E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Faust (1 syl.).
The grandest of all Gthes dramas. Faust makes a compact with Mephistophels, who on one occasion provides him with a cloak, by means of which he is wafted through the air whithersoever he chooses. All that is weird, mysterious, and magical groups round this story. An English dramatic version has been made by Bayle Bernard.
Dr. Faustus, a tragedy by Marlow; Faust and Marguerite, by Boucicault; Faust e Margherito, an opera by Gounod, etc.