1664 Faustus

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                <title>The History of Doctor John Faustus; compliled in verse</title>
                
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                    <name>Justin Weitbrecht</name>
                    <name>Tonino Sarandrea</name>
                    <name>Abby Ballou</name>
                    <name>Justin Boure</name>
                    <name>Nick Ramirez</name>
                    <name>Rachel Maher</name>
                    <name>Julia Carolan</name>
                    <name>Robert Coleman</name>
                    <name>Liam Hilderbrand</name>
                    <name>Colin O'Donnell</name>
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                    <name>Kristen Abbott Bennett</name>
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                    Kristen Bennett and Scott Hamlin
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                <date>2018</date>
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                <bibl>There is only one extant copy remaining of following anonymously written verse adaptation of Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus in the British Library. 
                    This text appears to have been at least somewhat popular as it was reprinted by an unknown publisher in 1696. 
                    Students in the Spring 2018 section of “A Rogue’s Progress” worked from a blackletter facsimile copy available through the Early English Books Online database to transcribe, encode, and edit this work using Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) guidelines. 
                    Please click on the title link below to access this edition published on the TAPAS (TEI Archiving, Publishing, and Access Service) website.</bibl>
                <bibl>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.</bibl>
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               <l style="text-align:center;"> To the Reader.</l> 
               <l> <hi style="float: left; font-size: 5rem; padding: 0.5rem; margin: 0 2rem 1rem0">R</hi>EADER, I would not have you think, </l>
               <l>That I intend to waſte my ink,</l>
               <l>While <persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> Story I reherſe,</l>  
               <l>And here do write his life in verſe,</l>
               <l>For ſeeing <persName>Fryer Bacons</persName> Story,</l> 
               <l>(In whom  Oxford  ſtill may glory)</l>
               <l>For want of better pen comes forth,</l>
               <l>Compos’d in Rymes of no great worth:</l> 
               <l>I call’d my Muſe to task, and pend</l>
               <l><persName 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 Devil’s in’t.</l>
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               <l><foreign xml:lang="la" style="text-align: left;">Veni <hi style="text-align: center;">Vide</hi> <hi style="text-align: right;">Fuge.</hi></foreign></l>
               <l><hi style="text-align: left;">Come</hi> <hi style="text-align: center;">See</hi> <hi style="text-align: right;"> and hate,</hi></l>
               <l><persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1"><hi style="text-align: left;">Doctor</hi> <hi style="text-align: center;">Fauſtus</hi></persName> <hi style="text-align: right;"> wretched state.</hi></l>
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           <head style="text-align: center;">CHAP. I.</head>
           <lg>
               <l style="text-indent: 2em;">Of <persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor <hi style="font-style: italic;">Fauſtus</hi></persName> birth,</l>
               <l style= "text-indent: 3em;"> And how he gave his heart</l>
               <l style= "text-indent: 2em;">To leave off fair Divinity,</l>
               <l style= "text-indent: 3em;">To ſtudy the black Art. </l>
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           <lg><l><hi style="float: left; font-size: 5rem; padding: 0.5rem; margin: 0 2rem 1rem0">M</hi>y muſe aſſiſt me now, for I intend</l>
               <l>To write the life &amp; death, and fearful end</l>
               <l>Of <persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor <hi style="font-weight: normal;">Fauſtus,</hi></persName> whoſe ill gotten name</l>
               <l>May well compare with <persName>Fryer <hi style="font-weight: normal;">Bacon’s</hi></persName> Fame.</l>
               <l><persName style="font-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus,</persName> was born at <placeName style=" font-weight: normal;">Rhodes</placeName>, which town doth lye</l>
               <l>Within a Province of fair <placeName style=" font-weight: normal;">Germany</placeName>;</l>
               <l>His father was a Husbandman, did live</l>
               <l>On what the earth to him did freely give;</l>
               <l>Yet be at <placeName style="font-weight: normal;">Wittenberg</placeName> an unkle had,</l>
               <l>Who took young <persName style="font-weight: normal;" 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> 
               <l>But having once obtain’d that high degree,</l>
               <l>He ill deſerved it, as you ſhall ſee.</l>
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           <fw type= "header" style="text-align: center; font-weight: normal;">The Hiſtory of</fw>
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               <l>For now my pen doth tremble for to tell,</l>
               <l>Now 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 Inchantations;</l>
               <l>With all the wicked helps of Conjurations,</l>
               <l>Leading 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 deliver’d from all ſuch evil.</l>
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           <head style="text-align: center;"> CHAP. II. </head>
           <lg style="font-weight:normal;">
               <l style= "text-indent: 3em;">How <persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor <hi style= "font-style: italic;">Fauſtus</hi></persName> conjur’d up</l>
               <l style= "text-indent: 4em;">from out a Globe of fire,</l>
               <l style= "text-indent: 3em;">The ſpirit <persName style= "font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_MEPH1">Mephoſtophiles</persName>,</l>
               <l style= "text-indent: 4em;">that came like to a Fryer.</l>
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               <l>Now <persName style="font-weight:normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> purpoſing alone to try,</l>
               <l>The power of this his Magick miſtery,</l>
               <l>He did repair unto a little Wood,</l>
               <l>And not far off from <placeName style="font-weight:normal;">Wittenberg</placeName> it ſtood;</l>
               <l>Where he did make a circle with his wand,</l> 
               <l>And thus with charms his ſpirit did command:</l>
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               <l style= "text-indent: 3em;"><persName style= "font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_MEPH1">Mephoſophiles</persName> I ſay,</l> 
               <l style= "text-indent: 4em;">quickly riſe and come away:</l>
               <l style= "text-indent: 3em;">By <persName style= "font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_LUCI1">Lucifer</persName> I charge thee here,</l>
               <l style= "text-indent: 4em;">that thou forthwith do appear.</l>
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           <fw type="header" style="font-weight: normal"><persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor <hi style="font-style:italic;">John Fauſtus.</hi></persName></fw>
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               <l>With this a murmure in the wood was heard,</l> 
               <l>That <persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor <hi style="font-weight: normal;">Fauſtus</hi></persName> grew himself afeard;</l> 
               <l>The mood with lightning ſeemed on a flame,</l>
               <l>And loudeſt thunder, terror did proclaim:</l>
               <l>Till <persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor <hi style="font-weight: normal;">Fauſtus</hi></persName>in his Magick Robe</l>
               <l>Looking about him, ſpy'd a fiery Globe:</l> 
               <l>And at the laſt, from this ſame Globe of 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-weight:normal;" 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: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> (ſaies he) I now am come,</l> 
               <l style="text-indent: 2em;">Speak thy will, and it is done.</l>
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               <l>When <persName style="font-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_MEPH1">Mephoſtophiles</persName> did thus kindly greet him,</l>
               <l>Then <persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor <hi style="font-weight: normal;">Fauſtus</hi></persName> bid the Spirit meet him</l> 
               <l> The next day at his houſe; the ſpirit did cōſent,</l> 
               <l> And back again then <persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor <hi style="font-weight:normal;">Fauſtus</hi></persName> went.</l>
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           <head style="text-align: center;"> CHAP. III. </head>
           <lg style="text-align: center; font-weight: normal">
               <l style= "text-indent: 3em;">How <persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor <hi style="font-style: italic;">Fauſtus</hi></persName> made</l> 
               <l style= "text-indent: 4em;">a Contract firm, not good,</l>
               <l style= "text-indent: 3em;">To ſerve the Devil, which</l> 
               <l style= "text-indent: 4em;">he writ with his own blood.</l>
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               <l><hi style="float: left; font-size: 5rem; padding: 0.5rem; margin: 0 2rem 1rem0">T</hi>he time appointed, in a bluſstring day,</l> 
               <l>The ſpirit came to him, and thus did ſay:</l> 
               <l>I <persName style="font-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_MEPH1">Mephoſophiles</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 you call me ſo.</l>
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           <fw type="catchword" style="text-align:right; font-weight: normal;"><persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName></fw>
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           <fw type="header" style="text-align: center; font-weight: normal;">The Hiſtory of</fw>
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               <l><persName style="font-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> here with ſome queſtions did propound,</l>
               <l>Which <persName style="font-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_MEPH1">Mephoſtophiles</persName> did ſoon expound.</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-weight: normal;">Fauſtus</hi></persName> ſhould a Spirit be,</l> 
               <l>Both in his outward ſhape and quality:</l> 
               <l>That he ſhould be inviſible to all,</l>
               <l>And <persName style="font-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_MEPH1">Mephoſtophiles</persName> ready at his call.</l>  
               <l>And whatſoever 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-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> he did hear.</l>
               <l>Thus <persName style="font-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> did this black agreement make,</l> 
               <l> While that the Spirit did for his maſter take,</l>
               <l>Theſe ſad conditions, which would even fear</l>
               <l>A tender hearted Chriſstian for to hear;</l>
               <l>That <persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor</persName> <hi style="font-weight: normal;">Fauſtus</hi> while he now did live</l> 
               <l> Himſelf to his Lord <persName style="font-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_LUCI1">Lucifer</persName> ſhould give,</l> 
               <l>And 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>He in the ſame his wicked blood did heat:</l>
               <l>And write therewith that he would alwayes be</l> 
               <l>A foe unto all Chriſtianity.</l>
               <l>Theſe ſad conditions when that you do read,</l> 
               <l>I know that it will make your heart to bleed.</l> 
               <l>Yet wretched <persName style="font-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> made himſelf the band,</l> 
               <l> And thereunto 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>
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           <fw type="header" style="text-align: center; font-weight: normal;"><persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor <hi style="font-style: italic;">John Fauſtus.</hi></persName></fw>
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               <l>But being ſeal’d, he doth the ſame deliver</l>
               <l>To <persName style="font-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_MEPH1">Mephoſtophiles</persName>, to keep it ever.</l>
               <l>Thus by degrees he added ſinne, to ſinne;</l>
               <l>And now the practiſe he did firſt begin.</l>
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           <head style="text-align: center;">CHAP. IV.</head>
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               <l style="margin-left: 2.5em;">How <persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> firſt began</l>
               <l style="margin-left: 3.5em;">his cunning to aſſay:</l>
               <l style="margin-left: 2.5em;">And how his Spirit did</l>
               <l style="margin-left: 3.5em;">in every thing obey</l>
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               <l><hi style="float: left; font-size: 5rem; padding: 0.5rem; margin: 0 2rem 1rem 0;">I</hi>T happened now that <persName style="font-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> in the end</l>
               <l style="margin-left: 2em;">The devil with a 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-weight: normal;" 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 appear'd:</l>
               <l>And therefore <persName style="font-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_LUCI1">Lucifer</persName> to increaſe his fear,</l>
               <l>In ugly ſhape to <persName style="font-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> did appear,</l>
               <l>With other of his black infernal rout,</l>
               <l>Who in an antick manner danc’d about.</l>
               <l>Here at poor <persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor <hi style="font-weight: normal;">Fauſtus</hi></persName> was amaz’d,</l>
               <l>And yet upon their hideous forms he gaz’d:</l>
               <l>Thinking thoſe troops 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>
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               <l>Carrying a little bell within his hand,</l>
               <l>Was bound to be ſtill ready at command.</l>
               <l>But afterward when thoſe ſame years did end,</l>
               <l>Then <persName style="font-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> ſhould on <persName style="font-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_LUCI1">Lucifer</persName> attend.</l>
               <l>And now this fearfull ſuddain operation,</l>
               <l>Did fill his heart with grief and contrition:</l>
               <l>But when that <persName style="font-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_LUCI1">Lucifer</persName> perceiv’d his ſadneſs,</l>
               <l>He laughed out for very gladneſs.</l>
               <l><persName style="font-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName>, ſayes he, I do now well perceive</l>
               <l>That you 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>Beſides, you know (&amp; therwith ſhew’d his band)</l>
               <l>That to theſe <choice><abbr>covenāts</abbr><expan>covenants</expan></choice> you have ſet your <choice><abbr>hād</abbr><expan>hand</expan></choice>.</l>
               <l>And for to make this Obligation good,</l>
               <l>Your ſelf hath written it with your own blood:</l>
               <l>Be quiet then in mind and take your reſt,</l>
               <l>For thou ere long muſt be great <persName style="font-weight: normal;">Pluto’s</persName> gueſt:</l>
               <l>In the meantime to recreate thy leaſure,</l> 
               <l>Sit down and I wil ſhow thee ſome new plea</l>
               <l>So <persName style="font-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> and the Devil together fate, <hi style="text-indent: 1em;">(ſure:</hi></l>
               <l>But ſtill he thought his company too hot.</l> 
               <l>Then <persName style="font-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_LUCI1">Lucifer</persName> did other Fiends command</l>
               <l>For to appear, who ſtraightway were at hand:</l>
               <l>Firſt came in <persName style="font-weight: normal;">Belial</persName> like to a Bear,</l> 
               <l>With flaming eyes, and ſhaggy rugged hair,</l> 
               <l>Then <persName style="font-weight: normal;" 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-weight: normal;">Afteroth</persName> of cole black hue,</l>
               <l>And after him a Serpents tail he drew.</l>
           </lg> 
           <fw type="catchword" style="text-align: right;">Then</fw>
           <fw type="signature" style="text-align: center;"><supplied reason="omitted-in-original" resp="contr_ABALL">A4v</supplied></fw>
           <pb/>
           
