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[Afide. The greatest is behind. Thanks for your pains.
[To Angus. Do you not hope your children shall be Kings?
[To Banquo. When those that gave the Thane of Cawdor to me, Promis'd no less to them?
Ban. That, trusted home,
Macb. Two truths are told,
[To Roffe and Angus.
$ Might get enkindle you~) opinion, incilement than informaÉrkindle, for to stimulate you to rior. seek.
WARBURTON. ?-Why do I yield-] Yield, 6 This fupernatural Solliciting] not for consent, but for to be Solliciting, for information. fubdued by: WAR BURTON.
WARBURTON. To gield is, fimply, to give
Whose horrid image doth unfix my hair,
Ban. Look how our Partner's rapt!
[Afide. Without my ftir.
Ban. New Honours, come upon him. Like our ftrange gårments cleave not to their mould But with the aid of use.
8 Whose horrid image doth un- A consideration drawn from the
Fix my bair,] But horror nature of the imagination. does not unfix the hair, but
WARBURTOS. makes it stand stiff and upright. Present fears are fears of things We should read, UpFix. WARB. present, which Macbeth declares, To unfx is, to put in motion. and
every man has found, to be 9 - present fears
less than the imagination presents Are less ihan horrible Imagin- them while the objects are yet
ings.] Macbeth, while he distant. Fears is right. - is projecting the murder, is - single fate of man,-) thrown into the most agonizing The firgle fiare of man seems to affright at the prospect of it: be used by Shakespeare for an Irwhich focn recovering from, dividual, in Opposition to a comthus he reasons on the nature of monwialıb, or conjuna beds. his disorder. But Imaginings are
Function so far from being more or less • Is fmother'd in furmije; and than prejent fears, that they are nothing it, the same things under diffe But what is not.] All powers rent words. Shakespear certain- of action are oppressed and ly wrote,
crushed by one overwhelming present feats
image in the mind, and nothing Are lefs iban borrible imagin. is present to me, but that which ings.
is really future. Of things now i, e. when I come to execute this about me I have no perception, murder, I shall find it much less being intent' wholly on that cadful than my frighted ima- which has yet no existence. con now presents it to me.
Macb. Come what come may,
[ Afde. 3 Time and the hour runs through the roughest day.
Ban. Worthy Macbeth, we stay upon your leisure.
favour. + My dull brain was
[To Roffe and Angus. The leaf to read them. Let us tow'rd the King ; Think, upon what hath chanc'd ; and at more time,
Ban. Very gladly.
3 Time and the hour runs thro' quicken his motion,
the roughell day.) I suppose Time ! on! every reader is disgusted at the He then comforts himself with tautology in this paftage, Time the reflection that all his perand the hour, and will therefore plexity must have an end, tvillingly believe that Shakespeare the hour runs through the wrote it thus,
roug beft day. Come what come may,
This conjecture is supported by Time! on !-the bour runs thro' the passage in the letter to his the roughest day.
lady, in which he says, they reMacbeth is deliberating upon the ferred me to the coming on of events which are to befal him, time, with Hail, King ibat shult but finding no fatisfaction from be. his own thoughts, he grows im } Time and the hour-] Time patient of reflection, and resolves is painted with an hour-glass in to wait the close without harras- his hand. This occafioned the fing himself with conje&tures. expression, WARBURTON. Come what come may.
4--My dull brain was wrought But to shorten the pain of fus With things forgot - ] My pense, he calls upon time in the head was worked, agitatedo put usual file of ardent defirę, to into commotion.
Changes to the Palace. Flourish. Enter King, Malcolm, Donalbain, Lenos,
· King S execution done on Cawdor yet?
Or not those in commission yet return'd?
King. There's no art,
Enter Macbeth, Banquo, Roffe, and Angus O worthiest Coulin The sin of my ingratitude e'en now Was heavy on me,
Thou'rt so far before, That swiftest wing of recompence is Now, To overtake thee. 'Would, thou'dít less defervid,
.fudied in his death,] implies the frame or difpofrion of Instructed in the art of dying the mind, by which it is deterIt was usual to fay Audied, for mined to good or ill. learned in science.
To find the mind's conftruc s To find the mind's construction tion-] The metaphor is
in the face. The construc- taken from the construction of a sion of the mind is, I believe, a scheme in any of the arts of pre• phrase peculiar to Shakespeare; it diation. WARBURTON
That the proportion both of thanks and payment
Macb, The service and the loyalty I owe,
" Which do but what they should, Save tow'rd your love and hoin doing every thing
nour. Safe towords your love and We do but perform our duty
honour.] of the last line when we contract all our views of this speech, which is certain- to your service, when we act ly, as it is now read, unintelli- with po of her principle than regible, an cmendation has been gard to your love and honour. attempted, which Dr. Warbur.
It is probable that this passage ton and Mr. T beobald once ad. was firit corrupted by writing mitted as the true reading. Safe for fave, and the lines then Our duties
tood thus: Are to your throne and state,
doing nothing children and fervanis,
Safe tow'rd your love and boWhich do but what they should, in doing every thing
which the next transcriber obfervFiefs to your love and honour. ing to be wrong, and yet not being My esteem for these critics in. able to discover the real fault, elines me to believe that they altered to the present reading. cannot be much pleased with Dr.Warburton has fince changthe expressions fiefs 10 love, or ed fiefs to fief'd, and Hanmer fefs to honour, and that they have has altered safe to shap'd. I am proposed this alteration rather afraid none of us have hit the because no other occurred to right word. them, than because they ap
by doing every thing proved of it. I fall therefore Safe tow'rd your love and propose a bolder change, per bonour. ] This nonsense, haps with no better success, but made worse by ill pointing, should fua cuique placent. I read thus,
be read thus, our duties
- by doing every thing. Are to your brone and fare, Flep'd low'rd your life and children and servants,
bonour. Which do but what they should, i, n. their duties being fief'd, in doing nothing, or engaged to be support of, as