A horse-trader who buys a horse from Faustus. Faustus warns him not to ride the horse in water. The Horse-courser assumes Faustus is trying to cheat him and rides it in water; the horse promptly melts. The angry Horse-courser confronts Faustus (whom he finds sleeping) and pulls on his leg to wake him up. The leg comes apart from Faustus' body (through a magic trick), terrifying the trader, who flees.
Horse-courser Quotes in Doctor Faustus
The Doctor Faustus quotes below are all either spoken by Horse-courser or refer to Horse-courser. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page and citation info for the quotes below refers to the W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. edition of Doctor Faustus published in 2005.).
Horse-courser Character Timeline in Doctor Faustus
The timeline below shows where the character Horse-courser appears in Doctor Faustus. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.