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Ang. That is the chain, Sir, which you had | Go to a gossip's feast, and go with me; of me,
| After so long grief, such nativity! Ant. S. I think it be, Sir; I deny it not. Duke. With all my heart, I'll gossip at this Ant. E. And you, Sir, for this chain arrest
feast.. ed me.
[Exeunt Duke, ABBESS, ÆGEON, COURTEAng. I think I did, Sir; I deny it not.
ZAN, MERCHANT, ANGELO, and AttenAdr. I sent you money, Sir, to be your bail, dants. By Dromio; but I think he brought it not. Dro. S. Master, shall I fetch your stuff from 'Dro. E. No, none by me. .
shipboard? Ant. S. This purse of ducats I receiv'd from Ant. E. Dromio, what stuff of mine hast thou you,
embark'd? And Dromió my man did bring them me : Dro. S. Your goods, that lay at host, Sir, in I see, we still did meet each other's man,
the Centaur. And I was ta’en for him, and he for me,
Ant. S. He speaks to me; I am your master, And thereupon these Errors are arose.
Dromio: Ant. E. These ducats pawn I for my father Come, go with us : we'll look to that anon: here.
Embrace thy brother there, rejoice with him. Duke. It shall not need, thy father hath his
[Ereunt ANTIPHOLUS S. and E. ADR. life.
and Luc. Cour. Sir, I must have that diamond from Dro. S. There is a fat friend at your master's you.
house, Ant. E. There, take it; and much thanks for That kitchen'd me for you to-day at dinner; my good cheer.
She now shall be my sister, not my wife. Abb. Renowned duke, vouchsafe to take the Dro. E. Methinks, you are my glass, and not To go with us into the abbey here, (pains
my brother: And hear at large discoursed all our for- I see by you, I am a sweet-faced youth. tunes :
Will you walk in to see their gossipping ? And all that are assembled in this place,
Dro. S. Not I, Sir; you are my elder. That by this sympathized one day's error Dro. E. That's a question : bow shall we try Have suffer'd wrong, go, keep us company,
it? And we shall make full satisfaction.
Dro. S. We will draw cuts for the senior: till Twenty-five years have I but gone in travail | then, lead thou first. Of you, my sons; nor, till this present hour, 1 Dro. E. Nay, then thus :
[ther: My heavy burdens are delivered :
We came into the world, like brother and broThe duke, my husband, and my children both, | And now let's go hand in hand, not one beAnd you the calendars of their nativity,
M A CBETH.
| An English Doctor.-A Scotch Doctor.
A Soldier.-A Porter.-An old Man.
Generals of the King's Army.
Hecate, and three Witches.
Lords, Gentlemen, Officers, Soldiers, Murder
ers, Attendants, and Messengers.
The Ghost of Banquo, and several other SIWARD, Earl of Northumberland, General of
Apparitions. the English Forces. YOUNG SIWARD, his Son.
Scene, in the end of the fourth act, lies in SeYTON, an Officer attending on Macbeth. England; through the rest of the play, in Son to Macduff.
| Scotland'; and, chiefly, at Macbeth's Castle.
Show'd like a rebel's whore: But all's too SCENE 1.-An open Pluce.
For brave Macbeth, (well he deserves that Thunder and Lightning. Enter three WITCHES.
Disdaining fortune, with his brandish'd steel, 1 Witch. When shall we three meet again Which smok'd with bloody execution, In thunder, lightning, or in rain ?
Like valour's minion, 2 Witch. When the hurlyburly's* done, Carv'd out his passage, till he fac'd the slave; When the battle's lost and won :
And ne'er shook hands, nor bade farewell to 3 Witch. That will be ere set of sun.
[chaps, 1 Witch. Where the place?
Till he unseam'd him from the nave to the 2 Witch. Upon the heath :
And fix'd his head upon our battlements. 3 Witch. There to meet with Macbeth. Dun. (, valiant cousin! worthy gentleman ! 1 Witch. I come, Graymalkin!
Sold. As whence the sun 'gins his reflection All. Paddock calls :-Anon.
Shipwrecking storms and direful thunders Fair is foul, and foul is fair:
[come, Hover through the fog and filthy air.
