I have to confess that I felt rather proudof the simple device of my suffocating cloud.The Prospero of poisons, the Faustus of the front,bringing mental magic to modern armament.
But think'st thou heaven is such a glorious thing? I tell thee, Faustus, it is not half so fair As thou, or any man that breathes on earth.Christopher Marlowe
O gentle Faustus, leave this damne' d art, This magic, that will charm thy soul to hell.Christopher Marlowe
Faust felt like this. The stars move still, time runs, the clock will strike, the devil will come and Faustus must be damned ... How long did he buy with the currency of his soul ten years?john brunner