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Sweno, the Norways' king, craves composition ; 1 Witch. Hail!
2 Witch. llail!
3 Witch. Hail! Ten thousand dollars to our general use.
i Witch. Lesser than Macbeth, and greater. Dun. No more that thane of (awdor shall de- 2 Witch. Not so happy, yet much happier. ceive
3 Witch. Thou shalt get kings, though thou be Our bosoin interest:-Go, pronounce his death,
So, all hail, Macbeth, and Banquo!
I Hitch. Banquo, and Macbeth, all hail !
Ereuni. Ey Sinel's death, I know, I am thane of Gian.is;
But how of Cawdor? The thane of Cawdor lives,
A prosperous gentleman ; and, to be king,
Stands i.ot within the prospect of belief,
No more than to be Cawdor. Say, from whence 2 litch. Killing swine.
You owe this strange intelligence? Or winy 3 Witch. Sister, where thou?
Upon this blasted leath you stop our way 1 Witch. A sailor's wife had chesnuts in ber lap, With such prophetic greeting 1-Speak, I charge And mounch'd, and moanch'd, and mounch'd :
(Witches tanisk. Gire me, quoti l:
Ban. The carth hath bubbles, as the water has, Aroint thee, witch! The rump-fed-ronyon : cries.
And these are of them:-Wbither are they reHer husband's to Aleppo gone, master o' the Tiger:
nish'd ? But in a sieve I'll thither sail,
Macu. Into the air; and what seem'd corporal, And, like a rat without a tail,
melled I'll do, I'll do, and I'll do.
As breath into the wind. --'Would they had staid ! 2 Witch. I'll give thee a wind.
Bun. Were such things here, as we do speak 1 Vitch. Thou art kind.
about? 3 Nitch. And I another.
Or have we eaten of the insane root',
That takes the reason prisoner ?
Macb. Your children shall be kings.
Ban, You shall be king.
Macb. And thane of Cawdor too ; went it not so? I will drain hun dry as hay :
Ban. To the self-same tune, and words. Who's Sleep shall, neither night nor day,
Enter Rosse und ANGUS.
Rosse. The king hath happily received, Macbeth,
Thic news of thy success : and when he reads
Thy personal venture in the rebels' fight,
His wonders and his praises do contend,
Which should be thius, or his : silenced with that, 2 Hitch. Shew me, shew me.
In viewing o'er the rest o' the self-same day, I Ulich. Here I have a pilot's thumb,
He finds thee in une stout Norweyan ranks, Wreck'd, as homeward he did coine.
Nothing afеard of what thyseli didst make,
(Drum within. Strange images of death. As thick as taieť. 3 Witch. Anruin, a drum;
Came post with post; and every one did bear Macbeth doth come.
Thy praises in his kingdon's great defence,
And pou'd them down before him.
Ang. We are sent,
To give thee, from our royal master, thanks ;
To herald thee into his sigiit not pay thee.
Rosse. And, for an earnest of a greater honour.
He bade me, from him, call thee thane of Cawdur,
lo which addition , hail, most worthy thane ! Enter MACBETH and BANQUO.
For it is thine.
In borrow'l robes?
Combined with Norway; or did line the rebel
With hidden help and 'vailtage ; or that with both
But treasons capital, confess'd, and proved,
Have overthrown him,
Much. Giamis, and thane of Cawdor :
Do you not hope your children shall he kings,
Promised no less to them?
Might yet enkindles you tinto the crown,
The instruments of darkness tell us truths :
Cousins, a worri, I pray you.
As happy prologues to the swelling act
This supernatural soliciting ||
Why hath it given me earnest of success,
Commencing in a truth? I am thane of Cawdor: • Avaunt, begone.
Il good, why do I yield to that suggestion
• The root which makes insane. # Prophetic sisters, & Supernaural, spiritual. + As fast as they could be comuted. 1 Title, ** Estate,
# Rapturously affected. Stimulate. ! Incitement. Temptation
Whose horrid image doth unfix my hair,
On all deservers.--From hence to Inverness,
Macb. The rest labour, which is not nsed for you:
I'll be myself the harbinger, and make joyful
Dun. My worthy Cawdor!
Macb. The prince of Cumberland !—That is a step, Ban. Look, how our partner's rapt.
On which I must fall down, or else o’er-leap, (A side. Macb. If chance will have me king, why chance for in my way it lies. Stars, hide your tires ! may crown me,
Let not light see my black and deep desires : Without iny stir.
