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life in me, would preferment drop on my head. Hark! the kings and the princes, our kindred, I brought the old man and his son aboard the are going to see the queen's picture. Come, follow prince; told him, I heard them talk of a farthel, us : we'll be thy good masters.

Excunt. and I know not what : but he at that time, over

SCENE III. fond of the thepherd's daughter, (so he then took

Paulina's House. her to be) who began to be much sea-sick, and Enter Leontes, Polixenes, Florizel, Perdita, Camillo himself little better, extremity of weather conti- | Paulina, Lord's and Attendants. nuing, this mystery remained undiscovered. But Leo. O grave and good Paulina, the great com. 'lis all one to me ; for had I been the finder-out That I have had of thee ! of this secret, it would not have relish'd among my Paul. What, sovereign fir, other discredits.

I did not well, I meant well : All my services
Enter Shepberd and Clown,

You have paid nome: but that you have vouchlaf'd, Here come those I have done good to against my With your crown'd brother, and these your conwill, and already appearing in the blossoms of their

tracted fortune. *

Heirs of your kingdoms, my poor house to visit ; Sbsp. Come, boy ; I am past more children; but it is a surplus of your grace, which never thy sous and daughters will be all gentlemen born. My life may lait to antwer.

Cly. You are well mnet, fur ; You denied to tight Leo. O Paulina, with me ths other day, because I was no gentle. We honour you with trouble : But we came man born : See you there clothes ? say, you see To fee the tatue of our queen : your gallery them not, and think me still no gentleman born : Have we pais'd through, not without much content you were best say, there robes are not gentlemen In many fingularities ; but we saw not bom. Give me the lie ; do; and try whether 1 That which my daughter came to look upan, am not now a gentleman born.

The statue of her mother. riut. I know, you are now, fir, a gentleman Paul. As the lyd peerless,

So her dead likeness, I do well believe, Ck. Ay, and have been so any time these four Excels whatever yet you look'd upon,

Or hand of man hath done ; therefore I keep it bep. And so have 1, boy.

Lonely, apart : But here it is; prepare Cle. So you have :--but I was a gentleman born to see the life as lively mock'd, as ever [well. before my father : for the king's son took me by Still sleep mock'd death: behold ; and say, 'tis the hand, and call'd me brother; and then the [Paulina undraws y curtain, and discovers a jtatur. two kings call'd my father, brother; and then the I like your silence, it the more thew's off prince, my brother, and the princess, my sister, Your wonder : But yet speak ;--firit, you, my liege, called my father, father ; and so we wept : and Comes it not something near there was the first gentleman-like tears that ever leo. Her natural potture ! we shed.

Chide me, dear stone; that I may say, indeed, Sbep. We may live, fon, to shed many more. Thou art Hermione : or, rather, thou art the,

Clo. Ay; or else 'tu ere hard luck, being in fo In thy not chiding ; for she was as tender, preposterous estate as we are.

As infancy, and grace.But yer, Paulina, Aut. I humbly beseech you, sir, to pardon me all Hermione was not so much wrinkled; nothing the faults I have committed to your worihip, and to So aged, as this seems. give me your good report to the prince my master. Pol. Oh, not by much.

Sbep. 'Prythee, son, do; for we must be gen- Paul. So much the more our carver's excellence, țle, now we are gentlemen.

Which let's go by some fixteen years, and makes her Cls. Thou wilt amend thy life?

As the lix'd now. dut. Ay, an it like your good worship.

Leo. As now she might have done,
Cle. Give me thy hand : I will swear to the So much to my good comfort, as it is
prince, thou art as honest a true fellow as any is in Now piercing to my soul. On, thus she stood,

Even with such life of majesty, (warm life,
Step. You may say it, but not swear it. As now it coldly stands) when first I woo'd her!

