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EPILOGUE.

Enter CHORUS.:
CHORUS. Cut is the branch that might have grown full straight,
And burned is Apollo's laurel-bough,
That sometime grew within this learned man.
Faustus is gone: regard his hellish fall,
Whose fiendful fortune may exhort the wise,
Only to wonder at unlawful things,
Whose deepness doth entice such forward wits
To practise more than heavenly power permits.
[Exit.]
Terminat hora diem; terminat auctor opus.
<1> Carthagens] So 4tos 1616, 1624, (and compare 4to 1604,
p. 79).—2to 1631 "Carthagen."
<p. 79. (Doctor Faustus, from the quarto of 1604):
"Where Mars did mate the Carthaginians;">
<2> her] Old eds. "his."
<3> of] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "and."
<4> upon] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624<,> 1631<,> "on the."
<5> thousand] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "diuers."
<6> them] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "men."
<7> legatur] Old eds. "legatus."
<8> petty] I may notice that 4to 1604 has "pretty," which is
perhaps the right reading.
<9> &c.] So 4tos 1624, 1631.—Not in 4to 1616.
<10> circles, scenes, letters, and characters] So 4to 1604 (see
note ‡‡, p. 80).—The later 4tos "circles, letters, characters."
<Note ‡‡, from p. 80. (Doctor Faustus, from the quarto of 1604):
"scenes] "And sooner may a gulling weather-spie
By drawing forth heavens SCEANES tell certainly," &c.
Donne's FIRST SATYRE,—p. 327, ed. 1633.">
<11> gain] So 4tos 1624, 1631 (and so 4to 1604).—2to 1616 "get."
<12> these] See note §, p. 80.
<Note §, from p. 80. (Doctor Faustus, from the quarto of 1604):
"these elements] So again, "Within the bowels of THESE
elements," &c., <on> p. 87, first col,—"THESE" being
equivalent to THE. (Not unfrequently in our old writers
THESE is little more than redundant.)">
<13> enterprise] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "enterprises."
<14> make swift Rhine circle fair] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631,
"WITH swift Rhine circle ALL."
<15> silk] Old eds. "skill."
<16> blest] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "wise."
<17> Swarm] So 4tos 1624, 1631.—2to 1616 "Sworne."
<18> to] So 4to 1616.—Not in 4tos 1624, 1631.
<19> have] So 4tos 1624, 1631.—2to 1616 "has."
<20> shall they] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "they shall."
<21> huge] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "whole."
<22> stuffs] So 4tos 1624, 1631.—2to 1616 "stuff'd."
<23> renowm'd] So 4to 1616 (See note ||, p. 11).—2tos 1624,
1631, "renown'd."
<Note ||, from p. 11. (The First Part of Tamburlaine the
Great):
"renowmed] i.e. renowned.—So the 8vo.—The 4to "renowned."
—The form "RENOWMED" (Fr. RENOMME) occurs repeatedly
afterwards in this play, according to the 8vo. It is
occasionally found in writers posterior to Marlowe's
time. e.g.
"Of Constantines great towne RENOUM'D in vaine."
Verses to King James, prefixed to Lord Stirling's
MONARCHICKE TRAGEDIES, ed. 1607.">
<24> Albertus'] Old eds. "Albanus."
<25> that] So 4tos 1616, 1624.—2to 1631 "the."
<26> him] So 4to 1616.—Not in 4tos 1624, 1631.
<27> Enter Faustus] Old eds. "Thunder. Enter Lucifer and
4 deuils, Faustus to them with this speech,"—wrongly.
<28> her] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "his."
<29> erring] So 4tos 1624, 1631.—2to 1616 "euening."
<30> Mephistophilis Dragon, quod tumeraris] See note *, p. 83.
