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ed me.

Ang. That is the chain, Sir, which you had | Go to a gossip's feast, and go with me; of me.

After so long grief, such nativity! Ant. S. I think it be, Sir; I deny it not. Duke. With all my heart, I'll gossip at this Ant. E. And you, Sir, for this chain arrest


[Exeunt Duke, ABBESS, ÆgEON, COURTEAng. I think I did, Sir; I deny it not.

ZAN, MERCHANT, ANGELO, and AttenAdr. I sent you money, Sir, to be your bail, dants. By Dromio; but I think he brought it not. Dro. S. Master, shall I fetch your stuff from Dro. E. No, none by me.

shipboard ? Ant. S. This purse of ducats I receiv'd from Ant. E. Dromio, what stuff of mine hast thou you,

embark'd? And Dromio my man did bring them me : Dro. S. Your goods, that lay at host, Sir, in I see, we still did ineet each other's man,

the Centaur. And I was ta’en for him, and he for me, Ant. S. He speaks to me; I am your master, And thereupon these Errors are arose.

Dromio : Ant. E. These ducats pawn I for my father Come, go with us: we'll look to that anon: here.

Embrace thy brother there, rejoice with him. Duke. It shall not need, thy father hath his

[Exeunt ANTIPHOLUS S. and E. Adr. life.

and Luc. Cour. Sir, I must have that diamond from Dro. S. There is a fat friend at your master's you,

house, Ant. E. There, take it; and much thanks for That kitchen’d me for you to-day at dinner; my good cheer.

She now shall be my sister, not my wife. Abb. Renowned duke, vouchsafe to take the Dro. E. Methinks, you are my glass, and not To go with us into the abbey here, (pains

my brother: And hear at large discoursed all our for- I see by you, I am a sweet-faced youth. tunes:

Will you walk in to see their gossipping? And all that are assembled in this place,

Dro. S. Not I, Sir; you are my elder. That by this sympathized one day's error Dro. E. That's a question: how shall we try Have suffer'd wrong, go, keep us company,

it ? And we shall make full satisfaction.--

Dro. S. We will draw cuts for the senior: till Twenty-five years have I but gone in travail then, lead thou first. Of you, my sons; nor, till this present hour, Dro. E. Nay, then thus :

[ther: My heavy burdens are delivered :

We came into the world, like brother and broThe duke, my husband, and my children both, And now let's go hand in hand, not one beAnd you the calendars of their nativity,

fore another.




DUNCAN, King of Scotland.

his Sons.

Generals of the King's Army.

Noblemen of Scotland.
FLEANCE, Son to Banquo.
SIWARD, Earl of Northumberland, General of

the English Forces.
SEYton, an Officer attending on Macbeth.
Son to Macduff.

An English Doctor.-A Scotch Doctor.
A Soldier.--A Porter.-An old Man.
LADY Macbeth.
Gentlewoman attending on Lady Macbeth.
HECATE, and three Witches.
Lords, Gentlemen, Officers, Soldiers, Murder-

ers, Attendants, and Messengers. The Ghost of Banquo, and several other

Scene, in the end of the fourth act, lies in

England; through the rest of the play, in
Scotland; and, chiefly, at Macbeth's Castle.


Show'd like a rebel's whore : But all's too SCENE I.-An open Pluce.


[name,) Thunder and Lightning. Enter three Witches. Disdaining fortune, with his brandish'd steel,

For brave Macbeth, (well he deserves that 1 Witch. When shall we three meet again Which smok'd with bloody execution, In thunder, lightning, or in rain?

Like valour's minion, 2 Witch. When the hurlyburly's* done, Carv'd out his passage, till he fac'd the slave; When the battle's lost and won :

And ne'er shook hands, nor bade farewell to 3 Witch. That will be ere set of sun.


[chaps, 1 Witch. Where the place?

Till he unseam'd him from the nave to the 2 Witch. Upon the heath :

And fix'd his head upon our battlements. 3 Witch. There to meet with Macbeth. Dun. O, valiant cousin! worthy gentleman ! 1 Witch. I come, Graymalkin!

Sold. As whence the sun 'gins his reflection All. Paddock calls :-Anon.

Shipwrecking storms and direful thunders Fair is foul, and foul is fair:


[come, Hover through the fog and filthy air.

