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Worthy to be a rebel, for to that3
The multiplying villanies of nature
Do swarm upon him-from the western isles
Of4 kerns and gallowglasses" is supplied;
And fortune, on his damned quarrel smiling,
Show'd like a rebel's whore: but all's too weak:
For brave Macbeth,-well he deserves that

All. Fair is foul, and foul is fair:
Hover through the fog and filthy air. [Exeunt.

SCENE II. A camp near Forres.

Alarums within.

Enter DUNCAN, MALCOLM,

DONALBAIN, LENNOX, with Attendants, meeting a bleeding Sergeant.

Dun. What bloody man is that? He can report,

1 Graymalkin, a gray cat.

2 Paddock, toad.

name,

Disdaining fortune, with his brandish'd steel,
Which smok'd with bloody execution,

3 To that, i.e. to that end.

4 Of, i.e. as we should now say, with.

5 Kerns, light-armed foot-soldiers.

Gallowglasses, foot-soldiers armed with gallowglas axes.

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And fan our people cold. Norway himself,
With terrible numbers,
Assisted by that most disloyal traitor
The thane of Cawdor, 'gan a dismal conflict;
Till that Bellona's bridegroom, lapp'd in proof,
Confronted him with self-comparisons,
Point against point rebellious, arm 'gainst arm,
Curbing his lavish spirit: and, to conclude
The victory fell on us.
Dun.

Great happiness!
Ross. That now
Sweno, the Norways' king, craves composi-

tion;? Nor would we deign him burial of his men Till he disbursed, at Saint Colme’s-inch,8 61 Ten thousand dollars to our general use. Dun. No more that thane of Cawdor shall

deceive Our bosom interest: go pronounce his present

death,
And with his former title greet Macbeth.

Ross. I'll see it done.
Dun. What he hath lost noble Macbeth hath

[Exeunt.

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Like valour's minion, carv'd out his passage
Till he fac'd the slave;
And ne'er shook hands, nor bade farewell to

him, Till he unseam'd him from the navel to the

chaps, And fix'd his head upon our battlements.

Dun. O valiant cousin! worthy gentleman! ļ Serg. [As whence the sunʼgins his reflection Shipwrecking storms and direful thunders

break, So from that spring whence comfort seem'd S to come Discomfort swells. Mark, king of Scotland,

mark:] No sooner justice had, with valour arm', Compell’d these skipping kerns to trust their

heels, But the Norweyan lord, surveyinga vantage, With furbish'd arms and new supplies of men, Began a fresh assault. Dun.

Dismay'd not this Our captains, Macbeth and Banquo?

Serg. As sparrows eagles, or the hare the lion, [If I say sootlı,3 I must report they were As cannons overcharg'd with double cracks; So they doubly redoubled strokes upon the foe: Except they meant to bathe in reeking wo

wounds, Or memorizet another Golgotha, I cannot tell-] But I am faint; my gashes cry for help. Dun. So well thy words become thee as thy

wounds; They smack of honour both. Go get him

surgeons. [E.cit Sergeant, attended. [Who comes here?]

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Yes;

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SCENE III. A heath.

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Distant thunder. Enter the three Witches.
First Witch. Where hast thou been, sister?
Sec. Witch. Killing swine.
Third Witch. Sister, where thou?
First Witch. A sailor's wife had chestnuts

in her lap, And munch'd, and munch'd, and munch'd:

“Give me," quoth I: “Aroint thee, 10 witch!” the rump-fed ron

yon 11 cries. Her husband's to Aleppo gone, master o’the

Tiger:
But in a sieve I'll thither sail,
And, like a rat without a tail,
I'll do, I 'll do, and I'll do.

[ Sec. Witch. I'll give thee a wind.
First Witch. Thou 'rt kind.

Enter Ross.

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[Mal.

The worthy thane of Ross.
Len. What haste looks through his eyes!

So should he look
That seems to speak things strange.]
Ross.

God save the king!
Dun. Whence cam'st thou, worthy thane?
Ross.

From Fife, great king; Where the Norweyan banners flout the sky

1 Nave, navel. 2 Surveying, perceiving.
3 Sooth, truth.
4 Memorize, make memorable.

5 Lavish, unrestrained.

6 That, ie, so that. 7 Composition, terms of peace.

8 Saint Colme's - inch, Inchcolm, the island of St. Columba; pronounced Saint Colum's. 9 Present, instant.

10 Aroint thee, begone. 11 Ronyon, mangy creature (0. Fr. rognon).

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MACBETH.

Act I, Scene 3. line 48

First Witch All hail, Macbeth hail to thee, thane of Glamis

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