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LITERARY AND HISTORICAL NOTICE.
pliment to bis descendant James I. is excluded from all participation in the murder of Duncan. Tu the reiga
Doxalbain,} his Sons.
SEYTON, an Officer attending on Macbeth.
An English Doctor.-A Scotch Doctor.
A Soldier:-A Porter.-An old Man.
Gentlewoman attending on Lady Macbeth.
HECATE, and three Witches.
Lords, Gentlemen, officers, Soldiers, Mur.
derers, Attendants, und Messengers. SIWARD, Earl of Northumberland, General of the English Forces.
The Ghost of Banquo, and several other
and, chiefly, at Macbeth's Castle.
SCENE 1.-An open Place.
1 Witch. When shall we three meet again
2 Witch. When the hurlyburly's * done, When the battle's lost and won :
3 Witch. That will be ere set of sun.
Al. Paddock calls :- Anon.
(WITCI ES vanish,
SCENE II.--A Camp near Fores.
Confronted him with self-comparisons,
Point against point rebellious, arm 'gainst arm, Alarum within. Enter King DUNCAN, MAL-Curbing his lavish spirit : And, to conclude,
COLM, DONALBAIN, LENOX, with ATTEND-The victory fell on us ;-
Dun. Great happiness!
Rosse. That now port,
Sweno, the Norways' king, craves composition ; As seemeth by his plight, of the revolt
Nor would we deign him burial of his men, The newest state.
Till he disbursed, at Saint Colines' inch, Mal. This is the sergeant,
Ten thousand dollars to our general use. Who, like a good and bardy soldier, fought Dun. No more that thane of Cawdor sball 'Gainst my captivity :-Hail, brave friend I
deceive Say to the king the kuowledge of the broil,
Our bosom interest :-Go, pronounce his death, As thou didst leave it.
And with his former title greet Macbeth. Sold. Doubtfully it stood ;
Rosse. I'll see it done. As two spent swimmers, that do cling together, Dun. Wbat he hath lost, noble Macbeth hath Aud choke their art. The merciless Macdon
[Ereunt. wald (Worthy to be a rebel ; for to that
SCENE III.-A Heath-Thunder,
Enter the three WITCBES, of kernes and gallowglasses is supplied ;
1 Witch. Where hast thou been, sister ? And fortune, on his damned quarrel + smiling, Show'd like a rebel's whore : But all's too weak :
2 Witch. Killing swine.
3 Witch. Sister, where thou? For brave Macbeth, (well he deserves that
1 Witch. A Sailor's wife had chesnuts in her name,)
lap, Disdaining fortune, with his brandish'd steel, Which sinok'd with bloody execution,
And mounch'd, and mounch'd, and mounch'd :Like valour's minion
Give me, quoth 1 :
Aroint thee, + witch! the rump-fed ronyon Carv'd out his passage, till he fac'd the slave; And ne'er shook bands, nor bade farewell to Her husband's to Aleppo gone, master o’the
(Tiger : Till he unseain'd him from the nave to the chaps, But in a sieve I'll thither sail, And fix'd his head upon our battlements.
And, like a rat without a tail, Dun. O valiant cousin! worthy gentleman!
P'll do, I'll do, I'll do.
2 Witch. I'll give thee a wind. Sold. As whence the sun 'gins his reflection
1 Witch. Thou art kind. Shipwrecking storms and direful thunders break;
3 Witch, And I anotber. So from that spring, whence comfort seem'd to
1 Witch. I myself have all the other ; come, Discomfort I swells. Mark, king of Scotland, All the quarters that they know
And the very ports they blow, mark: No sooner justice had, with valour arm'd,
l'the shipman's card. Ø Compellid these skipping kernes to trust their I will drain him dry as hay: heels;
Sleep shall, neither night nor day, But the Norweyan lord, surveying vantage,
Hang upon his peut-house lid; With furbish'd arms and new supplies of men,
He shall live a man forbid : 1 Began a fresh assault.
