Doctor Faustus

by: Christopher Marlowe

Act II, Scenes 2–3

1

My heart is hardened, I cannot repent. Scarce can I name salvation, faith, or heaven, Swords, poison, halters, and envenomed steel Are laid before me to dispatch myself. And long ere this I should have done the deed Had not sweet pleasure conquered deep despair.

2

Good Angel. Never too late, if Faustus will repent. Bad Angel. If thou repent, devils will tear thee in pieces.

3

Faustus, we are come from hell in person to show thee some pastime. Sit down and thou shalt behold the Seven Deadly Sins appear to thee in their own proper shapes and likeness.

4

Faustus. O, how this sight doth delight my soul! Lucifer. But Faustus, in hell is all manner of delight. Faustus. O, might I see hell and return again safe, how happy were I then! Lucifer. Faustus, thou shalt. At midnight I will send for thee. Meanwhile peruse this book and view it thoroughly, And thou shalt turn thyself into what shape thou wilt.