<Note *, from p. 83. (Doctor Faustus, from the quarto of 1604):
"surgat Mephistophilis, quod tumeraris] The later 4tos have
"surgat Mephistophilis DRAGON, quod tumeraris."—There is a
corruption here, which seems to defy emendation. For "quod
TUMERARIS," Mr. J. Crossley, of Manchester, would read
(rejecting the word "Dragon") "quod TU MANDARES" (the
construction being "quod tu mandares ut Mephistophilis
appareat et surgat"): but the "tu" does not agree with the
preceding "vos."—The Revd. J. Mitford proposes "surgat
Mephistophilis, per Dragon (or Dagon) quod NUMEN EST AERIS."">
<31> dicatus] So 4tos 1624, 1631.—2to 1616 "dicatis."
<32> came hither] So 4tos 1624, 1631.—2to 1616 "came NOW hether."
<33> speeches] So 4to 1604.—Not in the later 4tos.
<34> accidens] So 4tos 1624, 1631.—2to 1616 "accident."
<35> fell] So 4to 1604.—The later 4tos "liue."
<36> strike] So 4to 1631.—2tos 1616, 1624, "strikes."
<37> thorough] So 4to 1631.—2tos 1616, 1624, "through."
<38> Sirrah] So 4to 1616.—Not in 4tos 1624, 1631.
<39> save] So 4tos 1616, 1624.—2to 1631 "spare."
<40> again] So 4tos 1624, 1631.—Not in 4to 1616.
<41> or] Old eds. "for."
<42> vestigiis nostris] Old eds. "vestigias nostras."
<43> backward] So 4to 1616 (and so 4to 1604).—2tos 1624, 1631,
"backe."
<44> Why] So 4to 1616 (and so 4to 1604).—Not in 4tos 1624, 1631.
<45> that famous] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "that MOST famous."
<46> of] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "be."
<47> men] So 4tos 1624, 1631 (and so 4to 1604).—2to 1616 "them."
<48> Mephistophile] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "Mephostophilis."
<49> thee] So 4to 1604.—The later 4tos "him."
<50> thine] So 4tos 1624, 1631.—2to 1616 "thy."
<51> And] So 4to 1616.—Not in 4tos 1624, 1631.
<52> my] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "thy."
<53> Is it] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "It is."
<54> soul] So 4to 1616.—Not in 4tos 1624, 1631.
<55> an] So 4tos 1616, 1631.—Not in 4to 1624.
<56> should] So 4tos 1616, 1624.—2to 1631 "shall."
<57> God] So 4to 1604.—The later 4tos "heauen."
<58> this scroll] So 4to 1616.—Not in 4tos 1624, 1631.
<59> he desires] Not in the 4tos. See note ‡, p. 86.
<Note ‡, from p. 86. (Doctor Faustus, from the quarto of 1604):
"he desires] Not in any of the four 4tos. In the tract just
cited, <i.e. THE HISTORY OF DOCTOR FAUSTUS, ed. 1648.> the
"3d Article" stands thus,—"That Mephostophiles should bring
him any thing, and doe for him whatsoever." Sig. A 4, ed.
1648. A later ed. adds "he desired." Marlowe, no doubt,
followed some edition of the HISTORY in which these words,
or something equivalent to them, had been omitted by mistake.
(2to 1661, which I consider as of no authority, has "he
requireth.")">
<60> and] So 4tos 1624, 1631.—Not in 4to 1616.
<61> with] So 4to 1604.—Not in the later 4tos.
<62> the] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "that."
<63> are] So 4tos 1624, 1631.—2to 1616 "is."
<64> hell's a fable] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "hell's a
MEERE fable."
<65> thine] So 4tos 1616, 1624.—2to 1631 "thy."
<66> thy] So 4tos 1616, 1631.—2to 1624 "thine."
<67> was] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "were."
<68> harness] i.e. armour.
<69> This will I keep as chary as my life.
[Exeunt.]
Enter FAUSTUS, in his study, and MEPHISTOPHILIS.
FAUSTUS. When I behold the heavens, &c.]
