Damnable Life, i. John Faustus, born in the town of Rhode, lying in the province of Weimar in Germany, his father a poor husband-man and not able well to bring him up; but having an uncle at Wittenberg, a rich man and without issue, took this J.Faustus from his father and made him his heir; insomuch that his father was no more troubled with him, for he remained with his uncle at Wittenoerg, where he was kept at the university in the same city to study divinity. But Faustus, being of a naughty mind and otherwise addicted, applied not his studies but took himself to other exercises…. He gave himself secretly to study necromancy and conjuration, insomuch that few or none could perceive his profession.