So from that spring, whence comfort seem'd to [WITCHES runish. Discomfort* swells. Mark, king of Scotland,
mark: SCENE 11.- A Camp near Fores.
No sooner justice had, with valour arm’d, Alurum vithin. Enter King DUNCAN, MAL- Compellid these skipping Kernes to trust their COLM, DONALBAIN, LENOX, with ATTEND
heels; ANTs, meeting a bleeding SOLDIER.
But the Norweyan lord, surveying vantage, Dun. What bloody man is that? He can re- With furbish'd arms, and new supplies of men, As seemeth by his plight, of the revolt [port, Began a fresh assault... The newest state.
Bun. Dismay'd not this Mal. This is the sergeant,
Our captains, Macbeth and Banquo ? Who, like a good and hardy soldier, fought
Sold. Yes; 'Gainst my captivity :-Hail, brave friend! As sparrows, eagles; or the hare, the lion. Say to the king the knowledge of the broil, If I say sooth, I must report they were As thou didst leave it.
As cannons overcharg'd with double cracks; Sold. Doubtfully it stood;
So they As two spent swimmers, that do cling together, Doubly redoubled strokes upon the toe: And choke their art. The merciless Macdon Except they meant to bathe in reeking wounds, (Wo
r, to that, swald | Or memorize another Golgotha, The multiplying villanies of nature
I cannot tell :-
Dun. So well thy words become thee, as thy And fortune, on his damned quarrelt smiling,
wounds; Tumult. t1 c. Supplied with light and heavy armed troops.
* The opposite to comfort.
+ Truth, i Caure.
I Make another Golgotha as memorable as the first.
to be a ret
They smack of honour both:-Go, get him sur.. All. The weird sisters,* hand in hand, geons. [Exit SOLDIER, attended. | Posters of the sea and land, Enter Rosse.
Thus do go about, about;
Thrice to thine, and thrice to mine, Who comes here?
And thrice again, to make up nine :
Peace!-the charm's wound up.
Enter Macbeth and BANQUO.
Macb. So foul and fair a day I have not seen. Dun. Whence cam'st thou, worthy thane? Ban. How far is't call'd to Fores ?- What Rosse. From Fife, great king,
are these, Where the Norweyan banners Bout* the sky, So wither'd, and so wild in their attire ; And fan our people cold. .
That look not like the inhabitants o' the earth, Norway himself, with terrible numbers, And yet are on't? Live you? or are you aught Assisted by that most disloyal traitor
That man may question? You seem to underThe thane of Cawdor, 'gan a dismal conflict :
stand me, Till that Bellona's bridegroom, tlapp'd in proof,: By each at once ber choppy finger laying Confronted him with self-comparisons,
Upon her skinny lips :-You should be women, Point against point rebellious, arm 'gainst arm, And yet your beards forbid me to interpret Curbing his lavish spirit: And, to conclude,
That you are so The victory fell on us;
Macb. Speak, if you can ;--What are you? Dun. Great happiness!
1 Witch. All' hail, Macbeth! hail to thee, Rosse. That now
thane of Glamis! Sweno, the Norways' king, craves composi
2 Witch. All hail, Macbeth! hail to thee, Nor would we deiga bim burial of his men,
thane of Cawdor! Till he disbursed, at Saint Colmes' inch,
3 Witch. All hail, Macbeth! that shalt be Ten thousand dollars to our general use.
king hereafter. Dun. No more that thane of Cawdor shall Ban. Good Sir, why do you start; and seem deceive
[truth, Our bosom interest:-Go, pronounce his death, Things that do sound so fair ?-I'the name of And with his former title greet Macbeth. Are ye fantasticalt or that indeed Rosse. I'll see it done.
Which outwardly ye show? My noble partner Dun. What he hath lost, noble Macbeth hath You greet with present grace, and great prewon.
Of noble having,t and of royal hope, (not: SCENE III.-A Heath.—Thunder.-Enter the That he seems rapto withal; to me you speak three WITCHES.
If you can look into the seeds of time, 1 Witch. Where hast thou been, sister?
| And say, which grain will grow, and which
will not; 2 Witch. Killing swine.
Speak then to me, who neither beg, nor fear, 3 Witch. Sister, where thou?