Old eds. (that is, 4tos 1616, 1624, 1631) thus;
"This will I keepe, as chary as my life.
[Exeunt.]
Enter WAGNER solus.:
WAGNER. Learned Faustus
To know the secrets of Astronomy
Grauen in the booke of Joues high firmament,
Did mount himselfe to scale Olympus top,
Being seated in a chariot burning bright,
Drawne by the strength of yoaky[2to 1624 "yoaked"]Dragons necks,
He now is gone to proue Cosmography,
And as I gesse will first arriue at Rome,
To see the Pope and manner of his Court;
And take some part of holy Peters feast,
That to[2tos 1624, 1631, "on"]this day is highly solemnized.
Exit WAGNER.
Enter FAUSTUS in his Study, and MEPHISTOPHILIS.
FAUSTUS. When I behold the heauens," &c.
The lines which I have here omitted belong to a subsequent part
of the play, where they will be found with considerable additions,
and are rightly assigned to the CHORUS. (As given in the present
place by the 4tos 1616, 1624, 1631, these lines exhibit the text
of the earlier FAUSTUS; see p. 90, sec. col.) It would seem that
something was intended to intervene here between the exit of Faustus
and Mephistophilis, and their re-appearance on the stage: compare,
however, the preceding play, p. 88, first col.
<p. 90, sec. col. (Doctor Faustus, from the quarto of 1604):
"FAUSTUS. Great thanks, mighty Lucifer!
This will I keep as chary as my life.
LUCIFER. Farewell, Faustus, and think on the devil.
FAUSTUS. Farewell, great Lucifer.
[Exeunt LUCIFER and BELZEBUB.]
Come, Mephistophilis.
[Exeunt.]
Enter CHORUS.:
CHORUS. Learned Faustus,
To know the secrets of astronomy
Graven in the book of Jove's high firmament,
Did mount himself to scale Olympus' top,
Being seated in a chariot burning bright,
Drawn by the strength of yoky dragons' necks.
He now is gone to prove cosmography,
And, as I guess, will first arrive at Rome,
To see the Pope and manner of his court,
And take some part of holy Peter's feast,
That to this day is highly solemniz'd.
[Exit.]
Enter FAUSTUS and MEPHISTOPHILIS.:
FAUSTUS. Having now, my good Mephistophilis,
Pass'd with delight the stately town of Trier," etc.>
<p. 88, first col. (Doctor Faustus, from the quarto of 1604):>
<This part of the play does not have any relevance to characters
leaving the stage and re-entering.>
<Perhaps the editor meant p. 93, first column.>
<p. 93, first col. (Doctor Faustus, from the quarto of 1604):
"RALPH. O, brave, Robin! shall I have Nan Spit, and to mine
own use? On that condition I'll feed thy devil with horse-
bread as long as he lives, of free cost.
ROBIN. No more, sweet Ralph: let's go and make clean our
boots, which lie foul upon our hands, and then to our conjuring
in the devil's name.
[Exeunt.]
Enter ROBIN and RALPH with a silver goblet.:
ROBIN. Come, Ralph: did not I tell thee, we were for ever
made by this Doctor Faustus' book? ecce, signum! here's a
simple purchase for horse-keepers: our horses shall eat
no hay as long as this lasts.
RALPH. But, Robin, here comes the Vintner.">
<70> thine] So 4tos 1616, 1624.—2to 1631 "thy."
<71> is] So 4to 1616.—Not in 4tos 1624, 1631.
<72> breathes] So 4tos 1624, 1631.—2to 1616 "breathe."
<73> ears] So 4tos 1616, 1631.—2to 1624 "eare."
<74> this I] So 4tos 1616, 1631.—2to 1624 "this TIME I."
<75> termine] I may notice that 4to 1604 (see p. 88, sec. col.)
has "terminine," which at least is better for the metre.