Cla. Not swear it, now I am a gentleman ? Let I am alham'd : Does not the stone rebuke me, boors and 1 franklins say it, I'll swear it. For being more stone than it ?-Oh, royal piece, Sbep. How if it be false, fon?

| There's magick in thy majcity ; which has
Cle. If it be ne'er fo false, a true gentleman may ( My evils conjur'd to remembrance; and
fwear it, in the behalf of his friend :--And I'll From thy admiring daughter took the fpirits,
fwear to the prince, thou art a tall 2 fellow of thy Standing like stone with thee !
hands, and that thou wilt not be drunk; but I know, Per. And give me leave;
thou art no tall fellow of thy hands, and that thou And do not say, 'tis superstition, that
wilt be drunk; but I'll swear it : and I would, I kneel, and then implore her bleffing.-Lady,
thou would't be a tall fellow of thy hands. | Dear queen, that ended when I but bega,

Aul. I will prove so, sir, to my power. Give me that hand of yours, to kiss.
Cle Ay, by any means prove a tall fellow; if Paul. Oh, patience 3 ; -
I do not wonder, how thou dar'lt venture to be The ftatue is but newly fix'd, the colour";
drunk, not being a tall fellow, trust me not.- Not dry.

" Franklın is a freeholder, or yeoman, a man above a villain, but not a gentleman. 2 . “. Itout. 3 i.e. stay a while, be not so eager.


Cam. My lord, your sorrow was too sore laid on ; l'll fill your grave up: ftir ; nay, come away ; Which fixteen winters cannot blow away ; Bequeath to death your numbness, for from him So many summers, dry : scarce any joy

Dear life redeems you.—You perceive, she stirs : Did ever so long live ; no forrow,

[Hermione comes dows. But kill'd itself much sooner.

Start not ; her actions shall be holy, as, Pol. Dear my brother,

You hear, my spell is lawsul : do not shun her, Let him, that was the cause of this, have power Until you see her die again ; for then To take off fo much grief from you, as he You kill her double : Nay, present your hand : Will piece np in himself.

When she was young, you woo'd her ; now, in age, Paul. Indeed, my lord,

Is she become the fuitor. If I had thought, the sight of my poor image Léo. Oh, she's warm ! [Embracing ber. Would thus have wrought you, (for the stone is mine) If this be magick, let it be an art I'd not have thew'd it.

Lawful as eating. Leo. Do not draw the curtain.

[fancy Pol. She embraces him. Paul. No longer shall you gaze on 't ; left your Cam. She hangs about his neck ; May think anon, it moves.

If she pertain to lifc, let her speak too. Leo. Let be, let be.

Pol. Ay, and make't manifest where she has liv'd, Would I were dead, but that, methinks, already Or how itol'n from the dead? What was he, that did make it ?-See, my lord, 1 Paul. That she is living, Would you not deem, it breath'd ? and that those Were it but told yon, should be hooted at Did verily bear blood ?

[veins Like an old tale ; but it appears, the lives, Pol. Masterly done :

| Though yet she speak not. Mark a little while.The very life seems warm upon her lip.

Please you to interpose, fair madam ; kneel, Leo. The fixure of her eye has motion in't, And pray your mother's blessing.--Turn, good lady; As we are mock'd with art.

Our Perdita is found. Paul. I'll draw the curtain ;

[Presenting Perdita, cuba knecis to Hermione. My lord's almost so far transported, that

Her. You gods, look down, He'll think anon, it lives.

And from your sacred vials pour your graces Leo. O sweet Paulina,

Upon my daughter's head !--Tell me, mine own, Make me to think so twenty years together ; Where halt thou heen preserv'd? where liv'd ? No settled sentes of the world can match

how found The pleasure of that madness. Let 't alone. [but Thy father's court? for thou shalt hear, that 1,

Paul. I am sorry, sir, I have thus far stirr'd you : Knowing by Paulina, that the oracle I could affict you further.

