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THE

TRAGEDY

OF

MACBET H.

Printed in the YEAR 1709.

Duncan, King of Scotland.

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Malcolm, Sons to the King
Donalbain,
Macbeth,

Generals of the King's Army.
Banquo,
Lenox,
Macduff,
Rosle,

Noblemen of Scotland.
Menteth,
Angus,
Cathness, j!
Fleance, Son to Banquo.
Seyward, General of the English Forces.
Young Seyward bis Son.
Seyton, an Officer attending on Macbeth.
Son to Macduff.
Doctor.

Lady Macbeth.
Lady Macduff.
Gentlewomen attending on Lady Macbeth.
Hecate and three other Witches

Lords, Gentlemen, Officers, Soldiers, and Attendants.
The Ghost of Banquo, and several other Apparitions.

The SCENE in the End of the Fourth Att lyes in

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

M A C

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S CE NE an open Heath. Thunder and Lightning. Enter three Witches.

I WITCH
HEN shall we three meet again?
In Thunder, Lightning, or in Rain ?

1 Witch. When the Hurly.burly's done,
When the Battel's loft ard won,
3 Witch. That will be e'er the set of Sun.

i Witch. Where the place ? 2 Witch. Upon the Heath. 3 Witch. There to meet with Macbeth, i Witch. I come, Gray-Malkin.

All. Padocke calls-.--anon---Fair is foul, and foul is fair. Hoyer through the fog and filthy Air.

[They rise from the Stage, and fly away. SCENE. II. A Palace. Enter King, Malcolme, Donalbain, Lenox, with Attendants

meeting a bleeding Captain.
King. What bloody Man is that? He can report,
As seemeth by his Plight, of the Revold
The newest State.

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Mal.

Mal. This is the Serjeant,
Who like a good and hardy Soldier fought
'Gainst my Captivity; Hail, hail, brave Friend !
Say to the King, the Knowledge of the broil,
As thou didst leave it.

Cap. Doubtful it stood;
As two spent Swimmers, that do cling together,
And choak their Art: The merciless Macdonnel
(Worthy to be a Rebel, for to that
The multiplying Villanies of Nature
Do swarm upon him) from the Western Illes
Of Kernes and Gallow-glasses is supply'd,
And Fortune on his damned Quarry smiling,
Shew'd like a Rebels Whore. But all's too weak:
For brave Macbeth, well he deserves that Name,
Disdaining Fortune, with his brandisht Steel,
Which smoak’d with bloody Execution,
Like Valours Minion, carv'd out his Passage,
'Till he fac'd the Slave;
Which never shook Hands, nor bid farewel to him,
Till he unseam'd him from the Nave to th' Chops,
And fix'd his Head upon our Battlements.

King. O valiant Cousin ! worthy Gentleman !

Cap. As whence the Sun gins his Refle&ion,
Shipwracking Storms and direful Thunders breaking;
So from that Spring, whence Comfort seem'd to come,
Difcomfort swells: Mark, King of Scotland, mark;
No sooner Justice had, with Valour armid,
Compelld these skipping Kernes to trust their Heels.
But iht Norweyan Lord surveying Vantage;
With furbishe Arms and new Supplies of Men,
Began a fresh aflault.

King. Dilmaid not this our Captains, Macbeth and Banquos

Cap. Yes, as Sparrows Eagles ;
Or the Hare the Lion.
If I say footh, I must report they were
As Cannons overcharg'd with double Cracks,
So they doubly redoubled Stroaks on the Foe:
Except they meant to bathe in reeking Wounds,
O memorize another Golgotha,

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