <hi style="text-align:center;">The History of</hi> <add rend="handwritten">40</add></fw>
               <l>Hereat poor <persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor <hi style="font-style: italic;">Faustus</hi></persName> was amaz’d,</l>
               <l>And yet upon their hideous forms he gaz’d;</l>
               <l>Thinking theſe troups of fury now were come</l>
               <l>To fetch him thence before his glaſs were run,</l>
               <l>Or ere his twenty-four years did expire;</l>
               <l>During which time the ſpirit, like a Fryer,</l>
               <l>Carrying a little bell within his hand,</l>
               <l>Was bound to be ſtill ready at command;</l>
               <l>But afterward, when theſe ſame years did end,</l>
               <l>Then <persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Faustus</persName> ſhould on <persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_LUCI1">Lucifer</persName> attend.</l>
               <l>And now this fearful ſudden operation,</l>
               <l>Did fill his heart with grief and contrition:</l>
               <l>But when that <persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_LUCI1">Lucifer</persName> perceiv’d his ſadneſs;</l>
               <l>He laughed out then for very gladneſs.</l>
               <l><persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Faustus</persName> ſaid he I now well perceive,</l>
               <l>That thou our firſt agreement would deceive,</l>
               <l>Yet I would have you know it is in vain:</l>
               <l>For no repentance can you purge again.</l>
               <l>Beſide you know &amp; there with ſhewed his band,</l>
               <l>That to theſe covenants you have ſet your</l>
               <l>And for to make this obligation good, (hand</l>
               <l>Your ſelf hath write it with your own blood:</l>
               <l>Be quyet then in mind, and take your reſt,</l>
               <l>For thou ere long muſt be great <persName style="font-style: italic;">Pluto’s</persName> gueſt :</l>
               <l>In the mean time to recreat thy leaſure,</l>
               <l>Sit down &amp; I wil ſhow thee some new pleaſure.</l>
               <l>So <persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> and the devil together ſate,</l>
               <l>But ſtill he thought his company too hot.</l>
               <l>Then <persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_LUCI1">Lucifer</persName> did other fiends command</l>
           <fw type="catchword" style="text-align:right">For</fw>
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           <fw type="header" style="text-align: center; font-style: italic;"><persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor John Faustus.</persName> <add rend="handwritten">41</add></fw>
           <fw type="pageNum" style="text-align: right;">9</fw>
               <l>For to appear, who ſtraightway were at hand,</l>
               <l>Firſt came in <persName style="font-style: italic;">Belial</persName> like to a Bear,</l>
               <l>With flaming eyes, and ſhaggy rugged hair,</l>
               <l>Then <persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_BEEL1">Belzebub </persName> came flying in with wings </l>
               <l>Whoſe mouth was filled with a pair of ſtings,</l>
               <l>Then came <persName style="font-style: italic;">Aſteroth</persName> of coal black hew,</l>
               <l>And after him a ſerpents tail he drew.</l>
               <l>Then <persName style="font-style: italic;">Chanigaſto</persName> lightly skipped in,</l>
               <l>Who was attyred in a hedge-hogs skin,</l>
               <l>At laſt came <persName style="font-style: italic;">Anobis</persName> like to a dog,</l>
               <l>And in his body ſhaped like a hog.</l>
               <l>Theſe ugly Maskers did themſelves advance,</l>
               <l>And in ſtrange meaſures did begin to dance.</l>
               <l>And as they did their ſeveral changes make,</l>
               <l>Their threatning forks 'gainſt <persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> they did</l>
               <l>As if they meant at him to run a tilt, (ſhake</l>
               <l>That <persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> thought his blood ſhould then be</l>
               <l><persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_LUCI1">Lucifer </persName> ſeeing <persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Faustus</persName> thus diſmaid, (ſpilt.</l>
               <l>Began to cheer him up, and thus he ſaid,</l>
               <l><persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName>, how doſt thou like this nimble ſport?</l>
               <l>For with this company thou muſt reſort</l>
               <l>But <persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> ſweating, thought it was hot wea-</l>
               <l>Being afraid to ſee them altogether; (ther,</l>
               <l>And did intreat his devilſhip that he</l>
               <l>Would ſend away his fearful company;</l>
               <l>At which great <persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_LUCI1">Lucifer</persName> diſmiſs’d them all,</l>
               <l>Excepting even of the principal.</l>
               <l>Now <persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> having gotten breath again,</l>
               <l>Did ask for <persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_MEPH1">Mephoſtophiles</persName> by name;</l>
           <fw type="catchword" style="text-align: right;"> which</fw>
           <fw type="signature" style="text-align: center;"><supplied reason="omitted-in-original" resp="contr_RPERE"> A5r</supplied></fw>
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           <fw type="pageNum" style="text-align:left;">10</fw> 
           <fw type="header" style="text-align:center; font-style:italic;"> The History of </fw> 
           <fw type="header" style="text-align:right;"><add rend= "handwritten">42</add></fw>
               <l>Which having ſpoken as he did deſire,</l>
               <l>Came <persName style="font-style:italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_MEPH1">Mephostophiles</persName> like to a Fryer:</l>
               <l>Then <persName style="font-style:italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> to entreat his ſp’rit begun,</l>
               <l>That he ſhould teach him as himſelf had done</l>
               <l>How to transform himſelf in any ſhape,</l>
               <l>Either of dog, or lyon, cat, or ape,</l>
               <l>With this great <persName style="font-style:italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_LUCI1">Lucifer</persName> gave him a book,</l>
               <l>On Which this <persName style="font-style:italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> did no ſooner look;</l>
               <l>But he to divers  forms himſelf did change,</l> 
               <l>And throgh an hundred varied ſhapes did range</l>
               <l>Sometimes like to a dragon, hog, or worm,</l>
               <l>Then to a bat he would himſelf transform:</l>
               <l>But at the laſt being changed to a man,</l>
               <l>To ſport himſelf great <persName style="font-style:italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_LUCI1">Lucifer</persName> began,</l>
               <l>And ſent a ſwarm of Bees, which to ſting fell</l>
               <l>Poor <persName style="font-style:italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName>, that he thought himſelf in hell.</l>
               <l>And to his ſpirit then he cry’d for wo;</l>
               <l>While <persName style="font-style:italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_LUCI1">Lucifer</persName> went laughing thence, Ho, ho.</l>
               <l>And having left tormented <persName style="font-style:italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> there.</l>
               <l>As ſoon as he was gone, the day grew clear,</l>
               <l>And ſweeteſt Muſick was to him convey’d</l>
               <l>Which cheared up his heart, though much diſ</l>
               <l style="text-indent: 1em;">maid.</l>     
           </lg> 
           </div>
           
           <div type="chapter">
           <head style="text-align:center;">CHAP. V.</head>
           <lg type="epigraph" style="font-style: italic;">
               <l style="text-indent:2em;">How <persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor Fauſtus</persName></l>
               <l style="text-indent:4em;">was carried through the air,</l>
               <l style="text-indent:4em;">That he might view the world,</l>
               <l style="text-indent:6em;">the Sky and Planets fair.</l>
           </lg>
           <fw type="signature" style="text-align:center;"><supplied reason="omitted-in-original" resp="contr_RPERE">A5v</supplied></fw>
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           <fw type="header" style="text-align: left;" ><add rend="handwritten">43</add></fw> 
               <fw type="header" style= "text-align: center;"><persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor John Faustus.</persName></fw> 
           <fw type="pageNum" style="text-align: right;">11</fw>                
           <lg>
               <l><hi style="float: left; font-size: 4rem; padding: 0.5rem; margin: 0 2rem 1rem 0;">A</hi>S <persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> lay one day upon his bed,</l>
               <l>While divers fancies came into his head,</l>
               <l>He did begin to vex himſelf, that Art</l>
               <l>Could not the ſecrets of the Heavens impart:</l>
               <l>For he had noted that their obſervations</l>
               <l>Were not confirm’d by certain demonſtrations,</l>
               <l>Judging of things as Authors were inclin’d,</l>
               <l>But yet in knowledge all of them were blind.</l>
               <l>And thus while in his bed he muſing lyes,</l>
               <l>A ſudden fearful wind began to riſe,</l>
               <l>That with the force thereof his houſe did rock,</l>
               <l>And all the doors, as if they had no lock,</l>
               <l>Did open fly, and then a voice he heard,</l>
               <l>Which bid him riſe and not to be afraid,</l>
               <l>And he ſhould ſee the ſum of his deſire,</l>
               <l>And to the ſtarry region ſhould aſpire,</l>
               <l>And there the wonders of the world behold,</l>
               <l>The earth, the ſea, and all that they infold:</l>
               <l>And then unto the airy region fly,</l>
               <l>And ſee the Meteors both cold and dry.</l>
               <l><persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> at this ſame news was much refreſht.</l>
               <l>And thought himſelf in the diſcovery bleſt:</l>
               <l>For thus the devil at the firſt began. (man.</l>
               <l>When he with hope of knowledge tempted</l>
               <l><persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> now whom ambition did inflame,</l>
               <l>Did anſwer to the ſpirit back again:</l>
               <l>The wonders of the world I fain would ſee,</l>
               <l>Which if thou faithfully wilt ſhow to me,</l>
               <l>promiſe here that I will go with thee.</l>
           <fw type="catchword" style="text-align: right;">Which</fw>
           <fw type="signature" style="text-align: center;"><supplied reason="omitted-in-original" resp="contr_RPERE">A6r</supplied></fw>
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           <fw type="pageNum" style="text-align: left;">12</fw> 
           <fw type= "header" style="text-align: center; font-style:italic;">The History of</fw> 
           <fw type="header" style="text-align: right;"><add rend="handwritten">44</add></fw>
               <l>Which word once ſpoke he did ſtraight way</l>
               <l>A wagó, which two fiery dragons drew, (view</l>
               <l>And then the voice to him did ſay,</l>
               <l>Get up with me, and let us both away.</l>
               <l>Thus mounted on the wagon, forth they went</l>
               <l>To view the world and upper firmament: </l>
               <l>And as they thus did travel through the air,</l>
               <l>His <persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_MEPH1">Mephoſtophiles</persName> did to him repair:</l>
               <l>And ſitting in the Chariot hard by him, </l>
               <l>To pleaſe his maſter, he this ſong did ſing. </l>
           </lg>
           <lg style="font-style: italic;">
               <l><hi style="float: left; font-size: 4rem; padding: 0.5rem; margin: 0 2rem 1rem 0; text-indent:2em;">C</hi>ome you ſpirits mount</l>
               <l style="text-indent:4em;">upon your numble wings,</l>
               <l style="text-indent:2em;">And your chieſeſt nots</l>
               <l style="text-indent:4em;">be ſure that you do ſing, </l>
               <l style="text-indent:2em;">While my <persName style="font-style:normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Faustus</persName> here and I</l>
               <l style="text-indent:4em;">ſwiſtly wander through the skie.</l></lg>