Gave hope thou wast in being,--have preservid Leo. Do, Paulina ;

Myself, to see the issue.
For this affliction has a taste as sweet

Paul. There's time, enough for that ;
As any cordial comfort.-Still, methinks, | Left they desire, upon this push, to trouble
There is an air comes from her : What fine chizzel Your joys with like relation.--Go together,
Could ever yet cut breath? Let no man mock me, You precious winners all ; your exultation
For I will kiss her.

Partake to every one : I, an old turtle,
Paul. Good my lord, forbcar :

Will wing me to some wither'd bough; and there The ruddiness upon her lip is wet ;

My mate, that's never to be found again,
You'll mar it, if you kiss it ; ítain your own Lament 'till I am loft.
With oily painting : Shall I draw the curtain ? Leo. O peace, Paulina ;
Leo. No, not theie twenty years.

Thou should It a husband take by my consent,
Per. So long could I

As I by thine, a wife : this is a match, Stand by, a looker on.

And made between's by vows. Thou hast found Paul. Either forhear,

mine ; Quit presently the chapel ; or resolve you

But how, is to be question d : for I saw her, For more amazement : If you can behold it, As I thought, dead ; and have, in vain, faid many I'll make the statue move indeed ; descend, A prayer upon her grave : I'll not seek far And take you by the hand : but then you'll think, (For him, I partly know his mind) to find thee (Which I protest against) I am affifted ! An honourable husband :--Come, Camillo, By wicked powers.

And take her by the hand; whose worth, and hoLeo. What you can make her do,

Is richly noted; and here juftify d (nelty, I am content to look on : what to speak, By us, a pair of kings.-Let's from this place.I am content to hear; for 'tis as easy

What -Look upon my brother-both your To make her speak, as move.

pardons, Paul. It is requir'd,

That e'er I put between your holy looks You do awake your faith : Then, all stand still ; My ill fufpicion.—This your ion-in-law, Or, those, that think it is unlawful business And son unto the king ; who, heavens directing, I am about, lut them depart.

Is troch-plight to your daughter.-Good Paulina, Leo. Proceed;

Lead us from hence; where we may leisurely No foot shall itir.

Each one demand, and answer to his part Paul. Mufick ; auake her : strike.- [Musick. Perform'd in this wide gap of time, since first 'Tis time ; descend; be itone no more : approach ; We were dissever'd ; Hastily lead way. Sirke all that look upon with marvel Come; I

[Excunt omnes. MACBETH.


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PERSONS REPRESENTE D. Duncan, King of Scotland.

| SIWARD, General of tbe English forces.

Young SIWARD, bis Son. DOXALBAIN, Sun { Sons to the King.

SEYTON, an Officer attending on Macbeth. MacBETн,

Son to Macduff BANQUO, } Generals of the King's army.

An English Doctor.

A Scorch Doctor. A Captain. A Porter. An old MACDUFF, ROSSE,

Lady MACBETH. Axcus,


Gentlewoman attending on Lady Macbeth,
FLEANCE, Son to Banquo.

\Hecate, and three Witcbes.
Lords, Gentlemen, Officers, Soldiers, Murderers, Attendants, and Messengers.

The Ghost of Banquo, and several other Apparitions.
SCENE, in the end of the fourib Aft, lies in England; through the rest of the play, in Scotland;

and, chiefly, at Macbeth's Caflie.


Noblemen of Scotland,

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l'Gainst my captivity : Hail, brave friend!

Say to the king the knowledge of the broil,
Thunder and Lightning.

As thou didst leave it.
Enter three Witches.

Cap. Doubtful it stood ; 11litch. W H EN shall we three meet again As two spent swimmers, that do cling together,

VV In thunder, lightning, or in rain | And choak their art. The merciless Macdonel 2 Mitcb. When the hurly-burly's done, |(Worthy to be a rebel; for, to that, When the battle's lost and won :

The multiplying villanies of nature 3 Witcb. That will be ere th' set of fun. Do swarm upon him) from the western ifles i Wicb. Where the place?