<p. 88, second column, (Doctor Faustus, from the quarto of 1604):
"Whose terminine is term'd the world's wide pole;">
<76> erring] So 4to 1604.—The later 4tos "euening."
<77> motion] So 4tos 1616, 1631.—2to 1624 "motions."
<78> Ay] So 4to 1616.—Not in 4tos 1624, 1631.
<79> and] So 4to 1631.—Not in 4tos 1616, 1624.
<80> the] So 4tos 1616, 1631.—Not in 4to 1624.
<81> lips] So 4to 1604.—Not in the later 4tos.
<82> and ever since have run] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631,
"and HAUE EUER SINCE run."
<83> this] So 4to 1604.—The later 4tos "these."
<84> come] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "came."
<85> I] So 4tos 1624, 1631.—2to 1616 "I I."
<86> L] Old eds. "Lechery." See note †, p. 90.
<Note †, from p. 90. (Doctor Faustus, from the quarto of 1604):
"L.] All the 4tos "Lechery."—Here I have made the alteration
recommended by Mr. Collier in his Preface to COLERIDGE'S
SEVEN LECTURES ON SHAKESPEARE AND MILTON, p. cviii.">
<87> Tut] So 4to 1604.—The later 4tos "But."
<88> Robin] Old eds. "the Clowne" (and so frequently afterwards):
but he is evidently a distinct person from the "Clown," Wagner's
attendant, who has previously appeared (see p. 111). Most probably
the parts of the Clown and Robin were played by the same actor;
and hence the confusion in the old eds.
<P. 111. (this play):
"Enter WAGNER and CLOWN.
WAGNER. Come hither, sirrah boy." etc.>
<89> faith] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631 "i'faith." (And so
afterwards in this scene.)
<90> not tell] So 4to 1616.—Not in 4tos 1624, 1631.
<91> as fair a] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "a faire."
<92> need'st] So 4tos 1616, 1624.—2to 1631 "needs."
<93> hold, belly, hold] Compare Florio's DICT., 1611; "IOSA,
GOOD STORE, hold-bellie-hold."
<94> Prithee] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "I prithee."
<95> him] So 4tos 1616, 1624.—Not in 4to 1631.
<96> He views] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "To view."
<97> with this] So 4tos 1616, 1631.—2to 1624 "with HIS." This
passage is sufficiently obscure.
<98> round] So 4to 1616.—Not in 4tos 1624, 1631.
<99> Rhine] So 4tos 1624, 1631.—2to 1616 "Rhines."
<100> up to] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "vnto."
<101> Quarter the town in four equivalents] So 4to 1604.—Not
in the later 4tos.
<102> Thorough] so 4to 1631.—2tos 1616, 1624, "Through."
<103> rest] So 4to 1604.—The later 4tos "East."
<104> me] So 4tos 1616, 1631.—Not in 4to 1624.
<105> us] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "you."
<106> through] So 4tos 1616, 1624.—2to 1631 "thorow."
<107> Ponte] Old eds. "Ponto."
<108> match] So 4tos 1624, 1631.—2to 1616 "watch."
<109> the] so 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "those."
<110> in state and] So 4tos 1624, 1631.—2to 1616 "this day with."
<111> whilst] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "while."
<112> thorough] So 4to 1631.—2tos 1616, 1624, "through."
<113> my] Qy. "one"?
<114> cunning] So 4tos 1624, 1631.—2to 1616 "comming." (And so
in the fourth line of the next speech.)
<115> this] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "his."
<116> at] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "to."
<117> it] So 4to 1616.—Not in 4tos 1624, 1631.
<118> And smite with death thy hated enterprise] So 4to 1616.
—Not in 4tos 1624, 1631.
<119> our] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "the."
<120> this] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "the."
<121> have right] So 4tos 1624, 1631.—2to 1616 "haue SOME right."
<122> shall] So 4tos 1624, 1631.—2to 1616 "shalt."