           <lg style="font-style:italic;">
               <l style="text-indent:2em;">He will travel over mountains,</l>
               <l style="text-indent:4em;">over Park, and over Pale,</l>
               <l style="text-indent:2em;">Over Cities, and Steeples,</l>
               <l style="text-indent:4em;">over hills, and over dale:</l>
               <l style="text-indent:2em;">While my <persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Faustus</persName> here and I</l>
               <l style="text-indent:4em;">ſwiftly wander through the skie.</l>
           </lg>
           <lg style="font-style: italic;">
               <l style="text-indent:2em;">Then we will to Sea again,</l>
               <l style="text-indent:4em;" >and there laugh when we do hear</l>
               <l style="text-indent:2em;">How the Mariners exclaim</l>
               <l style="text-indent:4em;">when a ſudden ſtorm they fear,</l>
           <fw type="catchword" style= "text-align: right;">While</fw>
           <fw type="signature" style= "text-align: center; font-style:normal;"><supplied reason="omitted-in-original" resp="contr_RPERE">A6v</supplied></fw>
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           <fw type="header" style="text-align:center; font-style:italic"><persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor John Faustus.</persName></fw>  
           <fw type="header" style="text-align: right;"><add rend="handwritten">45</add></fw> 
           <fw type="header" style="text-align:right;">13</fw>
               <l style="text-indent:2em;">While my <persName style="font-style:normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> here and I,</l>
               <l style="text-indent:4em;">ſwiftly wander through the skie.</l>
           </lg>
           <lg style="font-style:italic; text-align:center;">
               <l style="text-indent:2em;"><persName style="font-style:normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus,</persName> thou ſhalt now be told</l>
               <l style="text-indent:4em;">what thy ſelf did most deſire:</l>
               <l style="text-indent:2em;">How the ſtars about are roll’d,</l>
               <l style="text-indent:4em;">ſome are lower, ſome are higher:</l>
               <l style="text-indent:2em;">All this ſhalt thou view, while I</l>
               <l style="text-indent:4em;">wander with thee through the skie.</l>
           </lg>
           <lg>
               <l><hi style="float: left; font-size: 4rem; padding: 0.5rem; margin: 0 2rem 1rem 0;">T</hi>He ſong thus done which <persName style="font-style:italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> pleaſed</l>
               <l>He did intreat his ſpirit now to tell (well,</l>
               <l>The ſeveral Regions which they paſſed by,</l>
               <l>Which <persName style="font-style:italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_MEPH1">Mephoſtophiles</persName> did not deny</l>
               <l>Yonder, ſaith he, you ſee on your left hand</l>
               <l><placeName style="font-style:italic;">Muſcovia</placeName>, <placeName style="font-style:italic;">Durſſia</placeName>, and the <placeName style="font-style:italic;">Saxons</placeName> land:</l>
               <l>On the right hand, beſides us here doth ly</l>
               <l><placeName style="font-style:italic;">Europe</placeName>, <placeName style="font-style:italic;">Aſia</placeName>, the mid-land ſea, with <placeName style="font-style:italic;">Greece</placeName> and</l> 
               <l style="text-indent: 2em;"><placeName style="font-style:italic;">Hungary</placeName>,</l>
           </lg>
           <lg>
               <l>Look yonder Is the hot and torrid zone,</l>
               <l>And <persName style="font-style:italic;">Charles-wain</persName> unto the Sea-man known:</l>
               <l>Yonder is <hi style="font-style:italic;">Urſa Major</hi>, which is but the ſame</l>
               <l>With that which we call the <persName style="font-style:italic;">Charles-wain.</persName></l>
               <l>Thus did he point him out each conſtellation,</l>
               <l>While <persName style="font-style:italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> ſtrucken was with admiration</l>
               <l>And having ſhown him all the earth at laſt</l>
               <l>Upon his bed again he <persName style="font-style:italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> caſt,</l>
               <l>Whereas he thought on what before he ſaw,</l>
               <l>And how the ſtars were govern’d by their la<supplied reason="scan-cropped">w</supplied> </l>
           <fw type="catchword" style= "text-align: right;">And</fw>
           <fw type="signature" style= "text-align: center;"><supplied reason="omitted-in-original">A7r</supplied></fw>
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           <fw type="pageNum" style="text-align: left;">14</fw> 
           <fw type= "header" style="text-align: center; font-style:italic;">The Hiſtory of</fw> 
           <fw type="header" style="text-align: right;"><add rend= "handwritten">46</add></fw>  
               <l>And hereby to ſuch knowledge he did clime</l>
               <l>That none was like to <persName style="font-style:italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> in his time;</l>
               <l>And for <hi style="font-style:italic;">Aſtrology</hi>, he was the beſt,</l>
               <l>And in his art did far excel the reſt.</l>
           </lg>
           </div>
           <div type="chapter">
           <head style="text-align:center;">CHAP. VI.</head>
           <lg type="epigraph" style="font-style: italic;">
               <l style="text-indent:2em;">How <persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor Fauſtus</persName> would</l>
               <l style="text-indent:2.5em;">ſometime in a pleaſent vein,</l>
               <l style="text-indent:2em;">Show many rare conceits,</l>
               <l style="text-indent:2.5em;">which did encreaſe his fame.</l>
           </lg>
           <lg>
               <l><hi style="float: left; font-size: 4rem; padding: 0.5rem; margin: 0 2rem 1rem 0;">I</hi>T chanced now that <persName style="font-style:italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> on a time</l>
               <l>Did happen with the Emperor to dine.</l>
               <l>Who did intreat that his art would ſhew.</l>
               <l>That thereby he might <persName style="font-style:italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_ALEX1">Alexander</persName> view</l>
               <l> In ſuch a ſhape as he did live on earth:</l>
               <l>And furthermore for to encreaſe his mirth.</l>
               <l>He did intreat him that he would preſent</l>
               <l>His <hi style="font-style:italic;">Paramour</hi> which bred his hearts content</l>
               <l><persName style="font-style:italic" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> having heart the emperor ſaid no more</l>
               <l>But opened ſtraight the privy chamber door,</l>
               <l>And ſtraightway in full figure there came</l>
               <l><persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_ALEX1">Great <hi style="font-style:italic;" >Alexander</hi></persName> of renowned worth: (forth</l>
               <l>And after him his beauteous <hi style="font-style:italic;"> Paramour,</hi></l>
               <l>Who made obeyſance to the Emperour:</l>
               <l>Who with kind ſalutation thoght to greet her,</l>
               <l>But <persName style="font-style:italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> would not ſuffer him to meet her.</l>
               <l>And after, through the door by which they</l>
               <l style="text-indent:2em;">came,</l>
           <fw type="catchword" style= "text-align: right;">They</fw>
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               <fw type= "header" style="text-align: center; font-style:italic;"><persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor John Faustus</persName></fw>  
           <fw type="header" style="text-align: right;"><add rend= "handwritten">47</add></fw>      
           <fw type="pageNum" style="text-align: left;">15</fw>
               <l>They both of them did vaniſh back again,</l>
               <l>Leaving the Emperor, who did commend</l>
               <l>Great <persName style="font-style:italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> skill, and called him his friend,</l>
               <l>But you ſhall hear of <persName style="font-style:italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">fauſtus</persName> tricks hereafter:</l>
               <l>Which cannot chooſe but more you unto lau-</l>
               <l>This being done, upon another time, (ghter,</l>
               <l>When <persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor <hi style="font-style:italic;" >fauſtus</hi></persName> did to miſſh incline,</l>
               <l>Walking among the Courtiers, he did ſpy.</l>
               <l>Whereas a Knight did at a window ly,</l>
               <l>With his head out of the window, ſo that he</l>
               <l>was fallen aſleep, which <persName style="font-style:italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">fauſtus</persName> ſoon did ſee:</l>
               <l>And ſet a pair of Hart horns on his head,</l>
               <l>So large: <persName>Acteon</persName> ne'er was better ſpread;</l>
               <l>But when the Knight did happen to awake,</l>
               <l>Seing his horns, his head began to ſhake,</l>
               <l>And thought he could pull in his head again,</l>
               <l>But all his force and ſtriving was in vain:</l>
               <l>And he by no means could bring it to paſs,</l>
               <l>But with his horns he broke the panns of glaſs</l>
               <l>And when the Emperor beheld this fight,</l>
               <l>He and the Courtiers laughed all outright,</l>
               <l>Until that <persName style="font-style:italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">faustus</persName> took his horns away,</l>
               <l>with which the Emperor was pleas'd that day</l>
               <l>But not long after this ſame unjured Knight,</l>
               <l>Did purpoſe that his wrongs he thus would</l>
               <l>That meeting <persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor <hi style="font-style:italic;">faustus</hi></persName> on a plain (right</l>
               <l>He purpos'd he ſhould nev'r go home again</l>
               <l>But then the buſhes he did arm again,</l>
               <l>Which came upon the knight like armed men.</l>
           </lg>
           <fw type="catchword" style= "text-align: right;">Thus</fw>
           <fw type="signature" style= "text-align: center;"><supplied reason="omitted-in-original" resp="contr_RPERE">A8r</supplied></fw>
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           <fw type="pageNum" style="text-align: left;">6</fw>
           <fw type= "header" style="text-align: center; font-style:italic;">The Hiſtory of</fw>
           <fw type="header" style="text-align: right;"><add rend= "handwritten">48</add></fw>
           <lg>
               <l>Thus the Knights malice <persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">fauſtus</persName> did defeat,</l>
               <l> And all that heard it laugh’d at this conceit.</l> 
               <l style="text-indent:2em;">Another time this <persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">faustus</persName> did repair,</l> 
               <l>Like to a Horſe-courſer to a countrey fair:</l>
               <l>And having pac’d his horſe about a while,</l>
               <l>A chap-man came to him which made him</l>
               <l style="text-indent:4em;">ſmile,</l>
               <l>And askt his price, which <persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1"> fauſtus</persName> did unfold</l> 
               <l>And ſo his horſe for fourty Dollars ſold,</l> 
               <l>And charged him, whatſoever did betide,</l> 
               <l>That he into the water ſhould not ride;</l>
               <l>But the horſe-courſer, wondring at his word,</l>
               <l>As he went home did ride into a ford,</l>
               <l>And ſtraight his horſe did vaniſh quit away,</l>
               <l>For he no more his horſe or ſaddle ſaw:</l>
               <l>But there was left upon a wad of ſtraw.</l>
               <l>The Horſe-courſer went back into his Inne,</l>
               <l>And to enquire for <persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">fauſtus</persName> did begin:</l> 
               <l>And finding him there ſleeping on a bed,</l>
               <l>He did begin to pluck him by the leg,</l>
               <l>That he did pluck it off: then <persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">fauſtus</persName> cry’d,</l> 
               <l>With open throat that he had murther’d him,</l> 
               <l>Whereat the Horſe courſer did now begin</l>
               <l>To ask for mercy and away he went,</l>
               <l>And for to loſe his money was content.</l>
