Dr. Faustus Scene 14: The Same
Faustus enters with some scholars. They ask what is troubling him. Faustus reveals that sin has ravaged both his body and soul. A scholar suggests he remember God's infinite mercies. Faustus confesses to them that he made a pact with Lucifer, a life of luxury and power in exchange for his soul. The time has drawn near; they will come to claim his soul to hell. The scholars promise Faustus that they will pray for him. If he is still alive in the morning, says Faustus, he will visit them. Otherwise, he has gone to hell. At eleven o'clock, Faustus wishes that time would stand still. He despairs:
"The stars move still, time runs, the clock will strike,
The Devil will come, and Faustus must be damn'd.
O, I'll leap up to my God! Who pulls me down?
See, see where Christ's blood streams in the firmament!
One drop would save my soul-Half a drop: ah, my Christ!
Ah, rend not my heart for naming of my Christ!
Yet will I call on him: O spare me, Lucifer!" Scene 14, pg. 55
The clock strikes midnight. While Faustus is still ranting, devils come to take him away.
The Chorus enters and says that Faustus was a learned man who could have been righteous, but fell because he wanted more than what heaven permits in a man.