Weary sev'n-nights, nine lines nine, Dun. Dismay'd not this
Shall he dwindle, peak, and pine : Our captains, Macbeth and Banquo ?
Though his bark cannot be lost, Sold. Yes ;
Yet it shall be tempest-toss'd.
Look what I have.
2 Witch. Show me, show me. As cannons | overcharg'd with double cracks ;
1 Witch. Here I have a pilot's thumb, So they
Wreck'd, as homeward he did come. Doubly redoubled strokes upon the foe :
(Drum within. Except they meant to bathe in reeking wounds,
3 Witch. A drum, a drum ;
Macbeth doth come.
All. The weird sisters, hand in hand,
Posters of the sea and land,
Thus do go about, about ;
And thrice again, to make up nine :
Peace !--the charm's wound up.
Enter MACBETH and BANQUO.
Macb. So foul and fair a day I bare not seen, Mal. The worthy thane of Rosse.
Ban. How far is't callid to Fores ?-Wbat Len. What a haste looks through his eyes !
are these, So should be look,
So wither'd and so wild in their attire: That seems to speak things strange.
That look not like the inhabitants o'the earth, Rosse. God save the king!
And yet are ou’t ? Live you ? or are you aught Dun. Whence cam'st thou, worthy thane ? That man may question ? You seem to under Rosse. From Fife, great king,
stand me, Where the Norweyan banners flout ** the sky, By each at once her choppy finger laying And fan our people cold.
Upon her skinny lips :-You should be women, Norway himself, with terrible numbers,
And yet your beards forbid me to interpret Assisted by that most disloyal traitor
That you are so. The thane of Cawdor, 'gau a dismal conflict : Mucb. Speak, if you can ;-What are you? Till that Bellona's bridegroom,tt lapp'd in proof, It 1 Witch. All hail, Macbeth I hail to thee,
thane of Glamis ! • They were light and heavy armed troops. Cause. 1 The opposite to comfort. Truth. I Cannons were not invested until some centuries • A small island in the Frith of Edinburgh. after this period.
+ Avaunt, begone.
I A scabby woman. Make another Golgotha as memorable as the first.
| Ascursed. • Mock. it Shakspeare means Mars. T Prophetic sistere : the fates of the northern natioas, 11 Defended by armour of proof.
the three band-maids of Odin.
2 Witch. All bail, Macbeth! hail to thee, in which addition, hail, most worthy thane ! thane of Cawdor !
For it is thint. 3 Witch. All hail, Macbeth! that shalt be Ban. What, can the devil speak true ? king hereafter.
Macb. The thane of Cawdor lives : Why do Ban. Good Sir, why do you start, and seein yoll dress me to fear
In borrow'd robes ? Things that do sound so fair ?--l'the name of Ang. Who was the thane, lives yet ; truth,
But under heavy judgment bears that life Are ye fantastical or that indeed
Which he deserves to lose. Wheiher be was Which outwardly ye show ! My noble partner Combin'd with Norway; or did line the rebel You greet with present grace, and great pre. With bidden help and vantage ; or that with diction
both of noble having, + and of royal hope, (not : He labour'd in his comitry's wreck, I know not; That be seems rapt withal; to me you speak But treasous capital, confess'd aud prov'd, If you can look into the seeds of time,
Hare over thrown him. And say which grain will grow, and which will Macb. Glamis and thane of Cawdor : not ;
greatest is behind. Thanks for your Speak then to me, who neither beg nor fear
pains.Your favours nor your hate.
Do you not bope your children shall be kings, 1 Fitch. Haill
When those that gave the thane of Cawdor to 2 Witch. Hail!
Promis'd no less to thein ?
[me, 3 Uitch. Hail!
