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herd, which stands by, like a weather-heaten Enter Autolycus, and a Gentleman. conduit of many king's reigns. I never heard of Aut. 'Beseech you, fir, were you present at this such another encounter, which lames report to relation?

follow it, and undoes description to do it. i Gent. I was by at the opening of the farthel, 2 Gent. What, pray you, became of Antigonus, heard the old shepherd deliver the manner how he that carry'd hence the child ? found it : whereupon, after a little amazedness, we 3 Gent. Like an old tale stil!; which will have were all commanded out of the chamber: only matters to rehearse, though credit be aseer, and this, methought, I heard the shepherd say, he not an ear open : He was torn to pieces with a found the child.

bear ; this avouches the shepherd's fon; who has Aut. I would most gladly know the issue of it. not only his innocence (which seems much) to juí.

I Gent. I make a broken delivery of the busi- tify lim, but a handkerchief, and rings, of his, ness ;-—But the changes I perceiv'd in the king, that Paulina knows. and Camillo, were very notes of admiration : they i Gent. What became of his bark, and his folseem'd almoft, with itaring on one another, to flowers ? tear the cases of their eyes; there was speech in 3 Gert. Wreck'd, the same instant of their their dumbness, language in their very gesture; master's death ; and in the view of the thepherd: they look'd, as they had heard of a world ran- so that all the instruments, which aided to expose som’d, or one destroy'd: A notable paffion of the child, were even then loft, when it was found. wonder appeard in them : but the wiseft beholder But, oh, the noble combat, that, 'twixt joy and that knew no inore but seeing, could not say if sorrow, was fought in Paulina ! She had one eye the importance were joy, or sorrow ; but in the declin’d for the loss of her husband ; another eleextremity of the one, it must needs be.

vated that the oracle was fulfill'd : She lifted the Enter a second Gentleman.

princess from the earth; and so locks her in emHere comes a gentleman, that, happily, knows bracing, as if the would pin her to her heart, that more : The news, Rogero?

The might no more be in danger of losing. 2 Gent. Nothing but bonfires : The oracle is i Gent. The dignity of this act was worth the audifulfilld; the king's daughter is found: such a dealence of kings and princes ; for by such was it acted. of wonder is broken out within this hour, that 3 Gert. One of the prettiest touches of all, and ballad-makers cannot be able to express it. that which angled for mine eves, (caught the water, Enter a third Gentleman.

though not the fih) was, when at the relation of Here comes the lady Paulina's steward, he can de- the queen's death, with the manner how the came liver you more.--How goes it now, fir? this to it, (bravely confess’d, and lamented by the news, which is call'd true, is to like an old tale, king) how attentiveness wounded his daughter : that the verity of it is in strong suspicion : Has 'till, from one sign of dolour to another, she did, the king found his heir ?

with an alas. I would fain fay, bleed tears; for, 3 Gene. Most true ; if ever truth were pregnant I am sure, my heart wept blood. Who was by circumstance: that, which you hear, you'll most marble there ?, charg'd colour ; some swoonswear you fre, there is such unity in the proofs. ed, all forrowed : if all the world could have seen The marse of queen Hermione ;---her jewel about it, the woe had been univerfal. the neck of it ;--the latters of Antigonus, foo.id I Gent. Are they returned to the court? with it, which they know to be his character ;-- Gert. No: The princess hearing of her mo. the majesty of the creature, in resemblance of the ther's ftatue, which is in the keeping of Paulina -mother ;--the affection of nobleness, which nature a piece many years in doing, and now newly perThews above her breeding,--and many other evi- formd by that rire Italian master, Julio Romano; dences, proclaim her, with all certainty, to be the who, had he himself eternity, and could put king's daughter. Did you see the meeting of the breath into his work, would beguile nature of her two kings?

custom *, so perfectly he is her ape : he so near 2 Goni, No.

