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Sec. Witch. Cool it with a baboon's blood,
Then the charm is firm and good.
Enter Hecate to the other three Witches.
And every one shall share i' the gains :
• Black spirits,' &*c.
[Hecate retires. Sec. Witch. By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes :
Enter Macbeth. Macb. How now, you secret, black, and midnight hags! What is 't
A deed without a name.
Howe'er you come to know it, answer nie :
Though bladed corn be lodged and trees blown down ;
60 To what I ask First Witch.
Speak. Sec. Witch.
Demand. Third Witch.
We'll answer. First Witch. Say, if thou’dst rather hear it from our
mouths, Or from our masters ? Macb.
Call 'em, let me see 'em.
Her nine farrow; grease that's sweaten
Into the flame.
Come, high or low;
Thunder. First Apparition : an armed Head.
He knows thy thought :
First App. Macbeth! Macbeth! Macbeth! beware
[Descends. Macb. Whate'er thou art, for thy good caution thanks ; Thou hast harp'd my fear aright: but one word
more,— First Witch. He will not be commanded : here's another,
More potent than the first.
Thunder. Second Apparition : a bloody Child.
for none of woman born 80 Shall harm Macbeth.
[Descends. Macb. Then live, Macduff: what need I fear of thee? But yet
I'll make assurance doubly sure,
And sleep in spite of thunder.
tree in his hand.
What is this,
And wears upon his baby-brow the round
And top of sovereignty? All.
Listen, but speak not to't. Third App. Be lion-mettled, proud, and take no care 90
Who chafes, who frets, or where conspirers are :
That will never be :
heart Throbs to know one thing : tell me, if your art Can tell 80 much: shall Banquo's issue ever
Reign in this kingdom? All.
Seek to know no more.
And an eternal curse fall on you! Let me know:
[Hautboys. First Witch. Show!
Sec. Witch. Show!
Come like shadows, so depart!
A show of eight Kings, the last with a glass in his hand ;
Banguo's Ghost following.
Thy crown does sear mine eye-balls. And thy hair,
And points at them for his. What, is this so ?
Stands Macbeth thus amazedly?