Of Kernes and Gallow-glasses is supply'd; 2 Witch. Upon the heath :

And fortune, on his damned quarrel smiling, 3 Witcb. There to meet with Macbeth. Shew'd like a rebel's whore : But all's too weak: 1 Witcb. I come, Gray-malkin!

For brave Macbeth, (well he deserves that name) All. Paddock calls :- Anon!

Disdaining fortune, with his brandish'd steel, Fair is foui, and foul is fair 2 :

Which smoak'd with bloody execution, Hover through the fog and filthy air.

Like valour's minion, carved out his passage,

Till he fac'd the flave;

And ne'er fhook hands, nor bade farewel to him, Alarum wirbin. Enter King Duncan, Malcolm, Do-Till

'Till he unseam'd him from the nave 3 to the chops, nalbain, Lenox, with Attendants, meeting a bleed- and fix'd his head upon our battlements. ing Captain.

King. Oh, valiant cousin! worthy gentleman ! King. What bloody man is that? He can report, Cap. As whence the sun 'gins his reflexion 4, As seemeth by his plight, of the revolt

Shipwrecking storms and direful thunders break; The newest state.

So from that spring, whence comfort seem'd to come, Mal. This is the serjeant,

Discomfort swells. Mark, king of Scotland, mark: Who like a good and hardy soldier fought No sooner justice had, with valour arm'd,

"Mr. Upton observes, that to understand this passage, we should suppose one familiar calling with the voice of a cat, and another with the croaking of a toad. 2 i. e. we make these sudden changes of the weather. 3 Warburton chinkwe should read, from the nape to the chops ; i. e. cut his skull in two. 4 i. f. the eat,


Compellid these skipping Kernes to trusttheir heels;! 3 Wireb. Sifter, where thou?
But the Norweyan lord, surveying vantage,

1 Witch. A failor's wife had chesnuts in her las, With furbish'd arms, and new fupplies of men, And mouncht, and mouncht, and mouncht:-Give Began a fresh assault.

mne, quoth I. King. Dismay'd not this

| Aroints thee, witch! the rump-fed ronyon 7 cries. Our captains, Macbeth and Banquo ?

Her husband's to Aleppogone, master oʻthe Tyger : Cap. Yes ;

But in a fieve I'll thither fail,
As sparrows, eagles; or the hare, the lion. And, like a rat without a tail,
If I say sooth, I must report they were

I'll do, I'll do, and I'll do.
As cannons overcharg'd with double cracks; 2 Witch. I'll give thee a wind.
So they

i Witch. Thou art kind. Doubly redoubled strokes upon the foe:

3 Witch. And I another. Except they meant to bathe in reeking wounds, i Witch. I myself have all the other ; Or memorize another Golgotha,

And the very 8 points they blow", I cannot tell:---

All the quarters that they know But I am faint, my gathes cry for help.

l'the thipman's card. King. So well thy words become thee, as thy I will drain him dry as liay : wounds!

geons. Sleep shall, neither night nor day, They smack of honour both :-Go, get him sur- Haug upon his pent-house lid ; Enter Rolle.

He shall live a man forbid 9 : Who comes here?

Weary seven-nights, nine times nine, Mal. The worthy thane of Rolle.

Shall he dwindle, peak, and pine : Lex. What a haste looks through his eyes! So Though his bark cannot be loft, should he look,

Yet it shall be tempeft-toft. That seems to speak things strange.

Look what I have. Rolle. God fave the king!

2 Witch. Shew me, shew me. King. Whence cam'it thou, worthy thane ? i Witch. Here I have a pilot's thumb, Rolle. From Fife, great king,

Wreck'd, as homeward he did come. [Drum within Where the Norweyan banners flout 2 the sky, 3 Wilcb. A drum, a drum ; And fan our people cold.