So from that spring, whence comfort seem'd to [WITCHES runish. Discomfort* swells. Mark, king of Scotland,

mark : SCENE II.- A Camp near Fores.

No sooner justice had, with valour arm'd, Alarum within. Enter King DUNCAN, MAL- Compell’d these skipping Kernes to trust their COLM, DONALBAIN, Lenox, with ATTEND

heels; ANTs, meeting a bleeding SOLDIER.

But the Norweyan lord, surveying vantage, Dun. What bloody man is that? He can re- With furbish'd arms, and new supplies of men, As seemeth by his plight, of the revolt [port, Began a fresh assault. The newest state.

Dun. Dismay'd pot this Mal. This is the sergeant,

Our captains, Macbeth and Banquo? Who, like a good and hardy soldier, fought Sold. Yes; 'Gainst my captivity :-Hail, brave friend! As sparrows, eagles; or the hare, the lion. Say to the king the knowledge of the broil, If I say sooth,t I must report they were As thou didst leave it.

As cannons overcharg'd with double cracks; Sold. Doubtfully it stood;

So they As two spent swimmers, that do cling together, Doubly redoubled strokes upon the toe: And choke their art. The merciless Macdon Except they meant to bathe in reeking wounds, (Worthy to be a rebel; for, to that, (wald ( Or memorize another Golgotha, The multiplying villanies of nature

I cannot tell : Do swarm upon him,) from the western isles But I am faint, my gashes cry for help. Of Kernes and Gallowglasses is supplied it Dun. So well thy words become thee, as thy And fortune, on his damned quarrelt smiling,

wounds; Tumult. + 1 c. Supplied with light and heavy armed troops.

* The opposite to comfort.

+ Truth. Cauze.

Make another Golgotha as memorable as the first.

stand me,


They smack of honour both :-Go, get him sur. All. The weird sisters,* hand in hand,
geons. [Exit Soldier, attended. Posters of the sea and land,

Thus do go about, about;
Enter Rosse.

Thrice to thine, and thrice to mine,
Who comes here ?

And thrice again, to make up nine :
Mal. The worthy thane of Rosse.

Peace !-the charm's wound up.
Len. What a haste looks through his eyes!
So should be look,

That seems to speak things strange.
Rosse. God save the king !

Macb. So foul and fair a day I have not seen. Dun. Whence cam'st thou, worthy thane ?

Ban. How far is't call’d to Fores?- What Rosse. From Fife, great king,

are these, Where the Norweyan banners tout* the sky, So wither’d, and so wild in their attire ; And fan our people cold.

That look not like the inhabitants o' the earth, Norway himself, with terrible numbers, And yet are on't? Live you? or are you aught Assisted by that most disloyal traitor

That man may question? You seem to underThe thane of Cawdor, 'gan a dismal conflict : Till that Bellona's bridegroom, tlapp'din proof,: By each at once her choppy finger laying Confronted him with self-comparisons,

Upon her skinny lips :-You should be women, Point against point rebellious, arm’gainst arm, And yet your beards forbid me to interpret Curbing his lavish spirit: And, to conclude,

That you are so. The victory fell on us;

Macb. Speak, if you can ;-What are you? Dun. Great happiness!

1 Witch. All' hail, Macbeth! hail to thee, Rosse. That now


thane of Glamis ! Sweno, the Norways' king, craves composi

2 Witch. All hail, Macbeth! hail to thee, Nor would we deigu bim burial of his men,

thane of Cawdor! Till he disbursed, at Saint Colmes' inch,

3 Witch. All hail, Macbeth! that shalt be Ten thousand dollars to our general use.

king hereafter. Dun. No more that thane of Cawdor shall Ban. Good Sir, why do you start; and seem deceive

to fear

(truth, Our bosom interest:-Go, pronounce his death, Things that do sound so fair?—I'the name of And with his former title greet Macbeth.

Are ye fantasticalt or that indeed Rosse. I'll see it done.

Which outwardly ye show? My noble partner Dun. What he hath lost, noble Macbeth hath You greet with present grace, and great pre



Of noble having, i and of royal hope, [not: SCENE 111.- A Heath.Thunder.Enter the That he seems raptg withal; to me you speak three WITCHES.

If you can look into the seeds of time,

And say, which grain will grow, and which 1 Witch. Where hast thou been, sister ? 2 Witch. Killing swine.

Speak then to me, who neither beg, nor fear, 3 Witch. Sister, where thou?