           <fw type="header" style="text-align: center; font-weight: normal;"><persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor <hi style="font-style: italic;">John Fauſtus.</hi></persName></fw>
           <lg>               
               <l>Then <persName style="font-weight: normal;">Chanigaſto</persName> lightly skipped in,</l> 
               <l>Who was attired in a Hedgehogs skin,</l>
               <l>At laſt came <persName style="font-weight: normal;">Anobis</persName> like to a Dogge,</l>
               <l>And his body ſhaped like a Dogge:</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 threatening forks 'gainſt <persName style="font-weight: normal;" 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-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> thought his blood ſhould then be</l>
               <l><persName style="font-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_LUCI1">Lucifer</persName> ſeeing <persName style="font-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> this diſmaid,  (ſpilt.</l>
               <l>Began to cheer him up, and thus he ſaid:</l>
               <l><persName style="font-weight: normal;" 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 conſort.</l>
               <l>But <persName style="font-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> ſweating thought it was hot wea=</l>
               <l>Being afraid to ſee them all together:  (ther,</l>
               <l>And did intreat his Devilſhip that he</l>
               <l>Would ſend away his fearfull company:</l>
               <l>At which great <persName style="font-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_LUCI1">Lucifer</persName> diſmiſs’d them all,</l>
               <l>Excepting ſeaven of the principal.</l>
               <l>Now <persName style="font-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> having gotten breath again,</l>
               <l>Did ask for <persName style="font-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_MEPH1">Mephoſtophiles</persName> by name;</l>
               <l>Which having ſpoken as he did deſire,</l>
               <l>Came <persName style="font-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_MEPH1">Mephoſtophiles</persName> like to a Fryer:</l>
               <l>Then <persName style="font-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> to entreat his ſpirit begun,</l>
               <l>That he would teach him (as himſelf had done)</l>
               <l>How to transform himſelf to any ſhape,</l>
               <l>Either of Dog, or Lion, Cat, or Ape.</l>
               <l>With this great <persName style="font-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_LUCI1">Lucifer</persName> gave him a book,</l>
               <l>On which this <persName style="font-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> did no ſooner look,</l>
           </lg>               
           <fw type="catchword" style="text-align: right;">But</fw>
           <fw type="signature" style="text-align: center;"><supplied reason="omitted-in-original" resp="contr_ABALL">A5r</supplied></fw>
           <pb/>
           </div>
            
            <!-- Justin Boure -->
           <div type= "fragment" style="font-weight: bold;">
           <fw type="header" style="text-align: center; font-weight: normal;">The Hiſtory of</fw>
           <lg>
               <l>But he to divers forms himſelf did change,</l>
               <l>And through a bundr. various ſhapes did rāge.</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-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_LUCI1">Lucifer</persName> began,</l>
               <l>And ſent a ſwarm of Bees to ſting fell</l>
               <l>Poor <persName style="font-weight: normal;" 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 woe,</l>
               <l>While <persName style="font-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_LUCI1">Lucifer</persName> went laughing thence, Ho, Ho:</l>
               <l>And having left tormented <persName style="font-weight: normal;" 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 convay’d,</l>
               <l>Which cheared up his heart, though much diſ-</l>
               <l style="text-align: right;">(maid.</l>
           </lg>
           </div>
                    
           <div type= "chapter" style="font-weight: normal;">
           <head style="text-align: center;">CHAP. V.</head>
           </div>
                    
           <div type="epigram" style="font-weight: normal;">
               <l style="margin-left:2.5em;">How <persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor <hi style="font-style: italic;">Fauſtus</hi></persName></l> 
               <l style="margin-left:3.5em;">was carried through the air,</l>
               <l style="margin-left:2.5em;">That he might view the world,</l>
               <l style="margin-left:3.5em;">the skie and planets fair.</l>
           </div>
                    
           <div type="fragment" style="font-weight: bold;">
           <lg>
               <l><hi style="float: left; font-size: 5rem; padding: 0.5rem; margin: 0 2rem 1rem 0; font-weight: normal;">A</hi>s <persName style="font-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> lay one day upon his bed,</l>
               <l style="margin-left:2em;">Whiles 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 certain̄ demōnſtrations,</l>
               <l>Judging of things as Authors were inclin'd</l>
               <l>But yet in knowledge all of them were blinde.</l>
           </lg>
               
           <fw type="catchword" style="text-align: right;">And</fw>
           <fw type="signature" style="text-align: center;"><supplied reason="omitted-in-original" resp="contr_JBOUR">A5v</supplied></fw>
           <pb/>  
                    
           <fw type="header" style="text-align: center; font-weight: normal;"><persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1"> Doctor <hi style="font-style: italic;">John Fauſtus.</hi></persName></fw>
           <lg>
               <l>And thus while in his bed he muſing lyes,</l>
               <l>A ſuddain 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 flye, and then a voice he heard,</l>
               <l>Which bid him riſe, and not to be afeard;</l>
               <l>And he ſhould ſee the ſun 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 enfold:</l>
               <l>And then unto the aiery region fire,</l>
               <l>And ſee the Meteors both cold and dire.</l>
               <l><persName style="font-weight: normal;" 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 bleft;</l>
               <l>For thus the Devil at the firſt began,</l>
               <l>When he with hope of knowledg tempted man.</l>
           </lg>
               
           <lg>
               <l><persName style="font-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> now whom Ambition did enflame,</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 them to me,</l>
               <l>I promiſe here that I will go with thee:</l>
           </lg>
           
           <lg>
               <l>Which word once ſpoke, he did ſtraightway</l>
               <l>A wagon 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-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_MEPH1">Mephoſtophiles</persName> did to him repair;</l>
           <fw type="catchword" style="text-align: right;">And</fw>
           <fw type="signature" style="text-align: center;"><supplied reason="omitted-in-original" resp="contr_JBOUR">A6r</supplied></fw>
           </lg>
           </div>
           <pb/>
                          
