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DUNCAN, King of Scotland.
Sons to the King.
Generals of the King's Army.
Noblemen of Scotland.
Lords, Gentlemen, Officers, Soldiers and Attendants.
The Ghost of Banquo, and several other Apparitions. SCENE, in the End of the fourth A&, lies in England;
through the rest of the Play, in Scotland; and, chiefly, at Macbeth's Castle.
M A CB ET H.
A C T I.
SC E N E I.
An open Place.
Thunder and Lightning. Enter three Witches.
In thunder, lightning, or in rain ? 2 Witch. When the hurly-burly's done, * When the Battle's loft and won.
3 Witch. That will be ere Set of Sun.
All. Fair is foul, and foul is fair,
[They rise from the sage and fly away: SC EN E II.
Changes to the Palace at Foris. Enter King, Malcolm, Donalbain, Lenox, with atten
dants, meeting a bleeding Captain.
king. WHAT bloody man is that ? he can re
port, As seemeth by his plight, of the revolt The newest state.
When the Battles loft and won.] i. e. the Battle, in which Macbeth was then engag'd N6
Mal. This is the Serjeant,
Cap. Doubtful long it flood:
King. Oh, valiant Cousin! worthy Gentleman !
Cap. As whence the sun 'gins his reflection,
King. Dilmay'd not this
-on his damned quarry-] We should read quarrel.
he unseam'd him from the nape to th' Chops, 6. cut his Skull in two; which might be done by a Highlander's sword:
Cap. Yes, As fparrows, eagles ; or the hare, the lion. If I lay footh, I must report, they were * As cannons overcharg'd with double cracks, So they redoubled strokes upon the foe: : Except they meant to bathe in reeking wounds, Or memorize another Golgotha, I cannot tell But I am faint, my gashes cry for help.-King. So well thy words become thee, as thy
wounds: They smack of honour both. Go, get him surgeons.
Enter Rofle and Angus. But who comes here?
Mal. The worthy Thane of Roffe:
Len. What haste looks through his eyes ?
Rose. God save the King !
Rosse. From Fife, great King,
[lition: Rolle. Now Sweno, Norway's King, craves compoNor would we deign him burial of his men, "Till he disbursed, at Saint Colmes-kill-ifle Ten thousand dollars, to our gen'ral use.
King. No more that Thane of Cawdor shall deceive * with double cracks,] Double is here used for great, and not for two.
Our bosom-int’rest. Go, pronounce his death;
Rose. I'll see it done.
[Exeunt. S CE N E III.
Changes to the Heath.
Thunder. Enter the three Witches. 1 Witch.
THERE halt thou been, Gifter?
2 Witch. Killing fwine. 3
Witch. Sister, where thou ? 1 Witch. A sailor's wife had chesnuts in her lap, And mouncht, and mouncht, and mouncht. Give
me, quoth I.
2. Witch. I'll give thee a wind.
1 Witch. I myself have all the other.