Doctor Faustus By Christopher Marlowe Scene 7

FAUSTUS.
What, are you crossing of yourself?
Well, use that trick no more, I would advise you.
     [The POPE crosses himself again.]

Well, there's the second time. Aware the third;
I give you fair warning.
     [The POPE crosses himself again, and FAUSTUS hits him a box
      of the ear; and they all run away.]

Come on, Mephistophilis; what shall we do?

MEPHISTOPHILIS.
Nay, I know not: we shall be cursed with bell, book,
and candle.

FAUSTUS.
How! bell, book, and candle, — candle, book, and bell, —
Forward and backward, to curse Faustus to hell!
Anon you shall hear a hog grunt, a calf bleat, and an ass bray,
Because it is Saint Peter's holiday.

     Re-enter all the FRIARS to sing the Dirge.

FIRST FRIAR.
Come, brethren, let's about our business with good devotion.

     They sing.

CURSED BE HE THAT STOLE AWAY HIS HOLINESS' MEAT FROM THE
TABLE! maledicat Dominus!
CURSED BE HE THAT STRUCK HIS HOLINESS A BLOW ON THE FACE!
maledicat Dominus!
CURSED BE HE THAT TOOK FRIAR SANDELO A BLOW ON THE PATE!
maledicat Dominus!
CURSED BE HE THAT DISTURBETH OUR HOLY DIRGE! maledicat
Dominus!
CURSED BE HE THAT TOOK AWAY HIS HOLINESS' WINE! maledicat
Dominus? ['?' sic]
     Et omnes Sancti! Amen!

     [MEPHISTOPHILIS and FAUSTUS beat the FRIARS, and fling
      fire-works among them; and so exeunt.]

     Enter CHORUS.

CHORUS.
When Faustus had with pleasure ta'en the view
Of rarest things, and royal courts of kings,
He stay'd his course, and so returned home;
Where such as bear his absence but with grief,
I mean his friends and near'st companions,
Did gratulate his safety with kind words,
And in their conference of what befell,
Touching his journey through the world and air,
They put forth questions of astrology,
Which Faustus answer'd with such learned skill
As they admir'd and wonder'd at his wit.
Now is his fame spread forth in every land:
Amongst the rest the Emperor is one,
Carolus the Fifth, at whose palace now
Faustus is feasted 'mongst his noblemen.
What there he did, in trial of his art,
I leave untold; your eyes shall see perform'd.
     [Exit.]

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