Meph. I pray you let him have him: he is an honest fellow, and he has a great charge, neither wife nor child.
Faust. Well, come, give me your money. [HORSE-COURSER gives FAUSTUS the money.] My boy will deliver him to you. But I must tell you one thing before you have him; ride him not into the water at any hand.
Horse-C. Why, sir, will he not drink of all waters?
Faust. O yes, he will drink of all waters, but ride him not into the water: ride him over hedge or ditch, or where thou wilt, but not into the water.
Horse-C. Well, sir.Now I am made man for ever. Ill not leave my horse for forty. If he had but the quality of hey-ding-ding, hey-ding-ding, Id made a brave living on him: he has a buttock as slick as an eel. [Aside.] Well, God b wi ye, sir, your boy will deliver him me: but hark you, sir; if my horse be sick or ill at ease, if I bring his water to you, youll tell me what it is.
Then rest thee, Faustus, quiet in conceit. Sleeps in his chair.
Re-enter HORSE-COURSER, all wet, crying
Horse-C. Alas, alas! Doctor Fustian quotha? Mass, Doctor Lopus1 was never such a doctor. Has given me a purgation has purgd me of forty dollars; I shall never see them more. But yet, like an ass as I was, I would not be ruled by him, for he bade me I should ride him into no water. Now I, thinking my horse had had some rare quality that he would not have had me known of, I, like a venturous youth rid him into the deep pond at the towns end. I was no sooner in the middle of the pond, but my horse vanished away, and I sat upon a bottle of hay, never so near drowning in my life. But Ill seek out my Doctor, and have my forty dollars again, or Ill make it the dearest horse!O, yonder is his snipper-snapper.Do you hear? You hey-pass,2 wheres your master?
Meph. Why, sir, what would you? You cannot speak with him.