<123> hath] So 4tos 1624, 1631.—2to 1616 "haue."
<124> synod] Qy. "HOLY synod"?
<125> Ponte] Old eds. "Ponto."
<126> his] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "this."
<127> Sennet] Old eds. "Senit" and "Sonet". See note ||, p. 91.
<Note ||, from p. 91. (Doctor Faustus, from the quarto of 1604):
"Sonnet] Variously written, SENNET, SIGNET, SIGNATE, &c.—A
particular set of notes on the trumpet, or cornet, different
from a flourish. See Nares's GLOSS. in V. SENNET.">
<128> be] So 4tos 1616, 1624.—2to 1631 "are."
<129> them to] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "them FORTH to."
<130> Archbishop.] Old eds. "Bish." and "Bishop" (and so afterwards).
<131> you] So 4tos 1616, 1631.—Not in 4to 1624.
<132> beholding] So 4to 1616 (see note †, p. 98).—2tos 1624,
1631, "beholden."
<Note †, from p. 98. (Doctor Faustus, from the quarto of 1604):
"beholding] i.e. beholden.">
<133> such] So 4tos 1616, 1631.—2to 1624 "this."
<134> it] So 4to 1616.—Not in 4tos 1624, 1631.
<135> his] So 4tos 1624, 1631.—2to 1616 "this."
<136> struck] Here the old eds. have "stroke" and "strooke:"
but in the next clause they all agree in having "strucke."
<137> on] So 4tos 1624, 1631.—Not in 4to 1616.
<138> same] So 4tos 1616, 1624.—Not in 4to 1631.
<139> at the hard heels] The modern editors, ignorant of the old
phraseology, thought that they corrected this passage in printing
"hard at the heels."
<140> Vintner] So all the old eds.; and presently Robin addresses
this person as "vintner:" yet Dick has just spoken of him as "the
Vintner's boy." See note ||, p. 93.
<Note ||, from p. 93. (Doctor Faustus, from the quarto of 1604):
"Drawer] There is an inconsistency here: the Vintner cannot
properly be addressed as "Drawer." The later 4tos are also
inconsistent in the corresponding passage: Dick says, "THE
VINTNER'S BOY follows us at the hard heels," and immediately
the "VINTNER" enters.">
<141> your] So 4tos 1616, 1631.—Not in 4to 1624.
<142> much] Equivalent to—by no means, not at all. This ironical
exclamation is very common in our old dramatists. (Mr. Hunter,
—NEW ILLUST. OF SHAKESPEARE, ii. 56,—explains it very differently.)
<143> By lady] i.e. By our Lady.
<144> to] So 4tos 1616, 1624.—Not in 4to 1631.
<145> tester] i.e. sixpence.
<146> the state] i.e. the raised chair or throne, with a canopy.
<147> perfect] So 4tos 1624, 1631.—2to 1616 "warlike."
<148> rouse] i.e. bumper.
<149> a] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "ten."
<150> a] So 4tos 1616, 1624.—2to 1631 "the."
<151> renowm'd] Old eds. "renown'd"; but earlier, p. 109, first
col., 4to 1616 has "renowm'd": <see note 23> and see note ||, p. 11.
<Note ||, from p. 11. (The First Part of Tamburlaine the
Great):
"renowmed] i.e. renowned.—So the 8vo.—The 4to "renowned."
—The form "RENOWMED" (Fr. RENOMME) occurs repeatedly
afterwards in this play, according to the 8vo. It is
occasionally found in writers posterior to Marlowe's
time. e.g.
"Of Constantines great towne RENOUM'D in vaine."
Verses to King James, prefixed to Lord Stirling's
MONARCHICKE TRAGEDIES, ed. 1607.">
<152> through] So 4tos 1616, 1624.—2to 1631 "thorow."
<153> These] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "Those."
<154> through] So 4tos 1616, 1624.—2to 1631 "thorow."
