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While I do run upon it. Wilt thou, Strato?
Stra. Give me your hand first : fare you well, my lord.
Bru. Farewell, good Strato.-Cæsar, now be still : I kill'd not thee with half so good a will.
[He runs on his sword, and dies. Alarum. Retreat. Enter OCTAVIUS, ANTONY, MESSALA,
LUCILIUS, and their Army.
Stra. Free from the bondage you are in, Messala :
Luc. So Brutus should be found.—I thank thee, Brutus, That thou hast prov'd Lucilius' saying true.
Oct. All that sery'd Brutus, I will entertain them.
Stra. Ay, if Messala will prefer me to you.
Mes. Octavius, then take him to follow thee,
Ant. This was the noblest Roman of them all :
• He, only, in a GENEROUS honest thought] It is "general honest” in the folios, but amended to our text in the Corr. fol. 1632. How could it be thought a credit to Brutus, that he was “general-honest” in his intentions : perhaps And, in the next line, should be Of.
And common good to all, made one of them.
say to all the world, This was a man!
} Generals of his Army.
DUNCAN, King of Scotland.
Thanes of Scotland.
HECATE, and Witches.
Messengers. The Ghost of Banquo, and other Apparitions. SCENE, in the end of Act iv, in England ; through the rest of the
Play, in Scotland.
· Macbeth was first printed by the Player-editors in their folio 1623; and considering its popularity, it is singular that there is no early 4to. of it. It is divided into acts and scenes, but without any list of characters : that was furnished by Rowe in 1709.
Μ Α C Β Ε Τ Η.
SCENE I.-An open Place.
Thunder and lightning. Enter three Witches.
Second Witch. When the hurlyburly 's done,
Third Witch. That will be ere the set of sun.
Upon the heath :
All. Paddock calls :2—anon.-
SCENE II.-A Camp near Fores.
NALBAIN, LENNOX, with Attendants, meeting a bleeding
PADDOCK calls :] Paddock is the old word for a toad, supposed to be one of the familiars of the Witches; like the cat, Graymalkin, in the preceding line.