           <div style="font-weight: normal;" type="fragment">
           <!-- Nick Ramirez -->
           <fw type="header" style="text-align: center; font-weight: normal;">The Hiſtory of</fw>
           <lg style="font-weight:bold;">
               <l>And ſitting in the Chariot hard by him,</l>
               <l>To pleaſe his Maſter he this ſong did ſing.</l>
           </lg>
           
           <lg> 
               <l><hi style="float: left; font-size: 5rem; padding: 0.5rem; margin: 0 2rem 1rem 0;">C</hi>ome you Spirits mount</l>
               <l style="text-indent: 2em;">upon your nimble wing,</l>
               <l>And your chiefeſt notes</l>
               <l style="text-indent: 2em;">be ſure that you do ſing:</l>
               <l>While my <persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Faustus</persName> here and I,</l>
               <l style="text-indent: 2em;">ſwiftly wander through the skie.</l>
           </lg>
           
           <lg>
               <l>We will travail over Mountains,</l>
               <l style="text-indent: 2em;">over park, and over pale,</l>
               <l>Over Cities and high Steeples,</l>
               <l style="text-indent: 2em;">over hill and over dale:</l>
               <l>While my <persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> here and I,</l>
               <l style="text-indent: 2em;">ſwiftly wander through the skie.</l>
           </lg>
           
           <lg> 
               <l>Then we will to ſea again,</l>
               <l style="text-indent: 2em;">and there laugh when we do hear</l>
               <l>How the Mariners exclaim</l>
               <l style="text-indent: 2em;">when a ſuddain ſtorm they fear:</l>
               <l>While my <persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> here and I,</l>
               <l style="text-indent: 2em;">ſwiftly wander through the skie.</l>
           </lg>
           
           <lg>
               <l><persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> thou ſhalt now be told,</l>
               <l style="text-indent: 2em;">what thy ſelf didſt moſt deſire;</l>
               <l>How the Stars about are roll’d,</l>
               <l style="text-indent: 2em;">ſome are lower, ſome are higher:</l>
           </lg>
           <fw type="catchword" style="text-align: right;">All</fw>
           <fw type="signature" style="text-align: center;"><supplied reason="omitted-in-original" resp="contr_NRAMI">A6v</supplied></fw>
           <pb/>
                               
           <fw type="header" style="text-align: center; font-weight: normal;"><persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor <hi style="font-style: italic;">John Fauſtus.</hi></persName></fw>
           <lg> 
               <l>All this ſhalt thou view, while I,</l>
               <l style="text-indent: 2em;">wander with thee through the skie.</l>
           </lg>
                              
           <lg style="font-weight: bold;"> 
               <l><hi style="float: left; font-size: 5rem; padding: 0.5rem; margin: 0 2rem 1rem 0;">T</hi>he ſong thus done <choice><abbr>wch</abbr><expan>which</expan></choice> <persName style="font-weight:normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> pleaſed well</l>
               <l>He did intreat his Spirit now to tell,</l>
               <l>The ſeveral regions <expan resp="contr_NRAMI">which</expan> they paſſed by;</l>
               <l>Which <persName style="font-weight:normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_MEPH1">Mephoſtophiles</persName> did not deny:</l>
               <l>Yonder (ſayes he) you ſee on your left hand</l>
               <l><placeName style="font-weight:normal;">Muſcovia, Ruſſia</placeName>, and the <placeName><hi style="font-weight:normal;">Saxons Land:</hi></placeName></l>
               <l>On the right hand, beſides us here doth lye,</l>
               <l><placeName style="font-weight:normal;">Europe</placeName>, <placeName style="font-weight:normal;">Aſia</placeName>, the mid-land Sea, with <placeName style="font-weight:normal;">Greece</placeName> and</l>
               <l>Look yonder is the hot &amp; torrid zone, <placeName style="font-weight:normal;">(Hungary</placeName>:</l>
               <l>And <persName style="font-weight:normal;">Charles Wain</persName> unto the ſea man known.</l>
               <l>Yonder is <hi style="font-weight: normal;">Urſa Major</hi>, which is but the ſame</l>
               <l>With that which we call the <persName style="font-weight:normal;">Charles Wayn</persName>.</l>
               <l>Thus did he point him out each conſtellation,</l>
               <l>While <persName style="font-weight:normal;" 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-weight:normal;" 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 law;</l>
               <l>And thereby to ſuch knowledge he did clime,</l>
               <l>That none was like to <persName style="font-weight:normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> in his time.</l>
               <l>And for Aſtrology he was the beſt:</l>
               <l>And in his art did far excel the reſt.</l>
           </lg>
           <fw type="catchword" style="text-align: right;">CHAP.</fw>
           <fw type="signature" style="text-align: center;"><supplied reason="omitted-in-original" resp="contr_NRAMI">A7r</supplied></fw>
           <pb/>
           </div> 
            
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            <fw type="header" style="text-align: center; font-weight: normal;">The Hiſtory of</fw>
            <div type="chapter" style="font-weight:bold;">
            <fw type="header" style="text-align: center;">CHAP. VI.</fw>
            <head type="epigraph" style="text-align: center; font-weight: normal;"> 
            <lg style="font-weight: normal;">
                <l>How <persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor <hi style="font-style: italic;">Fauſtus</hi></persName> would,</l>
                <l style="text-indent: 2em;">ſometime in a pleaſant vain,</l>
                <l>Shew many rare conceits,</l>
                <l style="text-indent: 2em;">which did increaſe his fame.</l>
            </lg>
                </head>
            <lg>
                <l><hi style="float: left; font-size: 5rem; padding: 0.5rem; margin: 0 2rem 1rem 0;">I</hi>t chanced now that <persName style="font-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> on a time</l>
                <l>Did happen with the Emperour to dine;</l>
                <l>Who did intreat that he his Art would ſhew</l>
                <l>That thereby he might <persName style="font-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_ALEX1">Alexander</persName> hiem,</l> <!-- what is hiem??? -->
                <l>In ſuch a ſhape as he did live on earth:</l>
                <l>And furthermore for to increaſe his mirth,</l>
                <l>He did intreat him, that he would preſent</l>
                <l>His Paramour which bred his hearts content.</l>
                <l><persName style="font-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> having heard the Emperor, ſaid no more,</l>
                <l>But opened ſtraight the privy chamber dore,</l>
                <l>And ſraightway in full figure there came forth</l>
                <l><persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_ALEX1">Great <hi style="font-weight: normal;">Alexander</hi></persName> of renowned worth:</l>
                <l>And after him his beauteous Paramour,</l>
                <l>Who made obeyſance to the Emperour;</l>
                <l>Who with kind ſalutatió thought to greet her,</l>
                <l>But <persName style="font-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> would not ſuffer him to meet her:</l>
                <l>And after through the dore by which they came</l>
                <l>They both of them did baniſh back again;</l>
                <l>Leading the Emperour who did commend</l>
                <l>Great <persName style="font-weight: normal;" 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-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> tricks hereafter,</l>
                <l>Wch cannot choſe but move you unto laughter.</l>
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            <fw type="catchword" style="text-align: right;">This</fw>
            <fw type="signature" style="text-align: center;"><supplied reason="omitted-in-original" resp="contr_RMAHE">A7v</supplied></fw>    
            <pb></pb>

            <fw type="header" style="text-align: center; font-weight: normal;"><persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor <hi style="font-style: italic;">John Fauſtus.</hi></persName></fw>
                <l>This being done, upon another time</l>
                <l>When <persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor <hi style="font-weight: normal;">Fauſtus</hi></persName> did to mirth incline:</l>
                <l>Walking among the Courtiers he did ſpye,</l>
                <l>Whereas a Knight did at a Window lye,</l>
                <l>With his head out of the window, ſo that he</l>
                <l>Was falen faſt aſleep, which <persName style="font-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> ſoon did leg</l> <!-- leg? -->
                <l>And fitt a pair of Harrs-horns on his head</l>
                <l>So large, <persName style="font-weight: normal;">Acteon</persName> here was better ſpread;</l>
                <l>But when the Knight did happen to awake,</l>
                <l>Seeing 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 pains of glaſs:</l>
                <l>And when the Emperour beheld this fight,</l>
                <l>He and the Courtiers laughed all outright;</l>
                <l>Untill that <persName style="font-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> took his horns away,</l>
                <l>With which yͤ Emperor was pleas’d that day.</l>
                <l>But not long after this ſame injur’d knight,</l>
                <l>Did purpoſe yͤ his wrongs he thus would right,</l>
                <l>That meeting <persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor <hi style="font-weight: normal;">Fauſtus</hi></persName> on a plain</l>
                <l>He purpos’d he ſhould never goe home again;</l>
                <l>But then the Buſhes he did arm agen,</l>
                <l>Which came upon the Knight like armed men</l>
                <l>Thus the Knights malice <persName style="font-weight: normal;" 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>
            </lg>
             
            <lg>
                <l style="text-indent: 1em;">Another time this <persName style="font-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> did repair,</l>
                <l>Like to a Horſe-courſer to a Country Fair.</l>
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            <fw type="signature" style="text-align:center;"><supplied reason="omitted-in-original" resp="contr_RMAHE">A8r</supplied></fw> 
            </lg>
            <pb/>
            
            
            <!-- Julia Carolan-->
            <fw type="header" style="font-weight: normal; text-align: center; text-size: 150%;">The Hiſtory of</fw>
            <lg>
                <l>And having pac’d his horſe about a while,</l> 
                <l>A chapman came to him which made him ſmile,</l>                
                <l>And askt his price, which <persName style="font-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> did unfold:</l>
                <l>And ſo his horſe for forty Dollers 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 baniſh quite 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 unto his Inne,</l>                    
                <l>And to inquire for <persName style="font-weight: normal;" 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 legg,</l>
                <l style="font-weight:normal;">That he did pluck it off: then <persName style="font-style: italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Faſutus</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>
            </lg>
            