to Hermione hath done Hermione', that, they say, 3 Gent. Then have you lost a sight, which was one would speak to her, and stand in hope of anto be tecn, cannot be spoken of. There might swer: thither, with all greediness of affection, are you have beheld one joy crown another; so, and they gone; and there they intend to sup. in such manner, that, it seem’d, forrow wept to 2 Gent. I thought, she had some great matter take leave of them ; for their joy waded in tears. there in hand; for the hath privately, twice or There was casting up of eyes, hoiding up of hands; thrice a day, ever since the death of Hermione, with countenance of such distraction, that they visited that removed house. Shall we thither, and were to be known by garment, not by favour. with our company piece the rejoicing ? Our king, being ready to leap out of himself for Gent. Who would be thence, that has the bejoy of his found daughter; as if that joy were now nefit of access? every wink of an eye, some new become a lots, cries, Ob, hy mother, thy mother! grace will be born: our absence makes us unthrifty then alks Bohemia forgiveness; then embraces his to our knowledge. Let's along. [Exeunt. son-in-law; then again worries he his daughter, Aut. Now, had I not the dath of my former

1 That is, embracing her. 2 j. e. moft insensible, or petrified with wonder. 3 i. e, immor, tality. 4 i. e. of her irade, -- Would draw her customers from her.

life in me, would preferment drop on my head. Hark! the kings and the princes, our kindred, I brought the old man and his son aboard the are going to see the queen's picture. Come, follow prince; told him, I heard them talk of a farthel, us : we'll be thy good matters. [Exeunt. and I know not what : but he at that time, over

SCENE III. fond of the shepherd's daughter, (so he then took

Paulina's House. her to be) who began to be mich sea-sick, and Enter Leontes, Polixenes, Florizet, Perdita, Camillo, himielf little better, extremity of weather conti

Paulina, Lords and Attendants. nuing, this mystery remained undiscovered. But Leo. O grave and good Paulina, the great come 'cis all one to me : for had I been the finder-out That I have had of thee !

[fort of this secret, it would not have relih'd among my Paul. What, sovereign fir, other difcredits.

I did not well, I meant well : All my services Enter Shepherd and Clown.

You have paid home : but that you have vouchsaf'd, Here come those I have done good to against my With your crown'd brother, and these your conwill, and already appearing in the blossoms of their

tracted fortune.

Heirs of your kingdonis, my poor house to visit ; Ship. Come, boy ; I am past more children ; but it is a surplus of your grace, which never thy fons and daughters will be all gentlemen born. My life may lift to answer.

Clo. You are well met, fir : You denied to fight! Leo. O Paulina, with me this other day, because I was no gentle-We honour you with trouble : But we came man born : See you these clothes ? say, you see To see the statue of our queen : your gallery them nut, and think me stili no gentleman born: Have we e pass'd through, not without much content you were best say, tiete rubes are not gentlemen In many iingularities ; but we saw not born. Give me the lie ; do; and try whether 1 That which my daughter came to look upon, am not now a gentleman born.

The statue of her mother. Aut. I know, you are now, fir, a gentleman Paul. As the livid peerless, born.

So her dead likeness, I do well believe, Clo. Ay, and have been so any time these four Excels whatever yet you look'd upon, hours.

Or hand of man bath done ; therefore I keep it Sbep. And so have l, boy.

Lunely, ap::rt : But here it is; prepare Clo. So you have :--but I was a gentleman born. To see the life as lively mock d, as ever

[welle before my father : for the king's son took me by Srili fieep mock'd death: behold; and say, 'tis the hand, and call'd ine brother; and then the [Paulina un draws a cursuin, and discovers a flatut. two kings call'd my father, brother; and then the I like your filence, it the more fhows off prince, my brother, and the princess, my siter, Your wonder : But yet ípek ;-firit, you, my liege, call d my father, father ; and so we wepe: and Comnes it not iomething near? there was the first gentleman-like tears that ever I eo. Her natural poiture! we lhed.

Chide me, dear itone; that I may fay, indeed, Sbrp. We may live, son, to shed many more. Thou art Hermione : or, racher, thou art ihe,

Clo. Ay; or else 'twere hard luck, being in fo In thy noc chiding ; for the was as tender, preposterous estate as we are.

As intancy, ani grace.—But yet, Paulina, Aut. I humbly beieech you, fır, to pardon me all Hermione w.ts not so much wrinkled; nothing the faults I have committed to your worship, and to So aget!, as this teems. give me your good report to the prince my matter. Pui. Oh, not by much,

Sbep. 'Prythee, lon, do; for we must be gen Paul. So much the more our carver's excellence; tle, now we are gentlemen.

