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} Generals of the King's Army.
DUNCAN, King of Scotland.
} his Sons.
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.
2 Witch. When the hurlyburly's done, When the battle's lost and won.
3 Witch. That will be ere the set of
1 Witch. Where the place ? 2 Witch.
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. Alar um within. Enter King DUNCAN, MALCOLM,
DONALBAIN, LENOX, with Attendants, meeting a
The newest state.
This is the sergeant, who Like a right good and hardy soldier, fought 'Gainst my captivity :-Hail, hail, brave friend ! Say to the king the knowledge of the broil, As thou didst leave it. Sold.
Doubtful long it stood;
Dun. O valiant cousin !
King of Scotland, mark:
Dismay'd not this
Dun. So well thy words become thee, as thy
wounds; They smack of honour both.—But who comes here?
[Exit Soldier attended. Enter Rosse and ANGUS. Mal. The worthy thane of Rosse. Rosse.
God save the king ! Dun. Whence cam'st thou, worthy thane ? Rosse,
From Fife, great king; Where the Norweyan banners flout the sky, And fan our people cold. Norway himself, Assisted by that most disloyal traitor The thane of Cawdor, 'gan a dismal conflict: Point against point, rebellious arm’gainst arm, Curbing his lavish spirit.—To conclude, The victory fell on us ; Dun.
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.