Your favours, nor your hate. J Witch. A Sailor's wife had chesnuts in

1 Witch. Hail! her lap,

2 Witch. Hail! Aud mounch'd, and mounch'd, and mounch’d:

3 Witch. Hail! Gire me, quoth I :


1 Witch. Lesser than Macbeth, and greater. Aroint thee, witch! the rump-fed ronyon||| 2 Witch. Not so happy, yet much happier. Her husband's to Aleppo gone, master o’the 3 Witch. Thou shalt get kings, though thou Tiger:

be none : But in a sieve I'll thither sail, And, like a rat without a tail,

So, all hail, Macbeth, and Banquo! I'll do, I'll do, and I'll do.

1 Witch. Banquo, and Macbeth, all hail ! 2 Witch. I'll give thee a wind.

Macb. Stay, you imperfect speakers, tell me 1 Witch. Thou art kind. 3 Witch. And I another.

By Sinel's death, I know, I am thane of Glamis;

But how of Cawdor? the thane of Cawdor lives, 1 Witch. I myself have all the other; And the very ports they blow,

A prosperous gentleman; and, to be king,

Stands not within the prospect of belief, All the quarters that they know

No more than to be Cawdor. Say, from whence I’ the shipman's card. I I will drain him dry as hay:

You owe this strange intelligence? or why Sleep shall, neither night nor day,

Upon this blasted heath you stop our way Hang upon his pent-bouse lid;

With such prophetic greeting?-Speak, Icharge He shall live a man forbid :**

[Witches ranish.

Bun. The earth hath bubbles, as the water Weary sev'n-nights, nine times nine, Shall he dwindle, peak, and pine :


And these are of them :- :- Whither are they va. Though his bark cannot be lost,

nish'd ? Yet it shall be tempest-toss'd.

Macb. Into the air; and what seem'd corLook what I have.

роі melted 2 Witch. Show me, show me.

[staid! 1 Witch. Here I have a pilot's thumb,

As breaih into the wind.-'Would they had Wreck'd, as homeward he did come.

Bun. Were such things here, as we do speak


[Drum within. Or have we eaten of the insane root,|| 3 Witch. A drum, a drum; Macbeth doth come.

That takes the reason prisoner?

Mucb. Your children shall be kings. * Mock.

+ Shakspeare means Mars. ! Defended by armour of proof (Avaunt, begone.

will not;



* Prophetic sisters. + Supernatural, spiritual. ! A scurry woman fed on offals. Sailor's chart.

Rapturously affected. ** Accursed.

il 'The root which makes insane.

t Estate,

Ban. You shall be king.

Ban. Look, how our partner's rapt. Macb. And thane of Cawdor too; went it Macb. If chance will have me king, why, not so?

chance may crown me,
Bun. To the self-same tune, and words. Without my stir.
Who's here?

Ban. New honours come upon him
Enter Rosse and ANGUS.

Like our strange garments; cleave not to their
But with the aid of use.

(mould, Rosse. The king hath happily receiv'd, Mac

Mucb. Come what come may; [day. beth,

Time and the hour* runs through the roughest The news of thy success : and when he reads Ban. Worthy Macbeth, we stay upon your Thy personal venture in the rebels' fight,

leisure. His wonders and his praises do contend, Macb. Give me your favourit-my dull brain Which should be thine, or his: Silenc'd with

was wrought

(pains that,

With things forgotten. Kind gentlemen, your In viewing o'er the rest o'the self-same day, Are register'd where every day I turn He finds thee in the stout Norweyan ranks,

The leaf to read them.--Let us toward the Nothing aseard of what thyself didst make,


(time, Strange images of death. 'As thick as tale, * Think upon what hath chanc'd : and, at more Came post with post; and every one did bear The interim having weigh'd it, let us speak Thy praises in his kingdom's great defence,

Our free hearts each to other. And pour'd them down before him.

Ban. Very gladly. Ang. We are sent,

Macb. Till then, enough.--Come, friends. To give thee, from our royal master, thanks;

[Exeunt. To herald thee into his sight, not pay thee. Rosse. And, for an earnest of a greater ho- SCENE IV.- Fores.-A Room in the Palace. nour,

[dor: Flourish. Enter DUNCAN, MALCOLM, DONALHe bade me, from him, call thee thane of Caw

BAIN, LENOx, and ATTENDANTS. In which addition,t hail, most worthy thane ! Dun. Is execution done on Cawdor? Are For it is thine.