The eye wink at the hand! Yet let that be, Ban. New honours come upon him
Which the eye fears, when it is done, to see, (Erit. Like our strange garments; cleave not to their Dun. True, worthy Banquo; he is full so valiauto; mould,
And in his commendations I am fed ; But with the aid of use.
It is a banquet to me. Let us after him,
Whose care is gone before to bid us welcome:
Ban. Worthy Macbeth, we stay upon your leisure.
Enter Lady MACBETH, reading a Letter.
more in them than mortal knowledge. When I burned Our free hearts each to other.
in desire to question thom further, they made them. Ban. Very gladly.
selves-air, into which they runished. Whiles I stood Macb. Till then, enough.-Conie, friends. (Exeunt. rapt in the wonder of it, came missives i from the
king, uho all-haild me, Thanc of Cawdor; by which SCENE IV:-Fores.--A Room in the Palace. title, before, these weird sisters salute me, and
referred me to the coming on of time, with, Hail, king Flourish.-Enter DUNCAN, MALCOLM, DONALBAIN, that shalt be! This have I thought good to delirer LENOX, and ATTENDANTS.
thee, my dearest partner of greatness; that thou Dun. Is execution done on Cawdor? Are not might'st not lose the dues of rejoicing, by being ignoThose in commission yet return'd!
rant of whut greatness is promised thee. Luy it to Jal. My liege,
thy heart, and lureurill.
Art not without ambition ; but without
The illness should attend it. What thou wouldst As one that had been studied in his death,
highly, To throw away the dearest thing he owedll,
That wouldst thou bodily;'wouldst not play false, As 'twere a careless trifle.
And yet wouldst wrongly win : thou’dst have great
And that which rather thou dost frar to do,.
Than wishest should be undone. Hie thee' hither,
That I may pour my spirits in thine ear; Enter MACBETH, BANQUO, Rosse, and Angus.
And chastise with the valour of my tongue The sin of my ingratitude even now
All that impedes thee from the golden round 6, Was heavy on me : thou art so far before,
Which fate and metaphysical || aid doth seem That swiftest wing of recompense is slow
To have thee crown'd withal.- What is your tidings?
Enter an ATTENDANT.
Would have inform'd for preparation.
Atten. So please you, it is true; our thane is Is in receive our duties : and our duties
coniug: Are to your throne and state, children, and servants; One of my fellows had the speed of him;. Which do but what they should, by doing every Who, alınost dead for breath, had scarcely more thing
Than would make up his message. Safe toward your love and honour.
Lady M. Give him tending, Dun. Welcome hitler :
He brings great news. The raven himself is hoarse, I have begun to plant thee, and will labour
(Erit Attendant. To make thee full of growing **,-Noble Banquo,
That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan
That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here;
And fill me, from the crown to the toe, top-full Bon. There if I grow,
Ot direst cruelty ! Make thick my blood, The harvest is your own.
Stop up the access and passage w remorse**; Dun. My plenteons joys,
That no compunctious visitings of nature
Snake my fell purpose, nor keep peace between
Wherever in your sightless substances
That my keen knife it see not the wound it makes ;
To cry, Hold, hold !--Great Glamis ! Worthy Cawdor! * Firmly fixed. + The powers of action are oppressed by conjec- • Full as valiant as described. ture. 1 Time and opportunity.
+ The best intelligence. 1 Messengers. Pardon. 11 Owned, possessed. 0 Diadem.
Hi Supernatural. We cannot construe the disposition of the mind Murderous.
** Pity: by the Jincaments of the face.
++ Wrap as in a mantle. • Exuberant.
# Kule anciently meant a sword or dagger.
It were done quickly: If the assassination
Could trammel up the consequence, and catch,
Might be the be-all and the end-all here,
But here, upon this bank and shoal of time,-
We'd jump the life to come.-But, in these cases,
We still have judgment here; that we but teach Duncan comes here to-night.
Bloody instructions, which, being taught, return Lady M. And when goes hence ?
To plague the inventor: this even-handed justice Macb, To-inorrow,-as he purposes.
Commends the ingredients of our poison'd chalice
To our own lips. He's here in double trust:
First, as I am his kinsman and his subject,
Not bear the knife myself. Besides, this Duncan Your hand, your tongue : look like the innocent Hath borne his faculties so meek, hath been flower,
So clear in his great oflice, that his virtues
Will plead like angels, trumpet-tongued, against
The deep damnation of his taking-off :
Upon the sightless couriers of the air,
Shall blow the horrid deed in every eye,
That tears shall drown the wind. I have no spur
To prick the sides of my intent, but only
(Ereunt. Vaulting ambition, which o'er-leaps itself,
And falls on the other.-How now! What news!
