Faustus is likely derived from Hephaestus—a Faustian struggle is between good and evil.
This pastime so pleased Faustus, that he gave Mephistopheles the will that he had made, and kept a copy of it in his own hands.
Dr. Faustus was a German, and the best play about him is by a German poet.
The bisellium of Faustus is shown in one of the end panels; in the other we see a ship sailing into port (Fig. 243).
Faustus, according to the traditions, had a pretty keen eye for a joke.
But within two hours after Faustus called again to his spirit, who came in his old manner like a friar.
Dr. Faustus upon this arose where he sat, and said, "I will have my request, and yet I will not be damned."
The Jew came, and Dr. Faustus demanded his pawn—there was his money ready for him.
Faustus beheld likewise the council-house and castle, with no small wonder.
Faustus saw before him a man whose daring and gloomy physiognomy was truly disgusting.