            <lg>
                <l style="text-indent: 1em;">It hapned <persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor <hi style="font-weight: normal;">Fauſtus</hi></persName> on a day</l>
                <l>Met with a Clown that drove a load of Day;</l>
                <l>And asked him what he ſhould give in ſcoffe,</l>
                <l>That he might eat his belly full thereof:</l>
                <l>The Clown did tell him that he ſhould</l>
                <l>For his 3 farthings eat then what he would.</l>
                <l>It was agreed, and <persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor <hi style="font-weight: normal;">Fauſtus</hi></persName> ſet</l>
                <l>Himself to eat, and all his teeth did whet,</l>
                <l>That the poor clown was ſorty and did grutch</l>
                <l>To see that <persName style="font-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> did eat up ſo much:</l>
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            <fw type="header" style="font-weight: normal; text-align: center;"><persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor <hi style="font-style: italic;">John Fausſtus.</hi></persName></fw>
            <lg>
                <l>For <persName style="font-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> did the Country-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-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> would his load of hay yet ſpare:</l>
                <l>Hereat <persName style="font-weight: normal;" 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: 1em;"><persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor <hi style="font-weight: normal;">Fauſtus</hi></persName> coming on a time</l>
                <l>Unto a Tavern 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-weight: normal;">Fauſtus</hi></persName> who this noiſe did hate,</l>
                <l>Hearing them all thus loudly ſing and prate,</l>
                <l>At last when they their words had newly ſpokē</l>
                <l>He cōjur’d them all yͤ their mouths ſtood open;</l>
                <l> And thus 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-weight: normal;" 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: 1em;">Once <persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor <hi style="font-weight: normal;">Fauſtus</hi></persName> did his friends invite,</l>
                <l>Who Scholars were, unto a ſupper very light;</l>
                <l>And afterward he did intreat each gueſt,</l>
                <l>(Meaning thereby to break a merry jeſt)</l>
                <l>That they would take yͤ 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 ſtaid,</l>
                <l>To the Biſhops celler they were all convey'd: </l>
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           <lg>
               <l>There <persName style="font-weight: normal;" 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>And ſeeing them, did ſtraightway think</l>
               <l>They had been theeves, and ſo aloud did cry</l>
               <l>For help, but <persName style="font-weight: normal;" 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 with fear to tremble did begin,</l>
               <l>Untill unto a lopped tree he came,</l>
               <l>And there he left 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 mad mā that ſhould</l>
               <l>Who had thus climbed on ſo high a tree: (be</l>
               <l>But when this news unto the Biſhop came,</l>
               <l>He did himſelf go out to ſee the ſame;</l>
               <l>And asked him how yͤ he was brought thither,</l>
               <l>The butler that with cold did quake &amp; quiver,</l>
               <l>Did anſwer, that he certain theeves had found,</l>
               <l>In his Wine cellar who were drinking round;</l>
               <l>And by the hair of the head they did him bring,</l>
               <l>And left him in that caſe they found him in:</l>
               <l>What ere they were (ſayes he) I do not know,</l>
               <l>If they were devils, they like men did ſhow.</l>
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           <lg>
               <l style="tex-indent: 1 em;">But ’tis not here my purpoſe to recite,</l>
               <l>Do all the merry tricks of <persName style="font-weight:normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> write;</l>
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               <fw type="header" style="text align: center; font-weight: normal;"><persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor <hi style="font-style: italic;">John Fauſtus.</hi></persName></fw>    
               <l>Yet ſome of them I have related here:</l>
               <l>But now his 24 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-weight:normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> bond would once expire;</l>
               <l>Since he was bound by yͤ ſame bloody ſcroul,</l>
               <l>At twenty four years end to give his ſoul</l>
               <l>To <persName style="font-weight:normal;" 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>
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           <fw type="header" style="text-align: center;">CHAP. VII.</fw>
           <head type="epigraph">
           <lg>
               <l style="text-indent: 2em;">How <persName style="font-style:italic;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName>, when his time grew nigh,</l>
               <l style="text-indent: 3em;">did make great lamentation;</l>
               <l style="text-indent: 2em;">And to his fellow Students made</l>
               <l style="text-indent: 3em;">his Funeral Oration.</l> 
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           <lg>
               <l><hi style="float: left; font-size: 5rem; padding: 0.5rem; margin: 0 2rem 1rem 0">T</hi>he glaſs of <persName style="font-weight:normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> time being almoſt run,</l>
               <l>Having but one month of his time to come;</l>
               <l>He drew into a very penſive mood,</l>
               <l>And now his fault he plainly underſtood:</l>
               <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>
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            <lg>
                <l>Now on the pains of <placeName>Hell</placeName> he firſt did think,</l>
                <l>The racks and tortures, chains, &amp; filthy ſtink,</l>
                <l>Now <persName style="font-weight: normal;">Proſerpine</persName> would ſurely laugh to ſee</l>
                <l>His ſoul tormented in this miſery.</l>
                <l>Then he bethought him on the whips of ſteel,</l>
                <l>Which he did know his body there ſhould feel,</l>
                <l>The more he thought, his thoughts increaſd his</l>
                <l><choice><abbr>Wch</abbr><expan>Which</expan></choice> made him ſtil unto himſelf cóplain. (pain</l>
                <l>While thus he ſpent his time in grief &amp; fear,</l>
                <l>His <persName style="font-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_MEPH1">Mephoſtophiles</persName> did to him appear;</l>
                <l>And told him yͤ his years were now expir’d,</l>
                <l>And that his Maſter <persName style="font-weight: normal;" 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 <placeName>hell</placeName>,</l>
                <l>That with yͤ infernal ſpirits he might dwell.</l>
                <l>When <persName style="font-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> had heard this, he grew ſo ſad,</l>
                <l>That with his ſorrow he grew almoſt mad;</l>
                <l>He tumbled on his bed, all reſt he did deſpiſe,</l>
                <l>No quiet ſlumber ever clos’d his eyes.</l>
                <l>But he was ſtill tormented in his mind,</l>
                <l>Sin went before, and torture came behind:</l>
                <l>Yet ſo it was, that on that very day,</l>
                <l>On which yͤ devil ſhould fetch him quite away,</l>
                <l>He ſent unto his friends intreating for his ſake</l>
                <l>That of his Banquet they would all partake:</l>
                <l>As merry Banquet is, it ſoon befell,</l>
                <l>As afterward in due place I will tell.</l>
                <l>The Students being come, he made them all</l>
                <l>As welcó as he could, when he himſelf did fall</l>
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            <fw type="header" style="text align: center; font-weight: normal;"><persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor <hi style="font-style: italic;">John Fauſtus.</hi></persName></fw>
            <lg type="epigraph">
                <l>Into a ſudden dump, nor could he be</l>
                <l>Merry in their ſo beloved company.</l>
                <l>So calling them into another room,</l>
                <l>He did unfold to them his fearfull doom.</l>
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            <head style="text-align: center;"><persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor<hi style="font-style: italic;"> Fauſtus</hi></persName> his Oration to his Friends and<lb/></head>
            <head style="text-align: center;">fellow Students.</head>
                