               <l style="text-indent:2em;">It hap’ned <persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor <hi style="font-style:italic;">Fauſtus</hi></persName> on a day.</l>
               <l>Met with a clown that drove a load of hay,</l>
               <l>And asked him what he ſhould give, in ſcoff,</l>
               <l> That he might eat his belly full thereof:</l>
           </lg>
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                    <lg><l>The Clown did tell him that he ſhould</l>
                        <l>For his three farthings eat  <choice resp="cont_WWING"><abbr>ev‘n</abbr><expan>even</expan></choice> what he would</l>
                        <l>It was agreed, and <persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor <hi style="font-style: italic;">Fauſtus</hi></persName> ſet</l>
                        <l>Himſelf to eat, and all his teeth did whet</l>
                        <l>That the poor clown was ſory, and did grutch</l>
                        <l>To ſee that <persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> did eat up ſo much:</l>
                        <l>For <persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> did the Countrey-man ſo blind,</l>
                        <l>He could not ſee the hay was left behind,</l>
                        <l>And therefore did intreat him very fair,</l>
                        <l>That <persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName>would his load of hay yet ſpare,</l>
                        <l>Here at <persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> laughing went away,</l>
                        <l> And afterward the Clown had all his hay.</l></lg>
                    
                    <lg>
                        <l style="text-indent: 2em;"><persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor <hi style="font-style: italic;">Fauſtus</hi></persName>coming on a time</l>
                        <l>Unto a <placeName>Tavern</placeName>, which did ſell good wine,</l> 
                        <l>He found a company of drunkards there</l> 
                        <l>Merrily drinking and ſo loud they were,</l> 
                        <l>That <persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor <hi style="font-style: italic;">Fauſtus,</hi></persName> who this noiſe did hate,</l> 
                        <l>Hearing them all thus loudly ſing and prate:</l>
                        <l>At laſt <choice resp="cont_WWING"><abbr>whé</abbr><expan>when</expan></choice>they their words had newly ſpokè</l>
                        <l>He then cojured that their mouths ſtood open </l>
                        <l>And this they gaping ſtood at one another, </l>
                        <l>Not one was able for to ſpeak to th’ other.</l>
                        <l>In this amazed manner forth they came, </l>
                        <l>And then they all did ſhut their mouths again. </l>
                        <l>And hereby <persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> Art was much expreſt,</l>
                        <l>And all the Town did laugh at this new jeſt.</l></lg>
                    
                    <lg>
                        <l style="text-indent: 2em;">Once <persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor <hi style="font-style: italic;">Fauſtus</hi></persName> did his friends invite,</l>
                        <l>Who Scholars were unto a ſupper light:</l> 
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                    <fw type="header" style="text-align:center;">The Hiſtory of</fw>
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                        <l>And afterward he did intreat each gueſt</l> 
                        <l>(Meaning thereby to make a merry jeſt)</l>
                        <l>That they would take the pains with him to go</l>
                        <l>To a wine-celler which he would them ſhow:</l>
                        <l>They all conſented and not long they ſtay’d,</l>
                        <l>To the Biſhops cellar they were all convey’d</l>
                        <l>There <persName style="font-style:italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> and the Scholars merry were,</l>
                        <l>But now the Butler put them in a fear,</l> 
                        <l>Who coming haſtily to draw ſome drink,</l> 
                        <l>The Butler ſeeing them, did ſtraightway think</l>
                        <l>They had been thieves, and ſo aloud did cry</l> 
                        <l>For help: but <persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> ſtill’d him by and by.</l>
                        <l>By the hair of the head he carry’d him,</l> 
                        <l>Who now for fear to tremble did begin,</l> 
                        <l>Untill unto a lopped tree he came</l>
                        <l>And there he leſt the Butler on the ſame;</l>
                        <l>And all the night, which was both ſharp &amp; cold</l>
                        <l>With both his hands he by the tree did hold:</l>
                        <l>Till in the morning when he did eſpy</l>
                        <l>The ſhepherds, he aloud to them did cry</l> 
                        <l>who wondered much what man that ſhould</l>
                        <l>who had thus climed on ſo high a tree. <hi style="font-style: italic;">(be</hi></l>
                        <l>But when this news unto the Biſhop came,</l> 
                        <l>The Biſhop did go out to ſee the ſame, <hi style="font-style: italic;">(ther</hi></l>
                        <l>And asked him how that he was brought thi</l>
                        <l>The Butler that with cold did quake &amp; quiver,</l>
                        <l>Did anſwer, that he certain thieves had found</l>
                        <l>In his wine cellar who were drinking round,</l> 
                        <l>And by the hair of the head they did him</l>
                        <l style="text-indent: 4em;">bring,</l>
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                        <fw type= "header" style= "text-align: center;"> <persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor John Fauſtus</persName></fw>    
                    <fw type="header" style="text-align: right;"> <add rend="handwritten">51</add></fw> 
                    <fw type="pageNum" style="text-align: right;">19</fw> 
                        <l>And left him in that caſe they found him in.</l>
                        <l>what ere they were, ſaid he, I do not know; </l>
                        <l>If they were devils, they like men did ſhow.</l>
                    </lg>
                    <lg>
                        <l style="text-indent:1em;">But ‘tis not here my purpoſe to recite.</l>
                        <l>Or all the merry tricks of <persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> write,</l>
                        <l>Yet ſome of them I have related here:</l>
                        <l>But now his twenty four years drew near;</l>
                        <l>And though in pleaſure he had ſpent his time,</l>
                        <l>The number of his years did now decline,</l>
                        <l>And all the ſpirits had a great deſire,</l>
                        <l>To ſee when <persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> bond would once expire.</l>
                        <l>Since he was bound by that ſame bloody ſcroul </l>
                        <l>At twenty-four years end to give his ſoul </l>
                        <l>To <persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_LUCI1">Lucifer</persName>: the time now drawing nigh, </l>
                        <l>You muſt expect to hear his Tragedy. </l>
                    </lg> 
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            <div type="chapter">
                <head type="header">CHAP. VII.</head>
                <lg style="font-style: italic;" type="epigraph">
                    <l style="text-indent:2em;">How <persName style="font-style: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> when his time drew nigh.</l>
                    <l style="text-indent:2.5em;">did make great lamentation: </l>
                    <l style="text-indent:2em;">And to his fellow ſtudents made </l>
                    <l style="text-indent:2.5em;">his funeral Oration.</l>
                </lg>
                <lg> 
                    <l><hi style="float: left; font-size: 4rem; padding: 0.5rem; margin: 0 2rem 1rem 0;">T</hi>He glaſs of <persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> time being almoſt run </l>
                    <l>Having but one month of his time to </l>
                    <l>He drew into a very penſive mood, (come, </l>
                    <l>And now his fault he plainly  underſtood:</l>
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                    <l>And now began to curſe that wretched time,</l>
                    <l>When he to ſtudy Magick did incline.</l>
                    <l>To hope for mercy now it was too late.</l>
                    <l>Which made him to deplore his wicked ſtate</l>
                    <l>And his accuſing conſcience now did tell,</l>
                    <l>There was no way for him but down to hell,</l>
                    <l>And thus in waiting he his time did ſpend,</l>
                    <l>That little time which drew unto an end,</l>
                    <l>Now on the pains of hell he firſt did think;</l>
                    <l>The racks and tortures chains and filthy ſtink;</l>
                    <l>How <persName style="font-style: italic;">Proſerpine</persName> would ſurely laugh to ſee</l>
                    <l>His ſoul tormented in this miſerie,</l>
                    <l>Then he bethought him on the whips of ſteel,</l>
                    <l>Which he did know his body there ſhould ſee</l>
                    <l>The more he thought, the thoghts increas’d hi<supplied reason="original-cropped" resp="contr_RPERE">s</supplied></l> 
                    <l>Which made him ſtil unto himſelf cóplain (pai<supplied reason="original-cropped" resp="contr_RPERE">n</supplied></l>
                    <l>While thus he ſpent his time in grief and fear</l>
                    <l>His <persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_MEPH1">Mephoſtophiles</persName> did to him appear,</l>
                    <l>And told him that his years were now expir’d</l>
                    <l>And that his Maſter <persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_LUCI1">Lucifer</persName> deſir’d</l>
                    <l>He would prepare himſelf and make an end,</l>
                    <l>For that his Maſter ſhortly did intend,</l>
                    <l>On ſuch a night, to fetch him down to hell,</l>
                    <l>That with th’ infernal ſpirits he might dwell</l>
                    <l>When <persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> had hard this he grew ſo ſad,</l>
                    <l>That with his ſorrows he grew almoſt mad.</l>
                    <l>He tumbled on his bed, all reſt he did deſpiſe</l>
                    <l>No quyet ſlumber ever cloſ’d his eyes;</l>
                    <l>But he was ſtill tormented in his mind, </l>
                
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                    <fw type="header" style="text-align:center;"><persName style="font-style:italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor John Fauſtus.</persName></fw>
                    <fw><add rend="handwritten">53</add></fw>
                    <fw style="text-align:right;">21</fw>
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                        <l><supplied reason="original-cropped">Si</supplied>n went before, and torture came behind.</l>
                        <l><supplied reason="original-cropped">Y</supplied>et ſo it was, that one that very day</l>
                        <l><supplied reason="original-cropped">O</supplied>n which the devil ſhold fetch him quite away</l>
                        <l><supplied reason="original-cropped">H</supplied>e ſent unto his friends, intreating for his ſake</l>
                        <l><supplied reason="original-cropped">T</supplied>hat of his Banquet they would all partake.</l>
                        <l><supplied reason="original-cropped">A</supplied>s merry Banquet is, it ſoon befell,</l>
                        <l><supplied reason="original-cropped">A</supplied>s afterward in due place I will tell</l>
                        <l><supplied reason="original-cropped">T</supplied>he Students being come, he made them all</l>
                        <l><supplied reason="original-cropped">A</supplied>s welcome as he could when he himſself did</l>
                        <l><supplied reason="original-cropped">In</supplied>to a ſudden dump, nor could he be (fall</l>
                        <l><supplied reason="original-cropped">M</supplied>erry in their ſo beloved company:</l>
                        <l><supplied reason="original-cropped">S</supplied>o calling them into another room,</l>
                        <l><supplied reason="original-cropped">H</supplied>e did unfold to them his fearful doom.</l>
