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must not yield to one of woman born. Macd. bids him, despair his charin, for be (Macd.) was from his mother's womb untimely ript. On this Macb. refuses to fight; but on being provoked by Macd. with the name of coward, again engages him, and exeunt

fighting Sc. V I. Retreat and flourish. Enter with drum and co

lours, Mali. Seyw. Rose, Thanes and Soldiers. Seyw. is informed that his son is dead; but, as he received bis wounds on the front, rejoices that he died honourably. Enter Macd. with Macbe's head. He and the rest hail Malc. king of Scotland. Malc. creates the Thanes, Earls; gives thanks to all; and invites thein to Scone, to see him crowned. Flourish. Exeunt omnes,

MACBETH.

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Thunder and Lightning. Enter three Witches. 1 Witch.

HEN shall we three meet again

In thunder, lightning, and in rain ?
2 Witch. When the hurly-burly's done,
When the battle's lost and won.

3 Witch. That will be ere set of fun,
1 Witcb. Where the place?
2 Witch. Upon the heath.
3 Witch. There to meet with Macbeth.

: This scene is not described in the rest read or for and. fo's; R. P. and H. call it, An open bearb; . c So all before P; he and all after, C. a cross-waz.

except C. Tbere I go to meet Macbeth. So H. and C. which seems to be the But this is certainly wrong; for not onright reading; for the question is not, ly the 3d Witch was going to meet Macwhich of the three they should meet in, berb, but all three : So that if, for the thunder, lightning, of rain ; but when fake of the measure, there needed an they should meet again for their incan. alteration, There we go to meet Macbeth, tations, these meetings of theirs being would have been the proper reading. Supposed to be always accompanied with C. reads, Tbere to meet will greut Masa under, lightning and rain. All the betko

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1 Witch. I come, Grimalkin.

2 Witch. Padocke calls anon. All. Fair is foul, and foul is fair, Hover through & the fog and filthy air.

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"Alarum within. Enter King, Malcolme, Donalbaine, Le

nox, with attendants, meeting a bleeding Captain.
King. Wliat bloody man is that? he can report,
As seemeth by his plight, of the revolt
The newest state.

Mal. This is the serjeant,
Who like a good and hardy soldier fought
'Gainst my captivity. 'Hail, hail, brave friend !
Say to the King, the knowledge of the broil,
As thou did it leave it.

Cap. m Doubtful it stood,

d. So all before P; he and all after, put in by T; the fo's have no descris. except C. repeat I come twice.

tion; R. and P. only, A Palace; C. ! & The fo's and R. Gray-Mtalkin.

camp near Foris. . All before P. give this speech to * So the fo's; all after, except C. Ali: ro does C.

omit Alarum witbin. . & P. and H. omit be.

1 The ift f. and J. read bail but This direction was first put in by opce. As the fo's read only, (Exeunt, : to So all before P; he and all after,

i This description of the Scene is fri. except G. Doubtful long it food, &c.

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As two expert swimmers that do cling together,
And choak their art. The inerciless o Macdonald,
(Worthy to be a rebel; for to that
The multiplying P villanies of nature
Do swarm upon him) from the western illes

Of Kernės, and 'Gallowglasses, s is supply'd ;
And fortune on his damned quarry smiling,
Shew'd like "a rebel's whore : " But all 's too weak,
For brave Macbeth (well he deserves that name)
Disdaining fortune, with his brandisht fteel,
Which smoak’d with bloody execution,
Like valour's minion carved out his passage,
* Till he fac'd the flave;
Which ne'er shook hands nor y bad farewel to him,
'Till he unseam'd him froin the ? nave to the chops,
And fix'd his head upon our battlements,

* All the editions read spent : But o The ist f. Macdonwald;

the rest, 'tis probable Shakespeare wrote 'xperi, Macdonnel Cutting off the e to make it measure, The ad and za fo's, villaines, which the editors (not knowing what 4 H. Witb for Of. 1... " to make of it) changed into spent, the r The itt f. Gallowgroffes. traces of the letters being near. Spent s So all before. P; he and the rest, can here have no meaning; for the fi- except C. was for is. mile is drawn from two persons fwim." * H. W. J. and C. quarrel for quare ming for a trial of their skill, who can

ry, See Healb in loc. swim fafteft; and as they approach near u H. tbe for a. the goal, they are supposed to cling to. w So all before P; he and the rest, gether, and strive to hinder each other except C. all for all's, in their progress; an operation incon- * So all before P; he and all after, fiftent with their being tired and spent, except . read, 'Till be had fecid, &c. but well agreeing with their being expert y The 4th f. and all after, but C. in their art.

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King. O valiant cousin! worthy gentleman!

Cap. As whence the fun * 'gins his reflection
Shipwrecking forms and direful thunders 6 break;
So from that spring, whence comfort seem'd to come,
• Discomfort swells. Mark, king of Scotland, mark;
No sooner justice had, with valoar arm'd;
Compell’d these skipping · Kernes to trust their heels;
But the Norweyan lord, surveying 'vantage,
With furbisht arms and new supplies of men
Began a fresh afsault.

King. Dismay'd not this
Our captains, • Macbeth and Banquo?

Cap. Yes,
As sparrows, eagles ;'or the hare, the lion.
If I say footh, I must report, they were
As cannons overcharg'd with double cracks,
So they f doubly redoubled strokes upon the foe.
Except they meant to bathe in reeking wounds,
Or memorize another Golgotha,
I cannot tell
But I am faint, my gashes cry for help. –

King: So well thy words become thee, as thy wounds; They sinack of honoür both. Go, get him surgeons.

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· So the copies before P. who reads willid. J. Discomforts well d. C. Dijgive for 'gir; followed by H.

komfort ruells. • The ift f. omits break; the other d J. Kermes. fo's and R. breaking for break ; break is e H. and C. brave Macbetó. P.'s emendation, followed by the rest. f. P. and all after, except C. omit

c So the fo's and R. P. Discomfort doubly. fudlid; [o T. and H. W. Discomfit & This direction put in by C

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