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Duncan, king of Scotland.
bis sons. DONALBAIN,
MacBet, } generals of the king's army.
> noblemen of Scotland.
Lords, Gentlemen, Officers, Soldiers, Murderers, Attendants,
SCENE, in the end of the fourth act, lies in England ; through
the rest of the play, in Scotland ; and, chiefly, at Macbeth's castle.
An open place. Thunder and lightniny.
Enter THREE WITCHES. 1 Witch. When shall we three meet again In thunder, lightning, or in rain ?
2 Witch. When the hurlyburly's 1 done; When the battle's lost and won.
3 Witch. That will be ere the set of sun.
Upon the heath:
All. Paddock calls :- :-Anon.--
A camp near Fores. Alarum within. Enter DUNCAN, MALCOLM, DONALBAIN, LENOX, with
Attendants, meeting a bleeding SOLDIER.
This is the sergeant,
Doubtful it stood;
1 In addition to that. ? j. e. is supplied with light and heavy-armed infantry. 3 Cause.
Like Valor's minion,
Dun. O, valiant cousin! worthy gentleman !
Sol. As whence the sun ’gins his reflexion Shipwrecking storms and direful thunders break; So from that spring, whence comfort seem'd to
Dismay'd not this
Doubly redoubled strokes upon
But I am faint; my gashes cry for help.
wounds; They smack of honor both.-Go, get him surgeons.
[Exit Soldier, attended.
Who comes here?
The worthy thane of Rosse.
should he look, That seems to speak things strange. Rosse.
God save the king! Dun. Whence camest thou, worthy thane? Rosse.
From Fife, great king, Where the Norweyan banners flout 1 the sky, And fan our people cold. Norway himself, with terrible numbers, Assisted by that most disloyal traitor, The thane of Cawdor, 'gan a dismal conflict; Till that Bellona’s bridegroom,2 lapp'd in proof,3 Confronted him with self-comparisons, Point against point rebellious, arm 'gainst arm, Curbing his lavish spirit: and, to conclude, The victory fell on us ;Dun.
1 Mock, defy.
Macbeth. 3 Defended by armour of proof. * Showed he was his equal.