Your favours, nor your hate. I Witch. A Sailor's wife had chesnuts in
1 Witch. Hail! her lap,
2 Witch. Hail! And mounch’d, and mounch'd, and mounch'd:Gire me, quoth I :
3 Witch. Hail ! Aroint thee, witch! the rump-fed ronyon||
1 Witch. Lesser than Macbeth, and greater. Her husband's to Aleppo gone, master o'thë
2 Witch. Not so happy, yet much happier.
3 Witch. Thou shalt get kings, though thou Tiger:
be none: But in a sieve I'll thither sail,
So, all hail, Macbeth, and Banquo!
1 Witch. Banquo, and Macbeth, all hail! 2 Witch. I'll give thee a wind.
Macb. Stay, you imperfect speakers, tell me 1 Witch. Thou art kind.
more : 3 Witch. And I another.
By Sinel's death, I know, I am thane of Glamis; 1 Witch. I myself have all the other;
But how of Cawdor? the thane of Cawdor lives, And the very ports they blow,
A prosperous gentleman; and, to be king, All the quarters that they know
Stands not within the prospect of belief,
No more than to be l' the shipman's card.
Cawdor. Say, from whence I will drain him dry as hay :
You owe this strange intelligence? or why
Upon this blasted heath you stop our way Sleep shall, neither night nor day, Hang upon his pent-bouse lid;
With such prophetic greeting?-Speak, I charge He shall live a man forbid :**
Bun. 'The earth hath bubbles, as the water Weary sev'n-nights, nine times nine, Shall he dwindle, peak, and pine : Though his bark cannot be lost,
And these are of them :- Whither are they ra.
nish'd ? Yet it shall be tempest-toss'd. Look what I have.
Macb. Into the air; and what seem'd cor2 Witch. Show me, show me.
[staid! 1 Witch. Here I have a pilot's thumb,
As breath into the wind.-'Would they had Wreck'd, as homeward he did come.
Bun. Were such things here, as we do speak
[Drum within. 3 Witch. A drum, a drum;
Or have we eaten of the insane root, Macbeth doth come.
That takes the reason prisoner?
Mucb. Your children shall be kings. * Mock.
+ Shakspeare means Mars. 1 Defended by armour of proof. Avaunt, begone,
* Prophetic sisters. + Supernatural, spiritual. H A scurvy woman fed on offals. 1 Sailor's chart.
Rapturously affected. ** Accurred.
11 The root which makes insane.
Ban. You shall be king.
Ban. Look, how our partner's rapt. Macb. And thane of Cawdor too; went it! Macb. If chance will have me king, why, not so ?
chance may crown me, Bun. To the self-same tune, and words. Without my stir.. Who's here?
Ban. New honours come upon him
Like our strange garments; Cleave not to their
(mould, Rosse. The king hath happily receiv'd, Mac Mucb. Come what come may;
Time and the hour* runs through the roughest The news of thy success : and when he reads Ban. Worthy Macbeth, we stay upon your Thy personal venture in the rebels' fight,
leisure. His wonders and his praises do contend,
Macb. Give me your favour:t-my dull brain Which should be thine, or his : Silenc'd with
With things forgotten. Kind gentlemen, your In viewing o'er the rest o'the self-same day, Are register'd where every day I turn He finds thee in the stout Norweyan ranks, The leaf to read them.- Let us toward the Nothing aseard of what thyself didst make,
[time, Strange images of death. 'As thick as tale, | Think upon what hath chanc'd : and, at more Camne post with post; and every one did bear The interim having weigh'd it, let us speak Thy praises in his kingdom's great defence, Our free hearts each to other. And pour'd them down before him.
Ban. Very gladly. Ang. We are sent,
Macb. Till then, enough.--Come, friends. To give thee, from our royal master, thanks;
[Exeunt. To herald thee into bis sight, not pay thee. Rosse. And, for an earnest of a greater ho- |
SCENE IV.-Fores.- A Room in the Palace. nour,
[dor: Flourish. Enter DUNCAN, MALCOLM, DONALHe bade me, from him, call thee thane of Caw
BAIN, LENOx, and ATTENDANTS. In which addition,t hail, most worthy thane!! Dun. Is execution done on Cawdor? Are For it is thine.