<155> a] So 4tos 1624, 1631.—Not in 4to 1616.
<156> this] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "the."
<157> demand] So 4tos 1616, 1631.—2to 1624 "demands."
<158> door] So 4tos 1624, 1631.—Not in 4to 1616.
<159> state] See note §, p. 122.<i.e. note 146>—So 4tos 1616,
1631.—2to 1624 "seat."
<160> These] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "They."
<161> renowmed] Old eds. "renowned." See note ‡, p. 123.
<i.e. note 151>
<162> thoughts] So 4tos 1616, 1631.—2to 1624 "thought."
<163> whilst] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "while."
<164> I gain'd] So 4tos 1616, 1631.—2to 1624 "I HAD gain'd."
<165> at window] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "at THE window."
<166> is] So 4tos 1624, 1631.—Not in 4to 1616.
<167> this is] So 4to 1624 (and rightly, as the next line
proves).—2tos 1616, 1631, "is this."
<168> As] So 4to 1616.—2to 1624 "That."—2to 1631 "And."
<169> Belimoth....Asteroth] Old eds. here "Belimote (and "Belimot")
....Asterote": but see p. 126, first col.
<P. 126. (this play):
"But wherefore do I dally my revenge?—
Asteroth, Belimoth, Mephistophilis?">
<170> has] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "hath."
<171> horns] So 4tos 1616, 1631.—2to 1624 "horne."
<172> sir] So 4tos 1616, 1631.—Not in 4to 1624.
<173> of] i.e. on.
<174> sway] So 4tos 1616, 1631.—2to 1624 "stay."
<175> this attempt against the conjurer] See note, * p. 95.
<Note *, from p. 95. (Doctor Faustus, from the quarto of 1604):
"Mephistophilis, transform him straight] According to THE
HISTORY OF DR. FAUSTUS, the knight was not present during
Faustus's "conference" with the Emperor; nor did he offer
the doctor any insult by doubting his skill in magic. We
are there told that Faustus happening to see the knight
asleep, "leaning out of a window of the great hall," fixed
a huge pair of hart's horns on his head; "and, as the knight
awaked, thinking to pull in his head, he hit his hornes
against the glasse, that the panes thereof flew about his
eares: thinke here how this good gentleman was vexed, for
he could neither get backward nor forward." After the emperor
and the courtiers, to their great amusement, had beheld the
poor knight in this condition, Faustus removed the horns.
When Faustus, having taken leave of the emperor, was a league
and a half from the city, he was attacked in a wood by the
knight and some of his companions: they were in armour, and
mounted on fair palfreys; but the doctor quickly overcame
them by turning all the bushes into horsemen, and "so
charmed them, that every one, knight and other, for the
space of a whole moneth, did weare a paire of goates
hornes on their browes, and every palfry a paire of oxe
hornes on his head; and this was their penance appointed
by Faustus." A second attempt of the knight to revenge
himself on Faustus proved equally unsuccessful. Sigs. G 2,
I 3, ed. 1648.">
<176> that] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "the."
<177> my] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "thy."
<178> that] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "the."
<179> an] So 4to 1616.—Not in 4tos 1624, 1631.
<180> boldly] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "brauely."
<181> heart's] So 4tos 1624, 1631.—2to 1616 "heart."
<182> that] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "the."
<183> the] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "that."
<184> now] so 4to 1616.—Not in 4tos 1624, 1631.
<185> art] Old eds. "heart" (which, after all, may be right).
<186> there] So 4tos 1624, 1631.—2to 1616 "here."
<187> his] So 4tos 1624, 1631.—Not in 3to<sic> 1616.
<188> pull] So 4tos 1624, 1631.—2to 1616 "put."
<189> all] Old eds. "call."
<190> through] So 4tos 1616, 1624.—2to 1631 "thorow."
<191> Amongst] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "Among."
<192> Enter the ambushed Soldiers] Here (though it seems that
Faustus does not quit the stage) a change of scene is supposed.
