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Both sides are even: Here I 'll fit i' th midst.
Be large in mirth; anon we 'll drink a measure
The table round. — There's blood upon thy face.

[p To the Mürthérer aside, at the door. Mur. 'Tis Banquo's then.

Macb. 'Tis better thee without, than 9 he within. Is he dispatch'd ?

Mur. My Lord, his throat is cut; ' that I did for him. Macb. Thou art the best So'th' cut-throats; yet he's

good, That did the like for Fleance; if thou didst it, Thou art the non-pareil.

Mur. Most royal Siry Fleance is scap'd:

Macb. Then comes my fit again: I had else been perfect,
Whole as the marble, founded as the 'rock;
As broad, and general, as the casing air:
But now I am cabin'd, cribb'd, confin'd, bound in
To fawcy doubts and fears. — But Banquo's safe?

Mur. Ay, my good Lord : fafe in a ditch he bides,
With twenty trenched gashes on his head;
The leaft-a death to nature.


Macb. Thanks for that;-
There the grown serpent lies; the worm that's fied,
Hath nature that in time will venom breed,
Nồ teeth for th* present. - Get thee gone; to-morrow
We 'll hear ourselves again.

[Exit Murtherer.

P No direction in fo's.
9 H. and C. bin for be.
s P. and H. I did i bar for bin,

s P. and all after, except C. of cute ibrears, &c.

į H. and C. bear ibee, &c. T. W. and 7. bear't, &c.


Lady. My royal Lord,
You do not give the cheer; the feast is "fold,
That is not often vouch'd (while 'tis Wa making)
'Tis given with welcome. To feed, were best at home;
From thence, the fawce to meat is ceremony;
Meeting were bare without it.

[* The Ghost of Banquo rises, and sits in Macbeth's place.
Macb. Sweet remembrancer!
Now good digestion wait on appetite
And health on both !

Len. May 't please your Highness sit ?

Macb. Here had we now our country's honour roofd, Were the grac'd person of our Banquo present, .

Who may I rather challenge for unkindness,
Than pity for mischance.

Rofe. His abfence, Sir,
Lays blame upon his promise. Please 't your Highness
To grace us with your royal company?
Macb. The table's full.

[- Starting
Len. Here is a place referv’d, Sir,
Macb. Where?
Len. Here, my good Lord. What is 't that moves your

Macb. Which of you have done this:
Lords. What, my good Lord ?

· P. and H. cold for fold.

y All before P. read wbo; he and all " All but the firft f. and C. omis after, but C. wkom ; but wbe is 'fres

quently used as an accusative by Sbaka * The fo's, Enter ebe gbofl of Bane speare. quo, and fits, &c.

2 No direction in the fo's.


Macb. Thou canst not say I did it: never shake Thy goary locks at me.

Roffe. Gentlemen, rise; his Highness is not well.

Lady. Sit, worthy friends. My Lord is often thus,
And hath been from his youth. Pray you, keep seat
The fit is a momentary, upon a thought
He will again be well. If much you note hím,
You shall offend him and extend his passion.
Feed, and regard him not. - Are you a man?

[ To Macbeth afide. Macb. Ay, and a bold one, that dare look on that, Which might appal the devil.


This is the very painting of your fear;
This is the air-drawn dagger, which you said
Led you to Duncan. O, these flaws and starts,
• Impostors to true fear, would well become
A woman's story at a winter's fire
Authoriz’d by her grandam. Shame itself!
Why do you make such faces? When all 's donc,
You look but on a ftool.

Macb. Prythee, see there!
Behold! look ! lo! how say you? [' Pointing at the Ghofta
Why, what care 1? if thou canst nod, speak too. —
If charnel-houses and our graves must send

Lady. 50


1 The three last fo's, momentany. 9. proposes, Impoffures true to fear,

P. and all after, except Co on for &c. C. reads, Impoftures of true feara spon. 6 No direction in the fo's,

f This direction not in fo's. · P. and H. omit O.


Those, that we bury, back; our monuments
Shall be the maws of kites. [* The Gbajt panifies.

Lady. What? quite uninann'd in folly?
Macb. If I stand here, I saw him.
Lady. Fie, for shame!

Macb. Blood hath been fhed ere now, i th' olden time,
Ere human statute purg'd the gentle weal;
Ay, and since too, murthers have been perform'd
Too terrible for the ear; the times have been,
That when the brains were out, the man would die,
And there an end; but now they rise again
With twenty mortal murthers on their crowns,
And push us from our stools; this is more strange
Than such a murther is.

Lady. My worthy Lord,
Your noble friends do lack

Macb. If do forget
Do not mufe at me, my most worthy friends;
r. I have a strange infirmity, which is nothing

To those that know me. . Come, love and health to all!
Then I'll fit down : give me some wine, fill full-
I drink to th' general joy o' the whole table,
And to our dear friend Banquo, whom we miss;

No direction in the first f; the for obe car. other fo's, [Exit gboft.

c Firft f. bas for lave.
a R.'s octavo, i tb' old time, &c. f P. and H. forgot for de forgei.

T. W. and C. gen'ral for gentle. & P. and H. omit Come.
J. balb for bave.

h The fo's and R, make the Ghoft • P, and all after, except C. ib' car rise again here.

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Would he were here! to all, and hiin, we thirst,
1 And all to all.
Lords. Our duties and the pledge.

[* The ghefi rises again. Macb. Avaunt, and quit my fight! Let the earth hide

Thy bones are marrowless, thy blood is cold;
m Thou hast no speculation in those eyes
Which thou dost glare with.

Lady. Think of this, good Peers,
But as a thing of custom; ’tis no other;
Only it spoils the pleasure of the time.

Macb. What man dare, I dare.
Approach thou like the rugged Ruffian bear,
The arm'd rhinoceros, or "th' Hyrcan tyger,
Take any shape but that, and my firm nerves
Shall never tremble: oor be alive again,
And dare me to the desart with thy sword;
pIf trembling I in habit then, I protest me

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ii. e. all good wishes to all: such as p The first f. reads and points, y he had named above, love, healıb and item:bling 1 inbabit sben, protest me, &c.

the other fo's, R. and 7. If trembling? k Fo's; Enter Gbofl.

inhabit, oben protest me, &c. P. and the I ov sói xatlarilee yair usi646 lo de rel, If trembling I inhibit, then proteft Argi Spectro, Ækh. ed. Stanh p. 62. ne, &c. 7. proposes, evade it, for it.

m ở ci woorbeles Garso apa’rxwi. ibid. babit. I would read and point as in the v. præced.

text above; or as follows: If trembling 1, n For th' Hyrcan, P. T. W. H. and in babit tben proteft me sbe baby of a girl, C. read Hyrcanian; J. Hyrcan.

&c. • R. reads O for or; P. and H. omit . The 4th f. proteft for proteft.

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