The Plays of Shakspeare, Volume 1
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012 - 72 pages
Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: MACBETH. ACT I. SCENE I.?An open place. TJiunder and lightning. Enter three Witches. 1 Witch. When shall we three meet again In thunder, lightning, or in rain ? 2 Witch. When the hurlyburly's done, When the battle's lost and won: Vol. vi. A 2 3 Witch. That will be ere set of sun. 1 Witch. Where the place ? 2 Witch. Upon the heath: 3 Witch. There to meet with Macbeth. 1 Witch. I come, Graymalkin! All. Paddock calls: ?Anon.? Fair is foul, and foul is fair: Hover through the fog and filthy air. Witc1ies vanish. SCENE II.?A camp near Fores. Alarum within. Enter King Duncan, Malcolm, Do- N Alii A In, Lenox, with attendants, meeting a bleeding Saldier. Dun. What bloody man is that ? He can report, As seemeth by his plight, of the revolt The newest state. Mal. This is the sergeant, Who, like a good and hardy soldier, fought 'Gainst my captivity: ?Hail, brave friend ! Say to the king the knowledge of the broil, As thou didst leave it. Sald. Doubtfully it stood; As two spent swimmers, that do cling together, And choke their art. The merciless Macdonwald (Worthy to be a rebel; for, to that, The multiplying villainies of nature Do swarm upon him, ) from the western isles Of Kernes and Gallowglasses is supplied; And fortune, on his damned quarrel smiling, Show'd like a rebel's whore: But all's too weak: For brave Macbeth, (well he deserves that name, ) Disdaining fortune, with his brandish'd steel, Which smok'd with bloody execution, Like valour's minion, Carv'd out his passage, till he fac'd the slave; And ne'er shook hands, nor bade farewell to him, Till he unseam'd him from the nave to the chaps, And lix'il his head upon oui battlements. Dun. O, valiant cousin ! worthy gentleman! .W,7. As whence the sun 'gins his ...
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