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                <l><hi style="float: left; font-size: 5rem; padding: 0.5rem; margin: 0 2rem 1rem 0;">M</hi> y friends I muſt begin my ſad Oration,</l>
                <l>With a confeſſion of my Conjuration.</l>
                <l>Since all of you do know my firſt beginning,</l>
                <l>And how I grew ſtill worſe &amp; worſe in ſinning,</l>
                <l>And unto Magick arts I was ſo bent,</l>
                <l>I ſought all ways to further my intent.</l>
                <l>And leaving better ſtudies, did apply</l>
                <l>My ſelf unto that helliſh miſtery.</l>
                <l>Thus did I live twenty four years and more,</l>
                <l>Whoſe ſad expiring I muſt now deplore:</l>
                <l>For ſo it is, to purchaſe my content,</l>
                <l>I to a heavy bargain did conſent:</l>
                <l>Which was, when 24 years once did end,</l>
                <l>(Which time in conjuration I did ſpend)</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 fearfull end:</l>
                <l>And now (my friends) this banquet I did make</l>
                <l>That I of you my laſt farewell might take;</l>
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                <l>Deſiring pardon where I have offended, </l>
                <l>Since my laſt act of life cannot be mended; </l>
                <l>And for thoſe practiſes which I have wrought </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 toriting fair, </l>
                <l>Which lies within my ſtudy: ſo that you </l>
                <l>May learn thereby ſuch courſes to eſchew. </l>
                <l>And if that I do you my counſell 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>
                <l>If any rumbling 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-weight: normal;">Pluto's</persName> court am fled,</l>
                <l>If that you finde my body the next 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.(ſay,</l>
                <l style="margin-left: 1em;">When as his friends had heard what he did</l>
                <l>They counſel’d him that he to God ſhould pray:</l>
                <l>But <persName style="font-weight: normal;" 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>
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                <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-weight: normal;" 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> <!-- does this actually say and? -->
                <l>And ſo with wakefull eyes they did attend,</l>
                <l>Expecting ſtill to hear his fearfull end:</l>
                <l>At laſt between the hours of twelve &amp; one,</l>
                <l>A wind did rice, 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 <persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor <hi style="font-weight: normal;">Fauſtus</hi></persName> in the Hall did lye,</l>
                <l>When they might hear his fearfull 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 flye open,</l>
                <l>And <persName style="font-weight: normal;" ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Fauſtus</persName> further cry’d, which being ſpoken,</l>
                <l>They heard no more; ſo that yͤ scholars ſaid,</l>
                <l>Now <persName ref="/kit-marlowe/files/personography.xml#pers_FAUS1">Doctor <hi style="font-weight: normal;">Fauſtus</hi></persName> is to <placeName>hell</placeName> convey’d.</l>
                <l>The next day, when they came into yͤ Hall,</l>
                <l>They might behold a fearfull funerail:</l>
                <l>His blood &amp; brains were ſprinkled on yͤ ground</l>
                <l>And ſuch a ſight as might the ſight confound;</l>
                <l>Here lay his teeth, and there his eyes did lye,</l>
                <l>A ſpectacle of helliſh cruelty; ( mourn</l>
                <l>Which when his friends beheld they all did</l>
                <l>And found his body on the dunghill 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>
                <l>That we may ſee his life, and hate his end.</l>
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  1. section
  2. To the Reader.
  3. Veni Vide Fuge.
  4. CHAP. I.
  5. Of Doctor Fauſtus birth,
  6. My muſe aſſiſt me now, for I inte…
  7. For now my pen doth tremble for t…
  8. CHAP. II.
  9. How Doctor Fauſtus conjur’d up
  10. Now Fauſtus purpoſing alone to tr…
  11. Mephoſophiles I ſay,
  12. fragment #1
  13. With this a murmure in the wood w…
  14. Fauſtus (ſaies he) I now am come,
  15. When Mephoſtophiles did thus kind…
  16. CHAP. III.
  17. How Doctor Fauſtus made
  18. The time appointed, in a bluſstri…
  19. Fauſtus here with ſome queſtions …
  20. fragment #2
  21. CHAP. IV.
  22. epigram #1
  23. fragment #3
  24. IT happened now that Fauſtus in t…
  25. Carrying a little bell within his…
  26. Then Chanigaſto lightly skipped i…
  27. fragment #4
  28. CHAP. V.
  29. epigram #2
  30. fragment #5
  31. As Fauſtus lay one day upon his b…
  32. And thus while in his bed he muſi…
  33. Fauſtus now whom Ambition did enf…
  34. Which word once ſpoke, he did ſtr…
  35. fragment #6
  36. And ſitting in the Chariot hard b…
  37. Come you Spirits mount
  38. We will travail over Mountains,
  39. Then we will to ſea again,
  40. Fauſtus thou ſhalt now be told,
  41. All this ſhalt thou view, while I…
  42. The ſong thus done wchwhich Fauſt…
  43. How Doctor Fauſtus would, ſometime in a pleaſant vain, Shew many rare conceits, which did increaſe his fame.
  44. It chanced now that Fauſtus on a …
  45. Another time this Fauſtus did rep…
  46. And having pac’d his horſe about …
  47. It hapned Doctor Fauſtus on a day
  48. For Fauſtus did the Country-man ſ…
  49. Doctor Fauſtus coming on a time
  50. Once Doctor Fauſtus did his frien…
  51. There Fauſtus and the Scholars me…
  52. But ’tis not here my purpoſe to r…
  53. How Fauſtus, when his time grew nigh, did make great lamentation; And to his fellow Students made his Funeral Oration.
  54. fragment #7
  55. Now on the pains of Hell he firſt…
  56. epigraph
  57. Doctor Fauſtus his Oration to his Friends and
  58. M y friends I muſt begin my ſad O…
  59. Deſiring pardon where I have offe…
The History of Doctor John Faustus; compliled in verse Encoder Justin Weitbrecht Tonino Sarandrea Abby Ballou Justin Boure Nick Ramirez Rachel Maher Julia Carolan Robert Coleman Liam Hilderbrand Colin O'Donnell Primary editor Kristen Abbott Bennett Kristen Bennett and Scott Hamlin 2018

