Jonson and Marlowe

Vincemt CorbetThe Alchemistlac virginis,

Your sal, your sulphur, and your mercury,

Your oil of height, your Tree of Life, your blood,

Your marchesite, your tutie, your magnesia,

Your Toad, your Crow, your Dragon, and your Panther,

Your sun, your moon, your firmament, your adrop,

Your lato, azoch, zernich, chibrit, heautarit,

To think about: How common do you think medical charlatanism is in contemporary Australia? How would you define it? How would you deal with it if you were a politician?

                        Who was Paracelsus?

Dr Faustusth century playwright, also tackled the story.

References and Further Reading 

Hollander J (ed.) (1961) Ben Jonson  The Laurel Poetry Series  Dell 

Jamieson M (ed.) (1966) Ben Jonson: Three Comedies   Penguin English Library 

Marlowe, C  Dr Faustus            Mermaid 

Goethe Faust            Penguin Classics

updated: 22/03/2010