Christopher Marlowe quote about kiss from Doctor Faustus - Sweet Helen, make me immortal with a kiss.
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Sweet Helen, make me immortal with a kiss.
 Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus (1604). copy citation

Author Christopher Marlowe
Source Doctor Faustus
Topic kiss immortality
Date 1604
Language English
Note Written between 1589 and 1592


“One thing, good servant, let me crave of thee, To glut the longing of my heart's desire,— That I may have unto my paramour That heavenly Helen which I saw of late, Whose sweet embraces may extinguish clean 239 Those thoughts that do dissuade me from my vow, And keep my oath 240 I made to Lucifer. MEPHIST. This, or what else my Faustus shall desire, Shall be perform'd in twinkling of an eye. Re-enter HELEN, passing over the stage between two CUPIDS. FAUSTUS. Was this the face that launch'd a thousand ships, And burnt the topless towers of Ilium?— Sweet Helen, make me immortal with a kiss.— [Kisses her.] Her lips suck forth my soul: see, where it flies!— Come, Helen, come, give me my soul again. Here will I dwell, for heaven is in these lips, And all is dross that is not Helena. I will be Paris, and for love of thee, Instead of Troy, shall Wittenberg be sack'd; And I will combat with weak Menelaus, And wear thy colours on my plumed crest; Yea, I will wound Achilles in the heel, And then return to Helen for a kiss.” source

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