Which let's go by tome sixteen years, and m kes her Clo. Thou wilt amend shy life?

As the liv'd now. dut. Ay, an it like your good worship.

Leo. As how she might have done, Clo. Give me thy hand : I will swear to the So much to my good comfort, as it is prince, thou art as honelt a true fellow as any is in Now piercing to my foul. Oh, thus she stood, Bohemia.

Even with such life of majefty, (wum life, Sb<p. You may say it, but not swear it. As now it coldly Atands) when fut I woo'd her!

Clo. Not twear it, now I am a gentleman ? Let I am atham'd : Does not the stone rebuke me, boors and 1 franklins say it, I'll swear it. For being more itone thun iti-Oh, royal piece, Shep. How if it be false, fon?

There's magick in thy majesty ; which has Clo. If it be ne'er so false, a true gentleman may (My evils conjur'd to remembrance ; and swear it, in the behalf of his friend :--And I'll From thy admiring daughter took the spirits, swear to the prince, thou art a tall 2 fellow of thy Standing like stone with thee! hands, and that thou wilt not be drunk; but I know, Pes. And give me leave; thou art no tall fellow of thy hands, and that thou And do not lay, 'tis fupertition, that wilt be drunk ; but I'll swear it: and I would, I kneel, and then implore her blessing.-Lady, chou would't be a tall fellow of thy hands. Dear queen, that ended when I but bega 1,

riut. I will prove so, fir, to my power. Give me that hand of yours, to kiss.

Clo. Ay, by any means prove a tall fellow : If Paul. Ohi, patience 3 ; I do not wonder, how thou dar'lt venture to be The ftatue is but newly fix'd, the colour's drunk, not being a tall fellow, trust me not. Not dry.

! Franklin is a freeholder, or yeoman, a man above a villain, but not a gentleman. 2 i.", Hout. 3 i, e. itay a while, be not so eager,

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Cam. My lord, your sorrow was too fore laid on ; l'll fill your grave up: stir; nay, come away ; Which fixtcen winters cannot blow away ; Bequeath to death your numbneis, for from him many fummers, dry : scarce any joy

Dear life redeems you. You perceive, she stirs • Diderer fo long live ; no forrow,

[Hermione comes down. But kill'd itself much sooner.

Start not ; her actions shall be holy, as,
Pol. Dear my brother,

You hear, my spell is lawful : do not shun her,
Let him, that was the cause of this, have power Until you see her die again ; for then
To take off so much grief from you, as

You kill her double : Nay, present your hand :
Will piece up in himself.

When she was young, you wood her ; now, in age, Paul. Indeed, my lord,

Is she become the suitor. If I had thought, the fight of my poor image Leo. Oh, she's warm !

[Embracing ber. Would thus have wrought you,(for the stone is mine) If this be magick, let it be an art I'd not have thew'd it.

Law ful as eating. Lco. Do not draw the curtain.

[fancy Pol. She embraces him." Paul. No longer shall you gaze on 't ; left your Cum. She hangs about his neck ; May think anon, it moves.

If the pertain to life, let her speak too.
Leo. Let be, let be.

Pol. Ay, and make't manifest where the has liv'd,
Would I were dead, but that, methinks, already Or how ftol'n from the dead :
What was he, that did make it :-See, my lord, Paul. That ihe is living,
Would you not deem, it breath'd ? and that those were it but told you, should be hooted at
Did verily bear blood ?

(veins Like an old tale ; but it appears, shelves, Pol. Masterly done :

Though yet the peak not. Mark a little while. The very life seems warm upon her lip. Plea'e you to interpose, fair madam ; kneel,

Leo. The fixure of her eye has motion in't, And pray your motlier's bieiiing.–Turn, good lady ; As we are mock'd with art.

Our Perdita is found. Paul. I'll draw the curtain ;

[Presenting Perdiol, suho knects to Hermione. My lord's alınost so far transported, that

Iler. You gods, look down, He'll think anull, it lives.