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                <fw type="header" style="font style: italic; text-indent:1em;"><persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor Fauſtus</persName> his Oration to his <lb/></fw>
                    <fw type="header" style="font style: italic; text-indent:2em;">Friends and Fellow-ſtudents.</fw>
                    
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                        <l><hi style="float: left; font-size: 4rem; padding: 0.5rem; margin: 0 2rem 1rem 0;">M</hi>Y friends, I muſt begin my Oration,</l>
                        <l>With a confeſſion of my conjuration:</l>
                        <l><supplied reason="original-cropped">S</supplied>ince all of you do know my firſt beginning.</l>
                        <l><supplied reason="original-cropped">A</supplied>nd how I grew ſtill worſe and worſe in ſin-</l>
                        <l><supplied reason="original-cropped">A</supplied>nd unto Magick Arts I was ſo bent, (ning,</l>
                        <l><supplied reason="original-cropped">I</supplied> ſought alwayes to further mine intent,</l>
                        <l><supplied reason="original-cropped">A</supplied>nd leaving better ſtudies did apply</l>
                        <l><supplied reason="original-cropped">M</supplied>y ſelf unto the helliſh myſtery.</l>
                        <l><supplied reason="original-cropped">T</supplied>hus did I live twenty four years and more,</l>
                        <l><supplied reason="original-cropped">W</supplied>ho ſad expiring I muſt now deplore:</l>
                        <l><supplied reason="original-cropped">F</supplied>or ſo it is, to purchaſe my content,</l>
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                         <fw style="text-align:right;">22</fw>
                        <fw type="header" style="text-align:center; font-style:italic;">The History of</fw>
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                            <l>Which was, when twenty four years once di<supplied reason="original-cropped">d</supplied></l>
                            <l>Which time in conjuration I did ſpend. (en<supplied reason="original-cropped">d</supplied></l>
                            <l>The devil ſhould have my body and my ſoul:</l>
                            <l>And did confirm it by a bloody ſcroul:</l>
                            <l>And now the diſmal term of years is done,</l>
                            <l>And night beginning, my hour glaſs is run:</l>
                            <l>This night I look that he for me ſhould ſend,</l>
                            <l>And this my life will have a fearful end,</l>
                            <l>And now, my friends this banquet I did mak<supplied reason="original-cropped">e</supplied></l>
                            <l>That I of you my laſt farewel might take,</l>
                            <l>Deſiring pardon where I have offended,</l>
                            <l>Since my laſt act of life cannot be mended,</l>
                            <l>And for thoſe practices which I have wrough<supplied reason="original-cropped">t</supplied></l>
                            <l>By conjuration, and thereby have brought</l>
                            <l>My heavy ſoul to grief and ſad deſpair,</l>
                            <l>My life is written in a writing fair,</l>
                            <l>Which lyes within my ſtudy: ſo that you</l>
                            <l>May learn thereby ſuch courſes to eſchew.</l>
                            <l>And if that <fw style="front-style: italics;" >I</fw> do you my counſel give,</l>
                            <l>And uſe that little time I have to live;</l>
                            <l>Be ſure that you forſake all conjuration,</l>
                            <l>And pray to be delivered from temptation:</l>
                            <l>And let my death a warning be to all,</l>
                            <l>Since by deſire of knowledge I did fall;</l>
                            <l>For now to give my ſpeech a ſad concluſion,</l>
                            <l>This night I muſt expect my own confuſion:</l>
                            <l>And yet, my loving friends, I do requeſt,</l>
                            <l>That you will go to bed, and take your reſt?</l>
                            <l>Let nothing trouble you, nor do not fear,</l>
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                            <l>If any trembling noiſe you chance to hear,</l>
                            <l>Be ſure you do not riſe out of your bed:</l>
                            <l>But when that I to <persName style="font-style: italic;">Plutoes</persName> court am fled,</l>
                            <l>If that you find my body the nixt day,</l>
                            <l>Be ſure that you to earth do it convey. </l>
                            <l>And ſo, my friends I wiſh you all good reſt:</l>
                            <l>Pray go to bed my ſoul is much oppreſt:</l>
                            <l>When as his friends had heard what he did ſay</l>
                            <l>They counſel'd him that he to God ſhold pray:</l>
                        <l>But <persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Faustus</persName> felt the weight ſo of his ſin;</l>
                            <l>That how to pray, he knew not to begin,</l>
                            <l>At laſt the ſtudents having pray'd did weep,</l>
                            <l>And after went to bed, but could not ſleep.</l>
                        <l>For <persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> in the hall did ſtay alone (groan:</l>
                            <l>Where they might hear how he did ſigh and</l>
                            <l>And ſo with wakeful eyes they did attend,</l>
                            <l>Expecting ſtill to hear his fearful end.</l>
                            <l>At laſt between the hours of twelf and one.</l>
                            <l>At wind did riſe, the like was never known,</l>
                            <l>It was ſo violent, which when they once did</l>
                            <l>The hoſt &amp; Students both began to fear, (hear</l>
                        <l>For Doctor <persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> in the hall did ly</l>
                            <l>Whece they might hear his fearful Tragedy</l>
                            <l>For now the hall and upper rooms did ſhake,</l>
                            <l>And they did hear a hiſſing like a ſnake,</l>
                            <l>And then the hall door fiercely did fly open,</l>
                        <l>And <persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1"> Fauſtus </persName> murther cry'd which being ſpoken</l>
                            <l>They heard no more, ſo that the Schollars</l>
                        <l>Now <persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor <hi style="font-style: italic;">Fauſtus</hi></persName>is to <placeName>hell</placeName>  convaid, (ſaid,</l>
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                            <l>His blood &amp; brains were ſprinkled on the groũd</l>
                            <l>And ſuch a ſight as might the ſenſe confound,</l>
                            <l>Here lay his teeth, and there his eyes did ly,</l>
                            <l>A ſpectecale of helliſh cruelty. (mourn,</l>
                            <l>Which when his friends beheld, they all did</l>
                            <l>And found his body in the dung hill torn.</l>
                            <l>To which his friends did Chriſtian burial give,</l>
                            <l>Although himſelf did like a devil live,</l>
                            <l>Thus I this Story of his life have penn'd.</l>
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The History of Doctor John Faustus Author Anonymous Encoder Taylor Long Emily Rosano Brendan Murphy Primary editor Kristen Abbott Bennett Kristen Bennett and Scott Hamlin 2018

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Transcription keyed by students in LC 347A at Stonehill College, under the supervision of Kristen Abbott Bennett and Scott Hamlin. Transcription prepared from a digital surrogate of a microfilm.
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TO the READER. REader, I would not have you think, That I intend to waſte my ink, While Fauſtus ſtory I rehaearſe And do write his life in verſe For ſeing Fryer Bacons ſtory, 5 (In whom Oxford ſtill may glory) For want of better pen comes forth, Compos’d in Ryme of no great worth: I cal’d my Muſe to task and pen’d Fauſtus life, and death, and end: 10 And when it cometh forth in print, If you like it not, the devi'ls in’t. Veni, Vide, Fuge. Come, See, and hate Doctor Fauſtus wretched ſtate. CHAP.
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CHAP I. Of Doctor Fauſtus birth. and how he gave his heart To leave off fair Divinity, to ſtudy the black Art. MY Muſe, aſift me now, for I intend To write the life & death & featful end Of Doctor Faustus, whoſe ill gotten name, May well compare with Fryer Bacons fame. Fauſtus was born at Rhodes, which Town dor 5 Within a province of fair Germany : His Father was a husband man, did live On what the earth to him did freely give: Yet he at Wittenberg an Uncle had, Who toke young Fauſtus, being but a Lad, 10 And ſent him to the Univerſity, That he might ſtudy there Divinity: But he did quickly there addict his heart: To leave fair ſtudies for the foul black Art Thus he in ſecret ſtudied conjuration, 15 Yet being found by acts and diſputation To be well learned, they did all agree To make him Doctor of Divinity: A2r The History of 36 But having once obtained that high degree He ill deſerved it, as you ſhal ſee, 20 For now my pen doth tremble for to tell, How like a devil from all grace he fell, For now his contemplation he did bend To Negromancy, and much time did ſpend In caſting figures, making incantations, 25 With all the wicked helps of conjurations, Leaving thoſe ſtudies which are moſt divine, And to theſe helliſh arts he did incline: I therefore here have drawn his life, that you May learn ſuch wicked courſes to eſchew: 30 That we thus ſeeing him ruled by the devil, May pray to be delivered from ſuch evil,
CHAP. II. How Doctor Fauſtus conjur'd up, from out a globe of fire, The ſpirit Mephoſtophiles, that came like to a frier. Now Fauſtus purpoſing alone to try The power of this his Magick myſtery He did repair unto a little wood, And not far off from wittenberg it ſtood: There he did make a circle with his wand, 5 And thus with charms his ſpirit did command, Mephoſtophiles, I ſay, quickly riſe, and come away: By A2v Doctor John Fauſtus. 37 By Lucifer I charge the here, that thou forthwith do appear. With this a murmure in the woods was heard That Doctor Fauſtus was himſelf afear'd: The wood with lightning ſeemed on a flame, And loudeſt thunder terror did procliam, Till Doctor Fauſtus in his Magick robe, 5 Lookin about him ſpy'd a fiery globe; And at the laſt from this ſame globe a fire; The Spirit came in likeneſs of a Fryer: Who lightly round about the circle ran, And thus to ſpeak to Faustus he began: 10 Fauſtus, ſayeth he, I now am come, Speak thy will, and it is done. When Mephoſtophiles did thus kindly greet him Then Doctor Fauſtus bid the ſpirit meet him The next day at his houſe; the ſpirit did cóſent And back again then Doctor Fauſtus went.
CHAP. III. How Doctor Fauſtus made a contract firm, not good, To ſerve the Devil, which he wrote with his own blood. THe time appointed, in a bluſtring day,  The ſpirit came to him, and thus did ſay A3r The History of 38 I Mephoſtophiles am ready now, And thus to be your vaſſal I do vow: Entreating you that you would let me know 5 What is your pleaſure that call me ſo? Fauſtus here with ſome queſtions did propone, Which Mephoſtophiles did ſoon expone. At laſt the matter did begin to frame, And to theſe friendly articles they came, 10 That Doctor Fauſtus ſhould a ſpirit be Both in his outward ſhape and quality: That he ſhould be inviſible to all, And Mephoſtophiles ready at his call, And whatſoeever he did once command, 15 That he ſhould bring it quickly to his hand, And that he ſhould at any time appear, When once the voice of Fauſtus he did hear. Thus Fauſtus did this black agreement make, While that the ſp’rit did for his maſters take 20 T heſe ſad conditions, which would even ſear A tender hearted Chriſtian for to hear, Himself to his Lord Lucifer ſhould give, That Doctor Fauſtus while he now did live, And for to make the contract firm, not good, 25 He did agree to write it with his blood; Which in a Sawcer on the fire he ſet, He in the ſame his wicked blood did heat. And wrote there with that he would always be A foe unto all Chriſtianity. 30 Theſe ſad conditions when that you do read. I A3v 39 Doctor John Fauſtus. I know that it will make your heart to bleed: Yet wretched Fauſtus made himſelf the band, And thereupon did ſet his deſperate hand, And to theſe covenants he gave conſent, Which after, though too late he did repent, 5 But being ſeal’d, he doth the ſame deliver To Mephoſtophiles to keep it ever. Thus by degrees he added ſin to ſin. And now the practiſe he did firſt begin.
