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Lord and commander of these elements.
FAUST. How am I glutted with conceit of this! Shall I make spirits fetch me what I please?
Resolve me of all ambiguities?
Perform what desperate enterprise I will?
And search all corners of the new-found world,
Enter VALDES and CORNELIUS.
Come, German Valdes, and Cornelius,
And make me blest with your sage conference.
Know that your words have won me at the last
Both law and physic are for petty wits;
'Tis magic, magic, that hath ravish'd me.
Whose shadow made all Europe honour him.
VAL. [To Faust.] These books, thy wit, and our
Shall make all nations to canonize us.
As Indian Moors obey their Spanish lords,
Be always serviceable to us three:
Like lions shall they guard us when we please;
FAUST. As resolute am I in this
As thou to live, therefore object it not.
CORN. The miracles that magic will perform,
Edit. 1616, reads " huge."
Will make thee vow to study nothing else.
Enrich'd with tongues, well seen in minerals,
Then, tell me, Faustus, what shall we three want. FAUST. Nothing, Cornelius; O this cheers my soul!
Come show me some demonstrations magical,
VAL. Then haste thee to some solitary grove,
We will inform thee ere our conference cease.
VAL. First I'll instruct thee in the rudiments,
FAUST. Then come and dine with me, and after meat
We'll canvass every quidity thereof;
For ere I sleep I'll try what I can do ;
This night I'll conjure though I die therefore.
Enter two SCHOLARS.
1 SCHO. I wonder what's become of Faustus, that
To make our schools ring with sic probo.
2 SCHO. That shall we presently know; here comes his boy.
1 SCHO. How now, sirrah, where's thy master? WAG. God in heaven knows.
2 SCHо. Why dost not thou know then?
WAG. Yes, I know, but that follows not.
1 SCHO. Go to, sirrah, leave your jesting, and tell where he is.
WAG. That follows not by force of argument, which you, being licentiates, should stand upon; therefore acknowledge your error, and be attentive. 2 SCHо. Then you will not tell us?
WAG. You are deceived, for I will tell you, yet if you were not dunces you would never ask such a question; for is he not corpus naturale, and is not that mobile? then, wherefore should you ask me such a question? but that I am by nature phlegmatic, slow to wrath, and prone to lechery (to love I
would say), it were not for you to come within forty feet of the place of execution; although I do not doubt but to see you both hanged the next sessions. Thus having triumphed over you, I will set my countenance like a precisian, and begin to speak thus: Truly, my dear brethren, my master is within at dinner with Valdes and Cornelius, as this wine if it would speak could inform your worships; and so the Lord bless you, preserve you, and keep you, my dear brethren. [Exit. 1 SCHO. O Faustus! Then I fear that which I have long suspected,
That thou art fallen into the damned art,
For which they two are infamous through the world.
2 SCHо. Were he a stranger, not allied to me, The danger of his soul would make me mourn; But come, let us go and inform the rector,
may be his grave council may reclaim him.
1 SCHO. I fear me nothing will reclaim him now. 2 SCHо. Yet let us see what we can do.
Thunder. Enter LUCIFER and four DEVILS.
FAUST. Now that the gloomy shadow of the night,
Longing to view Orion's drizzling look,
Leaps from the antarctic world unto the sky,