<193> these] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "the."
<194> the door] i.e. the stage-door,—the writer here addressing
himself to THE ACTOR only, for the scene lies in a wood.
<195> Zounds] So 4tos 1624, 1631.—2to 1616, "Zons."
<196> all are] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "are all."
<197> these] So 4tos 1624, 1631.—2to 1616 "this."
<198> escape] So 4tos 1616, 1631.—2to 1624 "scape."
<199> has] So 4tos 1616, 1624.—2to 1631 "hath."
<200> you] So 4to 1616.—Not in 4tos 1624, 1631.
<201> guess] A corruption of guests (very frequent in our early
dramatists) which occurs again at p. 130. first col. So 4to
1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "guests." <See note 226.>
<202> thou] So 4to 1616.—Not in 4tos 1624, 1631.
<203> now] So 4to 1616.—Not in 4tos 1624, 1631.
<204> sir] Qy. "sirs"? but see the next speech of the Carter,
and the next speech but one of the Horse-courser, who, in his
narrative, uses both "sirs" and "sir."
<205> As I was going to Wittenberg, t'other day, &c.] See THE
HISTORY OF DOCTOR FAUSTUS, Chap. xxxv,—"How Doctor Faustus eat
a load of hay."—The Carter does not appear in the earlier play.
<206> my] So 4to 1616.—Not in 4tos 1624, 1631.
<207> cursen] i.e. christened.
<208> some quality] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "some RARE
quality."
<209> rid] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "ride."
<210> that enchanted castle in the air] This is not mentioned in
the earlier play: but see THE HISTORY OF DOCTOR FAUSTUS, Chap xl,
—"How Doctor Faustus through his charmes made a great Castle in
presence of the Duke of Anholt."
<211> delighted] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "delighteth."
<212> it pleaseth] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "it HATH PLEASED."
<213> come] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "came."
<214> these ripe grapes] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "these
grapes."
<215> The Clowns bounce, &c] 2to 1616 "The CLOWNE bounce." 2tos
1624, 1631, "The CLOWNE BOUNCETH." (In the next stage-direction
all the 4tos have "THEY knock again," &c.)
<216> for] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "to."
<217> pardons] So 4tos 1616, 1631.—2to 1624 "pardon."
<218> me] So 4to 1616.—Not in 4tos 1624, 1631.
<219> spake] So 4tos 1616, 1631.—2to 1624 "spoke."
<220> Dost hear him] So 4to 1616.—2to 1624 "dost THOU heare ME."
2to 1631 "dost THOU heare him."
<221> him] So 4tos 1624, 1631.—Not in 4to 1616.
<222> you] So 4tos 1624, 1631.—Not in 4to 1616 (but compare the
Carter's next speech).
<223> I] So 4to 1616.—Not in 4tos 1624, 1631.
<224> not I] So 4tos 1616, 1631.—2to 1624 "I not."
<225> Ha'] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "Haue."
<226> guess] See note §, p. 127. <i.e. note 201> So 4to 1616.
—2tos 1624, 1631, "guests."
<227> beholding] So 4tos 1616, 1624, (see note †, p. 98).—2to
1631 "beholden."
<Note †, from p. 98. (Doctor Faustus, from the quarto of 1604):
"beholding] i.e. beholden.">
<228> sport] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "sports."
<229> I think my master, &c.] The alterations which this speech
has undergone will hardly admit of its arrangement as verse:
compare the earlier play, p. 98, first col.
<p. 98, first col. (Doctor Faustus, from the quarto of 1604):
"Enter WAGNER.
WAGNER. I think my master means to die shortly,
For he hath given to me all his goods:
And yet, methinks, if that death were near,
He would not banquet, and carouse, and swill
Amongst the students, as even now he doth,
Who are at supper with such belly-cheer
As Wagner ne'er beheld in all his life.