CHAP. IV. How Fauſtus firſt began, his cunning to aſſay; And how his ſpirit did in every thing obey. IT happened now that Fauſtus in the end The devil with the queſtion did offend : ( frame Which was that he Would know how God did The World & all things Which it doth contain But Lucifer not able this to tell, 5 Becauſe himſelf from his creation fell, Was with the Doctor very much diſpleas’d, Nor could his anger quickly be appeas’d, And therefore Lucifer to increaſe his fear, ug’y ſhape to Fauſtus did appear, 10 With other of his black infernal rous, Who in an antick manner danc’d about, Her A4r 8 The History of 40 Hereat poor Doctor Faustus was amaz’d, And yet upon their hideous forms he gaz’d; Thinking theſe troups of fury now were come 15 To fetch him thence before his glaſs were run, Or ere his twenty-four years did expire; During which time the ſpirit, like a Fryer, Carrying a little bell within his hand, Was bound to be ſtill ready at command; 20 But afterward, when theſe ſame years did end, Then Faustus ſhould on Lucifer attend. And now this fearful ſudden operation, Did fill his heart with grief and contrition: But when that Lucifer perceiv’d his ſadneſs; 25 He laughed out then for very gladneſs. Faustus ſaid he I now well perceive, That thou our firſt agreement would deceive, Yet I would have you know it is in vain: For no repentance can you purge again. 30 Beſide you know & there with ſhewed his band, That to theſe covenants you have ſet your And for to make this obligation good, (hand Your ſelf hath write it with your own blood: Be quyet then in mind, and take your reſt, 35 For thou ere long muſt be great Pluto’s gueſt : In the mean time to recreat thy leaſure, Sit down & I wil ſhow thee some new pleaſure. So Fauſtus and the devil together ſate, But ſtill he thought his company too hot. 40 Then Lucifer did other fiends command For A4v Doctor John Faustus. 41 9 For to appear, who ſtraightway were at hand, Firſt came in Belial like to a Bear, With flaming eyes, and ſhaggy rugged hair, Then Belzebub came flying in with wings  45 Whoſe mouth was filled with a pair of ſtings, Then came Aſteroth of coal black hew, And after him a ſerpents tail he drew. Then Chanigaſto lightly skipped in, Who was attyred in a hedge-hogs skin, 50 At laſt came Anobis like to a dog, And in his body ſhaped like a hog. Theſe ugly Maskers did themſelves advance, And in ſtrange meaſures did begin to dance. And as they did their ſeveral changes make, 55 Their threatning forks 'gainſt Fauſtus they did As if they meant at him to run a tilt, (ſhake That Fauſtus thought his blood ſhould then be Lucifer ſeeing Faustus thus diſmaid, (ſpilt. Began to cheer him up, and thus he ſaid, 60 Fauſtus, how doſt thou like this nimble ſport? For with this company thou muſt reſort But Fauſtus ſweating, thought it was hot wea- Being afraid to ſee them altogether; (ther, And did intreat his devilſhip that he 65 Would ſend away his fearful company; At which great Lucifer diſmiſs’d them all, Excepting even of the principal. Now Fauſtus having gotten breath again, Did ask for Mephoſtophiles by name; 70 which A5r 10 The History of 42 Which having ſpoken as he did deſire, Came Mephostophiles like to a Fryer: Then Fauſtus to entreat his ſp’rit begun, That he ſhould teach him as himſelf had done How to transform himſelf in any ſhape, 75 Either of dog, or lyon, cat, or ape, With this great Lucifer gave him a book, On Which this Fauſtus did no ſooner look; But he to divers forms himſelf did change, And throgh an hundred varied ſhapes did range 80 Sometimes like to a dragon, hog, or worm, Then to a bat he would himſelf transform: But at the laſt being changed to a man, To ſport himſelf great Lucifer began, And ſent a ſwarm of Bees, which to ſting fell 85 Poor Fauſtus, that he thought himſelf in hell. And to his ſpirit then he cry’d for wo; While Lucifer went laughing thence, Ho, ho. And having left tormented Fauſtus there. As ſoon as he was gone, the day grew clear, 90 And ſweeteſt Muſick was to him convey’d Which cheared up his heart, though much diſ maid.
CHAP. V. How Doctor Fauſtus was carried through the air, That he might view the world, the Sky and Planets fair. A5v 43 Doctor John Faustus. 11 AS Fauſtus lay one day upon his bed, While divers fancies came into his head, He did begin to vex himſelf, that Art Could not the ſecrets of the Heavens impart: For he had noted that their obſervations 5 Were not confirm’d by certain demonſtrations, Judging of things as Authors were inclin’d, But yet in knowledge all of them were blind. And thus while in his bed he muſing lyes, A ſudden fearful wind began to riſe, 10 That with the force thereof his houſe did rock, And all the doors, as if they had no lock, Did open fly, and then a voice he heard, Which bid him riſe and not to be afraid, And he ſhould ſee the ſum of his deſire, 15 And to the ſtarry region ſhould aſpire, And there the wonders of the world behold, The earth, the ſea, and all that they infold: And then unto the airy region fly, And ſee the Meteors both cold and dry. 20 Fauſtus at this ſame news was much refreſht. And thought himſelf in the diſcovery bleſt: For thus the devil at the firſt began. (man. When he with hope of knowledge tempted Fauſtus now whom ambition did inflame, 25 Did anſwer to the ſpirit back again: The wonders of the world I fain would ſee, Which if thou faithfully wilt ſhow to me, promiſe here that I will go with thee. Which A6r 12 The History of 44 Which word once ſpoke he did ſtraight way 30 A wagó, which two fiery dragons drew, (view And then the voice to him did ſay, Get up with me, and let us both away. Thus mounted on the wagon, forth they went To view the world and upper firmament:  35 And as they thus did travel through the air, His Mephoſtophiles did to him repair: And ſitting in the Chariot hard by him, To pleaſe his maſter, he this ſong did ſing. Come you ſpirits mount upon your numble wings, And your chieſeſt nots be ſure that you do ſing, While my Faustus here and I 5 ſwiſtly wander through the skie. He will travel over mountains, over Park, and over Pale, Over Cities, and Steeples, over hills, and over dale: While my Faustus here and I 5 ſwiftly wander through the skie. Then we will to Sea again, and there laugh when we do hear How the Mariners exclaim when a ſudden ſtorm they fear, While A6v Doctor John Faustus. 45 13 While my Fauſtus here and I, 5 ſwiftly wander through the skie. Fauſtus, thou ſhalt now be told what thy ſelf did most deſire: How the ſtars about are roll’d, ſome are lower, ſome are higher: All this ſhalt thou view, while I 5 wander with thee through the skie. THe ſong thus done which Fauſtus pleaſed He did intreat his ſpirit now to tell (well, The ſeveral Regions which they paſſed by, Which Mephoſtophiles did not deny Yonder, ſaith he, you ſee on your left hand 5 Muſcovia, Durſſia, and the Saxons land: On the right hand, beſides us here doth ly Europe, Aſia, the mid-land ſea, with Greece and Hungary, Look yonder Is the hot and torrid zone, And Charles-wain unto the Sea-man known: Yonder is Urſa Major, which is but the ſame With that which we call the Charles-wain. Thus did he point him out each conſtellation, 5 While Fauſtus ſtrucken was with admiration And having ſhown him all the earth at laſt Upon his bed again he Fauſtus caſt, Whereas he thought on what before he ſaw, And how the ſtars were govern’d by their law  10 And A7r 14 The Hiſtory of 46 And hereby to ſuch knowledge he did clime That none was like to Fauſtus in his time; And for Aſtrology, he was the beſt, And in his art did far excel the reſt.
