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To heal Rome's harm, and drive away her woe !
But, gentle people, give me aim a while,
For nature puts me to a heavy task:
Stand all aloof; but, Uncle, draw you near,
To shed obsequious tears upon this I runk:
Oh, take this warm kiss on thy pale cold lips,
These sorrowful drops upon tby blood-stain'd face;
The last true duties of thy noble Son.

Mar. Ay, tear for tear, and loving kiss for kiss,
Thy brother Marcus tenders on thy lips :
O, were the sum of these that I should

pay Countless and infinite, yet would I pay them.

Luc. Come hither, boy; come, come, and learn of us
To melt in showers; thy grandfire lov'd thee well;
Many a time he danc'd thee on his knee;
Sung thee asleep, his loving breast thy pillow:
Many a matter hath he told to thee,
Meet and agreeing with thy infancy ;
In that respect then, like a loving child,
Shed

yet some small drops from thy tender spring,
Because kind nature doth require it so;
Friends should associate friends, in grief and woe:
Bid him farewel, commit him to the grave;
Do him that kindness, and take leave of him.
Boy. O grandfire, grandsire! ev'n with all

my heart,
Would I were dead, so you did live again-
O lord, I cannot speak to him for weeping-
My tears will choak me, if I ope my mouth.

Enter Romans with Aaron.
Rom. You sad Andronici, have done with woes:
Give sentence on this execrable wretch,
That hath been breeder of these dire events.

Luc. Set him breast-deep in earth, and familh him:
There let him stand, and rave and cry for food :
If any one relieves or pities him,
For the offence he dies: this is our doom.
Some stay to see him faftned in the earth.

Aar. O, why should wrath be mute, and fury dumb! I am no baby, I, that with base prayers

I should repent the evil I have done:
Ten thousand worse, than ever yet I did,
Would I perform, if I might have my will :
If one good deed in all my life I did,
I do repent it from my very foul. .

Luc. Some loving friends convey the Emp'ror hence,
And give him burial in his father's grave.
My father and Lavinia shall forthwith
Be closed in our Houshold's Monument:
As for that heinous tygress Tamora,
No funeral rites, nor man in mournful weeds,
No mournful bell shall ring her burial ;
But throw her forth to beasts and birds of

prey: Her life was beast-like, and devoid of pity, And, being so, shall have like want of pity. See justice done on Aaron that damn'd Moor, From whom our heavy haps had their beginning ; Then afterwards, we'll order well the State ; That like events may ne'er it ruinate. [Exeunt omnes.

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Dramatis Perfonæ.

DUNCAN, King of Scotland.
Malcolm, 3 Sons to the King.
Donalbain,
Macbeth,
Banquo,
Lenox,
Macduff,
Roffe,

Noblemen of Scotland.
Menteeth,

} Generals of the King's Army.

Angus, I

Cathnefs,
Fleance, Son to Banquo.
Siward, General of the English Forces.
Young Siward, bis Son.
Siton, an Officer attending of Macbeth.
Son to Macduff.
DoEtor.
Lady Macbeth. SO I
Lady Macduff.
Gentlewomen, attending on Lady Macbeth.
Hecate, and three other Witches.

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Lords, Gentlemen, Officers, Soldiers and Attendants.

The Ghost of Banquo, and several other Apparitions.

SCENE, in the End of the fourth A&t, lyes in

England; through the rest of the Play, in Scot{and ; and, chiefly, at Macbeth's Cafle.

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ACT I.

SCENE, an open Place.

Thunder and Lightning. Enter three Witches.

I WITC#.

HEN shall we three meet again?

In thunder, lightning, or in rain ?
w 2 Witch. When the hurly-burly's done,

When the Battel's loft and won.

3 Witch. That will be ere Set of Sun. i Witch. Where the place ? 2 Witch. Upon the heath. 3 Witch. There I go to meet Macbeth. i Witcb. I come, I come, Grimalkin. 2 Witch. Padocke calls - anon!

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

[They rise from the stage, and fly away. B b 2

SCENE,

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