Ban. Thai trusted home, i Wilch. Lesser than Macbeth, and greater. Might yet enkiudle + you unto the crown, 2 Witch. Not so bappy, yet much happier. Besides the thane of Cawdor. But 'tis strange : 3 Witch. Thou shalt get kings, though thou And oftentimes, to win us to our harm, be none :
The instruments of darkness tell us truths; So, all bail, Macbeth and Banquo !
Win us with honest trifles, to betray us i Witch. Banquo and Macbeth, all hail ! In deepest consequence.Macb. Stay, you imperfect speakers, tell me Cousius, a word, I pray you. more :
Macb. Two trutbs are told, By Sinel's death $ I know I am thane of Glamis ; As happy prologues to the swelling act But how of Cawdor ? the thane of Cawdor lives, of the imperial theme.-I thank you, gentleA prosperous gentleman ; and, to be king, This supernatural soliciting :
(men.Stands not within the prospect of belief, Cannot be ill ; caunot be good :-If ill, No more than to be Cawdor. Say, from whence Why hath it given me earnest of success, You owe this strange intelligence ? or why Commencing in a truth? I am thane of Caw['pon this blasted heath you stop our way
dor : $ With such prophetic greeting ?-Speak, I charge if good, why do I yield to that suggestion 1] you.
(WITCHES vanish. Whose horrid image doth untis my bair, Bar. The earth hath bubbles, as the water and make my seated heart kuock at my ribs, bas,
(nish'd ? | Against the use of nature? Present fears And these are of them :-Whither are they va- Are less than borrible imaginings : [tical, Macb. luto the air; and what seem'd cor- My thought, whose inurder yet is but fautasporal melted
Shakes so my single state of man, that function As breath into the wind. 'Would they had is smother'd in surorise ; ** and nothing is, staid !
But what is not. Ban. Were such things here, as we do speak
Ban. Look, bow our partner's rapt. about ;
Macb. If chance will have me king, why, Or have we eaten of the insane root,
chance may crown me, Tbat takes the reason prisoner?
Without my stir. Macb. Your children shall be kings.
Ban. New honours come upon him Ban. You shall be king.
Like our strange garments; cleave not to the Macb. And thane of Cawdor too; went it
mould, not so ?
[here? | But with the aid of use. Ban. To the self-same tune and words. Who's Macb. Come what come may ;
Time and the hour #1 runs through the roughest Enter Rosse and ANGUS.
day. Rosse. The king hath happily receivid, Mac
Ban. Worthy Macbeth, we stay upon your
leisure. beth, The news of thy success; and when he reads
Macb. Give me your favour : it-my dull brain was wrought
[pains Thy personal venture in the rebels' fight,
With things forgotten. Kind gentlemen, your His wonders and his praises do contend,
Are register'd where every day I turn Which should be thine, or his : Silenc'd with The leaf to read them.-Let us toward the
that, In viewing o'er the rest oʻthe self-same day,
Think upon what hath chanc'd; and, at more He finds thee in the stout Norweyan rauks, Nothing aseard of wbat thyself didst make,
The interim having weigh'd it, let us speak
Our free bearts each to other.
Ban. Very gladly.
Macb. Till then, enough.-Come, friends.
[Exeunt. Ang. We are sent, To give thee, from our royal master, thanks ;
SCENE IV.-Fores.-A Room in the Palace. To herald thee into his sight, not pay thee. Flourish. Enter DUNCAN, MALCOLM, DONALRosse. And, for an earnest of a greater ho- BAIN, LENOX, and ATTENDANTS. nour,
Dun. Is execution done on Cawdor 3 Are He bade me, from bim, call thee thane of
not Cawdor :
Those in commission yet return'd ?
• Sapernatural, spiritual.
Sinel was Macbeth's father.
1 Encitement. Glamis is still standing, and is the magnificent residence of Earl Strathmore.
| Temptation. Firmly fixed. ** The powers of action are oppressed by conjecture. ft Time and oppor tulity. 11 Parda.