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PERSONS REPRESENTED. Duncan, King of Scotland. MALCOLM, son to Duncan. DONALBAIN, son to Duncan. MACBETH, general of the King's army. Banguo, general of the King's army. MACDUFF, a nobleman of Scotland. LENOx, a nobleman of Scotland. Rosse, a nobleman of Scotland. MENTETH, a nobleman of Scotland. Angus, a nobleman of Scotland. CATHNESS, a nobleman of Scotland. FLEANCE, son to Banquo. SIWARD, Earl of Northumberland, gener al of the English forces. Young SIWARD, son to the Earl of Northumberland. SEYTON, an officer attending on Macbeth. Son to Macduff. An English Doctor. A Scotch Doctor. A Soldier. A Porter. An old Man. LADY MACBETH. LADY MACDUFF. Gentlewoman attending on Lady Macbeth. HECATE. Three Witches. Lords, Gentlemen, Officers, Soldiers, Murderers, Attendants, and
Messengers. The Ghost of Banquo, and other Apparitions. SCENE-IN SCOTLAND; EXCEPT IN THE END OF Act IV., WHERE IT
IS IN ENGLAND).
Enter three Witches.
2 Witch. When the hurlyburly's done, When the battle's lost and won :
3 Witch. That will be ere the set of sun.
Upon the heath.
All. Fair is foul, and foul is fair :
SCENE II.-A Camp near Forres. Alarum within Enter King Duncan, MALCOLM, DONALBAIN, LENOX, with
Attendants, meeting a bleeding Soldier.
Mal. This is the sergeant
Hail, brave friend !
Doubtful it stood;
(Worthy to be a rebel ; for, to that,
Of kernes and gallowglasses is supplied :
............. But all's too weak; . For brave Macbeth (well he deserves that name), Disdaining fortune, with his brandish'd steel,
Which smoked with bloody execution, 30 Like valour's minion,
Carved out his passage till he faced the slave;
And fix'd his head upon our battlements.
Sold. As, whence the sun 'gins his reflection,
Discomfort swells. Mark, king of Scotland, mark : 40 No sooner justice had, with valour arm’d,
Compell’d these skipping kernes to trust their heels,
Dismay'd not this 45 Our captains, Macbeth and Banquo ? Sold.
So they doubly redoubled strokes upon the foe : 50 Except they meant to bathe in reeking wounds,
Or memorize another Golgotha,
Dun. So well thy words become thee as thy wounds; 55 They smack of honour both.—Go, get him şurgeons.
(Exit Soldier, attended.
The worthy thane of Rosse.
Rosse. God save the king !
60 Dun. Whence cam’st thou, worthy thane ?
Rosse. From Fife, great king;
Norway himself, with terrible numbers, 65 Assisted by that most disloyal traitor
The thane of Cawdor, began a dismal conflict :
Point against point rebellious, arm 'gainst arm, 70 Curbing his lavish spirit: And, to conclude,
The victory fell on us ;-
Great happiness !
Till he disbursed, at Saint Colmes-inch, 75 Ten thousand dollars to our general use.
Dun. No more the thane of Cawdor shall deceive
Rosse. I'll see it done.
[Exeunt. SCENE III.—A Heath. Thunder.
Enter the three Witches.
1 Witch. A sailor's wife had chesnuts in her lap, 85 And mounch’d, and mounch’d, and mounch'd :—“Give
me," quoth I:
And like a rat without a tail, 90 I'll do, I'll do, and I'll do.
2 Witch. I'll give thee a wind.
1 Witch. Thou art kind.
1 Witch. I myself have all the other; 95 And the very ports they blow,
All the quarters that they know
' the shipman's card.
Sleep shall neither night nor day 100 Hang upon his pent-house lid;
He shall live a man forbid :
Though his bark cannot be lost, 105 Yet it shall be tempest-toss'd.
Look what I have.
2 Witch. Show me, show me.
1 Witch. Here I have a pilot's thumb, Wrack'd, as homeward he did come. [Drum within.
3 Witch. A drum, a drum : 110 Macbeth doth come.
All. The weird sisters, hand in hand,
Thrice to thine, and thrice to mine, 115 And thrice again, to make up nine :Peace !-the charm 's wound up.
Enter MACBETH and BANQUO.
Ban. How far is 't call'd to Forres ?— What are these,
So wither'd, and so wild in their attire ;
And yet are on 't?—Live you? or are you aught
Upon her skinny lips :-You should be women, 125 And yet your beards forbid me to interpret
That you are so.
Macb. Speak, if you can ;--- What are you?