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There is only one extant copy remaining of following anonymously written verse adaptation of Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus in the British Library. This text appears to have been at least somewhat popular as it was reprinted by an unknown publisher in 1696. Students in the Spring 2018 section of “A Rogue’s Progress” worked from a blackletter facsimile copy available through the Early English Books Online database to transcribe, encode, and edit this work using Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) guidelines. Please click on the title link below to access this edition published on the TAPAS (TEI Archiving, Publishing, and Access Service) website. 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 reherſe, And here do write his life in verſe, 5 For ſeeing Fryer Bacons Story, (In whom Oxford ſtill may glory) For want of better pen comes forth, Compos’d in Rymes of no great worth: I call’d my Muſe to task, and pend 10 Fauſtus life and death; and end. And when it cometh forth in print, If you like it not, the Devil’s in’t. Veni Vide Fuge. Come See and hate, Doctor Fauſtus wretched state.
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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 aſſiſt me now, for I intend To write the life & death, and fearful end Of Doctor Fauſtus, whoſe ill gotten name May well compare with Fryer Bacon’s Fame. Fauſtus, was born at Rhodes, which town doth lye 5 Within a Province of fair Germany; His father was a Husbandman, did live On what the earth to him did freely give; Yet be at Wittenberg an unkle had, Who took 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. But having once obtain’d that high degree, He ill deſerved it, as you ſhall ſee. 20 For A2r The Hiſtory of For now my pen doth tremble for to tell, Now 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 Inchantations; 5 With all the wicked helps of Conjurations, Leading 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; 10 That we thus ſeeing him ruled by the Devil, May pray to be deliver’d from all ſuch evil.
CHAP. II. How Doctor Fauſtus conjur’d up from out a Globe of fire, The ſpirit Mephoſtophiles, that came like to a Fryer. Now Fauſtus purpoſing alone to try, The power of this his Magick miſtery, He did repair unto a little Wood, And not far off from Wittenberg it ſtood; Where he did make a circle with his wand, 5 And thus with charms his ſpirit did command: Mephoſophiles I ſay, quickly riſe and come away: By Lucifer I charge thee here, that thou forthwith do appear. With A2v
Doctor John Fauſtus. With this a murmure in the wood was heard, That Doctor Fauſtus grew himself afeard; The mood with lightning ſeemed on a flame, And loudeſt thunder, terror did proclaim: Till Doctor Fauſtus in his Magick Robe 5 Looking about him, ſpy'd a fiery Globe: And at the laſt, from this ſame Globe of 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 (ſaies 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 cōſent, And back again then Doctor Fauſtus went.
CHAP. III. How Doctor Fauſtus made a Contract firm, not good, To ſerve the Devil, which he writ with his own blood. The time appointed, in a bluſstring day, The ſpirit came to him, and thus did ſay: I Mephoſophiles 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 you call me ſo. Fauſtus A3r The Hiſtory of Fauſtus here with ſome queſtions did propound, Which Mephoſtophiles did ſoon expound. At laſt the matter did begin to frame, And to theſe friendly articles they came: That Doctor Fauſtus ſhould a Spirit be, 5 Both in his outward ſhape and quality: That he ſhould be inviſible to all, And Mephoſtophiles ready at his call. And whatſoever he did once command, That he ſhould bring it quickly to his hand: 10 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 Spirit did for his maſter take, Theſe ſad conditions, which would even fear 15 A tender hearted Chriſstian for to hear; That Doctor Fauſtus while he now did live Himſelf to his Lord Lucifer ſhould give, And for to make the contract firm, not good, He did agree to write it with his blood; 20 Which in a ſawcer on the fire he ſet, He in the ſame his wicked blood did heat: And write therewith that he would alwayes be A foe unto all Chriſtianity. Theſe ſad conditions when that you do read, 25 I know that it will make your heart to bleed. Yet wretched Fauſtus made himſelf the band, And thereunto did ſet his deſperate hand: And to theſe covenants he gave conſent, Which after (though too late) he did repent: 30 But A3v
Doctor John Fauſtus. But being ſeal’d, he doth the ſame deliver To Mephoſtophiles, to keep it ever. Thus by degrees he added ſinne, to ſinne; 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 a 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 appear'd: And therefore Lucifer to increaſe his fear, In ugly ſhape to Fauſtus did appear, 10 With other of his black infernal rout, Who in an antick manner danc’d about. Here at poor Doctor Fauſtus was amaz’d, And yet upon their hideous forms he gaz’d: Thinking thoſe troops 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 Carry A4r The Hiſtory of Carrying a little bell within his hand, Was bound to be ſtill ready at command. But afterward when thoſe ſame years did end, Then Fauſtus ſhould on Lucifer attend. And now this fearfull ſuddain operation, 5 Did fill his heart with grief and contrition: But when that Lucifer perceiv’d his ſadneſs, He laughed out for very gladneſs. Fauſtus, ſayes he, I do now well perceive That you our first agreement would deceive; 10 Yet I would have you know it is in vain, For no repentance can you purge again. Beſides, you know (& therwith ſhew’d his band) That to theſe covenāts covenants you have ſet your hād hand . And for to make this Obligation good, 15 Your ſelf hath written it with your own blood: Be quiet then in mind and take your reſt, For thou ere long muſt be great Pluto’s gueſt: In the meantime to recreate thy leaſure, Sit down and I wil ſhow thee ſome new plea 20 So Fauſtus and the Devil together fate, (ſure: But ſtill he thought his company too hot. Then Lucifer did other Fiends command For to appear, who ſtraightway were at hand: Firſt came in Belial like to a Bear, 25 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 Afteroth of cole black hue, And after him a Serpents tail he drew. 30 Then A4v Doctor John Fauſtus. Then Chanigaſto lightly skipped in, Who was attired in a Hedgehogs skin, At laſt came Anobis like to a Dogge, And his body ſhaped like a Dogge: Theſe ugly Maskers did themſelves advance; 5 And in ſtrange meaſures did begin to dance. And as they did their ſeveral changes make, Their threatening forks 'gainſt Fauſtus they did As if they meant at him to run a Tilt, (ſhake; That Fauſtus thought his blood ſhould then be 10 Lucifer ſeeing Fauſtus this 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 conſort. But Fauſtus ſweating thought it was hot wea= 15 Being afraid to ſee them all together: (ther, And did intreat his Devilſhip that he Would ſend away his fearfull company: At which great Lucifer diſmiſs’d them all, Excepting ſeaven of the principal. 20 Now Fauſtus having gotten breath again, Did ask for Mephoſtophiles by name; Which having ſpoken as he did deſire, Came Mephoſtophiles like to a Fryer: Then Fauſtus to entreat his ſpirit begun, 25 That he would teach him (as himſelf had done) How to transform himſelf to any ſhape, Either of Dog, or Lion, Cat, or Ape. With this great Lucifer gave him a book, On which this Fauſtus did no ſooner look, 30 But A5r
The Hiſtory of But he to divers forms himſelf did change, And through a bundr. various ſhapes did rāge. 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, 5 To ſport himſelf great Lucifer began, And ſent a ſwarm of Bees to ſting fell Poor Fauſtus, that he thought himself in hell; And to his Spirit then he cry’d for woe, While Lucifer went laughing thence, Ho, Ho: 10 And having left tormented Fauſtus there, As ſoon as he was gone, the day grew clear: And ſweeteſt muſick was to him convay’d, Which cheared up his heart, though much diſ- (maid. 15
CHAP. V.
How Doctor Fauſtus was carried through the air, That he might view the world, the skie and planets fair.
As Fauſtus lay one day upon his bed, Whiles 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 certain̄ demōnſtrations, Judging of things as Authors were inclin'd But yet in knowledge all of them were blinde. And A5v Doctor John Fauſtus. And thus while in his bed he muſing lyes, A ſuddain 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 flye, and then a voice he heard, 5 Which bid him riſe, and not to be afeard; And he ſhould ſee the ſun 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 enfold: 10 And then unto the aiery region fire, And ſee the Meteors both cold and dire. Fauſtus at this ſame news was much refreſht, And thought himſelf in the diſcovery bleft; For thus the Devil at the firſt began, 15 When he with hope of knowledg tempted man. Fauſtus now whom Ambition did enflame, Did anſwer to the ſpirit back again; The wonders of the world I fain would ſee, Which if thou faithfully wilt them to me, I promiſe here that I will go with thee: 5 Which word once ſpoke, he did ſtraightway A wagon 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 5 To view the world and upper firmament; And as they thus did travel through the air, His Mephoſtophiles did to him repair; And A6r
The Hiſtory of And ſitting in the Chariot hard by him, To pleaſe his Maſter he this ſong did ſing. Come you Spirits mount upon your nimble wing, And your chiefeſt notes be ſure that you do ſing: While my Faustus here and I, 5 ſwiftly wander through the skie. We will travail over Mountains, over park, and over pale, Over Cities and high Steeples, over hill 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 ſuddain ſtorm they fear: While my Fauſtus here and I, 5 ſwiftly wander through the skie. Fauſtus thou ſhalt now be told, what thy ſelf didſt moſt deſire; How the Stars about are roll’d, ſome are lower, ſome are higher: All A6v Doctor John Fauſtus. All this ſhalt thou view, while I, wander with thee through the skie. The ſong thus done wch which Fauſtus pleaſed well He did intreat his Spirit now to tell, The ſeveral regions which they paſſed by; Which Mephoſtophiles did not deny: Yonder (ſayes he) you ſee on your left hand 5 Muſcovia, Ruſſia, and the Saxons Land: On the right hand, beſides us here doth lye, Europe, Aſia, the mid-land Sea, with Greece and Look yonder is the hot & torrid zone, (Hungary: And Charles Wain unto the ſea man known. 10 Yonder is Urſa Major, which is but the ſame With that which we call the Charles Wayn. Thus did he point him out each conſtellation, While Fauſtus ſtrucken was with admiration: And having ſhown him all the earth at laſt, 15 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 thereby to ſuch knowledge he did clime, That none was like to Fauſtus in his time. 20 And for Aſtrology he was the beſt: And in his art did far excel the reſt. CHAP. A7r
