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 arrested

(Ereunt DUKE, ABBESS, ÆGEON, COURTEAng. I think I did, Sir; I deny it not.

ZAN, MERCHANT, ANGELO, and AttesAdr. 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 fros 'Dro. E. No, none by me.

shipboard? Ant. $. This purse of ducats I receiv'd from Ant. E. Dromio, what stuff of mine hast tbor you,

embark'd ? And Dromio 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. $. He speaks to me; I am your master. And thereupon these Errors 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 bin Duke. It shall not need, thy father hath his (Ereunt ANTIPHOLUS S. and E ADE

and Luc. Cour. Sir, I must bave 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 : how shall we try Have suffer'd wrong, go, keep us company, And we shall make full satisfaction.

Dro. S. We will draw cuts for the senior : til Twenty-five years have I but gone in travail then, lead thou first. of you, my sons; nor, till this present hour, Dro. E. Nay, then thus :

(ther: My beavy 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,


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Duncan, King of Scotland.

, An English Doctor. -À Scotch Doctor. MALCOLM,

| A Soldier.-A Porter. An old Man. 3 his sons. DONALBAIN, S

| LADY MACBETE. MACBETH, Generals of the King's Army. BANQUO,


Gentlewoman attending on Lady Macbeth. LEROX,

HECATE, and three Witches. Rosse,

Noblemen of Scotland. MENTETH,

Lords, Gentlemen, Officers, Soldiers, MurderANGUS,

ers, Attendants, and Messengers. CATHNESS, FLEANCE, Son to Banquo.

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, lieg in Seyton, an Officer attending on Macbeth. England; through the rest of the play, in son to Macdur.

1 Scotland ; and, chiefly, at Macbeth's Castle.



Show'd like a rebel's whore: But all's too SCENE I.-- An open Place.


(name) Thunder and Lightning. Enter three WITCHES.

For brave Macbeth, (well he deserves that I Wilch. When shall we three meet again

Disdaining fortune, with his brandish'd steel,

Which smok'd with bloody execution, In thunder, lightning, or in rain?

Like valour's minion, 2 Witch. When the hurlyburly's* done, When the battle's lost and won :

Carv'd out his passagen till he fac'd the slave; 3 Witch. That will be ere set of sun.

And ne'er shook hands, nor bade farewell to 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. 1 Wilch. I come, Graymalkin!

Dun. O, valiant cousin! worthy gentleman! All. Paddock calls:- Anon.

Sold. As whence the sun 'gins his reflection Fair is foul, and foul is fair:

Shipwrecking storms and direful thunders Hover through the fog and filthy air.


come, SWITCHES vanish. So from that spring, whence comfort sear

Discomfort* swells. Mark, king of Scotland, SCENE II.-A Camp near Fores.

mark: Alarum within. Enter King Duncan, Mal- No sooner justice had, with valour armid,

COLM, DONALBAIN, LENOx, with ATTEND- Compelld these skipping Kernes to trust their Ants, meeting a bleeding SOLDIER.

heels; Dun. What bloody man is that? He can re But the Norweyan lord, surveying vantage, As seemeth by his plight, of the revolt [port, With furbish'd arms, and new supplies of men, The newest state.

Began a fresh assault. Mal. This is the sergeant,

Dun. Dismay'd not this Who, like a good and hardy soldier, fought Our captains, Macbeth and Banquo ! 'Gainst my captivity :-Hail, brave friend! Sold. Yes; Say to the king the knowledge of the broil, Ag sparrows, eagles; or the hare, the lion. As thou didst leave it.

If I say sooth,t I must report they were Sold. Doubtfully it stood;

As cannons overcharg'd with double cracks; As two spent swimmers, that do cling together, So they And choke their art. The merciless Macdon- Doubly redoubled strokes upon the foe; (Worthy to be a rebel; for, to that, [wald Except they meant to bathe in reeking wounds, The multiplying villainies of nature | Or memorize another Golgotha, I Do swarm upon him) from the western isles I cannot tell :Or Kernes and Gallowglasses is supplied it But I am faint, my gashes cry for help. And fortune, on his damned quarrelt smiling, Dun. So well thy words become thee, as tby They smack of honour both:-Go, get him sur-/ All. The weird sisters,* hand in hand. geons. (Eril SOLDIER, attended. | Posters of the sea and land, Enter Rosse.

wounds; • Tumult. 1. e Supplied with light and hravy armed troope. 1 * The opposite to comfort.