CHAP. VI. How Doctor Fauſtus would ſometime in a pleaſent vein, Show many rare conceits, which did encreaſe his fame. IT chanced now that Fauſtus on a time Did happen with the Emperor to dine. Who did intreat that his art would ſhew. That thereby he might Alexander view In ſuch a ſhape as he did live on earth: 5 And furthermore for to encreaſe his mirth. He did intreat him that he would preſent His Paramour which bred his hearts content Fauſtus having heart the emperor ſaid no more But opened ſtraight the privy chamber door, 10 And ſtraightway in full figure there came Great Alexander of renowned worth: (forth And after him his beauteous Paramour, Who made obeyſance to the Emperour: Who with kind ſalutation thoght to greet her, 15 But Fauſtus would not ſuffer him to meet her. And after, through the door by which they came, They A7v Doctor John Faustus 47 15 They both of them did vaniſh back again, Leaving the Emperor, who did commend 20 Great Fauſtus skill, and called him his friend, But you ſhall hear of fauſtus tricks hereafter: Which cannot chooſe but more you unto lau- This being done, upon another time, (ghter, When Doctor fauſtus did to miſſh incline, 25 Walking among the Courtiers, he did ſpy. Whereas a Knight did at a window ly, With his head out of the window, ſo that he was fallen aſleep, which fauſtus ſoon did ſee: And ſet a pair of Hart horns on his head, 30 So large: Acteon ne'er was better ſpread; But when the Knight did happen to awake, Seing his horns, his head began to ſhake, And thought he could pull in his head again, But all his force and ſtriving was in vain: 35 And he by no means could bring it to paſs, But with his horns he broke the panns of glaſs And when the Emperor beheld this fight, He and the Courtiers laughed all outright, Until that faustus took his horns away, 40 with which the Emperor was pleas'd that day But not long after this ſame unjured Knight, Did purpoſe that his wrongs he thus would That meeting Doctor faustus on a plain (right He purpos'd he ſhould nev'r go home again 45 But then the buſhes he did arm again, Which came upon the knight like armed men. Thus A8r 6 The Hiſtory of 48 Thus the Knights malice fauſtus did defeat, And all that heard it laugh’d at this conceit. Another time this faustus did repair, Like to a Horſe-courſer to a countrey fair: And having pac’d his horſe about a while, 5 A chap-man came to him which made him ſmile, And askt his price, which fauſtus did unfold And ſo his horſe for fourty Dollars ſold, And charged him, whatſoever did betide, 10 That he into the water ſhould not ride; But the horſe-courſer, wondring at his word, As he went home did ride into a ford, And ſtraight his horſe did vaniſh quit away, For he no more his horſe or ſaddle ſaw: 15 But there was left upon a wad of ſtraw. The Horſe-courſer went back into his Inne, And to enquire for fauſtus did begin: And finding him there ſleeping on a bed, He did begin to pluck him by the leg, 20 That he did pluck it off: then fauſtus cry’d, With open throat that he had murther’d him, Whereat the Horſe courſer did now begin To ask for mercy and away he went, And for to loſe his money was content. 25 It hap’ned Doctor Fauſtus on a day. Met with a clown that drove a load of hay, And asked him what he ſhould give, in ſcoff, That he might eat his belly full thereof: The A8v Doctor John Faustus. 49 17 The Clown did tell him that he ſhould For his three farthings eat ev‘n even what he would It was agreed, and Doctor Fauſtus ſet Himſelf to eat, and all his teeth did whet That the poor clown was ſory, and did grutch 5 To ſee that Fauſtus did eat up ſo much: For Fauſtus did the Countrey-man ſo blind, He could not ſee the hay was left behind, And therefore did intreat him very fair, That Fauſtuswould his load of hay yet ſpare, 10 Here at Fauſtus laughing went away, And afterward the Clown had all his hay. Doctor Fauſtus coming on a time Unto a Tavern, which did ſell good wine, He found a company of drunkards there Merrily drinking and ſo loud they were, That Doctor Fauſtus, who this noiſe did hate, 5 Hearing them all thus loudly ſing and prate: At laſt whé when they their words had newly ſpokè He then cojured that their mouths ſtood open And this they gaping ſtood at one another, Not one was able for to ſpeak to th’ other. 10 In this amazed manner forth they came, And then they all did ſhut their mouths again. And hereby Fauſtus Art was much expreſt, And all the Town did laugh at this new jeſt. Once Doctor Fauſtus did his friends invite, Who Scholars were unto a ſupper light: And B1r 18 The Hiſtory of 50 And afterward he did intreat each gueſt (Meaning thereby to make a merry jeſt) That they would take the pains with him to go 5 To a wine-celler which he would them ſhow: They all conſented and not long they ſtay’d, To the Biſhops cellar they were all convey’d There Fauſtus and the Scholars merry were, But now the Butler put them in a fear, 10 Who coming haſtily to draw ſome drink, The Butler ſeeing them, did ſtraightway think They had been thieves, and ſo aloud did cry For help: but Fauſtus ſtill’d him by and by. By the hair of the head he carry’d him, 15 Who now for fear to tremble did begin, Untill unto a lopped tree he came And there he leſt the Butler on the ſame; And all the night, which was both ſharp & cold With both his hands he by the tree did hold: 20 Till in the morning when he did eſpy The ſhepherds, he aloud to them did cry who wondered much what man that ſhould who had thus climed on ſo high a tree. (be But when this news unto the Biſhop came, 25 The Biſhop did go out to ſee the ſame, (ther And asked him how that he was brought thi The Butler that with cold did quake & quiver, Did anſwer, that he certain thieves had found In his wine cellar who were drinking round, 30 And by the hair of the head they did him bring, And B1v Doctor John Fauſtus 51 19 And left him in that caſe they found him in. what ere they were, ſaid he, I do not know; If they were devils, they like men did ſhow. 35 But ‘tis not here my purpoſe to recite. Or all the merry tricks of Fauſtus write, Yet ſome of them I have related here: But now his twenty four years drew near; And though in pleaſure he had ſpent his time, 5 The number of his years did now decline, And all the ſpirits had a great deſire, To ſee when Fauſtus bond would once expire. Since he was bound by that ſame bloody ſcroul At twenty-four years end to give his ſoul  10 To Lucifer: the time now drawing nigh, You muſt expect to hear his Tragedy.
CHAP. VII. How Fauſtus when his time drew nigh. did make great lamentation: And to his fellow ſtudents made his funeral Oration. THe glaſs of Fauſtus time being almoſt run Having but one month of his time to He drew into a very penſive mood, (come, And now his fault he plainly underſtood: And B2r The Hiſtory of 52 And now began to curſe that wretched time, 5 When he to ſtudy Magick did incline. To hope for mercy now it was too late. Which made him to deplore his wicked ſtate And his accuſing conſcience now did tell, There was no way for him but down to hell, 10 And thus in waiting he his time did ſpend, That little time which drew unto an end, Now on the pains of hell he firſt did think; The racks and tortures chains and filthy ſtink; How Proſerpine would ſurely laugh to ſee 15 His ſoul tormented in this miſerie, Then he bethought him on the whips of ſteel, Which he did know his body there ſhould ſee The more he thought, the thoghts increas’d his Which made him ſtil unto himſelf cóplain (pain 20 While thus he ſpent his time in grief and fear His Mephoſtophiles did to him appear, And told him that his years were now expir’d And that his Maſter Lucifer deſir’d He would prepare himſelf and make an end, 25 For that his Maſter ſhortly did intend, On ſuch a night, to fetch him down to hell, That with th’ infernal ſpirits he might dwell When Fauſtus had hard this he grew ſo ſad, That with his ſorrows he grew almoſt mad. 30 He tumbled on his bed, all reſt he did deſpiſe No quyet ſlumber ever cloſ’d his eyes; But he was ſtill tormented in his mind, Si B2v Doctor John Fauſtus. 53 21 Sin went before, and torture came behind. Yet ſo it was, that one that very day 35 On which the devil ſhold fetch him quite away He ſent unto his friends, intreating for his ſake That of his Banquet they would all partake. As merry Banquet is, it ſoon befell, As afterward in due place I will tell 40 The Students being come, he made them all As welcome as he could when he himſself did Into a ſudden dump, nor could he be (fall Merry in their ſo beloved company: So calling them into another room, 45 He did unfold to them his fearful doom. Doctor Fauſtus his Oration to his Friends and Fellow-ſtudents. MY friends, I muſt begin my Oration, With a confeſſion of my conjuration: Since all of you do know my firſt beginning. And how I grew ſtill worſe and worſe in ſin- And unto Magick Arts I was ſo bent, (ning, 5 I ſought alwayes to further mine intent, And leaving better ſtudies did apply My ſelf unto the helliſh myſtery. Thus did I live twenty four years and more, Who ſad expiring I muſt now deplore: 10 For ſo it is, to purchaſe my content, Which B3R 22 The History of 54 Which was, when twenty four years once did Which time in conjuration I did ſpend. (end The devil ſhould have my body and my ſoul: And did confirm it by a bloody ſcroul: 15 And now the diſmal term of years is done, And night beginning, my hour glaſs is run: This night I look that he for me ſhould ſend, And this my life will have a fearful end, And now, my friends this banquet I did make 20 That I of you my laſt farewel might take, Deſiring pardon where I have offended, Since my laſt act of life cannot be mended, And for thoſe practices which I have wrought By conjuration, and thereby have brought 25 My heavy ſoul to grief and ſad deſpair, My life is written in a writing fair, Which lyes within my ſtudy: ſo that you May learn thereby ſuch courſes to eſchew. And if that I do you my counſel give, 30 And uſe that little time I have to live; Be ſure that you forſake all conjuration, And pray to be delivered from temptation: And let my death a warning be to all, Since by deſire of knowledge I did fall; 35 For now to give my ſpeech a ſad concluſion, This night I muſt expect my own confuſion: And yet, my loving friends, I do requeſt, That you will go to bed, and take your reſt? Let nothing trouble you, nor do not fear, 40 B3V Doctor John Fauſtus. 55 23 If any trembling noiſe you chance to hear, Be ſure you do not riſe out of your bed: But when that I to Plutoes court am fled, If that you find my body the nixt day, Be ſure that you to earth do it convey.  45 And ſo, my friends I wiſh you all good reſt: Pray go to bed my ſoul is much oppreſt: When as his friends had heard what he did ſay They counſel'd him that he to God ſhold pray: But Faustus felt the weight ſo of his ſin; 50 That how to pray, he knew not to begin, At laſt the ſtudents having pray'd did weep, And after went to bed, but could not ſleep. For Fauſtus in the hall did ſtay alone (groan: Where they might hear how he did ſigh and 55 And ſo with wakeful eyes they did attend, Expecting ſtill to hear his fearful end. At laſt between the hours of twelf and one. At wind did riſe, the like was never known, It was ſo violent, which when they once did 60 The hoſt & Students both began to fear, (hear For Doctor Fauſtus in the hall did ly Whece they might hear his fearful Tragedy For now the hall and upper rooms did ſhake, And they did hear a hiſſing like a ſnake, 65 And then the hall door fiercely did fly open, And Fauſtus murther cry'd which being ſpoken They heard no more, ſo that the Schollars Now Doctor Fauſtus is to hell convaid, (ſaid, The B4R 24 56 The History of D. Fauſtus. The next day when they came into the hall, 70 They might behold a fearful funeral. His blood & brains were ſprinkled on the groũd And ſuch a ſight as might the ſenſe confound, Here lay his teeth, and there his eyes did ly, A ſpectecale of helliſh cruelty. (mourn, 75 Which when his friends beheld, they all did And found his body in the dung hill torn. To which his friends did Chriſtian burial give, Although himſelf did like a devil live, Thus I this Story of his life have penn'd. 80 That we may ſee his life, and hate his end.
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The History of Doctor John Faustus Author Anonymous Encoder Taylor Long Emily Rosano Brendan Murphy Primary editor Kristen Abbott Bennett Kristen Bennett and Scott Hamlin 2018

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TO the READER. REader, I would not have you think, That I intend to waſte my ink, While Fauſtus ſtory I rehaearſe And do write his life in verſe For ſeing Fryer Bacons ſtory, (In whom Oxford ſtill may glory) For want of better pen comes forth, Compos’d in Ryme of no great worth: I cal’d my Muſe to task and pen’d Fauſtus life, and death, and end: And when it cometh forth in print, If you like it not, the devi'ls in’t. Veni, Vide, Fuge. Come, See, and hate Doctor Fauſtus wretched ſtate. CHAP.
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CHAP I. Of Doctor Fauſtus birth. and how he gave his heart To leave off fair Divinity, to ſtudy the black Art. MY Muſe, aſift me now, for I intend To write the life & death & featful end Of Doctor Faustus, whoſe ill gotten name, May well compare with Fryer Bacons fame. Fauſtus was born at Rhodes, which Town dor Within a province of fair Germany : His Father was a husband man, did live On what the earth to him did freely give: Yet he at Wittenberg an Uncle had, Who toke young Fauſtus, being but a Lad, And ſent him to the Univerſity, That he might ſtudy there Divinity: But he did quickly there addict his heart: To leave fair ſtudies for the foul black Art Thus he in ſecret ſtudied conjuration, Yet being found by acts and diſputation To be well learned, they did all agree To make him Doctor of Divinity: A2r The History of 36 But having once obtained that high degree He ill deſerved it, as you ſhal ſee, For now my pen doth tremble for to tell, How like a devil from all grace he fell, For now his contemplation he did bend To Negromancy, and much time did ſpend In caſting figures, making incantations, With all the wicked helps of conjurations, Leaving thoſe ſtudies which are moſt divine, And to theſe helliſh arts he did incline: I therefore here have drawn his life, that you May learn ſuch wicked courſes to eſchew: That we thus ſeeing him ruled by the devil, May pray to be delivered from ſuch evil,
CHAP. II. How Doctor Fauſtus conjur'd up, from out a globe of fire, The ſpirit Mephoſtophiles, that came like to a frier. Now Fauſtus purpoſing alone to try The power of this his Magick myſtery He did repair unto a little wood, And not far off from wittenberg it ſtood: There he did make a circle with his wand, And thus with charms his ſpirit did command, Mephoſtophiles, I ſay, quickly riſe, and come away: By A2v Doctor John Fauſtus. 37 By Lucifer I charge the here, that thou forthwith do appear. With this a murmure in the woods was heard That Doctor Fauſtus was himſelf afear'd: The wood with lightning ſeemed on a flame, And loudeſt thunder terror did procliam, Till Doctor Fauſtus in his Magick robe, Lookin about him ſpy'd a fiery globe; And at the laſt from this ſame globe a fire; The Spirit came in likeneſs of a Fryer: Who lightly round about the circle ran, And thus to ſpeak to Faustus he began: Fauſtus, ſayeth he, I now am come, Speak thy will, and it is done. When Mephoſtophiles did thus kindly greet him Then Doctor Fauſtus bid the ſpirit meet him The next day at his houſe; the ſpirit did cóſent And back again then Doctor Fauſtus went.
