Front Page Titles (by Subject) SCENE II. - The Works of Christopher Marlowe vol. 1
SCENE II. - Christopher Marlowe, The Works of Christopher Marlowe vol. 1 
The Works of Christopher Marlowe, ed. A.H. Bullen (London: John C. Nimmo, 1885). Vol. 1.
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Enter two Scholars.
- I wonder what's become of Faustus that was
- wont to make our schools ring with sicprobo f
- That shall we know, for see here comes his boy.
- Enter WAGNER.
- How now, sirrah! Where's thy master?
- Yes, I know. But that follows not.
- Go to, sirrah! leave your jesting, and tell us where he is.
- That follows not necessary by force of argument, that you, being licentiates, should stand upon: therefore acknowledge your error and be attentive.
- Why, didst thou not say thou knewest?
- Have you any witness on't?
- Yes, sirrah, I heard you.
- Ask my fellows if I be a thief.
- Well, you will not tell us?
- Yes, sir, I will tell you; yet if you were not dunces, you would never ask me such a question; for
[20 is not he corpus naturale? and is not that mobile? then wherefore should you ask me such a question? But that I am by nature phlegmatic, slow to wrath, and prone to lechery (to love, I would say), it were not for you to come within forty feet of the place of execution, although I do not doubt to see you both hanged the next sessions. Thus having triumphed over you, I will set my countenance like a Precisian, and begin to speak thus:—Truly, my dear brethren, my master is within at dinner, with Valdes and Cornelius, as this wine, if it could speak, [30 would inform your worships; and so the Lord bless you, preserve you, and keep you, my dear brethren, my dear brethren.
- Nay, then, I fear he is fallen into that damned Art, for which they two are infamous through the world.
- Were he a stranger, and not allied to me, yet should I grieve for him. But come, let us go and inform the Rector, and see if he by his grave counsel can reclaim him.
- O, but I fear me nothing can reclaim him.
- Yet let us try what we can do.
- “1 Scko. O Faustus!
- Then I fear that which I have long suspected,
- That thou art fallen into that damned art,
- For which they two are infamous through the world.
- “2 Scho, Were he a stranger not allied to me,
- The danger of his soul would make me mourn;
- But come, let us go and inform the Rector,
- It may be his grave counsel may reclaim him.
- “1 Scho, I fear me nothing will reclaim him now.
- “2 Scko, Yet let us see what we can do.