1 Truth * Case

Make Apotier Goigs has m orable as the firs..

Thus do go about, about; Who comes here?

Thrice to thine, and thrice to mine,
Mal. The worthy thane of Rosse.

And thrice again, to make up nine :
Len. What a haste looks through his eyes! | Peace !--the charm's wound up.
So should he look,

Enter MACBETE and Baxero.
That seems to speak things strange.

Macb. So foul and fair a day I have not see Rosse. God save the king!

Ban. How far is't calld to Fores?-W : Dun. Whence cam'st thou, worthy thane?

are these, Rosse. From Fife, great king,

So wither'd, and so wild in their attire ; Where the Norweyan banners flout* the sky, | That look not like the inhabitants o' the earts. And fan our people cold.

And yet are on't? Lives you ? or are you augi Norway himself, with terrible numbers,

That man may question? You seem to under. Assisted by that most disloyal traitor

stand me, The thane of Cawdor, 'gan a dismal conflict : By each at once her choppy finger laying Tillthat Bellona's bridegroom,tlapp'd in proof, l Upon her skinny lips:-You should be wome. Confronted him with self-comparisons,

And yet your beards forbid me to interpret Point against point rebellious, arm 'gainst arm, That you are so. Curbing his lavish spirit :- And to conclude, Macb. Speak, if you can:-What are you? The victory fell on us;

1 Wuch. All hail, Macbeth! hail to ebee, Dun. Great happiness!

thane of Glamis ! Rosse. That now

[tion; 2 Witch. All hail, Macbeth! hail to thee. Sweno, the Norways' king, craves composi

thane of Cawdor! Nor would we deign him burial of his men, 3 Wilch. All hail, Macbeth! that shalt be Till he disburs'd, at Saiac Colmes' inch,

king hereafter. Ten thousand dollars to our general use. Ban. Good Sir, why do you start ; end seet Dun. No more that thane of Cawdor shall

to ear deceive

Things that do sound so fair-I'the name o Our bosom interest :-Go, pronounce his death, Are ve fantasticalt ot that indeed And with his former title greet Macbet. Whichoutwardly ye show? My noble partne Rossc, I'll see it done.

You greet with present grace, and great preDun. What he hath lost, noble Macbeth bath

diction won.

(Ereunt. Of noble having, and of royal hope, [90 SCENE III.--A Heath.---Thunder.- Enter That be seems rapto withal; to me you speak the three WITCHES. .

If you can look into the seeds of time, 1 Wilch. Where hast thon been, sister?

And say, which grain will grow, and whid 2 Wiech. Killing swine.

will not; 3 Iitch. Sister, where thou?

Speak then to me, who neither bez nor fer. i Witch. A sailor's wife had chesnuts in her

. Your favours, nor your hate.

1 Watch. Hail ! And mounchd, and mounch'd, and mounch'd;

2 Witch. Hail! Give ine, quoth I:


3 Witch. Hlail! Proint thee, witch ! the rump-fed ronyon||

1 Witch. Lesser than Macbeth, and grace. ller husband's to Aleppo gone, master o'the

2 Witch. Not so happy, yet much bappier. Tiger :

3 Witch. Thou shalt get kings, though thor But in a siere I'll thither sail,

be none : And, like a rat without a tail,

So, all hail, Macbeth, and Banquo! I'll do, lu do, and I'll do.

i Witch. Banquo, and Macbeth, all bail: 2 Witch. I'll give thee a wind.

Macb. Stay,you imperfect speakers, tell me i Mich. Thou art kind.

more: 3 Witch. And I another.

