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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 arrested


(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 meet 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 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 bave 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 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



my brother:




Duncan, King of Scotland.

An English Doctor. -A Scotch Doctor.

A Soldier.--A Porter. An old Man.
his sons.

Generals of the King's Army.


Gentlewoman attending on Lady Macbeth. L6x0X,

HECATE, and three Witches. Rosse,

Noblemen of Scotland. MENTETH,

Lords, Gentlemen, Officers, Soldiers, MurderANGUS,

ers, Attendants, and Messengers. CATHNESS, FLEANCE, Son to Banquo.

The Ghost of Banquo, and several other SIWARD, Earl of Northumberland, General of

Apparitions. the English Forces. Young SIWARD, his Son.

SCENE, in the end of the fourth act, lies in Seyton, an Officer attending on Macbeth. England; through the rest of the play, in sog to Macdufr.

Scotland; and, chiefly, at Macbeth's Castle.


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


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

For brave Macbeth, (well he deserves that 1 Wilch. 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, When the battle's lost and won:

Carv'd out his passagertill he fac'd the slave; 3 Witch. That will be ere set of sun.

And ne'er shook hands, nor bade farewell to

him, 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. 1 Witch. I come, Graymalkin!

Dun. O, valiant cousin! worthy gentleman!

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.

(WITCHES vanish.

So from that spring, whence comfort seein'd to

Discomfort* swells. Mark, king of Scotland, SCENE II.-A Camp near Fores.

mark: Alarum within. Enter King Duncan, Mal- No sooner justice had, with valour arm’d,

COLM, DONALBAIN, LExox, with ATTEND- Compell’d these skipping Kernes to trust their Ants, meeting a bleeding SOLDIER.

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

Began a fresh assault. Mal. This is the sergeant,

Dun. Dismay'd not this Who, like a good and hardy soldier, fought Our captains, Macbeth and Banquo! "Gainst my captivity :-Hail, brave friend! Sold. Yes; Say to the king the knowledge of the broil, As sparrows, eagles; or the hare, the lion. As thou didst leave it.

If I say sooth,t I must report they were Sold. Doubtfully it stood;

As cannons overcharg'd with double cracks; As two spent swimmers, that do cling together, So they And choke their art. The merciless Macdon- Doubly redoubled strokes upon the foe; (Worthy to be a rebel; for, to that, [wald Except they meant to bathe in reeking wounds, The multiplying villainies of nature

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

wounds; • Tumult. t 1. e Supplied with light and heavy armed troope. * The opposite to comfort. Case

Diake npotior Goigcha as memorable as the firs..

+ Truth.

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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, Enter RossE.

Thus do go about, ahout; Who comes here?

Thrice to thine, and thrice to mine,
Mal. The worthy thane of Rosse.

And thrice again, to make up nine :
Len. What a haste looks through his eyes! Peace!--the charm's wound up.
So should he look,

Enter MACBETH and Baxaro.
That seems to speak things strange.

Macb. So foul and fair a day I have not seen. Rosse. God save the king!

Ban. How far is't call'd to Fores? - What Dun. Whence cam'st thou, worthy thane?

are these, Rosse. From Fife, great king,

So wither'd, and so wild in their attire ; Where the Norweyan banners flout* the sky, That look not like the inhabitants o'the earth, And fan our people cold.

And yet are on't? Lives you? or are you aught Norway himself, with terrible numbers,

That man may question? You seem to underAssisted by that most disloyal traitor

stand me, The thane of Cawdor, 'gan a dismal conflict : By each at once her choppy finger laying Till that Bellona’s bridegroom,tlapp'd in proof,+ Upon her skinny lips: You should be women, Confronted him with self.comparisons, And yet your beards forbid me to interpret Point against point rebellious, arm 'gainst arm, Inat you are so. Curbing his la vish spirit :- And to conclude, Macb. Speak, if you can:- What are you? The victory fell on us ;

1 Wilch. All hail, Macbeth! hail to thee, Dun. Great happiness!

thane of Glamis ! Rosse. That now

(tion; 2 Witch. All hail, Macbeth! hail to thee, Sweno, the Norways' king, craves composi

thane of Cawdor! Nor would we deign him burial of his men, 3 Witch. All hail, Macbeth! that shalt be Till he disburs'd, at Saiac Colmes' inch,

king hereafter. Ten thousand dollars to our general use.

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

to ear

(truth, deceive

Things that do sound so fair?--''the name of Our bosom interest :-Go, pronounce his death, Are ye fantasticalt of that indeed And with his former title greet Macbeth. Which outwardiy ye show? My noble partner Rossc. I'll see it done.

