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FLEANCE, Son to Banquo.
SIWARD, General of the English Forces.
Gentlewoman attending on Lady Macbeth.
Lords, Gentlemen, Officers, Soldiers, and Attendants.
SCENE, in the end of the Fourth Act, lies in England; through the rest of the play, in Scotland; and, chiefly, at Macbeth's Castle.
NOTE.-The following version is reprinted from the copy of Shakspere used by the iate Charies Kemble in his public readings. By its careful abridgment, by the omission of all objectionable passages, and the occasional accentuation of emphatic words, it is well adapted for school use, with a view to which short notes have also been appended.
An open Place.
Thunder and Lightning. Enter three Witches.
HEN shall we three meet again
3 Witch. That will be ere the set of
I Witch. Where the place?
Upon the heath:
3 Witch. There I go to meet Macbeth. All. Fair is foul, and foul is fair:
Hover through fog and filthy air.
A Camp near Fores.
Alarum within. Enter King DUNCAN, MALCOLM, DONALBAIN, LENOX, with Attendants, meeting a bleeding Soldier.
HAT bloody man is that? He can report,
This is the sergeant, who
Doubtful long it stood;
As two spent swimmers, that do cling together,
King of Scotland, mark:
No sooner justice had, with valour arm'd,
Compell'd these skipping Kerns to trust their heels;
Dismay'd not this
Our captains, brave Macbeth and Banquo?
As sparrows, eagles; or the hare, the lion!
Dun. So well thy words become thee, as thy
They smack of honour both.-But who comes here? [Exit Soldier attended.
Enter ROSSE and ANGUS.
God save the king!
Mal. The worthy thane of Rosse.
From Fife, great king;
The thane of Cawdor, 'gan a dismal conflict:
The victory fell on us ;
Rosse. Now Sweno, Norway's king, craves com
Nor would we deign him burial of his men,
Till he disbursed, at Saint Colmes' Isle,
Ten thousand dollars to our general use.
Dun. No more that thane of Cawdor shall deceive Our bosom's trust :-Pronounce his present death, And with his former title greet Macbeth. [Exeunt.