Enter Lady MACBETH.
left the chamber
Lady M. Know you not, he has ?
He hath honour'd me of Jate; and I have bought
Golden opinions from all sorts of people,
Not cast aside so soon.
At what it did so freely! From this time,
To be the same in thine own act and valour,
As thou art in desire! Wouldst thou hare that
Which thou esteem'st the ornament of life,
And live a coward in thine own esteem;
Macb. Pr’ythee, peace :
I dare do all that may become a man;
Who dares do more, is none.
That made you break this enterprize to nie?
Be so much more the man. Nor time, nor place, We rest your hermits l.
Did then' adheret, and yet you would make both:
They have made themselves, and that their fitness
Does unmake you. I have giren suck; and know And his great love, sharp as his spur, hath holp How tender 'ris, to love the babe that milks ine : him
I would, while it was smiling in my face,
And dash'd the brains out, had I so sworn, as youl,
Have done to this.
Lady M. We fail!
And we'll not fail. When Duncan is asleep,
(Whereto the rather shall his day's hard journey
Will I with wine and wassel : so convince ś,
(Exeunt. That memory, the warder || of the brain,
Shall be a fume, and the receipt of reason
Their drenched natures lie, as in a dearli,
What cannot you and I perform upon
His spongy ofhcers; who shall bear the guilt
Macb. Bring forth men-children only!
For thy undaunted mellle should compose * 1. 2. Beyond the present time, which is, ac- Nothing but males. Will it not be received": cording to ihe process of nature, ignorant of the When we have marked with blood those sleepy future. + Look, countenance.
+ lu the same seuse as cohere.
Intemperance, Il Sentinel
of his own chamber, and used their very daggers, | Moves like a ghost.-Thou sure and firm-set earth, That they have don't!
Hear not my steps, which way they walk, for fear Lady M. Who dares receive it other,
Thy very stones prate of my where-about, As we shall make our griefs and clamour roar And take the present horror from the time; Upon his death
Which now suits with it.-Whiles I threat, he lives; Macb. I am settled, and bend up
Words to the heat of deeds too cold breath gives." Each corporal agent to this terrible feat.
[A Bell rings. Away, and mock the time with fairest show:
and it is done; the bell invites me. False face must hide what the false heart doth Hear it not, Duncan ; for it is a knell know.
(Ereunt. That summons thee to heaven, or to hell. (Exit. ACT II.
SCENE 11. The same. SCENE I.-The same.-Court within the Castle.
Enter Lady Macbeth. Enter BANQUO and F.BANCE ; and a Servant, with
Lady M. That which hath made them drunk,
hath made me bold : a Torch before them.
What hath quench'd them, hath given me fire :Ban. How goes the night, boy?
Hark!--Peace ! Fle. The moon is down; I have not heard the It was the owl that shriek'd, the fatal bellman, clock.
Which gives the stern'st good night. He is about it: Ban. And she goes down at twelve.
The doors are open ; and the surfeited grooms Fle. I take't, 'tis later, Sir.
Do mock their charge with spores: I have drugg'd Ban. Hold, take my sword :—There's husbandry
their possets, in heaven,
That death and nature do contend about them, Their candles are all out.-Take thee that too.
Whether they live or die.
Macb. Within.) Who's there ?- What, ho!
He could not miss them.-Had he not resembled
My father as he slept, I had done't.-My husband ?
hear a noise ? He hath been in unusual pleasure, and
Lady M. I head the owl scream, and the crickels Sent forth great largess + io your offices :
cry. This diamond he greets your wite withal,
Did not you speak ?
Lady M. Now.
Macb. As I descended ? Our will became the servant to defect;
Lady M. Ay. Which else should free have wrought.
Macb. Hark ! Ban. All's well.
Who lies i the second chamber? I dreamt last night of three weird sisters :
Lady M. Donalbain. To you they have shew'd some truth.
Macb. This is a sorry sight. Mach. I ihink not of them :
(Looking on his Hands. Yet, when we can entreat an hour to serve,
Lady M. A foolish thought to say a sorry sight. Would spend it in somie words upon that business, Macb. There's one did laugh in his sleep, and If you would grant the time.
one cried, murder! Ban. At your kind'st leisure.