You greet with present grace, and great preDun. Whathe hath lost, nobic Macbeth bath

[Ereunt. Of noble having, I and of royal hope,

(not: SCENE III.--- Heath.--Thunder. Enter That be scems rapte withal; to me you speak the three WITCHES.

If you can look into the seeds of time, 1 Wilch. Where hast thou been, sister?

And say, which grain will grow, and which 2 Wich. Killing swine.

will not; 3 Il'itch. Sister, where thou?

Speak then to me, wlio neither beg nor fenr. Wilch. A sailor's wife had chesnuts in her Your favours, nor your hate. lap,

1 Witch. Hail! And mounch'd, and mounch'd, and mounch'd;

2 Witch. Hail! Give me, quoth I:

3 Witch. Hail!

(cries. Proint thee, witch! the rump-fed ronyon||

1 Witch. Lesser than Macbeth, and greater. Her husband's to Aleppo gone, master o'the

2 W'ilch. Not so happy, yet much happier. Tiger:

3 Witch. Thou shalt get kings, though thou But in a sieve I'll thither sail,

be none : And, like a rat without a tail,

So, all hail, Macbeth, and Banquo! I'll do, l'u 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 Wilch. Thou art kind.

more: 3 Witch. And I another.

By Sinel's death, I know I am thane of Glamis; 1 Witch. I myself have all the other;

But how of Cawdor the thane of Cawdor lives, Andth e very ports they blow,

A prosperous gentleman; and, to be king, All the quarters that they know

Stands not within the prospect of belief, l'the shipman's card.

No more than to be Cawdor. Say, from whence I will drain him dry as hay:

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

Upou this blasted heath you stop our way Hang upon his pent-house lid;

With such prophetic greeling?--Speak, I charge He shall liye a man forbid :**


(WITCHES vanish. Weary sev'n nights, nine times nine,

Ban. The earth hath bubbles, as the water Shall he dwindle, peak, and pine:

has, Though his bark cannot be lost,

And these are of them :--Whither are they vaYet it shall be tempest-toss'd.

nish'd ? Look what I have.

Macb. Into the air; and what seein'd cor2 Witch. Show me, show me.

poral melted

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

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

Ban. Were such things here, as we do speak [Drum within.

about! 3 Witch. A drum a drum;

Or have we eaten of the insane root,!! Jacketh doth come.

That takes the reason prisoner? • Mock Shakspeare means Mars.

Macb. Your children shall be kings. Defended by armour of proof. Avauni, begone. * Prophetic sisters. Supernatural, Spiritual, A scurvy woman fed on offis. Srilor's chart. * Estate.

Rapturo:rly as + rica

The rootihich makes imran

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 nie king, why, not so?

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

Ban. New bonours 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- Macb. Come what come may ; [day. beth,

Time and the bour 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 favour:--my dull brain Which should be thine, or his : Silenc'd with

was wrought

[pains that,

With things forgotten Kind gentleman, your In viewing o'er the rest o'the self-s ame day, Are re ister'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. Weare sent,

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

[Exeunt. To hearld 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 borrowed robes ?

That very frankly he confess'd his treasons ; Ang. Who was the thane, lives yet ; Implor'd your highness' pardon; and set forth But under heavy judgment bears that life A deep repentance: nothing in his life Which he deserves to lose. Whether he was Became him, like the leaving it; he died Combind with Norway; or did line the rebel As one that had been studied in his death, With hidden help and vantage; or that with To throw away the dearest thing he ow'dt both

As 'twere a careless trifle.
Ile labour'd in his country's wreck, I know not ; To find the mind's construction in the face ;

Dun. There's no art,
But treasons capital, confess'd, and prov'd,
Hare overthrown him.

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

An absolute trust.-O worthiest cousin ! The greatest is behind.---Thanks for your Enter MACBETH, Banquo, Rosse, and Angus,

pains.Do you not hope your children shall be kings, was heavy on me : Thou art so far before,

The sin of my ingratitude even now When those that gave the thane of Cawdor to That swifiest

wing of recompense is slow Promis'd no less to them?

[me, To overtake thee. Would thou hadst less deBan. That, trusted home,


(ment Might yet enkindlet you unto the crown, Besides the thane of Cawdor. But 'tis strange; Might have been mine! only I have left to say,

That the proportion both of thanks and payAnd oftentimes, to win us to our harm, More is thy due than more than all can pay. The instrument of darkness tells us truths ; Macb. The services and the loyalty I owe, Win us with honest trifles, to betray ug In deepest consequence.