Those in commission yet return'd? (not Ban. What, can the devil speak true?

Mal. My liege, Macb. The thane of Cawdor lives; Why do They are not yet come back. But I have spoke you dress me

With one that saw him die: who did report, In borrow'd robes ?

That very frankly he confess'd his treasons; Ang. Who was the thane, lives yet; But under heavy judgement bears that life

Implor'd your highness' pardon; and set forth

A deep repentance : nothing in his life Which he deserves to lose. Whether he was

Became him, like the leaving it; he died Combin'd with Norway; or did line the rebel As one that had been studied in bis death, With hidden help and yantage; or that with To throw away the dearest thing he ow'd,. both

As 'twere a careless trifle. He labour'd in his country's wreck, I know not; Dun. There's no art, But treasons capital, confess'd, and prov'd, To find the mind's construction in the face: Have overthrown him.

He was a gentleman on whom I built Macb. Glamis, the thane of Cawdor:

An absolute trust.-0 worthiest cousin ! The greatest is' bebiud.—Thanks for your pains.

Enter MACBETH, BANQUO, Rosse, and ANGOS, Do you not hope your children shall be kings, When those that gave the thane of Cawdor to The sin of my ingratitude even now Promis'd no less to them ?


Was heavy on me: Thou art so far before, Ban. That, trusted home,

That swiftest wing of recompense is slow Might yet enkindlet you unto the crown,

To overtake thee. 'Would thou hadst less deBesides the thane of Cawdor. But’tis strange: That the proportion both of thanks and pay.


[ment And oftentimes, to win us to our harm, The instruments of darkness tell us truths ;

Might have been mine! only I have left to say, Win us with honest trifles, to betray us

More is thy due than more than all can pay. In deepest consequence.

Macb. The services and the loyalty I owe, Cousins, a word, I pray you.

In doing it, pays itself. Your highness' part Macb. Two truths are told,

Is to receive our duties : and our duties As happy prologues to the swelling act Are to your throne and state, children, and Of the imperial theme.--I thank you, gentle which do but what they should, by doing every

[thing This supernatural solicitings [men.Cannot be ill; cannot be good :

-fill, Safe toward your love and honour. Why hath it given me earnest of success,

Dun. Welcome bither: Commencing in a truth? I am thane of 'Caw. I have begun to plant thee, and will labour dor:

Tomake thee full of growing:I-Noble Banquo, If good, why do I yield to that suggestion||

That hast no less deserv’d, nor must be known Whose horrid image doth unfix my hair,

No less to have done so, let me infold thee, And make my seated heart knock at my ribs, And hold thee to my heart.

Ban. There if I grow, Against the use of nature? Present fears Are less than horrible imaginings: [cal, The harvest is your own. My thought, whose murder yet is but fantasti- Dun. My plenteous joys, Shakes so my single state of man, that function Wanton in fulness, seek to hide themselves Is smother'd in surmise ;** and nothing is, In drops of sorrow.-Sons, kinsmen, thanes, But what is not.

And you whose places are the nearest, know, * As fast as they could be counted. + Title.

* Time and opportunity.

+ Pardon. I Stimulate.

Encitement. 1 Owned, possessed. | Temptation.

# Firmly fixed. We cannot construc the disposition of the mind ly ** The powers of action are oppressed by conjecture.

the lineaments of the lace,

I Exulcrant.

for you:

We will establish our estate upon (ter, One of my fellows had the speed of him;
Our eldest, Malcolm; whom we name hereaf- Who, almost dead for breath, had scarcely
The prince of Cumberland: which honour must Than would make up his message. (more
Not, unaccompanied, invest him only,

Lady M. Give him tending,
But signs of nobleness, like stars, shall shine He brings great news. The raven himself is
On all
deservers.-From hence to 'Inverness,


[Exit ATTENDANT. And bind us further to you.

That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan Macb. The rest is labour, wbich is not us'a Under my battlements. Come, come, you

spirits I'll be niyself the harbinger, and make joyful That tend on mortal* thoughts, unsex me here; The hearing of my wife with your approach; And fill me, from the crown to the toe, top-fuli So, humbly take my leave.

Of direst cruelty! make thick my blood, Dun. My worthy Cawdor!