See, where they come! belike the feast is ended.
[Exit.] ">
<230> goods] So 4tos 1616, 1631.—2to 1624 "good."
<231> ne'er] so 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "neuer."
<232> ended] so 4tos 1624, 1631, (and so 4to 1604).—2to 1616 "done."
<233> war] Old eds. "warres."
<234> wit] So 4tos 1616, 1624.—2to 1631 "will."
<235> Or envy of thee] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "Or OF enuie
TO thee."
<236> MEPHIST.] This and the next prefix are omitted in the old
eds.
<237> torments] So 4tos 1624, 1631 (and so 4to 1604).—2to 1616
"torment."
<238> I may afflict] So 4to 1616.—2to 1624 "I afflict."—2to
1631 "I CAN afflict."
<239> clean] So 4to 1604.—The later 4tos "clear."
<240> oath] So 4to 1604.—The later 4tos "vow."
<241> evening] So 4to 1604.—The later 4tos "euenings."
<242> azur'd] So 4to 1624 (a reading which I prefer only because
it is also that of 4to 1604.)—2tos 1616, 1631, "azure."
<243> shalt] See note *, p. 100.
<Note *, from p. 100. (Doctor Faustus, from the quarto of 1604):
"shalt] So all the 4tos; and so I believe Marlowe wrote,
though the grammar requires "shall."">
<244> his] So 4tos 1616, 1631.—Not in 4to 1624.
<245> Gramercy] So 4tos 1624, 1631.—2to 1616 "Gramercies."
<246> sir] So 4tos 1616, 1624.—Not in 4to 1631.
<247> of deadly] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "of A deadly."
<248> me] So 4tos 1624, 1631.—Not in 4to 1616.
<249> never] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "nere."
<250> 'tis] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "IT is."
<251> And led thine eye] A portion of this line has evidently
dropt out.
<252> Exit] It seems doubtful whether Lucifer and Belzebub should
also make their exeunt here, or whether they remain to witness
the catastrophe: see p. 132, first col.
<P. 132, first column. (this play):
"MEPHIST. And, this gloomy night,
Here, in this room, will wretched Faustus be.
BELZEBUB. And here we'll stay,
To mark him how he doth demean himself." etc.>
<253> hell-pains] So 4tos 1624, 1631.—2to 1616 "HELS paines."
<254> sit] So 4tos 1624, 1631.—2to 1616 "set."
<255> are open] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "IS READIE."
<256> boil] So 4tos 1624, 1631.—2to 1616 "BROYLE."
<257> See, where Christ's blood streams in the firmament] So 4tos
1624, 1631.—Not in 4to 1616.
<258> an] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "and."
<259> hath] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "haue."
<260> yon] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "your."
<261> you, &c.] See note *, p. 101.
<Note *, from p. 101. (Doctor Faustus, from the quarto of 1604):
"That, when you, &c.] So all the old eds.; and it is certain
that awkward changes of person are sometimes found in passages
of our early poets: but qy.,—
"That, when THEY vomit forth into the air,
My limbs may issue from THEIR smoky mouths," &c.?">
<262> 0, if, &c.] 2to 1604, in the corresponding passage, has
"Oh, GOD, if," &c. (see p. 101, sec. col.), and that reading
seems necessary for the sense.
<P. 101, sec. col. (Doctor Faustus, from the quarto of 1604):
"Ah, half the hour is past! 'twill all be past anon
O God,
If thou wilt not have mercy on my soul,
Yet for Christ's sake, whose blood hath ransom'd me,
Impose some end to my incessant pain;" etc.>
<263> at last] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "at THE last."
<264> Enter Scholars] Here, of course, a change of scene is
supposed. (This is not in the earlier play.)
<265> heaven] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "heauens."
<266> devils . . . . have] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631,
"DIUELL . . . . HATH."
<267> self] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "same."<267> self] So 4to 1616.—2tos 1624, 1631, "same."
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