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THE LAST HOUR OF FAUSTUS.

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ACT V., SCENE 4. E. Ang. Now, Faustus, let thine eyes with horror

[Hell is discovered.
Into that vast perpetual torture-house :
There are the Furies tossing damned souls
Ou burning forks; there bodies boil in lead ;
There are live quarters broiling on the coals,
That ne'er can die ; this ever-burning chair
Is for o'er-tortur'd souls to rest them

in ;
These that are fed with sops of flaming fire,
Were gluttons, and lov'd only delicates,
And laugh'd to see the poor starve at their gates :
But yet all these are nothing; thou shalt see
Ten thousand tortures that more horrid be.

Faust. O, I have seen enough to torture me !
E. Ang. Nay, thou must feel them, taste the smart

of all :
He that loves pleasure must for pleasure fall:
And so I leave thee, Faustus, till anon ;
Then wilt thou tumble in confusion.

[Exit. Hell disappears. -The clock strikes eleven.
Faust. O Faustus,
Now hast thou but one bare hour to live,
And then thou must be damn'd perpetually!
Stand still, you ever-moving spheres of heaven,
That time may cease, and midnight never come ;
Fair Nature's eye, rise, rise again, and make
Perpetual day; or let this hour be but
A year, a munth, a week, a natural day,
That Faustus may repent and save his soul !
O lente, lente currite, noctis equi!

The stars move still, time runs, the clock will strike,
The devil will come, and Faustus will be damn'd.
O, I'll leap up to heaven !—Who pulls me down ! —
See, where Christ's blood streams in the firmament !
One drop of blood will save me: O my Christ!-
Rend not my heart for naming of my Christ;
Yet will I call on him : 0, spare me, Lucifer !
Where is it now? 'tis gone ;
And, see, a threatening arm, an angry brow !
Mountains and hills, come, come, and fall on me,
And hide me from the heavy wrath of heaven !
No!
Then will I headlong run into the earth :
Gape, earth! O, no, it will not harbour me !
You stars that reign'd at my nativity,
Whose influence hath allotted death and hell,
Now draw up Faustus, like a foggy mist,
Into the entrails of yon labouring cloud[s],
That, when you vonit forth into the air,
My limbs may issue from your sinoky mouths;
But let my soul mount and ascend to heaven!

[The clock strikes the half-hour.
O, half the hour is past ! 'twill all be past anon.
O, if my soul must suffer for my sin,
Impose some end to my incessant pain ;
Let Faustus live in hell a thousand years,
A hundred thousand, and at last be sav'd!
No end is limited to damnèl souls.
Why wert thou not a creature wanting soul !
Or why is this immortal that thou bast?
O, Pythagoras' metem psychosis, were that true,
This soul should fly from me, and I be chang'd
Into some brutish beast ! all beasts are happy,
For, when they die,

Their souls are soon dissolu'd in elements :
But mine must live still to be plagu'd iu hell.
Curs'd be the parents that engender'd mo !
No, Faustus, curse thyself, curse Lucifer
That hath depriv'd thee of the joys of heaven.

[The clock strikes twelve.
It strikes, it strikes ! Now, body, turn to air,
Or Lucifer will bear thee quick to hell !
O soul, be chang'd into small water-drops,

[Thunder. Enter Devils. And fall into the ocean, ne'er be found ! 0, mercy, heaven ! look not so fierce on me! Adders and serpents, let me breathe a while ! Ugly hell, gape not ! come not, Lucifer ! I'll burn my books !-O Mephistophilis !

[ Exeunt Devils with Faustus.

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ACT I., SCENE 1. Bara. So that of thus much that return was made ; And of the third part of the Persian ships There was the venture summ'd and satisfied. As for those Samnites, and the men of Uz, That bought my Spanish oils and wines of Greece, Here have I purs'd their paltry silverlings. Fie, what a trouble 'tis to count this trash! Well fare the Arabians, who so richly pay The things they traffic for with wedge of gold, Whereof a man may easily in a day Tell that which may maintain him all his life. The needy groom, that never finger'd groat, Would make a miracle of thus much coin ; But he whose steel-barr'd coffers are cramm'd full, And all his life-time hath been tired, Wearying his fingers' ends with telling it, Would in his age be loath to labour so, And for a pound to sweat himself to death.

Give me the merchants of the Indian mines,
That traile in metal of the purest nould ;
The wealthy Moor, that in the eastern rocks
Without control can pick his riches up,
And in his house heap pearl like pebble-stones,
Receive them free, and sell them by the weight;
Bags of fiery opals, sapphires, amethysts,
Jacinths, hard topaz, grass-green emeralds,
Beauteous rubies, sparkling

diamonds,
And seld-seen costly stones of so great price,
As one of them, indifferently rated,
And of a carat of this quantity,
May serve, in peril of calamity,
To ransom great kings from captivity.
This is the ware wiserein consists my wealth ;
And thus mcthinks should men of judgment frame
Their means of traffic from the vulgar trade,
Anil, as their wealth increascth, so inclose
Infinite riches in a little room.
But now how stands the wind ?
Into what corner peers my halcyon's bill!
Ha ! to the east ? yes. See how stand the vanes-
East and by south: why, then, I hope my ships
I sent for Exypt and the bordering isles
Are gotten up by Nilus' winding banks ;
Mine argosy from Alexandria,
Loaden with spice and silks, now under sail,
Are smoothly gliding down by Candy-shore
To Malta, through our Mediterranean sea.

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