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DUNCAN, KING of }Mr. Hull.
Mr. De Camp. Mr. Tokeley. Mr. Elliston. Mr. Raymond. Mr. H. Siddons. Master West. Mr. Bartley. Mr. Holland. Mr. Sparks. Mr. Fisher.
SCENE,-In Scotland, and in England.
ACT THE FIRST.
The open Country.
Three WITCHEs discovered.
1 Witch. When shall we three meet again In thunder, lightning, or in rain
2 Witch. When the hurly-burly's done, When the battle's lost and won.
3 JWitch. That will be ere th’ set of sun.
1 Witch. Where the place
2. Witch. Upon the heath.
3 Witch. There to meet with—
1 Witch. Whom *
2 JWitch. Macbeth. [Noise of a Cat.
1 Witch. I come, Gray-malkin. [Noise of a Toad.
2. Witch. Paddock calls.
1 Witch. Anon.
All. Fair is foul, and foul is fair : Hover through the fog and filthy air.
[Thunder and Lightning.—Ereunt severally.
sCEN E II.
The Palace at Fores.
Flourish of Trumpets and Drums.
Enter KING DUNCAN, MALcol M, Don ALBAIN, LENox, Rosse, and ATTENDANTs, meeting a bleeding OFFICER.
King. What bloody man is that? He can report,
Mal. This is the sergeant,
Off. Doubtfully it stood;
King. O, valiant cousin! worthy gentleman
Off. Mark, king of Scotland, mark: No sooner justice had, with valour arm’d, Compell'd these skipping Kernes to trust their heels;
But the Norweyan lord, surveying vantage,
King. Dismay’d not this.
King. So well thy words become thee, as thy
wounds; They smack of honour both:-Go, get him surgeons. [Ereunt OFFICER, and two ATTENDANTs.
Who comes here?
Mal. The worthy thane of Fife.
Len. What a haste looks through his eyes!
Rosse. So should he look,
Macd. God save the king!
King. Whence cam'st thou, worthy thane?
Macd. From Fife, great king,
King. Great happiness!
Macd. That now
King. No more that thane of Cawdor shall deCelve Our bosom interest:-Go, pronounce his present death, And with his former title greet Macbeth. Macd. I'll see it done. [Ereunt MAcDUFF and LENox. King. What he hath lost, noble Macbeth hath won. [Flourish of Trumpets and Drums.-Ereunt.
Enter the three Witches.
1 Witch. Where hast thou been, sister? 2 Witch. Killing swine. 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. , “Aroint thee, witch 1” the rump-fed ronyon cries. Her husband's to Aleppo gone, master o'the Tyger: But in a sieve I'll thither sail, And, like a rat without a tail, I'll do, I'll do, and I'll do. . 2. Witch. I'll give thee a wind. 1 Witch. Thou art kind. 3 Witch. And I another. 1 Witch. I myself have all the other; And the very ports they blow, All the quarters that they know I'the shipman's card.