Scene 12: The Court of the Duke of Vanholt Notes from Dr. Faustus

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Dr. Faustus Scene 12: The Court of the Duke of Vanholt

Faustus and Mephistophilis enter with the Duke and Duchess of Vanholt. Faustus asks the pregnant Duchess what she so desires. She longs for ripe grapes, which are out of season because it is the dead of winter. Mephistophilis goes away and comes back with grapes. The Duke asks how Faustus got the grapes, and he explains how with his swift spirit, he was able to fetch grapes on the other side of the globe, where it is summer. The Duchess tastes the grapes and declares them the best she has ever tasted. The Duke commends Faustus for being so learned and kind and promises him rewards.

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