(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.

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