And írom your sacreu vials pour your graces Leo. O sweet Paulina,

lpen my daughter's head !--Tell me, mine own, Make me to think so twenty years together ; Hi here list thou huen preferv'd? where liv'd! No settled senses of the world can match

how found The pleasure of that madness. Let it alone. [but Thy father's courts for thou shalt hear, that 1,

Paul. I am sorry, fir, I have thus far stirr'd you : Knowing by Paulina, that the oracle I could afflict you further.

Gave hope thou watt in being, have prefervid Leo. Do, Paulina ;

Myself, to see the illue. For this affliction has a tifte as sweet

l'aul. There's time enough for that ; As any cordial comfort.--Still, methinks,

Leit they detire, upon this puih, to trouble There is an air comes from her: What tine chizzel Your joys with like relation.--Go together, Could ever yet cut breath? Lat no man mock me, You precious winners all; your exultation For I will kiss her.

Partake to every one: I, an oid turtle, Paul. Good my lord, forbear :

Will wing me to tome wither's hough; and there The ruddiness upon her lip is wet ;

My mate, that's never to be found again, You'll mar it, if you kiss it ; itain your own

Lament 'till I am lot. With oily painting : Shall I draw the curtain ? Leo. O peace, Paulina ; Lco. No, not these twenty years.

Thou should it a husband take by my consent, Per. So long could I

As I by thinc, a wife : this is a matih, Stand by, a looker on.

And made between 's by vows. Thou hast found Paul. Either for bear,

mine ; Rait presently the chapel ; or resolve you But how, is to be question d : for I saw her, For more amazement: If you can behold it, As I thought, dead; and have, in vain, faid many 171 make the statue move indeed ; defcend, A prayer upon her grave : I'll not seek far And take you by the hand. but then you'll think, (For him, I prtly know luis mind) to find thee Which I protest against) I am alted

An honour.ble husband :-Come, Camilio, By wicked powers.

And take her by the hand; whole worth, and ho-
Leo. What you can make her do,

Is richly noted; and here juftify d [netty,
I am content to look on. what to speak, By us, a pair of kings.--Let's from this place. -
I am content to hear; for 'tis as caiy

What :-Look upon my brother ?-both your
To make her ip ak, 's move.

pardons, Pexl. It is requid,

That e'er I put between your holy looks
You do awskie your faith : Then, all stand still ; My ill suspicion.—This your ion-in-law,
Or, thore, the think it is unlawful businets And fon unto the king ; who, heavens directing,
I am abii, lai them depart,

Is troth-plight to your daughter.-Good Paulina,
Leo. Prowe di

Lead us from hence ; where we may leisurely No foot that itir.

Each one demand, and answer to his part Paul. Mik; iske her : strike.- [Mufick. Perform’d in this wide gip of time, since first Tis time ; deicindir bestube no more: approach ; We were dillever'd; Hattily lead way. Suike all that look upon with marvel. Come;

[Extunt omnes. MACBETH.

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PERSONS REPRESENTED.

DUNCAN, King of Scotland.

SIWARI), General of the English forces.
Malcolm,
Sons to the King.

Young SIWARD, bis son.
DONALBAIN,

SEYTON, an Officer attending on Macbeth. Macbeth, } Generals of the King's army.

Son to Macduff: BANQUO,

Ai English Daior. LENOY,

A Scotch Dolor. A Captain. A Porter. An old MACDUFF,

Man. Rosse,

Noblemen of Scotland. MENTETH,

Lady MACBETH. ANCUS,

Laily MACDUFF. CATHNESS,

Gentlewoman attending on Lady Macbeth.
FLEANCE, Son 10 Banquo.

THECATE, and three Witches.
Lords, Gentlemen, Oficers, Soldiers, Murderers, Attendants, and Missengers.

The Ghosi of Banquo, and several other Apparitions.
SCENE, in the end of the fourth Act, lies in England; through the reft of the play, in Sestlind;

and, chiefly, at Macbeth's Cajili

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Gainst my captivity: Hail, brave friend!
Thunder and Lightning.

Say to the king the knowledge of the broil,

As thou didst leave it.
Enter three Witches.

Cap. Doubtful it tood; < Witch. HEN shall we three meet again As two spent swimmers, that do cling together,

In thunder, lightning, or in rain? And chouk their art. The mercilcís Macdonel 2. Witch. When the hurly-burly's done, (Worthy to be a rebel; for, to that, When the battle's loft and won :

The multiplying villanies of nature 3 llisch. That will be ere th' set of sun. Do swarm upon him) from the western illes 1 Witch. Where the place ?

