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Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
Witches' mummy; maw and gulf
All. Double, double toil and trouble :
1 Witch. Cool it with a baboon's blood,
Then the charm is firm and good.
Kec. O, well done! I commend your pains ;
Music and Song
Red spirits and grey,
You that mingle may,
1 Spir. Tiffin, Tiffin, Keep it stiff in.
2 Spir. Firedrake, Puckey, Make it lucky.
3 Spir. Liard, Robin, You must bob in.
Chor. Around, around, around, about, about ;
4 Spir. Here's the blood of a bat.
6 Spir.Here's juice of toad, and oil of adder ; Those will make the charm grow madder.
Hec. Put in all these ; 'twill raise a pois' nous stench! Hold-here's three ounces of a red-hair'd wench.
Chor. Around, around, around, about, about ; All ill come running in, all good keep out !
Hec. By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes :
(Noise without. Open, locks, whoever knocks.
[Exeunt all but the three Witches.
hags? What is't
do? All. A deed without a narne. Macb. I conjure you, by that which you profess, (Howe'er you come to know it,) answer me To what I ask you.
1 Witch. Speak.
Macb. Call them, let me see them.
1 Witch. Pour in sow's blood, that hath eaten
All. Come, high, or low;
[Thunder. FIRST APPARITION, an armed Head, rises, Macb. Tell me, thou unknown power,
1 Witch. He knows thy thought; Hear his speech, but say thou nought. App. Macbeth! Macbeth! Macbeth! beware Mac
duff: Beware the thane of Fife.--Dismiss me— Enough.
[Descends. Macb. Whate'er thou art, for thy good caution
thanks; Thou hast harp'd my fear aright: But one word
1 Witch. He will not be commanded : Here's an
other, More potent than the first.
[Thunder. SECOND APPARITION, a bloody Child, rises. App. Macbeth ! Macbeth! Macbeth ! Macb. Had I three ears, I'd hear thee. App. Be bloody, bold, and resolute : laugh to scorn The
power of man ; for none of woman born Shall harm Macbeth.
[Descends. Macb. Then live, Macduff; what need I fear of
I'll make assurance double sure,
THIRD APPARITIon, a Child crowned, with a Tree
in his Hand, riscs.
All. Listen, but speak not to't.
[Descends. Macb. That will never be: Who can impress the forest, bid the tree Unfixhisearth-bound root? sweet bodements! good!-Yet my heart Throbs to know one thing: Tell me, (if your art Can tell so much,) shall Banquo's issue ever Reign in this kingdom ?
All. Seek to know no more.
Macb. I will be satisfy'd : deny me this, And an eternal curse fall on you!
[Thunder - The Cauldron sinks. Let me know, Why sinks that cauldron ?
[A Groan. And what noise is this?
1 Witch. Show ! 2 Witch. Show! 3 Witch. Show!
All, Show his eyes, and grieve his heart; Come, like shadows, so depart
[ Apparitions of Eight Kings, the last with a
Glass in his Hand; and BANQUO, pass
Macb. Thou art too like the spirit of Banquo ;
Thy crown does sear mine eye-balls ;-and thy air,
Enter BANQUO,--The WITCHES vanish.
accursed in the calendar! Come in, without there!
Macb. Infected be the air whereon they ride ;
word, Macduff is fled to England.
Macb. Fled to England ? Sey. Ay, my good lord. Macb. Time, thou anticipat'st my dread exploits : The flighty purpose never is o’ertook, Unless the deed go with it: From this moment, The very firstlings of my heart shall be The firstlings of my hand. And even now,