By Sinel's death, I know I am thane of Glam; I Witch. I myself have all the other;

But how of Cawdor: the thane of Cawdor bres Andth e very ports they blow,

A prosperous gentleman; and, to be king, All the quarters that they know

Stands not within the prospect of belief, l'the shipman's card. I

No more than to be Cawdor. Say, from whence I will drain him dry as hay:

You owe this strange intelligence? or why Sleep shall, neither night nor day,

Upon this blasted heath you stop our way Hang ipon his pent-house lid;

With such prophetic greeting?-Speak, I charge He shall liye a man forbid :**


(WITCA ES rani. Weary sev'n nights, nine times nine,

Ban, The earth hath bubbles, as the water Shall he dwindle, peak, and pine:

has, Though his bark cannot be lost,

And these are of them :-Whither are they ra. Yet it shall be tempest-toss'd.

nish'd ? Look what I have.

Macb. Into the air; and what seem cor2 Witch. Show me, show me.

poral melted I Wrich. Here I have a pilot's th umb,

| As breath into the wind.-'Would thies had Wreck'd, as homeward he did come.

Ban. Were such things here, as we do spea [Drum within

about! . 3 IV itch. A drum a drum;

Or have we eaten of the insane rool,! Varbeth doth come.

That takes the reason prisoner? * Mock Shakspeare means Mars.

Macb. Your children shall be kings. ; Defended by armour of proof. Avauor, begone. • Prophetic sisters. Superdatural, Spiritur, A scurvy woman ajon of Sailor's chart.

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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 nie king, why,
pot so?

chance may crown me,
Ban. To the self-same tune, and words. Without my stir.
Who's here?

Ban. New bonours come upon bim

Like our strange garments; cleave not to their
Enter Rosse and ANGUS.
But with the aid of use.

(mould, 21. Rosse. The king hath happily receiv'd Mac

Macb. Come what come may; " [day. beth,

| Time and the bour runs through the roughest The news of thy success : and when he reads

Ban. Worthy Macbeth, we stay upon your T'hy personal venture in the rebels' fight,

leisure. C. His wonders and his praizes do contend, Macb. Give me your favour:t-my dull brain 2 Which should be thine, or his : Silenc'd with

was wrought

(pains that,

With things forgotten. Kind gentleman, your vi In viewing o'er the rest o'the self-s ame day, Are re ister'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 Came 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. w 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 hearld thee into his sight, not pay thee.

SCENE IV.-Fores.-- A Room in the Palace. Rosse. And, for an earnest of a greater ho

Flourish. Enter DUNCAN, MALCOLM, Donalnour, v He bade me, from him, call thee thane of Caw

BAIN, LENOx, and ATTENDANTS. In which addition,t bail, most worthy thane ! Dun Is execution done on Cawdor? Are *** For it is thine.

| Those in commission yet return'd? (not Ban. What, can the devil speak true? Mal. My liege, 3*** 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, * Jo borrowed robes ?

That very frankly he confess'd his treasons ; Any. Who was the thane, lives yet ; Implor'd your highness' pardon; and set forth But under heavy judgment bears that life

A deep repentance: nothing in his life Which he deserves to lose. Whether he was

Became him, like the leaving it; he died Combin'd with Norway; or did line the rebel

As one that had been studied in his death, With hidden help and vantage; or that with

To throw away the dearest thing he ow'dt 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 Enter MACBETH, BANQUO, Rosse, and ANGUS, pains.

The sin of my ingratitude even now
Do you not hope your children shall be kings,
When those that gave the thane of Cawdor to

Was heavy on me : Thou art so far before,

That swiftest wing of recompense is slow d'" Promis'd no less to them?


To overtake thee. 'Would thou hadst less deBan. That, trusted home,


(ment Might yet enkindlet you unto the crown,

That the proportion both of thanks and pay. compon Besides the thane of Cawdor. But 'tis strange;

Might have been mine! only I have left to say, And oftentimes, to win us to our harm,

More is thy due than more than all can pay. The instruinent of darkness tells us truths ;

Macb. The services and the loyalty I owe, in Win us with honest trifles, to betray ug

In doing it, pays itself Your highness' part In deepest consequence.

Is to receive our duties : and our duties Cousins a word, I pray you.