Those in commission yet return'd? Ban. What, can the devil speak true?
Mal. My liege, Macb. The thane of Cawdor lives; Why do
They are not yet come back. But I have spoke you dress me
With one that saw him die: who did report, In borrow'd robes ?
That very frankly he confess'd his treasons ; Ang. Who was the thane, lives yet;
Implor'd your highness' pardon; and set forth But under heavy judgement bears that life
A deep repentance : nothing in his life Which he deserves to lose. Whether he was
Became hím, like the leaving it; he died Combin'd with Norway; or did line the rebel
As one that had been studied in bis death, With hidden help and vantage; or that with
To throw away the dearest thing he ow'd, I both
As 'twere a careless trifle. He labour'd in his country's wreck, I know not;
Dun. There's no art, But treasons capital, confess'd, and prov'd, To find the mind's construction in the face: Have overthrown him.
He was a gentleman on whom I built Macb. Glamis, the thane of Cawdor:
An absolute trust.-0 worthiest cousin ! The greatest is behind.—Thanks for your pains.
Enter Macbeth, BANQUO, Rosse, and ANGOS, Do you not hope your children shall be kings, When those that gave the thane of Cawdor to
The sin of my ingratitude even now Promis'd no less to them?
Was heavy on me : Thou art so far before, Ban. That, trusted home,
That swiftest wing of recompense is slow Might yet enkindlet you unto the crown,
To overtake thee. 'Would thou hadst less deBesides the thane of Cawdor. But 'tis strange:
(ment And oftentimes, to win us to our harm,
That the proportion both of thanks and payThe instruments of darkness tell us truths;
Might have been mine! only I have left to say, Win us with honest trifles, to betray us
More is thy due than more than all can pay. In deepest consequence.
Macb. The services and the loyalty I owe, Cousins, a word, I pray you.
In doing it, pays itself. Your highness' part Macb.' Two truths are told,
Is to receive our duties : and our duties As happy prologues to the swelling act Are to your throne and state, children, and Of the imperial theme.-I thank you, gentle
[thing This supernatural solicitings
(men. Which do but what they should, by doing every Cannot be ill; cannot be good :If ill,
Safe toward your love and honour. Why hath it given me earnest of success,
Dun. Welcome bither: Commencing in a truth? I am thane of Caw I have begun to plant thee, and will labour dor:
To make thee full of growing:I-Noble Banquo, If good, why do I yield to that suggestion||
That hast no less desery'd, nor must be known Whose horrid image doth unfix my hair,
No less to have done so, let me infold thee, And make my seated heart knock at my ribs,
at my ribs. J And hold thee to my heart. Against the use of nature? Present fears
Ban. There if I grow, Are less than horrible imaginings: [cal, The harvest is your own. My thought, whose murder yet is but fantasti-| Dun. My plenteous joys, Shakes so my single state of man, that function Wanton in fulness, seek to hide themselves Is smother'd in surmise ;** and nothing is,
I In drops of sorrow.Sons, kinsmen, thanes, But what is not,
And you whose places are the nearest, know, * As fast as they could be counted. + Title.
* Time and opportunity.
+ Pardon 1 Stimulate.
1 Owned, possessed. Temptation. Firmly fixed, We cannot construc the disposition of the mind ly
|| Exuberant. ** The powers of action are oppressed by conjecture, the lincaments of the face.
Templationis of action are oppressed
We will establish our estate upon
[ter, One of my fellows had the speed of him; Our eldest, Malcolm; whom we name hereaf- Who, almost dead for breath, had scarcely The prince of Cumberland: which bonour must Than would make up his message. (more Not, unaccompanied, invest him only,
Lady M. Give him tending, But signs of nobleness, like stars, shall shine He brings great news. The raven himself is On all deservers.-From hence to Inverness,
[Ecit ATTENDANT. And bind us further to you.
That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan Macb. The rest is labour, wbich is not us's Under my battlements. Come, come, you for you:
spirits I'll be niyself the harbinger, and make joyful That tend on mortal* thoughts, unsex me here; The hearing of my wife with your approach; And fill me, from the crown to the toe, top-full So, humbly take my leave.
Of direst cruelty! make thick my blood, Dun. My worthy Cawdor!