CHAP. III. How Doctor Fauſtus made a contract firm, not good, To ſerve the Devil, which he wrote with his own blood. THe time appointed, in a bluſtring day,  The ſpirit came to him, and thus did ſay A3r The History of 38 I Mephoſtophiles am ready now, And thus to be your vaſſal I do vow: Entreating you that you would let me know What is your pleaſure that call me ſo? Fauſtus here with ſome queſtions did propone, Which Mephoſtophiles did ſoon expone. At laſt the matter did begin to frame, And to theſe friendly articles they came, That Doctor Fauſtus ſhould a ſpirit be Both in his outward ſhape and quality: That he ſhould be inviſible to all, And Mephoſtophiles ready at his call, And whatſoeever he did once command, That he ſhould bring it quickly to his hand, And that he ſhould at any time appear, When once the voice of Fauſtus he did hear. Thus Fauſtus did this black agreement make, While that the ſp’rit did for his maſters take T heſe ſad conditions, which would even ſear A tender hearted Chriſtian for to hear, Himself to his Lord Lucifer ſhould give, That Doctor Fauſtus while he now did live, And for to make the contract firm, not good, He did agree to write it with his blood; Which in a Sawcer on the fire he ſet, He in the ſame his wicked blood did heat. And wrote there with that he would always be A foe unto all Chriſtianity. Theſe ſad conditions when that you do read. I A3v 39 Doctor John Fauſtus. I know that it will make your heart to bleed: Yet wretched Fauſtus made himſelf the band, And thereupon did ſet his deſperate hand, And to theſe covenants he gave conſent, Which after, though too late he did repent, But being ſeal’d, he doth the ſame deliver To Mephoſtophiles to keep it ever. Thus by degrees he added ſin to ſin. And now the practiſe he did firſt begin.
CHAP. IV. How Fauſtus firſt began, his cunning to aſſay; And how his ſpirit did in every thing obey. IT happened now that Fauſtus in the end The devil with the queſtion did offend : ( frame Which was that he Would know how God did The World & all things Which it doth contain But Lucifer not able this to tell, Becauſe himſelf from his creation fell, Was with the Doctor very much diſpleas’d, Nor could his anger quickly be appeas’d, And therefore Lucifer to increaſe his fear, ug’y ſhape to Fauſtus did appear, With other of his black infernal rous, Who in an antick manner danc’d about, Her A4r 8 The History of 40 Hereat poor Doctor Faustus was amaz’d, And yet upon their hideous forms he gaz’d; Thinking theſe troups of fury now were come To fetch him thence before his glaſs were run, Or ere his twenty-four years did expire; During which time the ſpirit, like a Fryer, Carrying a little bell within his hand, Was bound to be ſtill ready at command; But afterward, when theſe ſame years did end, Then Faustus ſhould on Lucifer attend. And now this fearful ſudden operation, Did fill his heart with grief and contrition: But when that Lucifer perceiv’d his ſadneſs; He laughed out then for very gladneſs. Faustus ſaid he I now well perceive, That thou our firſt agreement would deceive, Yet I would have you know it is in vain: For no repentance can you purge again. Beſide you know & there with ſhewed his band, That to theſe covenants you have ſet your And for to make this obligation good, (hand Your ſelf hath write it with your own blood: Be quyet then in mind, and take your reſt, For thou ere long muſt be great Pluto’s gueſt : In the mean time to recreat thy leaſure, Sit down & I wil ſhow thee some new pleaſure. So Fauſtus and the devil together ſate, But ſtill he thought his company too hot. Then Lucifer did other fiends command For A4v Doctor John Faustus. 41 9 For to appear, who ſtraightway were at hand, Firſt came in Belial like to a Bear, With flaming eyes, and ſhaggy rugged hair, Then Belzebub came flying in with wings Whoſe mouth was filled with a pair of ſtings, Then came Aſteroth of coal black hew, And after him a ſerpents tail he drew. Then Chanigaſto lightly skipped in, Who was attyred in a hedge-hogs skin, At laſt came Anobis like to a dog, And in his body ſhaped like a hog. Theſe ugly Maskers did themſelves advance, And in ſtrange meaſures did begin to dance. And as they did their ſeveral changes make, Their threatning forks 'gainſt Fauſtus they did As if they meant at him to run a tilt, (ſhake That Fauſtus thought his blood ſhould then be Lucifer ſeeing Faustus thus diſmaid, (ſpilt. Began to cheer him up, and thus he ſaid, Fauſtus, how doſt thou like this nimble ſport? For with this company thou muſt reſort But Fauſtus ſweating, thought it was hot wea- Being afraid to ſee them altogether; (ther, And did intreat his devilſhip that he Would ſend away his fearful company; At which great Lucifer diſmiſs’d them all, Excepting even of the principal. Now Fauſtus having gotten breath again, Did ask for Mephoſtophiles by name; which A5r 10 The History of 42 Which having ſpoken as he did deſire, Came Mephostophiles like to a Fryer: Then Fauſtus to entreat his ſp’rit begun, That he ſhould teach him as himſelf had done How to transform himſelf in any ſhape, Either of dog, or lyon, cat, or ape, With this great Lucifer gave him a book, On Which this Fauſtus did no ſooner look; But he to divers forms himſelf did change, And throgh an hundred varied ſhapes did range Sometimes like to a dragon, hog, or worm, Then to a bat he would himſelf transform: But at the laſt being changed to a man, To ſport himſelf great Lucifer began, And ſent a ſwarm of Bees, which to ſting fell Poor Fauſtus, that he thought himſelf in hell. And to his ſpirit then he cry’d for wo; While Lucifer went laughing thence, Ho, ho. And having left tormented Fauſtus there. As ſoon as he was gone, the day grew clear, And ſweeteſt Muſick was to him convey’d Which cheared up his heart, though much diſ maid.
CHAP. V. How Doctor Fauſtus was carried through the air, That he might view the world, the Sky and Planets fair. A5v 43 Doctor John Faustus. 11 AS Fauſtus lay one day upon his bed, While divers fancies came into his head, He did begin to vex himſelf, that Art Could not the ſecrets of the Heavens impart: For he had noted that their obſervations Were not confirm’d by certain demonſtrations, Judging of things as Authors were inclin’d, But yet in knowledge all of them were blind. And thus while in his bed he muſing lyes, A ſudden fearful wind began to riſe, That with the force thereof his houſe did rock, And all the doors, as if they had no lock, Did open fly, and then a voice he heard, Which bid him riſe and not to be afraid, And he ſhould ſee the ſum of his deſire, And to the ſtarry region ſhould aſpire, And there the wonders of the world behold, The earth, the ſea, and all that they infold: And then unto the airy region fly, And ſee the Meteors both cold and dry. Fauſtus at this ſame news was much refreſht. And thought himſelf in the diſcovery bleſt: For thus the devil at the firſt began. (man. When he with hope of knowledge tempted Fauſtus now whom ambition did inflame, Did anſwer to the ſpirit back again: The wonders of the world I fain would ſee, Which if thou faithfully wilt ſhow to me, promiſe here that I will go with thee. Which A6r 12 The History of 44 Which word once ſpoke he did ſtraight way A wagó, which two fiery dragons drew, (view And then the voice to him did ſay, Get up with me, and let us both away. Thus mounted on the wagon, forth they went To view the world and upper firmament: And as they thus did travel through the air, His Mephoſtophiles did to him repair: And ſitting in the Chariot hard by him, To pleaſe his maſter, he this ſong did ſing. Come you ſpirits mount upon your numble wings, And your chieſeſt nots be ſure that you do ſing, While my Faustus here and I ſwiſtly wander through the skie. He will travel over mountains, over Park, and over Pale, Over Cities, and Steeples, over hills, and over dale: While my Faustus here and I ſwiftly wander through the skie. Then we will to Sea again, and there laugh when we do hear How the Mariners exclaim when a ſudden ſtorm they fear, While A6v Doctor John Faustus. 45 13 While my Fauſtus here and I, ſwiftly wander through the skie. Fauſtus, thou ſhalt now be told what thy ſelf did most deſire: How the ſtars about are roll’d, ſome are lower, ſome are higher: All this ſhalt thou view, while I wander with thee through the skie. THe ſong thus done which Fauſtus pleaſed He did intreat his ſpirit now to tell (well, The ſeveral Regions which they paſſed by, Which Mephoſtophiles did not deny Yonder, ſaith he, you ſee on your left hand Muſcovia, Durſſia, and the Saxons land: On the right hand, beſides us here doth ly Europe, Aſia, the mid-land ſea, with Greece and Hungary, Look yonder Is the hot and torrid zone, And Charles-wain unto the Sea-man known: Yonder is Urſa Major, which is but the ſame With that which we call the Charles-wain. Thus did he point him out each conſtellation, While Fauſtus ſtrucken was with admiration And having ſhown him all the earth at laſt Upon his bed again he Fauſtus caſt, Whereas he thought on what before he ſaw, And how the ſtars were govern’d by their law And A7r 14 The Hiſtory of 46 And hereby to ſuch knowledge he did clime That none was like to Fauſtus in his time; And for Aſtrology, he was the beſt, And in his art did far excel the reſt.