Are to your throne and state, children and Macb. Two truths are told,

servants :

[thing As happy prolouges to the swelling act

Which do but what they should, by doing every Orthe imperial theme.--I thank you, gentle

Safe toward your love and honour. This supernatural soliciting


Dun. Welcome hither : Cannot be ill ; cannot be good :-If ill,

I have begun to plant thee, and will labour Why hath it given me earnest of success, To make thee full of growing.ll-Noble Banquo, Commencing in a truth? I am thane of Cow

That hast no less deserv'd, nor must be known dor:

No less to have done so, let me infold thee, līgood, why do I yield to that suggestion| And hold thee to my heart. Whose horrid image doth unfix my hair, Ban. There if I grow, And make my seated T heart knock at my ribs, The harvest is your own. Against the use of nature ? Present tears

Dun. My plenteous joys, Are less than horrible immaginings: (tical, Wanton in fulness, seek to hide themselves My thought whose morderer yet is but fantas. In drops of sorrow.-Sons, kinsmen, thanes, Shakes go my single state of man, that function And you whose places are the nearest, know, Is stuoother'd in surmise ** and nothing is, But what is not.

* Time and opportunity. Pardon.

Owncd, possessed.
As fast as they could be counted. Title.

We cannot construe the disposition of the mind by Stimulain.

the lineaments of the facr.

11 Exuberant. stepptation

i Firmly fxed, pois of action are present hy coniecture,

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 honour Than would make up his message more
Not, unaccompanied, investhim only, (must 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,


Exit ATTENDANT And bind us further to you.

| That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan Mucb. The rest is labour, which is not us'd | Under my battlements. Come, come, you for you:

spirits I'll be myself 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 passsage to remorse ;! Macb. The prince of Cumberland !-That is That no compunctions visiting of nature a step,

Shake my full purpose, nor keep pace 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 murd'ring 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 sears, when it is done, to see. I night,

[Exit. And pallt thee in the dunnest smoke of hell ! Dun. True, worthy Banquo; he is full so va. That my keen knifeġ see not the wound it And in his commendations I am fed; liant ;* makes ;

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. Cawdor!
SCENE V.- Inverness-A Room in

MACBETH's Castle.

Greater than both, by the all-hail hereafter! Enter Lady Macbeth, reading a leller. Thy letters have transported me beyond Lady M. They mit me in the day of success : | The future in the instant. and I hare learn d by the perfectest report, tthev! Macb. My dearest love, hare 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. IVhiles I stood rapt in the wonder of it, came

Lady M 0, never missivest from the king, who all-hailed me, Thane Shall sun that morrow seo! of Cawdor; by which tiile, 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, wilh Hail, king that shall be !

time, This 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 tougue : look like the innonot lose the dues of rejoicing, by being ignorant

cent flower, of what greatness is promised thee. Lav it to thy But be the serpent under it. He that's coming heart, 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 nature ;

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 be! 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.

[Ereunt. would'st bighly, That would'st thou holily; would'st not play

SCENE VI.-The same. --Before the Castle. And yet would'st wrongly win: thouu'st have,

Hautboys.--Servants of MACBETA attending. great Glamis,

Thave it? | Enter DUNCAN, MALCOLM, DONALBAIN, BasThat which cries, Thus triou must do, if thou

QUO, LENOX, MACDUFF, Rosse, Agnus, and And that which rathır thou dost fear to do,

Altendants. Than wish-st should be undone. Hie thee hither,

Dun. This castle hath a pleasant seat; the air That I my pour my spirits in thine ear;

| Nimbly and sweetly recommends itself And chastise with the valour of my tongue

Uoto our gentle senses. All that impedes thee from the golden round,

| Ban. This guest of summer, Which fate and metaphysical|| aid doth seem

The temple-haunting marlet, does approve, To have thee crown'd withal. What is your

By his lov'd masonary, that the heaven's tidings ? :


Smells wooingly here: no jutty, frieze, buttress, Enter an ATTENDANT. Altend. The King comes here to-night.

Nor coione of 'vantage,** but this bird hath Lady. M. Thou’rt mad to say it:

made Is not thy master with him ? who, wer't so,

| His pendant bed, and procreant cradle: Where Would bave inform’d for preparation.

they 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.

I I . e. Beyond the present time, which is accordin: * Full as valiant as described. tfbe best intelligence. I to the process of nature ignorant of the future. + Messengers. 6 Diadem, Supernatural.

f Look, Corintonacce. ** Contenient roror.

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