Macbeth doth come. Norway himself, with terrible numbers,

All. The weird lifters 10, hand in hand, . Afitted by that most disloyal traitor

Posters of the sea and land,
The thane of Cawdor, began a dismal conflict : Thus do go about, about ;
"Till that Bellona's bridegroom, lapt in proof, Thrice to thine, and thrice to mine,
Confronted him with fell-comparisons 3,

And thrice again, to make up nine :
Point against point rebellious, arm 'gainst arm, Peace !--the charm's wound up.
Curbing his lavish spirit: And to conclude,

Enter Macbeth and Banguo. The victory fell on us;

Mac. So foul and fair a day I have not seen. King. Great happiness!

Ban. How far is 't call'd to Fores:-What are Role. That now

So wither'd, and so wild in their attire; (thele, Sweno, the Norways' king, craves composition; That look not like the inhabitants o'the easth, . Nor would we deign him burial of his men, And yet are on 't?-Live you ? or are you aught 'Till he disbursed, at Saint Colmes' inch 4, That man may question " You seem to understand Ten thousand dollars to our general use. [ceive By each at once her choppy finger laying [me,

King. No more that thane of Cawdor shall de- l'pon her skinny lips :--You should be women, Our bosom interest :--Go, pronounce his present And yet your beards 12 forbid ine to interpret And with his former title greet Macbeth. [death, That you are so. Rolle. I'll see it done.

Macb. Speak, if you can ; -What are you? King. What he hath loft, noble Macbeth hath Witch. All hail, Macbeth! hail to thee, thane won.

of Glamis !

[of Cawdor! SC EN E III.

2 Witch. All hail, Macbeth! hail to thee, thane Thunder. Enter the three Witches.

3 Wircb. All bail, Macbeth! that ihalt be king i Witch. Where hatt thou been, fifter?


(fear 2 Witch. Killing swine.

Bar. Good fir, why do you start; and seem to

1 Memorize, for make memorable. 2 To flout is to mock or infult. 3 i. e. gave him as good as hs brought, (new'd he was his equal. 4 Colme's inch, now called Inchcomb, a small island lying in the Firth of Edinburgh, with an abbey upon it, dedicated to St. Columb; called by Camden laik Colm, or the file of Columba. 5 Aroint, or avaunt, be gone. The weird lifter heie alludes to the poverty of the woman who had called her witch, as not being able to procure better provilion than Tumps and other offals. 7 i. e, scabby or mangy woman; from rogneux, 7oyne, fcurf. 8 1. c. the true exact points. 9;. e. as one under a curso, an interdiction. 10 Weird is derived from an Anglo-saxon word signifying a prophay. Thc weird fifters here mean the Fates or Deftinies of the northern nations. 11i, e. may bold converse with 12 Witches were supposed always to have bait on their chins.

Things that do found so fair-I'the name of truth, Only to herald thee into his fight,
Are ye fantastical", or that indeed

Not pay thee.
Which outwardly ye fhew? My noble partner | - Rolle. And, for an earnest of a greater honour,
You greet with present grace, and great prediction He bade me, from him, call thee thane of Cawdor:
Of noble having ?, and of royal hope,

. | In which addition, hail, most worthy thane! That he seems wrapt withal; to me you speak not: For it is thine. If you can look into the feeds of time, not; Ban. What, can the devil speak true ? [dress me And say, which grain will grow, and which will Macb. The thane of Cawdor lives; Why do you Speak then to me, who neither beg, nor fear, In borrow'd robes ? Your favours, nor your hate.

Ang. Who was the thane, lives yet; I Facb. Hal!

But under heavy judgment bears that life, 2 Wich. Hail !

Which he deserves to lose. Whether he was 3 Witeb. Hail!

Combin'd with Norway; or did line the rebel i Witcb. Leller than Macbeth, and greater. With hidden help and vantage; or that with both 2 Hitcb. Not so happy, yet much happier.