That they did wake each other; I stood and heard Macb. If you shall cleave to my consent, when them :
'tis, It shall make honour for you.
Bat they did say their prayers, and address'd them
Again to sleep. Ban. So I lose none,
Lady M. There are two lodged together. In seeking to augment it, but still keep
Macb. One cried, God bless us! aud, Amen, the My bosom franchised, and allegiance clear,
other; I shall be counsel'd.
As they had seen me, with these hangman's hands,
Listening their fear. I could not say, amen,
Macb. But wherefore could not I pronounce,
(Exit Servant. I had most need of blessing, and amen Is this a dagger, which I see before me,
Stuck in my throat.
After these ways; so, it will make us mad.
Macb. Methonght, 'I heard a voice cry, Sleep no Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible
more! as to sight? Or art thou but
Macbeth does murder sleep, the innocent sleep ;
Sleep, that knits up the raveil'd sleave of care,
Balm of hurt minds, great nature's second course,
Chief nourisher in life's feast;
Lady M. What do you mean? And such an instrument I was to use.
Macb. Still it cried, Steep no more! to all the
Lady M. Who was it, that thus cried? Why,
They musi lie there : Go, carry them; and snear
towards his desigui Macb. Pil go no more :
I am afraid to think what I have done;
+ Bounty. The rooms appropriated to servants.
Look on't again, I dare not.
+ Sleave is unwrought silk.
Lady M. Infirm of purpose!
Macb. Not yet.
Maeb. I'll bring you to him.
Macd. I know, this is a joyful trouble to you:
(Erit. But yet, 'tis one.
(Knocking within. Muco. The labour we delight in, physics pain. Macb. Whence is that knocking!
This is the door.
Len. Goes the king
Len. The night has been unruly : where we lay,
Our chimneys were blown down : and, as they say, Re-enter Lady MACBETA.
Lamentings heard i' the air ; strange screams of
Clamour'd the live-long niglit: sonie say, the earth
Was feverous, and did shake.
Len. My young remembrance cannot parallel
(Ereunit. Macb. Len. What's the matter
Macd. Confusion now hath made his master-piece! SCENE III.-The same.
Most sacrilegious murder hath broke ope
The lord's anointed temple, and stole thence Enter a PORTER.-(Knocking within.]
The life o' the building. Porter. Here's a knocking indeed! If a man Macb. What is't you say ? The life? were porter of hell-gate, he should have old + turn- Len. Mean you his majesty! ing the key. [Knocking.) Knock, knock, knock : Macd. Approach the chamber, and destroy your Who's there, ithe name of Belzebub? Here's a
sigirt farmer, that hang'd himself on the expectation of With a new gorgon :-Do not bid me speak; plenty : come in time; have napkins I enough abont See, and then speak yourselves.-Awake! Awake! you ; here you'll sweat for't. (Knocking.) Knock,
(Exeunt Macheth and Lenar. knock :- Who's there, i' the other devil's name? Ring the alarım-bell :-Murder ! And treason ! 'Faith, here's an equivocator, that could swear in Banquo, and Donalbain ? Malcom! Awake! both the scales against either scale ; who commit- Shake off this downy sleep, death's counterfeit, ted treason enough for God's sake, yet could not And look on death itself !-Up, np. and see equivocate to heaven: 0, come in, equivocator. The great dooin's image!
-Malcolm! Banqno! Ik stocking.) Knock, knock : Who's there? Faith, Astrom your graves rise up, and walk like sprights, here's an English tailor come hither, for stealing To countenance this horror.
Enter Lady MACBETA,
[Opens the Gate. The repetition, in a woman's ear,
Would murder as it fell.-0 Banquo! Banquo!
Our royal master's murder'd !
Ban. Too cruel, any where.-
And say, it is not so.
Re-enter MACBETA and LENOX.
Enter Malcolm and DONALBAIN.
Port. That it did, Sir, i' the very throat ome: Macb. You are, and do not know it:
Macd. Your royal father's murder'd.
Mal. O, by whom?
Their hands and faces were all badged with blood,
So were their daggers, which, unwiped, we found
Upon their pillows :
* i. e. Affords a cordial to it.
+ Appointed service. • To incarnardine, is to stain of a flesh-colour. # The use of two negatives, not to make an affir. + Frequent.
Handkerchiefs, mative, but to deny more strongly, is common in Cock-crowing.