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The Works of Christopher Marlowe, ed. A.H. Bullen (London: John C. Nimmo, 1885). Vol. 1.
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FAUSTUS discovered in his Study.
This is my own emendation. Ed. 1604 reads “Oncaymaeon,” which I take to be a corruption of the Aristotelian tt ol ii) 6v (“beingand not being “), The later 4105. give (with various spelling) “(Economy,” inserting the word “and “before “Galen.” Bat “(Economy,” though retained by all the editors, is nonsense. With the substitution of i for^ and e for ce, my emendation, which gives excellent sense, is a literal transcript of the reading of ed. 1604.
So ed. 1616.—Eds. 1604, 1609, “sound.”
Prescriptions by which he had worked his cures Professor Ward thinks the reference is rather to “the advertisements by which, as a migratory physician, he had been in the habit of announang his advent, and perhaps his system of cures, and which were now ‘hung up as monuments’ in perpetuum.”
So ed. 1616.—Eds. 1604, 1609, “Wouldst.”
Old copies “legatus.”
Ed. 1616 “petty.”
So ed. 1620.—Omitted in earlier copies.
So ed. 1616.—Eds. 1604, 1609, “Church.”
So ed. 1616.—Ed. 1604 “His.” (Wagner's note is wrong.)
“So ed. 1616.—Ed. 1604 “The deuill.”
Old spelling for “sari”
Dyce compares Donne's first satire, ed. 1633:—
Soed. 1616.—Eds. 1604, 1609, “trie.”
I have adopted the arrangement proposed by Dyce. The old eds. read:—
Soeds. 1609, 1616.—Ed. 1604 “treasury.”
So Burden addresses Friar Bacon in Greene's Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay:—
Dyce's correction for “skill “of the old copies.
“During the blockade of Antwerp by the Prince of Parma in 1585, ' They of Antuerpe knowing that the bridge and the Stocadoes were finished, made a great shippe, to be a meanes to breake all this worke of the prince of Parmaes this great shippe was made of masons worke within, in the manner of a vaulted caue: vpon the hatches there were layed myll-stones, graue-stones, and others of great weight; and within the vault were many barrels of powder, ouer the which there were holes; and in them they had put matches, hanging at a thred, the which buning vntill they came vnto the thred, would fall into the powder, and so blow vp all. And for that they could not haue any one in this shippe to conduct it, Lanckhaer, a sea captaine of the Hollanders, being then in Antuerpe, gaue them counsell to tye a great beame at the end of it, to make it to keepe a straight course in the middest of the streame. In this sort floated this shippe the fourth of April, vntill that it came vnto the bridge; where (within a while after) the powder wrought his effect, with such violence, as the vessell, and all that was within it, and vpon it, flew in pieces, carrying away a part of the Stocado and of the bridge. The marqucsse of Roubay Vicont of Gant, caspar of Robles lord of Billy, and the Seignior of Torchies, brother vnto the Seignior of BOUTS, with many others, were presently slaine; which were toine in pieces, and dispersed abroad, both vpon the land and vpon the water.' Griemeston's Gencrall Historn oftke Netherlands, p. 875, ed, 1609.” Dyce.
Lines 106–7 are omitted in later 4105.
Dyce's correction for “consissylogismes “of eds. 1604, 16og.–Ed. 1616 “subtle syllogisms.”
Cf. Virgil, &n., vi. 667.
So eds. 1604,1609.—Ed. 1616 “shadow.” “In Book i. of his work De Occulta Philvsophta, Agrippa gives directions for the operations of scioraancy.”—Ward.
So ed, 1616.–Eds. 1604, 1609, “subjects.” Perhaps “subjects” is right. Cf. 2 Tamiurlatae, iv. 2,1. 37; v. 3, L 165.
See note i, p. 112.
Cf. 2 Tzmburlaine, i. i:—
Soed. 1620, and later 4tos. (Ed. 1616 “has”).—Eds. 1604, 1609, “Than in their” (a repetition from the previous line). Wagner gives “Than's in the”—which may well be styled Ucttaputidtatma.
So ed. 1616.—Ed. 1604 “For.”
Omitted in ed. 1604.
Soed 1616.–Ed. 1604 “lusty;” ed. 1609 “little.”
All the old copies read “Albanus.” The correction is Mitford's. “It is at the same time open to conjecture whether Marlowe did not, as Duntzer suggests, refer to Pietro d'Abano (Petrus de Apono), an Italian physician and alchemist who narrowly escaped burning by the Inquisition. He was born about 1250 and died about 1316, and wrote a work called Conciliator Differmttartan Philasophtnun et Medicerum.” — Ward.