He labour'd in his country's wreck, I know not ; 3 Witch. Thou shalt ger kings, though thou be But treasons capital, confess'd, and prov'd, So, all hail, Macbeth and Banquo! (none: Have overthrown him,

i Witch. Banquo, and Macbeth, all hail! | Macb. Glamis, and thane of Cawdor :

Mac. Stay, you imperfect speakers, tell me more: The greatest is behind. Thanks for your pains.-By Sinel's 3 death, I know, I am thane of Glamis ; Do you not hope your children shall be kings, But how of Cawdor? the thane of Cawdor lives, When those that gave the thane of Cawdor to me, A prosperous gentleman; and, to be king, Promis'd no less to them? Stands not within the prospect of belief,

Ban, That, truited home, No more than to be Cawdor. Say, from wirence Might yet enkindle 7 you unto the crown, You owe this strange intelligence ? or why Besides the thane of Cawdor. But 'us strange: Upon this blasted heath you itop our way

And oftentimes, to win us to our harm, With Cuch prophetick greeting :---Speak, I charge The instruments of darkness tell us truths; you.

[Witches vanih. Win us witin honest trifles, to betray us [you. Bax. The earth hath bubbles, as the water has, In deepest consequence.-Cousins, a word, I pray And there are of them :-Whither are they va-l Marb. Two truths are told, nih'd ?

. (melted As happy prologues to the fwcling act Mach. Into the air; and what seem'd corporal, of the imperial theme. I thank you, gentlemen.-As breath into the wind.-'Would they had staid! This fupernatural foliciting 8

Ban. Were such things here, as we do speak Cannot be ill; cannot be good :-If ill, Or tuve we eaten of the infane root 4, fabout Why ich it given me earnett of success, That takes the reason prisoner?

Commencing in a truth? I ain thone of Cawdor: Macb. Your children shall be kings.

if good, why do I yield to that suggestion Bar. You shall he king.

[fo? Whole horrid image duth unfix my hair, Macó. And thane of Cawdor coo; went it not And make my seated heart knock at my ribs, Biki. To the self-lame tune, and words. Who's Against the use of nature ? Present feu's bere?

Are less than horrible imaginings:
Enter Rolle and Inguse

My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical,
Roffe. The king liath happily receiv'd, Macbeth, Simakes so my single state of man, thit function
The news of thy fuccess : and when he reads

Is fmother'd in surmile); and nothing is, Thy personal venture in the rebel's fighi,

But what is not. His wonders and his prailes do contend,

Ban. Look, how our partner's rapt. Which should be thine, or bis : Silenc'd with that, Macb. If chance will have me king, why, chance la viewing o'er the rest o'the self-fame day, Without my ftir.

may crown me, He finds thee in the stout Norweyan ranks,

Bar. New honours, come upon him (mould, Nothing afraid of what thyself didît make, Like our strange garments, cleave not to their Strange images of death. As thick as tale, But with the aid of use. Came post with post s; and every one did bear Macb. Come what come may, Thy praises in his kingdom's great defence, | Time and the hour runs through the roughest day. And pour'd them down before him.

Ban. Worthy Macbeth, we stay upon your Ang. We are sent,


(was wrought 10 To give thee, from our royal master, thanks; Macb. Give me your favour :--my dull brain

Tic. creatures of fantasy or imagination. 2. Having, we have before observed, is eltate, por. kzon, fortunc. 3 The father of Macheth. 4 Shakipeare here alludes to the qualities anciently abcribed to hemlock. That is, potts arrived as fast as they could be counted..oj. c. carried a far as it will go. 7 Enkindle, for to ftimulate you to lock. 8 Warburtori thinks foliciting is here put for information; while Johnton rather thinks it means incitement. 9 Meaning, “Of things Do* about me I have no perception, being intent wholly on that which has yet no existence." . 6. was worked, agitated.

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