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What is't that moves your Highness ?
Macb. Which of you have done this?
Macb. Thou can'ít not say I did it: never shake
Rosse. Gentlemen, rise; his Highness is not well.
Lady. Sit, worthy friends, my Lord is often thus,
Are you a man?
[To Macbeth afide Macb. Ay, and a bold one, that dare look on that Which might appall the devil.
Lady. Proper stuff!
[Apide. This is the air-drawn dagger, which Led you to Duncan. Oh, these flaws and starts (Impostors & /of true fear,) would well become A woman's story at a winter's fire, Authorized by her grandam. Shame it felf!
make such faces? when all's done You look but on a stool.
Macb. Prythee see there! Behold! look! lo! how say you? [Pointing to the Gbob. Why, what care I? if thou canst nod, speak too. If charnel-houses and our graves must send Those that we bury, back; our monuments Shall be the maws of kites.
[The Ghost vanishes. Lady. What ? quite unmann'd in folly? Macb. If I stand here, I saw him. Lady. Fie for shame!
Macb. Blood hath been shed ere now, i'th' olden time, Ere human statute purg'd the gentle weal: Ay, and since too, murthers have been perform'd Top terrible for th'ear : the times have been,
That S to
That when the brains were out, the man would die,
And push us from our stools; this is more strange 2. Than such a murther is.
Lady. My worthy Lord, 15 Your noble friends do lack you.
Macb. I forgot
I have a strange infirmity, which is nothing
I drink to th' general joy of the whole table,
And all to all.
[The Ghost rises again. Macb. Avant, and quit my sight! let the earth hide Thy bones are marrowless, thy blood is cold;
Lady. Think of this, good Peers,
Macb. What man dare,' I dare :
[The Ghost vanishes. I am a man again: pray you fit ftill. [The Lords rise.
Lady. You have displac'd the mirth, broke the good Wich most admir'd disorder.
Macb. Can such things be,
Rolle. What fights, my Lord?
Lady. I pray you speak not; he grows worse and worfe,
Len. Good-night, and better health
Lady. Almost at odds with morning which is which.
Macb. How fay'st thou, that Macduff denies his person At our great bidding?
Lady. Did you fend to him, Sir?
Macb. I hear it by the way; but I will fend :
be acted ere they may be scann'd. Lady. You lack the season of all natures, Neep.
i When now Theob, emend.
3 There is not one ... old edit
Come, we'll to sleep; my ftrange and felf-abuse
The Heath. 2
Thunder. Enter the three Witches, meeting Hecate. 1 Witch. WHY, how now, Hecať ? you look angerly.
Hec. Have I not reafon, beldams, as you Sawcy, and over-bold, how did you dare [are? To trade and traffick with Macbeth, In riddles and affairs of death? And I the mistress of your charms, The close contriver of all harms, Was never call'd to bear my part, Or shew the glory of our art?
And which is worse, all you have done
Spightful and wrathful, who, as others do,
Your charms, and every thing beside,
Unto a dismal, fatal end.
Shall 5 in deed.
Shall raise such artificial sprights,
[Mufick and a Sous Hark, I am called: my little spirit, lee, Sits in the foggy cloud, and stays for me.
[Sing within : Come away, come away, &!. Witch. Come, let's make hafte, she'll soon be back
Enter Lenox and another Lord.
Y former speeches have but hit your thoughts,
Which can interpret farther : only I say Things have been strangely born. The gracious Duncak Was pitied of Macbeth — marry he was dead: And the right valiant Banquo walk'd coo late. Whom you may fay, if't please you, Fleance kill'd, For Fleance fled: men must not walk too late. • You cannot want the thought, how monstrous too It was for Malcolm, and for Donalbain To kill their gracious father, damned fact ! How did it grieve Macbeth? did he not straight In pious rage the two delinquents tear, That were the Naves of drink and thralls of sleep? Was not that nobly done? ay, wisely too ; For 'would have anger'd any heart alive To hear the men deny't. So that I say He has born all things well, and I do think That had he Duncan's sons under his key, (As an’t please heav'n he shall not,) they should find What 'twere to kill a father : fo should Fleance.