Stop up the access and passage to remorse;t Macb. The prince of Cumberland That is That no compunctious visitings of nature a step,
Shake my fell purpose, nor keep peace between On which I must fall down, or else o'er-leap, The effect, and it! Come to my woman's breasts,
[Aside. And take my milk for gall, you murdring For in my way it lies. Stars, hide your fires !
ministers, Let not light see my black and deep desires: Wherever in your sightless substances The eye wink at the hand! yet let that be, You wait on nature's mischief ! Come, thick Which the eye fears, when it is done, to see. i night,
[Exit. And palli thee in the dunnest smoke of hell! Dun. True, worthy Banquo; he is full so va. That my keen knifes see not the wound it
Dun. True, worthy bonam fed; sliant;* ... And in his commendations I am fed; [liant;*|
makesion through the blanket of the
[dark, It is a banquet to me. Let us after him, Nor heaven peep through the blanket of the Whose care is gone before to bid us welcome: To cry, Hold, Hold!- Great Glamis! worthy It is a peerless kinsman. [Flourish. Exeunt.
| Greater than both, by the all-hail hereaster! Enter Lady Macbeth, reading a letter.
Thy letters have transported me beyond
This ignorant present,ll and I feel now Lady M. They met me in the day of success; The future in the instant. and I huve learned by the perfectest report, they Macb. My dearest love. have more in them than mortal knowledge. When | Duncan comes here to-night. I burned in desire to question them further, they Lady M. And when goes hence? made themselves--air, into which they vanished.
Macb. To-morrow, as he purposes.
row,-as he purposes. Whiles I stood rapt in the wonder of it, came
1.0, never missivest from the king, who all-nailed me, Thane Shall sun that morrow see! of Cawdor; by which title, before, these weird Your face, my thane, is as a book, where men sisters saluted me, and referred me to the coming May read strange matters :-To beguile the on of time, with, Hail, king that shalt be!
time, Thiš have' I thought good to deliver thee, my Look like the time; bear welcome in your eye, dearest partner of greatness; that thou mightest | Your hand, your tongue: look like the innonot lose the dues of rejoicing, by being ignorant
cent flower, of what greatness is promised thee. Lay it to thy | But be the serpent under it. He that's cuming heurt, and farewell."
Must be provided for: and you shall put Glamis thou art, and Cawdor; and shalt be This night's great business into my despatch; What thou art promis'd :-Yet do I fear thy | Which shall to all our nights and days to come
Give solely sovereign sway and masterdom, It is too full o'the milk of human kindness, Macb. We will speak further. To catch the nearest way: Thou would'st bel_Lady M. Only look up clear; Art not without ambition ; but without [great; To alter favour ever is to fear: The illness should attend it. What thou Leave all the rest to me.
[E.reunt. would'st highly,
(false, That would'st thou holily; would'st not play SCENE VI.—The same.-Befure the Castle. And yet would'st wrongly win : thou’d'st have, Hautboys.-Servants of Macbeth attending. great Glamis,
[have it ; That which cries, Thus thou must do, if thou
| Enter Duncan, MALCOLM, DONALBAIN, BANAnd that which rather thou dost fear to do,
QUO, LENOX, MACDUFF, Rosse, Angus, and
Attendants. Than wishest should be undone. Hie thee hither,
ner, Dun. This castle hath a pleasant seat; tbe air That I may pour my spirits in thine ear;
Nimbly and sweetly recommends itself
Unto our gentle senses.
Bun. This guest of summer,
The temple-haunting martlet, does approve,
By his lov'd mansionry, that the heaven's tidings?
breath, Enter an ATTENDANT. Attend. The King comes here to-night.
Nor coigne of 'vantage, ** but this bird hath
made Lady. M. Thou’rt mad to say it: Is not thy master with him? who, wer't so,
| His pendent bed, and procreant cradle: Where Would have inform'd for preparation. Attend. So please you, it is true; our thane * Murderous. + Pity. Wrap as in a mantle is coming :
Knife anciently meant a sword or dagger.
II. e. Beyond the present time, which is according to Full as valiant as described. The best intelligence the process of nature ignorant of the future. Messengers. Diadem. Supernatural
Slouk, countenance. ** Convenient corner.