The Hiſtory of
CHAP. VI. How Doctor Fauſtus would, ſometime in a pleaſant vain, Shew many rare conceits, which did increaſe his fame. It chanced now that Fauſtus on a time Did happen with the Emperour to dine; Who did intreat that he his Art would ſhew That thereby he might Alexander hiem, In ſuch a ſhape as he did live on earth: 5 And furthermore for to increaſe his mirth, He did intreat him, that he would preſent His Paramour which bred his hearts content. Fauſtus having heard the Emperor, ſaid no more, But opened ſtraight the privy chamber dore, 10 And ſraightway in full figure there came forth Great Alexander of renowned worth: And after him his beauteous Paramour, Who made obeyſance to the Emperour; Who with kind ſalutatió thought to greet her, 15 But Fauſtus would not ſuffer him to meet her: And after through the dore by which they came They both of them did baniſh back again; Leading the Emperour who did commend Great Fauſtus skill, and called him his friend. 20 But you ſhall hear of Fauſtus tricks hereafter, Wch cannot choſe but move you unto laughter. This A7v Doctor John Fauſtus. This being done, upon another time When Doctor Fauſtus did to mirth incline: Walking among the Courtiers he did ſpye, 25 Whereas a Knight did at a Window lye, With his head out of the window, ſo that he Was falen faſt aſleep, which Fauſtus ſoon did leg And fitt a pair of Harrs-horns on his head So large, Acteon here was better ſpread; 30 But when the Knight did happen to awake, Seeing 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, 35 But with his horns he broke the pains of glaſs: And when the Emperour beheld this fight, He and the Courtiers laughed all outright; Untill that Fauſtus took his horns away, With which yͤ Emperor was pleas’d that day. 40 But not long after this ſame injur’d knight, Did purpoſe yͤ his wrongs he thus would right, That meeting Doctor Fauſtus on a plain He purpos’d he ſhould never goe home again; But then the Buſhes he did arm agen, 45 Which came upon the Knight like armed men 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 Country Fair. And A8r The Hiſtory of And having pac’d his horſe about a while, A chapman came to him which made him ſmile, And askt his price, which Fauſtus did unfold: And ſo his horſe for forty Dollers ſold: And charged him whatſoever did betide, 5 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 baniſh quite away, For he no more his Horſe or ſaddle ſaw, 10 But there was left upon a wad of Straw. The Horse-courſer went back unto his Inne, And to inquire for Fauſtus did begin; And finding him there ſleeping on a bed, He did begin to pluck him by the legg, 15 That he did pluck it off: then Faſutus 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. 20 It hapned Doctor Fauſtus on a day Met with a Clown that drove a load of Day; And asked him what he ſhould give in ſcoffe, That he might eat his belly full thereof: The Clown did tell him that he ſhould 5 For his 3 farthings eat then what he would. It was agreed, and Doctor Fauſtus ſet Himself to eat, and all his teeth did whet, That the poor clown was ſorty and did grutch To see that Fauſtus did eat up ſo much: 10 For A8v Doctor John Fausſtus. For Fauſtus did the Country-man ſo blind, He could not ſee the hay was left behind, And therefore did intreat him very fair, That Fauſtus would his load of hay yet ſpare: Hereat Fauſtus laughing went away, 5 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 when they their words had newly ſpokē He cōjur’d them all yͤ their mouths ſtood open; And thus 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 very light; And afterward he did intreat each gueſt, (Meaning thereby to break a merry jeſt) That they would take yͤ pains with him to go, 5 To a Wine-celler which he would them ſhow: They all conſented, and not long they ſtaid, To the Biſhops celler they were all convey'd: There B1r The Hiſtory of There Fauſtus and the Scholars merry were; But now the Butler put them in a fear; Who coming haſtily to draw ſome drink, And ſeeing them, did ſtraightway think They had been theeves, and ſo aloud did cry 5 For help, but Fauſtus ſtill'd him by and by; By the hair of the head he carry’d him, Who now with fear to tremble did begin, Untill unto a lopped tree he came, And there he left the Butler on the ſame; 10 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 mad mā that ſhould 15 Who had thus climbed on ſo high a tree: (be But when this news unto the Biſhop came, He did himſelf go out to ſee the ſame; And asked him how yͤ he was brought thither, The butler that with cold did quake & quiver, 20 Did anſwer, that he certain theeves had found, In his Wine cellar who were drinking round; And by the hair of the head they did him bring, And left him in that caſe they found him in: What ere they were (ſayes he) I do not know, 25 If they were devils, they like men did ſhow. But ’tis not here my purpoſe to recite, Do all the merry tricks of Fauſtus write; Yet B1v Doctor John Fauſtus. Yet ſome of them I have related here: But now his 24 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 yͤ 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 grew 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 come; He drew into a very penſive mood, And now his fault he plainly underſtood: 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 B2r
The Hiſtory of Now on the pains of Hell he firſt did think, The racks and tortures, chains, & filthy ſtink, Now Proſerpine would ſurely laugh to ſee His ſoul tormented in this miſery. Then he bethought him on the whips of ſteel, 5 Which he did know his body there ſhould feel, The more he thought, his thoughts increaſd his Wch Which made him ſtil unto himſelf cóplain. (pain While thus he ſpent his time in grief & fear, His Mephoſtophiles did to him appear; 10 And told him yͤ 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 hell15 That with yͤ infernal ſpirits he might dwell. When Fauſtus had heard this, he grew ſo ſad, That with his ſorrow he grew almoſt mad; He tumbled on his bed, all reſt he did deſpiſe, No quiet ſlumber ever clos’d his eyes. 20 But he was ſtill tormented in his mind, Sin went before, and torture came behind: Yet ſo it was, that on that very day, On which yͤ devil ſhould fetch him quite away, He ſent unto his friends intreating for his ſake 25 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 welcó as he could, when he himſelf did fall 30 Into B2v Doctor John Fauſtus. Into a ſudden dump, nor could he be Merry in their ſo beloved company. So calling them into another room, He did unfold to them his fearfull doom.
Doctor Fauſtus his Oration to his Friends and fellow Students. M y friends I muſt begin my ſad Oration, With a confeſſion of my Conjuration. Since all of you do know my firſt beginning, And how I grew ſtill worſe & worſe in ſinning, And unto Magick arts I was ſo bent, 5 I ſought all ways to further my intent. And leaving better ſtudies, did apply My ſelf unto that helliſh miſtery. Thus did I live twenty four years and more, Whoſe ſad expiring I muſt now deplore: 10 For ſo it is, to purchaſe my content, I to a heavy bargain did conſent: Which was, when 24 years once did end, (Which time in conjuration I did ſpend) The devil ſhould have my body and my ſoul, 15 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 fearfull end: 20 And now (my friends) this banquet I did make That I of you my laſt farewell might take; Deſiring B3r The Hiſtory of Deſiring pardon where I have offended, Since my laſt act of life cannot be mended; And for thoſe practiſes which I have wrought By conjuration, and thereby have brought My heavy ſoul to grief and ſad deſpair,  5 My life is written in a toriting fair, Which lies within my ſtudy: ſo that you May learn thereby ſuch courſes to eſchew. And if that I do you my counſell give, And uſe that little time I have to live,  10 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, 15 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 If any rumbling noiſe you chance to hear, 20 Be ſure you do not riſe out of your bed: But when that I to Pluto's court am fled, If that you finde my body the next day, Be ſure that you to earth do it convey: And ſo my friends I wiſh you all good reſt, 25 Pray go to bed, my ſoul is much oppreſt.(ſay, When as his friends had heard what he did They counſel’d him that he to God ſhould pray: But Fauſtus felt the weight ſo of his ſin That how to pray he knew not to begin: 30 At B3v Doctor John Fauſtus. 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 wakefull eyes they did attend, 35 Expecting ſtill to hear his fearfull end: At laſt between the hours of twelve & one, A wind did rice, the like was never known, It was ſo violent : which when they once did The Hoſt & students both began to fear. ( hear 40 For Doctor Fauſtus in the Hall did lye, When they might hear his fearfull 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 flye open, 45 And Fauſtus further cry’d, which being ſpoken, They heard no more; ſo that yͤ scholars ſaid, Now Doctor Fauſtus is to hell convey’d. The next day, when they came into yͤ Hall, They might behold a fearfull funerail: 50 His blood & brains were ſprinkled on yͤ ground And ſuch a ſight as might the ſight confound; Here lay his teeth, and there his eyes did lye, A ſpectacle of helliſh cruelty; ( mourn Which when his friends beheld they all did 55 And found his body on the dunghill 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. 60 FINIS. B4r

