The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus

The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus

by Christopher Marlowe

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Excerpt:
Enter CHORUS.

CHORUS. Not marching now in fields of Thrasymene,
Where Mars did mate1 the Carthaginians;
Nor sporting in the dalliance of love,
In courts of kings where state is overturn'd;
Nor in the pomp of proud audacious deeds,
Intends our Muse to vaunt2 her3 heavenly verse:
Only this, gentlemen,—we must perform
The form of Faustus' fortunes, good or bad:
To patient judgments we appeal our plaud,
And speak for Faustus in his infancy.
Now is he born, his parents base of stock,
In Germany, within a town call'd Rhodes:
Of riper years, to Wertenberg he went,
Whereas4 his kinsmen chiefly brought him up.
So soon he profits in divinity,
The fruitful plot of scholarism grac'd,
That shortly he was grac'd with doctor's name,
Excelling all whose sweet delight disputes
In heavenly matters of theology;

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016516486
Publisher: Hannah Stuart
Publication date: 04/07/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 62
File size: 352 KB

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