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must not yield to one of woman born. Macd. bids him, despair his charin, for be (Macd.) was from his mother's womb untimely ript. On this Macb. refuses to fight; but on being provoked by Macd. with the name of coward, again engages him, and exeunt
fighting Sc. V I. Retreat and flourish. Enter with drum and co
lours, Mali. Seyw. Rose, Thanes and Soldiers. Seyw. is informed that his son is dead; but, as he received bis wounds on the front, rejoices that he died honourably. Enter Macd. with Macbe's head. He and the rest hail Malc. king of Scotland. Malc. creates the Thanes, Earls; gives thanks to all; and invites thein to Scone, to see him crowned. Flourish. Exeunt omnes,
S CE N E - 1.
• An open Place.
Thunder and Lightning. Enter three Witches. 1 Witch.
HEN shall we three meet again
In thunder, lightning, and in rain ?
3 Witch. That will be ere set of fun,
: This scene is not described in the rest read or for and. fo's; R. P. and H. call it, An open bearb; . c So all before P; he and all after, C. a cross-waz.
except C. Tbere I go to meet Macbeth. So H. and C. which seems to be the But this is certainly wrong; for not onright reading; for the question is not, ly the 3d Witch was going to meet Macwhich of the three they should meet in, berb, but all three : So that if, for the thunder, lightning, of rain ; but when fake of the measure, there needed an they should meet again for their incan. alteration, There we go to meet Macbeth, tations, these meetings of theirs being would have been the proper reading. Supposed to be always accompanied with C. reads, Tbere to meet will greut Masa under, lightning and rain. All the betko
1 Witch. I come, Grimalkin.
2 Witch. Padocke calls anon. All. Fair is foul, and foul is fair, Hover through & the fog and filthy air.
[They rise from the filage, and fly away.
"Alarum within. Enter King, Malcolme, Donalbaine, Le
nox, with attendants, meeting a bleeding Captain.
Mal. This is the serjeant,
Cap. m Doubtful it stood,
d. So all before P; he and all after, put in by T; the fo's have no descris. except C. repeat I come twice.
tion; R. and P. only, A Palace; C. ! & The fo's and R. Gray-Mtalkin.
camp near Foris. . All before P. give this speech to * So the fo's; all after, except C. Ali: ro does C.
omit Alarum witbin. . & P. and H. omit be.
1 The ift f. and J. read bail but This direction was first put in by opce. As the fo's read only, (Exeunt, : to So all before P; he and all after,
i This description of the Scene is fri. except G. Doubtful long it food, &c.
As two expert swimmers that do cling together,
Of Kernės, and 'Gallowglasses, s is supply'd ;
* All the editions read spent : But o The ist f. Macdonwald;
the rest, 'tis probable Shakespeare wrote 'xperi, Macdonnel Cutting off the e to make it measure, The ad and za fo's, villaines, which the editors (not knowing what 4 H. Witb for Of. 1... " to make of it) changed into spent, the r The itt f. Gallowgroffes. traces of the letters being near. Spent s So all before. P; he and the rest, can here have no meaning; for the fi- except C. was for is. mile is drawn from two persons fwim." * H. W. J. and C. quarrel for quare ming for a trial of their skill, who can
ry, See Healb in loc. swim fafteft; and as they approach near u H. tbe for a. the goal, they are supposed to cling to. w So all before P; he and the rest, gether, and strive to hinder each other except C. all for all's, in their progress; an operation incon- * So all before P; he and all after, fiftent with their being tired and spent, except . read, 'Till be had fecid, &c. but well agreeing with their being expert y The 4th f. and all after, but C. in their art.
bid for bad,
1 H. and W. nape for nave.
Cap. As whence the fun * 'gins his reflection
King. Dismay'd not this
King: So well thy words become thee, as thy wounds; They sinack of honoür both. Go, get him surgeons.
% [Exeunt fome with the soldier.
· So the copies before P. who reads willid. J. Discomforts well d. C. Dijgive for 'gir; followed by H.
komfort ruells. • The ift f. omits break; the other d J. Kermes. fo's and R. breaking for break ; break is e H. and C. brave Macbetó. P.'s emendation, followed by the rest. f. P. and all after, except C. omit
c So the fo's and R. P. Discomfort doubly. fudlid; [o T. and H. W. Discomfit & This direction put in by C