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The History of Doctor John Faustus; compliled in verse Encoder Justin Weitbrecht Tonino Sarandrea Abby Ballou Justin Boure Nick Ramirez Rachel Maher Julia Carolan Robert Coleman Liam Hilderbrand Colin O'Donnell Primary editor Kristen Abbott Bennett Kristen Bennett and Scott Hamlin 2018

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There is only one extant copy remaining of following anonymously written verse adaptation of Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus in the British Library. This text appears to have been at least somewhat popular as it was reprinted by an unknown publisher in 1696. Students in the Spring 2018 section of “A Rogue’s Progress” worked from a blackletter facsimile copy available through the Early English Books Online database to transcribe, encode, and edit this work using Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) guidelines. Please click on the title link below to access this edition published on the TAPAS (TEI Archiving, Publishing, and Access Service) website. 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 reherſe, And here do write his life in verſe, For ſeeing Fryer Bacons Story, (In whom Oxford ſtill may glory) For want of better pen comes forth, Compos’d in Rymes of no great worth: I call’d my Muſe to task, and pend Fauſtus life and death; and end. And when it cometh forth in print, If you like it not, the Devil’s in’t. Veni Vide Fuge. Come See and hate, Doctor Fauſtus wretched state.
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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 aſſiſt me now, for I intend To write the life & death, and fearful end Of Doctor Fauſtus, whoſe ill gotten name May well compare with Fryer Bacon’s Fame. Fauſtus, was born at Rhodes, which town doth lye Within a Province of fair Germany; His father was a Husbandman, did live On what the earth to him did freely give; Yet be at Wittenberg an unkle had, Who took 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. But having once obtain’d that high degree, He ill deſerved it, as you ſhall ſee. For A2r The Hiſtory of For now my pen doth tremble for to tell, Now 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 Inchantations; With all the wicked helps of Conjurations, Leading 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 deliver’d from all ſuch evil.
CHAP. II. How Doctor Fauſtus conjur’d up from out a Globe of fire, The ſpirit Mephoſtophiles, that came like to a Fryer. Now Fauſtus purpoſing alone to try, The power of this his Magick miſtery, He did repair unto a little Wood, And not far off from Wittenberg it ſtood; Where he did make a circle with his wand, And thus with charms his ſpirit did command: Mephoſophiles I ſay, quickly riſe and come away: By Lucifer I charge thee here, that thou forthwith do appear. With A2v
Doctor John Fauſtus. With this a murmure in the wood was heard, That Doctor Fauſtus grew himself afeard; The mood with lightning ſeemed on a flame, And loudeſt thunder, terror did proclaim: Till Doctor Fauſtus in his Magick Robe Looking about him, ſpy'd a fiery Globe: And at the laſt, from this ſame Globe of 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 (ſaies 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 cōſent, And back again then Doctor Fauſtus went.
CHAP. III. How Doctor Fauſtus made a Contract firm, not good, To ſerve the Devil, which he writ with his own blood. The time appointed, in a bluſstring day, The ſpirit came to him, and thus did ſay: I Mephoſophiles 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 you call me ſo. Fauſtus A3r The Hiſtory of Fauſtus here with ſome queſtions did propound, Which Mephoſtophiles did ſoon expound. 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 whatſoever 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 Spirit did for his maſter take, Theſe ſad conditions, which would even fear A tender hearted Chriſstian for to hear; That Doctor Fauſtus while he now did live Himſelf to his Lord Lucifer ſhould give, 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 write therewith that he would alwayes be A foe unto all Chriſtianity. Theſe ſad conditions when that you do read, I know that it will make your heart to bleed. Yet wretched Fauſtus made himſelf the band, And thereunto did ſet his deſperate hand: And to theſe covenants he gave conſent, Which after (though too late) he did repent: But A3v
Doctor John Fauſtus. But being ſeal’d, he doth the ſame deliver To Mephoſtophiles, to keep it ever. Thus by degrees he added ſinne, to ſinne; And now the practiſe he did firſt begin.
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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 a 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 appear'd: And therefore Lucifer to increaſe his fear, In ugly ſhape to Fauſtus did appear, With other of his black infernal rout, Who in an antick manner danc’d about. Here at poor Doctor Fauſtus was amaz’d, And yet upon their hideous forms he gaz’d: Thinking thoſe troops 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 Carry A4r The Hiſtory of Carrying a little bell within his hand, Was bound to be ſtill ready at command. But afterward when thoſe ſame years did end, Then Fauſtus ſhould on Lucifer attend. And now this fearfull ſuddain operation, Did fill his heart with grief and contrition: But when that Lucifer perceiv’d his ſadneſs, He laughed out for very gladneſs. Fauſtus, ſayes he, I do now well perceive That you our first agreement would deceive; Yet I would have you know it is in vain, For no repentance can you purge again. Beſides, you know (& therwith ſhew’d his band) That to theſe covenāts covenants you have ſet your hād hand . And for to make this Obligation good, Your ſelf hath written it with your own blood: Be quiet then in mind and take your reſt, For thou ere long muſt be great Pluto’s gueſt: In the meantime to recreate thy leaſure, Sit down and I wil ſhow thee ſome new plea So Fauſtus and the Devil together fate, (ſure: But ſtill he thought his company too hot. Then Lucifer did other Fiends command 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 Afteroth of cole black hue, And after him a Serpents tail he drew. Then A4v Doctor John Fauſtus. Then Chanigaſto lightly skipped in, Who was attired in a Hedgehogs skin, At laſt came Anobis like to a Dogge, And his body ſhaped like a Dogge: Theſe ugly Maskers did themſelves advance; And in ſtrange meaſures did begin to dance. And as they did their ſeveral changes make, Their threatening 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 this 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 conſort. But Fauſtus ſweating thought it was hot wea= Being afraid to ſee them all together: (ther, And did intreat his Devilſhip that he Would ſend away his fearfull company: At which great Lucifer diſmiſs’d them all, Excepting ſeaven of the principal. Now Fauſtus having gotten breath again, Did ask for Mephoſtophiles by name; Which having ſpoken as he did deſire, Came Mephoſtophiles like to a Fryer: Then Fauſtus to entreat his ſpirit begun, That he would teach him (as himſelf had done) How to transform himſelf to any ſhape, Either of Dog, or Lion, Cat, or Ape. With this great Lucifer gave him a book, On which this Fauſtus did no ſooner look, But A5r
The Hiſtory of But he to divers forms himſelf did change, And through a bundr. various ſhapes did rāge. 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 to ſting fell Poor Fauſtus, that he thought himself in hell; And to his Spirit then he cry’d for woe, 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 convay’d, Which cheared up his heart, though much diſ- (maid.
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How Doctor Fauſtus was carried through the air, That he might view the world, the skie and planets fair.
As Fauſtus lay one day upon his bed, Whiles 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 certain̄ demōnſtrations, Judging of things as Authors were inclin'd But yet in knowledge all of them were blinde. And A5v Doctor John Fauſtus. And thus while in his bed he muſing lyes, A ſuddain 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 flye, and then a voice he heard, Which bid him riſe, and not to be afeard; And he ſhould ſee the ſun 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 enfold: And then unto the aiery region fire, And ſee the Meteors both cold and dire. Fauſtus at this ſame news was much refreſht, And thought himſelf in the diſcovery bleft; For thus the Devil at the firſt began, When he with hope of knowledg tempted man. Fauſtus now whom Ambition did enflame, Did anſwer to the ſpirit back again; The wonders of the world I fain would ſee, Which if thou faithfully wilt them to me, I promiſe here that I will go with thee: Which word once ſpoke, he did ſtraightway A wagon 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 A6r
The Hiſtory of And ſitting in the Chariot hard by him, To pleaſe his Maſter he this ſong did ſing. Come you Spirits mount upon your nimble wing, And your chiefeſt notes be ſure that you do ſing: While my Faustus here and I, ſwiftly wander through the skie. We will travail over Mountains, over park, and over pale, Over Cities and high Steeples, over hill 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 ſuddain ſtorm they fear: While my Fauſtus here and I, ſwiftly wander through the skie. Fauſtus thou ſhalt now be told, what thy ſelf didſt moſt deſire; How the Stars about are roll’d, ſome are lower, ſome are higher: All A6v Doctor John Fauſtus. All this ſhalt thou view, while I, wander with thee through the skie. The ſong thus done wch which Fauſtus pleaſed well He did intreat his Spirit now to tell, The ſeveral regions which they paſſed by; Which Mephoſtophiles did not deny: Yonder (ſayes he) you ſee on your left hand Muſcovia, Ruſſia, and the Saxons Land: On the right hand, beſides us here doth lye, Europe, Aſia, the mid-land Sea, with Greece and Look yonder is the hot & torrid zone, (Hungary: And Charles Wain unto the ſea man known. Yonder is Urſa Major, which is but the ſame With that which we call the Charles Wayn. 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 thereby 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. A7r
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CHAP. VI. How Doctor Fauſtus would, ſometime in a pleaſant vain, Shew many rare conceits, which did increaſe his fame. It chanced now that Fauſtus on a time Did happen with the Emperour to dine; Who did intreat that he his Art would ſhew That thereby he might Alexander hiem, In ſuch a ſhape as he did live on earth: And furthermore for to increaſe his mirth, He did intreat him, that he would preſent His Paramour which bred his hearts content. Fauſtus having heard the Emperor, ſaid no more, But opened ſtraight the privy chamber dore, And ſraightway in full figure there came forth Great Alexander of renowned worth: And after him his beauteous Paramour, Who made obeyſance to the Emperour; Who with kind ſalutatió thought to greet her, But Fauſtus would not ſuffer him to meet her: And after through the dore by which they came They both of them did baniſh back again; Leading the Emperour who did commend Great Fauſtus skill, and called him his friend. But you ſhall hear of Fauſtus tricks hereafter, Wch cannot choſe but move you unto laughter. This A7v Doctor John Fauſtus. This being done, upon another time When Doctor Fauſtus did to mirth incline: Walking among the Courtiers he did ſpye, Whereas a Knight did at a Window lye, With his head out of the window, ſo that he Was falen faſt aſleep, which Fauſtus ſoon did leg And fitt a pair of Harrs-horns on his head So large, Acteon here was better ſpread; But when the Knight did happen to awake, Seeing 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 pains of glaſs: And when the Emperour beheld this fight, He and the Courtiers laughed all outright; Untill that Fauſtus took his horns away, With which yͤ Emperor was pleas’d that day. But not long after this ſame injur’d knight, Did purpoſe yͤ his wrongs he thus would right, That meeting Doctor Fauſtus on a plain He purpos’d he ſhould never goe home again; But then the Buſhes he did arm agen, Which came upon the Knight like armed men 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 Country Fair. And A8r The Hiſtory of And having pac’d his horſe about a while, A chapman came to him which made him ſmile, And askt his price, which Fauſtus did unfold: And ſo his horſe for forty Dollers 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 baniſh quite away, For he no more his Horſe or ſaddle ſaw, But there was left upon a wad of Straw. The Horse-courſer went back unto his Inne, And to inquire for Fauſtus did begin; And finding him there ſleeping on a bed, He did begin to pluck him by the legg, That he did pluck it off: then Faſutus 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 hapned Doctor Fauſtus on a day Met with a Clown that drove a load of Day; And asked him what he ſhould give in ſcoffe, That he might eat his belly full thereof: The Clown did tell him that he ſhould For his 3 farthings eat then what he would. It was agreed, and Doctor Fauſtus ſet Himself to eat, and all his teeth did whet, That the poor clown was ſorty and did grutch To see that Fauſtus did eat up ſo much: For A8v Doctor John Fausſtus. For Fauſtus did the Country-man ſo blind, He could not ſee the hay was left behind, And therefore did intreat him very fair, That Fauſtus would his load of hay yet ſpare: Hereat 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 when they their words had newly ſpokē He cōjur’d them all yͤ their mouths ſtood open; And thus 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 very light; And afterward he did intreat each gueſt, (Meaning thereby to break a merry jeſt) That they would take yͤ pains with him to go, To a Wine-celler which he would them ſhow: They all conſented, and not long they ſtaid, To the Biſhops celler they were all convey'd: There B1r The Hiſtory of There Fauſtus and the Scholars merry were; But now the Butler put them in a fear; Who coming haſtily to draw ſome drink, And ſeeing them, did ſtraightway think They had been theeves, 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 with fear to tremble did begin, Untill unto a lopped tree he came, And there he left 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 mad mā that ſhould Who had thus climbed on ſo high a tree: (be But when this news unto the Biſhop came, He did himſelf go out to ſee the ſame; And asked him how yͤ he was brought thither, The butler that with cold did quake & quiver, Did anſwer, that he certain theeves had found, In his Wine cellar who were drinking round; And by the hair of the head they did him bring, And left him in that caſe they found him in: What ere they were (ſayes he) I do not know, If they were devils, they like men did ſhow. But ’tis not here my purpoſe to recite, Do all the merry tricks of Fauſtus write; Yet B1v Doctor John Fauſtus. Yet ſome of them I have related here: But now his 24 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 yͤ 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 grew 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 come; He drew into a very penſive mood, And now his fault he plainly underſtood: 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 B2r
The Hiſtory of Now on the pains of Hell he firſt did think, The racks and tortures, chains, & filthy ſtink, Now Proſerpine would ſurely laugh to ſee His ſoul tormented in this miſery. Then he bethought him on the whips of ſteel, Which he did know his body there ſhould feel, The more he thought, his thoughts increaſd his Wch Which made him ſtil unto himſelf cóplain. (pain While thus he ſpent his time in grief & fear, His Mephoſtophiles did to him appear; And told him yͤ 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 yͤ infernal ſpirits he might dwell. When Fauſtus had heard this, he grew ſo ſad, That with his ſorrow he grew almoſt mad; He tumbled on his bed, all reſt he did deſpiſe, No quiet ſlumber ever clos’d his eyes. But he was ſtill tormented in his mind, Sin went before, and torture came behind: Yet ſo it was, that on that very day, On which yͤ devil ſhould 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 welcó as he could, when he himſelf did fall Into B2v Doctor John Fauſtus. Into a ſudden dump, nor could he be Merry in their ſo beloved company. So calling them into another room, He did unfold to them his fearfull doom.
Doctor Fauſtus his Oration to his Friends and fellow Students. M y friends I muſt begin my ſad Oration, With a confeſſion of my Conjuration. Since all of you do know my firſt beginning, And how I grew ſtill worſe & worſe in ſinning, And unto Magick arts I was ſo bent, I ſought all ways to further my intent. And leaving better ſtudies, did apply My ſelf unto that helliſh miſtery. Thus did I live twenty four years and more, Whoſe ſad expiring I muſt now deplore: For ſo it is, to purchaſe my content, I to a heavy bargain did conſent: Which was, when 24 years once did end, (Which time in conjuration I did ſpend) 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 fearfull end: And now (my friends) this banquet I did make That I of you my laſt farewell might take; Deſiring B3r The Hiſtory of Deſiring pardon where I have offended, Since my laſt act of life cannot be mended; And for thoſe practiſes which I have wrought By conjuration, and thereby have brought My heavy ſoul to grief and ſad deſpair, My life is written in a toriting fair, Which lies within my ſtudy: ſo that you May learn thereby ſuch courſes to eſchew. And if that I do you my counſell 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 If any rumbling noiſe you chance to hear, Be ſure you do not riſe out of your bed: But when that I to Pluto's court am fled, If that you finde my body the next 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.(ſay, When as his friends had heard what he did They counſel’d him that he to God ſhould pray: But Fauſtus felt the weight ſo of his ſin That how to pray he knew not to begin: At B3v Doctor John Fauſtus. 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 wakefull eyes they did attend, Expecting ſtill to hear his fearfull end: At laſt between the hours of twelve & one, A wind did rice, 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 lye, When they might hear his fearfull 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 flye open, And Fauſtus further cry’d, which being ſpoken, They heard no more; ſo that yͤ scholars ſaid, Now Doctor Fauſtus is to hell convey’d. The next day, when they came into yͤ Hall, They might behold a fearfull funerail: His blood & brains were ſprinkled on yͤ ground And ſuch a ſight as might the ſight confound; Here lay his teeth, and there his eyes did lye, A ſpectacle of helliſh cruelty; ( mourn Which when his friends beheld they all did And found his body on the dunghill 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. FINIS. B4r