Tragedy of Doctor Faustus

Tragedy of Doctor Faustus

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...the double cannons, forg'd of brass, Do match the number of the days, contain'd Within the compass of one complete year. Meph. Nay, stay, my Faustus: I know you'd see the Pope, . And take some part of holy Peter's feast, The which in state and high solemnity, This day is held through Rome and Italy, In honour of the Pope's triumphant victory. Faust. Sweet Mephistophilis, thou pleasest me. Whilst I am here on earth, let me be cloy'd With all things that delight the heart of man: My four-and-twenty years of liberty l'll spend in pleasure and in dalliance, That Faustus' name, whilst this bright frame doth stand, May be admir'd thorough the furthest land. Mepfi. 'Tis well said, Faustus. Come then, stand by me, And thou shalt see them come immediately. Faust. Nay, stay, my gentle Mephistophilis, And grant me my request, and then I go. Thou know'st, within the compass of eight days We view'd the face of heaven, of earth, and hell. So high our dragons soar-'d into the air, That, looking down, the earth appear'd to me No bigger than my hand in quantity. There did we view the kingdoms of the world, And what might please mine eye, I there beheld. Then in this show let me an actor be, That this proud Pope may F austus' cunning see. Meplz. Let it be so, my Faustus. But, first stay, And view their triumphs as they pass this way; And then devise what best contents thy mind, By cunning in thine art to cross the Pope, Or dash the pride of this solemnity; To make his monks and abbots stand like apes, And point like antics at his triple crown; To beat the beads about the friars' pates; Or clap huge horns upon the cardinals' heads; Or any villany thou canst...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 106.68 x 160.02 x 15.24mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236826396
  • 9781236826398