Stop up the access and passage to remorse it Macb. The prince of Cumberland !—That is That no compunctious visitings of nature a step,

Shake my sell purpose, nor keep peace between On which I must fall down, or else o'er-leap, The effect, and it! Come to my woman's breasts,

(Aside. And take my milk for gall, you murd'ring For in my way it lies. Stars, hide your fires !

ministers, Let not light see my black and deep desires : Wherever in your sightless substances The eye wink at the hand! yet let that be, You wait on nature's mischief! Come, thick Which the eye fears, when it is done, to see.


[Exit. And pallt thee in the dunnest smoke of hell! Dun. True, worthy Banquo; he is full so va. That my keen knifes see not the wound it And in his commendations I am fed; [liant;* makes;

[dark, It is a banquet to me. Let us after him, Nor heaven peep through the blanket of the Whose care is gone before to bid us welcome: To cry, Hold, Hold !- -Great Glamis! worthy It is a peerless kinsman. (Flourish. Exeunt.

SCENE V.--Inverness.--A Room in

Enter Macbeth.
MACBETH's Castle.

Greater than both, by the all-hail hereaster! Enter Lady Macbeth, reading a letter.

Thy letters have transported me beyond Lady M. They met me in the day of success; The future in the instant.

This ignorant present,]] and I feel now und I huve learned by the perfectest report, they

Macb. My dearest love, hare more in them than mortal knowledge. When Duncan comes here to-night. I burned in desire to question them further, they

Lady M. And when goes hence? made themselves--air, into which they ranished. Macb. To-morrow,-as he purposes. Whiles I stood rapt in the wonder of it, came

Lady M. O, never missirest

from the king, who all-hailed me, Thane Shall sun that morrow see! of Cawdor ; by which title, before, these weird Your face, my thane, is as a book, where men sisters saluted me, and referred me to the coming May read strange matters :-To beguile the on of time, with, Hail, king that shalt be!

time, This hure' I thought good to deliver thee, my Look like the time ; bear welcome in your eye, dearest partner of greatness; that thou mightest Your hand, your tongue: look like the indonot lose the dues of rejoicing, by being ignorant

cent flower, of what greatness is promised thee. Lay it to thy But be the serpent under it. He that's coming heurt, and farewell.

Must be provided for: and you shall put Glamis thou art, and Cawdor; and shalt be This night's great business into my despatch; What thou art promis’d :-Yet do I fear thy Which shall to all our nights and days to come nature;

Give solely sovereign sway and masterdom, It is too full o'the milk of human kindness, Macb. We will speak further. To catch the nearest way: Thou would'st be Lady M. Only look up clear; Art not without ambition; but without [great; To alter favour ever is to fear: The illness should attend it. What thou Leave all the rest to me.

[Exeunt. would'st highly,

[false, That would'st thou holily; would'st not play SCENE VI.-The same. Before the Castle, And yet would'st wrongly win : thou’d'st have, Hautboys.-Servants of Macbeth attending. great Glamis,

[hare it; Enter Duncan, Malcolm, Donalbain, BAN; That which cries, Thus thou must do, i thou And that which rather thou dost fear to do,

QUO, LENOX, MACDUFF, Rosse, Angus, and

Than wishest should be undone. Hie thee hither,
That I may pour my spirits in thine ear;

Dun. This castle hath a pleasant seat; the air And chastise with ihe valour of my tongue

Nimbly and sweetly recommends itself All that impedes thee from the golden round,

Unto our gentle senses.

Bun. This guest of summer, Which fate and metaphysical | aid doth seem To have thee crown’d withal.-What is your By his lov'd mansiònry, that the heaven's

The temple-haunting martlet, does approve, tidings?

breath, Enter an ATTENDANT.

Smells wooingly here: no jutty, frieze, buttress, Attend. The King comes here to-night.

Nor coigne of 'vantage,

** but this bird hath Lady. M. Thou’rt mad to say it:

made Is not thy master with him? who, wer't so,

His pendent bed, and procreant cradle: Where Would have inform'd for preparation.

they Attend. So please you, it is true; our thane * Murderous. + Pity. 1 Wrap as in a mantle is coming:

Knife anciently meant a sword or dagger.

I. e. Beyond the present time, which is according to Full as valiant as described. + The best intelligence. I the process of nature ignorant of the future. Messengers.

Diadem. !! Supernatural. s louk, countenance. ** Convenient corner.

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