In doing it, pays itself Your highness' part

Is to receive our duties : and our duties Cousins a word, I pray you.

Are to your throne and state, children and Macb. Two truths are told,

servants :

[thing As happy prolouges to the swelling act Which do but what they should, by doing every Of the imperial theme.--I thank you, gentle Safe toward your love and honour. This supernatural solicitingi [men.

Dun. Welcome hither : Cannot be ill ; cannot be good :-Ifill,

I have begun to plant thee, and will labour Why hath it given me earnest of success, To make thee full of growing.Il-Noble Banquo, Commencing in a truth ? I am thane of Cow. That hast no less deserv'd, nor must be known dor:

No less to have done so, let me infold thee, Ifgood, why do I yield to that suggestionll And hold thee to my heart. Whose horrid image doth unfix my hair, Ban. There if I grow, And make my seatedt heart knock at my ribs, The harvest is your own. Against the use of nature ? Present fears Dun. My plenteous joys, Are less than horrible immaginings: [tical, Wanton in fulness, seek to hide themselves My thought whose murderer yet is but fantas. in drops of sorrow.-Sons, kinsmen, thanes, Shakes so my single state of man, that function And you whose places are the nearest, know, Is smoother'd in surmise ** and nothing is, But what is not.

* Time and opportunity.

| Pardon.

Owned, possessed. * As fast as they could be counted. Title.

We cannot construe the disposition of the mind by Encitement.

the lineaments of the face. 11 Temptation

it Firinly fixed.

• Stimulate.

11 Exuberant.

Tover of action are oonregmathy coniecture

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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 Than would make up his message (more
Not, unaccompanied, investhim only, (must 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, which is not us'd Under my battlements. Come, come, you

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

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

Stop up the access and passsage to remorse ;! Macb. The prince of Cumberland !-That is That no compunctions visiting of nature a step,

Shake my full purpose, norkeep pace 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 knifeġ see not the wound it And in his commendations I am fed; [liant ;* makes ;

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

MACBETH's Castle.

Greater than both, by the all-hail hereafter! Enter Lady Macbeth, reading a leller. Thy letters have transported me beyond Lady M. They met me in the day of success ;

The future in the instant. and I hare learn d by the perfectest report, tthey

Macb. My dearest love, have more in them than mortai 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 vanished.

Macb. To-morrow as he purposes. Whiles I stood rapt in the wonder of it, came

Lady M 0, never missivest from the king, who all-hailed me, Thane Shall sun that morrow see ! of Cawdor; by which tiile, 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 shall be? time, This have 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 tougue : look like the innonot 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 heart, 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

Laily M. Only look up clear; Art not without ambition; but without [great; To alter favourever is to fear: The illness should attend it. What thou Leave all the rest to me.

[Ereuni. would'st bighly,

(false, SCENE VI.-The same. Before the Castle. That would'st thou holily; would'st not play And yet would'st wrongly win: thouu'st have,

Hautboys.--Servants of Macbeth attending. great Glamis,

[have it: Enter DUNCAN, Malcolm, DONALBAIN, BasThat which cries, Thus trou must do, if thou

quo, LENOX, MacDUFF, Rosse, Agnus, and And that which rathưr thou dost fear to do,

Altendants Than wish-s! should be undone. Hie thee hither,

Dun. This castle hath a pleasant seat; the air That I may pour my spirits in thine ear;

Nimbly and sweetly recommends itself And chastise with the valour of my tongue

Uoto our gentle senses. All that impedes thee from the golden round,

Ban. This guest of summer, Which fate and metaphysical|| aid doth seem

The temple-haunting marlet, does approve, To have thee crown'd withal.- What is your By his lov'd masonary, that the heaven's tidings ?


Smells wooingly here: no jutty, frieze, buttress, Enter an ATTENDANT. Altend. The King comes here to-night.

Nor coione of 'vantage,** but this bird hath

made Lady. M. Thou’rt mad to say it: Is not thy master with him ? who, wer't so,

His pendant bed, and procreant cradle: Where Would bave inform'd for preparation.

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

Koife anciently meant a sword or dagger.

|| 1. e. Beyond the present time, which is according * Full as valiant as described. † the best intelligence. to the process of nature ignorant of the future. Messengers.

| Supernatural.

f Look, corinténacce. ** Convenient reroar.

6 Diadem.

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