CHAP. VI. How Doctor Fauſtus would ſometime in a pleaſent vein, Show many rare conceits, which did encreaſe his fame. IT chanced now that Fauſtus on a time Did happen with the Emperor to dine. Who did intreat that his art would ſhew. That thereby he might Alexander view In ſuch a ſhape as he did live on earth: And furthermore for to encreaſe his mirth. He did intreat him that he would preſent His Paramour which bred his hearts content Fauſtus having heart the emperor ſaid no more But opened ſtraight the privy chamber door, And ſtraightway in full figure there came Great Alexander of renowned worth: (forth And after him his beauteous Paramour, Who made obeyſance to the Emperour: Who with kind ſalutation thoght to greet her, But Fauſtus would not ſuffer him to meet her. And after, through the door by which they came, They A7v Doctor John Faustus 47 15 They both of them did vaniſh back again, Leaving the Emperor, who did commend Great Fauſtus skill, and called him his friend, But you ſhall hear of fauſtus tricks hereafter: Which cannot chooſe but more you unto lau- This being done, upon another time, (ghter, When Doctor fauſtus did to miſſh incline, Walking among the Courtiers, he did ſpy. Whereas a Knight did at a window ly, With his head out of the window, ſo that he was fallen aſleep, which fauſtus ſoon did ſee: And ſet a pair of Hart horns on his head, So large: Acteon ne'er was better ſpread; But when the Knight did happen to awake, Seing his horns, his head began to ſhake, And thought he could pull in his head again, But all his force and ſtriving was in vain: And he by no means could bring it to paſs, But with his horns he broke the panns of glaſs And when the Emperor beheld this fight, He and the Courtiers laughed all outright, Until that faustus took his horns away, with which the Emperor was pleas'd that day But not long after this ſame unjured Knight, Did purpoſe that his wrongs he thus would That meeting Doctor faustus on a plain (right He purpos'd he ſhould nev'r go home again But then the buſhes he did arm again, Which came upon the knight like armed men. Thus A8r 6 The Hiſtory of 48 Thus the Knights malice fauſtus did defeat, And all that heard it laugh’d at this conceit. Another time this faustus did repair, Like to a Horſe-courſer to a countrey fair: And having pac’d his horſe about a while, A chap-man came to him which made him ſmile, And askt his price, which fauſtus did unfold And ſo his horſe for fourty Dollars ſold, And charged him, whatſoever did betide, That he into the water ſhould not ride; But the horſe-courſer, wondring at his word, As he went home did ride into a ford, And ſtraight his horſe did vaniſh quit away, For he no more his horſe or ſaddle ſaw: But there was left upon a wad of ſtraw. The Horſe-courſer went back into his Inne, And to enquire for fauſtus did begin: And finding him there ſleeping on a bed, He did begin to pluck him by the leg, That he did pluck it off: then fauſtus cry’d, With open throat that he had murther’d him, Whereat the Horſe courſer did now begin To ask for mercy and away he went, And for to loſe his money was content. It hap’ned Doctor Fauſtus on a day. Met with a clown that drove a load of hay, And asked him what he ſhould give, in ſcoff, That he might eat his belly full thereof: The A8v Doctor John Faustus. 49 17 The Clown did tell him that he ſhould For his three farthings eat ev‘n even what he would It was agreed, and Doctor Fauſtus ſet Himſelf to eat, and all his teeth did whet That the poor clown was ſory, and did grutch To ſee that Fauſtus did eat up ſo much: For Fauſtus did the Countrey-man ſo blind, He could not ſee the hay was left behind, And therefore did intreat him very fair, That Fauſtuswould his load of hay yet ſpare, Here at Fauſtus laughing went away, And afterward the Clown had all his hay. Doctor Fauſtus coming on a time Unto a Tavern, which did ſell good wine, He found a company of drunkards there Merrily drinking and ſo loud they were, That Doctor Fauſtus, who this noiſe did hate, Hearing them all thus loudly ſing and prate: At laſt whé when they their words had newly ſpokè He then cojured that their mouths ſtood open And this they gaping ſtood at one another, Not one was able for to ſpeak to th’ other. In this amazed manner forth they came, And then they all did ſhut their mouths again. And hereby Fauſtus Art was much expreſt, And all the Town did laugh at this new jeſt. Once Doctor Fauſtus did his friends invite, Who Scholars were unto a ſupper light: And B1r 18 The Hiſtory of 50 And afterward he did intreat each gueſt (Meaning thereby to make a merry jeſt) That they would take the pains with him to go To a wine-celler which he would them ſhow: They all conſented and not long they ſtay’d, To the Biſhops cellar they were all convey’d There Fauſtus and the Scholars merry were, But now the Butler put them in a fear, Who coming haſtily to draw ſome drink, The Butler ſeeing them, did ſtraightway think They had been thieves, and ſo aloud did cry For help: but Fauſtus ſtill’d him by and by. By the hair of the head he carry’d him, Who now for fear to tremble did begin, Untill unto a lopped tree he came And there he leſt the Butler on the ſame; And all the night, which was both ſharp & cold With both his hands he by the tree did hold: Till in the morning when he did eſpy The ſhepherds, he aloud to them did cry who wondered much what man that ſhould who had thus climed on ſo high a tree. (be But when this news unto the Biſhop came, The Biſhop did go out to ſee the ſame, (ther And asked him how that he was brought thi The Butler that with cold did quake & quiver, Did anſwer, that he certain thieves had found In his wine cellar who were drinking round, And by the hair of the head they did him bring, And B1v Doctor John Fauſtus 51 19 And left him in that caſe they found him in. what ere they were, ſaid he, I do not know; If they were devils, they like men did ſhow. But ‘tis not here my purpoſe to recite. Or all the merry tricks of Fauſtus write, Yet ſome of them I have related here: But now his twenty four years drew near; And though in pleaſure he had ſpent his time, The number of his years did now decline, And all the ſpirits had a great deſire, To ſee when Fauſtus bond would once expire. Since he was bound by that ſame bloody ſcroul At twenty-four years end to give his ſoul To Lucifer: the time now drawing nigh, You muſt expect to hear his Tragedy.
CHAP. VII. How Fauſtus when his time drew nigh. did make great lamentation: And to his fellow ſtudents made his funeral Oration. THe glaſs of Fauſtus time being almoſt run Having but one month of his time to He drew into a very penſive mood, (come, And now his fault he plainly underſtood: And B2r The Hiſtory of 52 And now began to curſe that wretched time, When he to ſtudy Magick did incline. To hope for mercy now it was too late. Which made him to deplore his wicked ſtate And his accuſing conſcience now did tell, There was no way for him but down to hell, And thus in waiting he his time did ſpend, That little time which drew unto an end, Now on the pains of hell he firſt did think; The racks and tortures chains and filthy ſtink; How Proſerpine would ſurely laugh to ſee His ſoul tormented in this miſerie, Then he bethought him on the whips of ſteel, Which he did know his body there ſhould ſee The more he thought, the thoghts increas’d his Which made him ſtil unto himſelf cóplain (pain While thus he ſpent his time in grief and fear His Mephoſtophiles did to him appear, And told him that his years were now expir’d And that his Maſter Lucifer deſir’d He would prepare himſelf and make an end, For that his Maſter ſhortly did intend, On ſuch a night, to fetch him down to hell, That with th’ infernal ſpirits he might dwell When Fauſtus had hard this he grew ſo ſad, That with his ſorrows he grew almoſt mad. He tumbled on his bed, all reſt he did deſpiſe No quyet ſlumber ever cloſ’d his eyes; But he was ſtill tormented in his mind, Si B2v Doctor John Fauſtus. 53 21 Sin went before, and torture came behind. Yet ſo it was, that one that very day On which the devil ſhold fetch him quite away He ſent unto his friends, intreating for his ſake That of his Banquet they would all partake. As merry Banquet is, it ſoon befell, As afterward in due place I will tell The Students being come, he made them all As welcome as he could when he himſself did Into a ſudden dump, nor could he be (fall Merry in their ſo beloved company: So calling them into another room, He did unfold to them his fearful doom. Doctor Fauſtus his Oration to his Friends and Fellow-ſtudents. MY friends, I muſt begin my Oration, With a confeſſion of my conjuration: Since all of you do know my firſt beginning. And how I grew ſtill worſe and worſe in ſin- And unto Magick Arts I was ſo bent, (ning, I ſought alwayes to further mine intent, And leaving better ſtudies did apply My ſelf unto the helliſh myſtery. Thus did I live twenty four years and more, Who ſad expiring I muſt now deplore: For ſo it is, to purchaſe my content, Which B3R 22 The History of 54 Which was, when twenty four years once did Which time in conjuration I did ſpend. (end The devil ſhould have my body and my ſoul: And did confirm it by a bloody ſcroul: And now the diſmal term of years is done, And night beginning, my hour glaſs is run: This night I look that he for me ſhould ſend, And this my life will have a fearful end, And now, my friends this banquet I did make That I of you my laſt farewel might take, Deſiring pardon where I have offended, Since my laſt act of life cannot be mended, And for thoſe practices which I have wrought By conjuration, and thereby have brought My heavy ſoul to grief and ſad deſpair, My life is written in a writing fair, Which lyes within my ſtudy: ſo that you May learn thereby ſuch courſes to eſchew. And if that I do you my counſel give, And uſe that little time I have to live; Be ſure that you forſake all conjuration, And pray to be delivered from temptation: And let my death a warning be to all, Since by deſire of knowledge I did fall; For now to give my ſpeech a ſad concluſion, This night I muſt expect my own confuſion: And yet, my loving friends, I do requeſt, That you will go to bed, and take your reſt? Let nothing trouble you, nor do not fear, B3V Doctor John Fauſtus. 55 23 If any trembling noiſe you chance to hear, Be ſure you do not riſe out of your bed: But when that I to Plutoes court am fled, If that you find my body the nixt day, Be ſure that you to earth do it convey. And ſo, my friends I wiſh you all good reſt: Pray go to bed my ſoul is much oppreſt: When as his friends had heard what he did ſay They counſel'd him that he to God ſhold pray: But Faustus felt the weight ſo of his ſin; That how to pray, he knew not to begin, At laſt the ſtudents having pray'd did weep, And after went to bed, but could not ſleep. For Fauſtus in the hall did ſtay alone (groan: Where they might hear how he did ſigh and And ſo with wakeful eyes they did attend, Expecting ſtill to hear his fearful end. At laſt between the hours of twelf and one. At wind did riſe, the like was never known, It was ſo violent, which when they once did The hoſt & Students both began to fear, (hear For Doctor Fauſtus in the hall did ly Whece they might hear his fearful Tragedy For now the hall and upper rooms did ſhake, And they did hear a hiſſing like a ſnake, And then the hall door fiercely did fly open, And Fauſtus murther cry'd which being ſpoken They heard no more, ſo that the Schollars Now Doctor Fauſtus is to hell convaid, (ſaid, The B4R 24 56 The History of D. Fauſtus. The next day when they came into the hall, They might behold a fearful funeral. His blood & brains were ſprinkled on the groũd And ſuch a ſight as might the ſenſe confound, Here lay his teeth, and there his eyes did ly, A ſpectecale of helliſh cruelty. (mourn, Which when his friends beheld, they all did And found his body in the dung hill torn. To which his friends did Chriſtian burial give, Although himſelf did like a devil live, Thus I this Story of his life have penn'd. That we may ſee his life, and hate his end.
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