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P. 159. I pall in resolution, and begin

To doubt th' equivocation of the fiend, &c. The old text has "I pull in resolution.” Johnson proposed pall, which, as the Clarendon edition observes, "better expresses the required sense, involuntary loss of heart and hope." Besides, with pull, "we must emphasize in, contrary to the rhythm of the verse."

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ACT V., SCENE VIII.

P. 164. And damn'd be he that first cries "Hold." text has him instead of he. Corrected by Pope.

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P. 164. [Exeunt, fighting. - In the original, this stage-direction is immediately followed, in the next line, by another, which is difficult to explain, and is omitted in all modern editions known to me; thus: "Enter fighting, and Macbeth slaine." Then comes the stage-direction, which modern editors retain, "Retreat, and Flourish. Enter with Drumme and Colours, Malcolm, Seyward," &c. What makes the matter still more perplexing is, that, nineteen lines further on, the original, without any intervening exit, has the stagedirection, "Enter Macduffe; with Macbeths head." The likeliest explanation seems to be, that the play originally ended with "Exeunt, fighting," and that what follows was afterwards tacked on by Middleton, in order to gratify the audience with more fighting, and with the sight of Macbeth's head on a pole. Surely it is not like Shakespeare's Macduff thus to mutilate the body of Macbeth after killing him; an act neither gentle nor brave.

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