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Sc. I. An apartment in the palace. Enter Bang. He suf
peets that Macb, has played foully for the crown which he has gained. Trumpets found. Enter Macb. as king, lady Macbeth, Len. Rolle, lords and attendants. Macb. invites Bang. to a solemn supper to be held at night. Bang. promises (after a ride he and Fle. are to take for the afternoon) to return to the supper. Exit Bang. Exeunt lady
Macb, and lords, &c. Sc. II. Manent Macb. and a fervant. Macb. bids the fer
vant call two men that are waiting without. Exit servant. A soliloquy of Macb. He fears Banq. on account of his wisdom and valour. Enter two Murtherers, whom Macb. employs to murther Banq. and Fleance as they return from their ride.
Exeunt murtherers. Exit Macb. Sc. III. Another apartment in the palace. Enter lady Macb.
and a servant, whom she fends to call Macb. Enter Macb. Talk of their dangerous situation
while Banq. and Fle. live, &c. Exeunt. Sc. IV. A park, the castle at a distance. Enter three mur
therers, as waiting for Banq. and Fle. Enter Bang. and Fle. Banq. is murthered, but Fle. makes his
escape. Exeunt murtherers. Sc. V. A room of state in the castle. A banquet prepared.
Enter Macb. lady Macb. Rose, Len. lords and attendants. Macb. and his lady welcome the guests. Enter ift murtherer, acquaints Macb. with the
death of Bang, and efcape of Fle. Exit murtherer. The ghoft of Banq. rises and fits in Macb.'s place, which he had left to fpeak with the murtherer. Macb. ftarts, and falls into a fit of terror, which his lady excufes to the guefts as a diforder he is troubled with. The ghoft vanishes. Mach. drinks to the health of his guefts, and of the absent Banq. wishing him present. The ghoft rifes again.
Macb. falls into another fit of terror. Exeunt all but Macb. and lady. Mach. having ftept fo far in blood, determines to continue his courfe. Ex
Sc. VI. The heath. Thunder. Enter three witches, meeting Hecate. Hecate is angry with them, that they did not confult with her in their charms on Mach.'s account. She appoints them to meet her in the morning at the pit of Acheron, whither fhe fays Mach. will come to know his deftiny. Exeunt. Sc. VII. A chamber. Enter Len. and another lord. Len. ironically infinuates that Macb. is the author of the late murthers, and is informed by this lord that Macd. is gone to England to folicit affiftance of king Edward against the tyrant Mach. Ex
Sc. I. A dark cave. In the middle, a great cauldron boiling. Thunder. Enter the three Witches. They march round the cauldron, and throw in the feveral ingredients as for the preparation of their charm.
Enter Hecate and three other Witches. Mufic and
Sc. II. To them enter Mach. He conjures them to answer
fome queftions which he fhall afk: They conjure
fhall ever reign in Scotland.
wife and family. Exeunt.
Sc. III. Macd. caftle at Fife. Enter lady Macd. her fon,
and Roffe. Lady Macd. complains of her husband's flying to England: Roffe endeavours to comfort her. Exit Roffe. Talk between lady Macd. and her fon. Enter Meffenger, who being apprehenfive of danger to her and hers, advises their flight. Exit Meffenger. Soon after enter Murtherers, who kill the fon. Exit lady Macd. crying Murther! and the Murtherers pursuing her.
Sc, IV. The king of England's palace. Enter Mal. and Macd. They bewail the kingdom of Scotland, as
deprived of its lawful king, and oppreft by an ufurper. Malc. fufpecting treachery in Macd. pretends to relinquish all thoughts of recovering his birth-right, viz. the crown of Scotland, and urges his own (feigned) vicious difpofitions as the reafon: but at length, discovering Macd.'s fidelity by his ingenuous behaviour, he acknowledges that he has unjustly accused himself, and accepts the proffered affiftance of his friends to fet him on the throne.
Sc. V. To them enter a Doctor, who gives them notice that king Edward is coming forth from his palace,
and that a number of perfons afflicted by the Evil are waiting for his touch. Exit Doctor.
Sc. VI. Enter Roffe, who brings news that Macd.'s caftle is furprized, and his wife and children flaughtered. 'Macd.'s grief thereon, and determination to be revenged on the tyrant. Exeunt.
Sc. I. An anti-chamber in Macb.'s caftle. Enter a Doctor of phyfic and a waiting Gentlewoman. Difcourfe of lady Macb. who walks and talks in her fleep. Enter lady Macb. in her fleep with her taper in her hand, discovers her guilty confcience by her talk. Exeunt.
Sc. II. A field with a wood at a diftance. Drum and co
lours. Enter Ment. Cath. Ang. Len. and foldiers. From this fcene we are informed that an army of the English led by Malc. Seyw. and Macd. is mov
ing towards Dunfinane, where Mach. is fortifying himself. Exeunt.
Sc. III. The caftle of Dunfinane. Enter Mach. Doctor and attendants. A Servant informs Macb. that an army of ten thousand English are approaching. Enter Seyton, who confirms the news. Talk between Mach. and the Doctor about lady Macb.'s illness. Exeunt.
Sc. IV. Birnam wood. Drum and colours. Enter Malc. Seyw. Macd. Seyw.'s fon, Ment. Cath. Ang. and foldiers marching. Malc. orders every foldier to hew down a bough and carry it before him to conceal the number of the army as they advance towards Dunfinane. Exeunt marching.
Sc. V. The caftle of Dunfinane. Enter Mach. Seyton, and foldiers, with drums and colours. A cry within of women; the cause whereof Macb. enquiring, is informed lady Macb. is dead. Enter a Messenger; who tells Macb. that as he looked towards Birnam, the wood feemed to move. Macb. orders the alarum-bell to be rung. Exeunt.
Sc. VI. Before Dunfinane. Drum and colours. Enter Malc. Seyw. Macd. and their army with boughs. Malc. bids them throw down their boughs. Alarum. Excunt. Enter Macb. and foon after young Seyw. They fight, and the latter is flain. Exit Macb. Alarums. Enter Macd. feeking Mach. to engage with him. Exit. Enter Malc. and Seyw. Seyw. tells Malc. that the caftle is rendered up, and the battle almost won. Exeunt. Alarum. Enter Macb. and, after him, Macd. They fight. Mach. boafts his fecurity, for that he bears a charmed life which