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The baby of a girl. Hence, horrible shadow!
Unreal mock’ry, hence ! [The Ghost vanishes.] Why, fo-

* being gone,


I am a man again. Pray you sit still. [· The Lords rise. Lady. You have displac'd the mirth, broke the good

With most admir'd disorder.

Macb. w Can such things be,
And * overcome us, like a summer's cloud,
Without our special wonder? You make me strange
Even to the disposition that I owe,
When now I think you can behold fuch fights,
And keep the natural ruby of your 2 cheeks,
When mine is blanch'd with fear.
Rolle. Whát sights, my

Lady. I pray you, speak not; he grows worse and worse ;
Question enrages him.

him. At once, good night.

IT.'s duodecimo, W. and F. terrible w W. reads Can't for Can; and makes fx borrible.

this sentence down to wonder, a part of • In the three last fo's, [Exit. The the Lady's foregoing speech. firft f. has no direction.

* W. interprets overcome, deceive; + The two last fo's, R. P. and H. but overcome seems here to have the tead be for being

same meaning with comie over. See Dr. u This direction not in the fo's. Hurd's note on the Callida junctura of Qa. Whether it would not be noft pro- Horace. per for the Lords to rise immediately y Owe, the same as own. upon Macbeth's breaking out, Avasni, z H. J. and C. read cbeek for cheeks, and quit my fight, &c. and that upon for the sake (I suppose) of the concord perceiving them standing, after he had with the verb is; but it is the Ruby of tecovered from his fright, it is, that be the cheeks, and not the cheek, that is fays, Pray you fit fill.


a The three last fo's, signs for fights.

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Stand not upon the order of your going,

go at once.
Len. Good night, and better health
Attend his Majesty!
Lady. 6 A kind good-night to all.

[Exeunt Rosse, Lenox, Lords, and Attendants. Macb. It will have blood, they say, blood will have blood. Stones have been known to move, and trees to speak ;

Augurs that d understood relations, have * By maggot-pies, and choughs, and rooks brought forth The secret'st man of blood. -What is the night?

Lady. Almost at odds with morning which is which.

Macb. How say'st thou, that Macduff denies his person, At our great bidding?

Lady. Did you send to him, Sir?

Macb. 'I hear it by the way; but I will send. * There's not a one of them, but in his house I keep a servant fee'd. I will to-morrow (& And betimes I will) to the i weird sisters ; More shall they speak; for now I am bent to know, By the worst means, the worst: for mine own good, All causes shall give way; I am in blood k Stept in so far, that should I wade no more.

• P. and all after, except 6. omit A kird.

€ The fo's, Augures, and underfiuod relations, &c.

d W. and J. understand for under. food.

< So all before P; he and all after, By mag-pies, and by cboughs, &c.

f P. There is not one, &c. T. and all after, T bere 's not a Thane of, &c.

& P. and all after omit And.
h P, and all after, unto for to.

i The three laft fo's and R, wizard for weird,

k The three lait fo's and R. Spext

for Siepr.


Returning were as tedious as 'go o'er,
Strange things I have in head, that will to hand;
Which must be acted, ere they may be scann'd.

Lady. You lack the season of all natures, sleep.

Macb. Come, we'll " to sleep; my strange and self-abuse
Is the initiate fear that wants hard use :
We are yet but young " in deed,



P The Heath.

Thunder. Enter the three Witches, meeting Hecate,

1 Witch. Why, how now, Hecat? you look angerly,

Hec. Have I not reason, Beldams, as you are ?
Saucy and over-bold, how did

you dare
To trade and traffic with Macbeth,
In riddles, and affairs of death;
And I, the mistress of your charins,
The close contriver of all harms,
Was never call’d to bear my part,
Or shew the glory of our art?

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• In the fo's and C. scene 5; in R.

scene 4

1 H. going for go. m W. too for to.

* So T. W. J. and C; H. in deeds; the reft, indeed.

P No description in fo's.

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And, which is worse, all you

have done
Hath been but for a ? wayward son,
Spightful and wrathful; who, as others do,
Loves for his own ends, not for you.
But make amends now; get you gone,
And at the pit of Acheron
Meet me i' th' morning; thither he
Will come, to know his destiny;
Your veílels and your spells provide,
Your charins, and every thing beside
I am for th' air; this night I'll spend
Unto a disinal, ' and a fatal end.
Great business must be wrought erc noon:
Upon the corner of the
There hangs a vap'rous drop, profound;
I'll catch it ere it come to ground;
And that, distill’d by magic slights,
Shall raise such artificial sprights,
As, by the strength of their illusion,
Shall draw him on to his confusion.
He shall spurn fate, scorn death, and bear
His hopes 'bove wisdom, grace, and fear;
And you all know, security
Is mortals' chiefcft cnemy.

[Music and a fong. Hark, I am call'd; my little spirit, see, Sits in: a foggy cloud, and stays for me.

[Sing within. Come away, come away, &c. Witib. Come, let's make hafte, she'll soon be back again.


P. T. W. 7. and C., read weyward.

1 P. and all after omit and a.
R. and all after, except C. rbe for


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Len. My former speeches have but hit your thoughts, Which can interpret farther. Only I say, Things have been strangely born. The gracious Duncan Was pitied of Macbethinarry, he was dead : And the right-valiant Banquo walk'd too late, Whom you may fay, if 't please you, Fleanie killid, For Fleance fied. Men must not walk too late. "Who cannot want the thought, how monstrous: It was for Malcolm and for Donalbain To kill their gracious father? dainned fact ! How y it did grieve Macbeth! did he not straight In pious rage, the two delinquents tear, That were the flaves of drink, and thralls of sleep? Was not that nobly done? ay, 2 and wisely too;

Scene 5.

In the fo's and C. scene 6; in R. reads, You cannot want, &c.

* P. and all after, except C. add tom u No description in the fo's, R. P, after monstrous. and H.

y P. and all after, except C. did it for w The meaning here fhould seem to it did. be, Wbo car want the sbougbt, &c. or, z P. and all after, except C. amit We cannot have tbe sbougbi, &c. H. and

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