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3 Witch. Scale of dragon, tooth of wolf; Witches' mummy; maw, and gulf," Of the ravin'd? salt-sea shark;

Root of hemlock, digg'd i'the dark;

Liver of blaspheming Jew;
Gall of goat, and slips of yew,
Sliver'd in the moon's eclipse;
Nose of Turk, and Tartar's lips;
Finger of birth-strangled babe,
Ditch-deliver'd by a drab,
Make the gruel thick and slab :
Add thereto a tiger's chaudron,
For the ingredients of our cauldron.

All. Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire, burn; and, cauldron, bubble.

2. Witch. Cool it with a baboon's blood, Then the charm is firm and good.

Enter HECATE, and the other Three Witches.

Hec. O, well done ! I commend your pains;

And every one shall share i'the gains.
And now about the cauldron sing,
Like elves and fairies in a ring,
Enchanting all that you put in.

Black spirits and white,
Red spirits and grey;
Mingle, mingle, mingle,
You that mingle may.

* The throat. 7 Ravenous. * Entrails,

2 Witch. By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes :Open, locks, whoever knocks.


Macb. How now, you secret, black, and midnight hags 2 What is't you do All. A deed without a name, Macb. I cónjure you, by that which you profess, (Howe'er you come to know it,) answer me: Though you untie the winds, and let them fight Against the churches; though the yesty” waves Confound and swallow navigation up; Though bladed corn be lodg'd, and trees blown down; Though castles topple” on their warders' heads; Though palaces, and pyramids, do slope Their heads to their foundations; though the treasure Of nature's germins” tumble all together, Even till destruction sicken, answer me To what I ask you.

1 JWitch. Speak. 2 JWitch. Demand. 3 JWitch. We'll answer. 1 Witch. Say, if thoud'st rather hear it from our mouths,

Or from our masters' 2 Macb. Call them, let me see them. 9 Frothy. * Laid flat by wind or rain. * Tumble.

3 Seeds which have begun to sprout.

1 JWitch. Pour in sow's blood, that hath eaten
Her nine farrow; grease, that's sweaten
From the murderer's gibbet, throw
Into the flame.

All. Come, high, or low;
Thyself, and office, deftly 4 show.

Thunder. An Apparition of 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

Macduff; Beware the thane of Fife.—Dismiss me:—Enough, [Descends. Macb. Whate'er thou art, for thy good caution, thanks; Thou hast harp'do my fear aright:—But one word more :1 JWitch. He will not be commanded : Here's another,

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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,

- 4 Adroitly.
5 Touched on a passion as a harper touches a string.

Macb. Then live, Macduff; What need I fear of thee 2 But yet I'll make assurance double sure, And take a bond of fate: thou shalt not live; That I may tell pale-hearted fear, it lies, And sleep in spite of thunder.—What is this,

Thunder. An Apparition of a Child crowned, with a Tree in his Hand, rises.

That rises like the issue of a king; -
And wears upon his baby brow the round .
And top of sovereignty 2%

All. Listen, but speak not.

App. Be lion-mettled, proud; and take no care Who chafes, who frets, or where conspirers are: Macbeth shall never vanquish'd be, until Great Birnam wood to high Dunsinane hill Shall come against him. [Descends.

Macb. That will never be; Who can impress the forest; 7 bid the tree Unfix his earth-bound root? sweet bödements? good! Rebellious head, rise never, till the wood Of Birnam rise, and our high-plac'd Macbeth Shall live the lease of nature, pay his breath To time, and mortal custom.—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

* The round is that part of a crown which encircles the head: the top is the ornament which rises above it.

7 Who can command the forest to serve him like a soldier impressed.

All. Seek to know no more. Macb. I will be satisfied: deny me this, And an eternal curse fall on you! Let me know:— Why sinks that cauldron and what noise” is this? [Hautboys. 1 JWitch. Show! 2 JWitch. Show ! 3 Witch. Show! All. Show his eyes, and grieve his heart; Come like shadows, so depart.

Eight Kings appear, and pass over the Stage in order; the last with a Glass in his Hand; BAN quo following.

Macb. Thou art too like the spirit of Banquo; down |

Thy crown does sear mine eye-balls:–And thy hair,
Thou other gold-bound brow, is like the first :-
A third is like the former :—Filthy hags
Why do you show me this?—A fourth —Start, eyes!
What! will the line stretch out to the crack of doom 39
Another yet?—A seventh —I'll see no more —
And yet the eighth appears, who bears a glass,
Which shows me many more ; and some I see,
That two-fold balls and treble scepters carry :
Horrible sight !—Ay, now, I see, ’tis true;
For the blood-bolter'd' Banquo smiles upon me,
And points at them for his.-What, is this so :

I Witch. Ay, sir, all this is so —But why
Stands Macbeth thus amazedly —
Come, sisters, cheer we up his sprights,”
And show the best of our delights;

8 Music. 9 The dissolution of nature. * Besmeared with blood. * i. e. Spirits.

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