Of Kernes and Gallow-glatles is supply'd; 2 Il'itib. Upon the heath:

And fortune, on bis damned quarrel siniling, 3 Witch. There to meet with Macbeth. Shew'd like a rebel's whore: But all's too weak: i Witch. I come, Gray-malkin!

For brave Macbeti!, (well he dcscrves that name) Al!. Paddock calls :

Anon!

Disdaining fortune, with his brandith'd steel, Fair is foul, and foul is fair 2 :

Which smoak'd with bloody execution, Hover through the fog and filthy air.

Like valour's minion, carved out his pallage,
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Till he fac'd the fave :
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And ne'er fhook hands, nor bade farewel to him, Clarum witbin. Enter King Duncan, Malcolm, Do- 'Till he unseam'd him from the nave 3 to the chops,

nalbein, Lenox, with Attendants, meeting a bleed- And fix'd his head upon our battlements. ing Caplain.

King. Oh, valiant cousin! worthy gentleman ! King. What bloody man is that? He can report, Cap. As whence the fun ‘gins his reflexion 4, As seemeth by his plight, of the revolt

Shipwrecking storms and direful thunders break; The newest state.

So from that spring, whence comfort seem'd to come, Mal. This is the serjeant,

Discomfort swells. Mark, king of Scotland, mark: Who like a good and hardy soldier fought No fooncr justice had, with valour arm’d,

1 Mr. Upton observes, that to understand this paffage, we should suppose one familiar calling with the voice of a cat, and another with the croaking of a toad. 2 i. e. we make these sudden changes of the weather. 3 Warburtun thinks we should read, from the nape to the chops ; i. e. cut his skull 4 i. c. the calt.

Compellid

in two.

Compelld these skipping Kernes to trusttheir heels; 3 Witch. Sifter, where thou?
But the Norweyan lord, surveying vantage,

1 Witch. A sailor's wife had chesnuts in her lar, With furbith'd arms, and new supplies of men, And mouncht, and mouncht, and mouncht:-live Began a fresh assault.

me, quoth I. King. Dismay'd not this

Aroints tbee, witib! the rump-fed ronyon 7 cries. Our captains, Macbeth and Banquo?

Her husband's'to Aleppogone, matter o’the Tyger : Cap. Yes;

But in a fieve I'll thither fail,
As sparrows, eagles; or the hare, the lion. And, like a rat without a tail,
If I say footh, I must report they were

I'll do, I'll do, and I'll do.
As cannons overcharg‘d with double cræks; 2 Witch. I'll give thee a wind.
So they

i Witch. Thou art kind. Doubly redoubled strokes upon the foe:

3 Witch. And I another. Except they meant to hathe in reeking wounds, i Witch. I myself have all the other; Or memorize ' another Golgotha,

And the very 8 points they blow, I camot teil :----

All the quarters that they know But I am faint, my garnes cry for help.

I'the shipman's card. King. So well thy words become thee, as thy I will du ain him dry as huay: wounds!

(geons. Sleep shall, neither night nor day, They (mack of honour both:-Go, get him sur- Hang upon his pent-house lid; Enter Rolle.

He Thall live a man forhid 9 : Who comes here?

Weary seven-nights, nine times nine, Mol, The worthy thane of Rosse.

Shall he dwindle, peak, and pine : Ler. What a haste looks through his eyes! $0 Though his bark cannot be loft, Tould he look,

Yet it shall be tempest-toft. That seems to speak things strange.

Look what I have. Rolle. God save the king!

2 Witch. Shew me, Mhew me. King. Whence cam it thou, worthy thane ? i Witeb. Here I have a pilot's thumh, Rolle. From Fife, great king,

Wreck’d, as homeward he did come. (Drumwiliza Where the Norweyan benners tiout 2 the sky, 3 Witch. A drum, a drum ; And fin our people cold.

Macheth doth come. Norway himself, with terrible numbers,

All. The weird lifters 10, hand in hand,
Allisted by that inost disloyal traitor

Posters of the sea and land,
The thane of Cawdor, beçan a ditmal conflict : Thus do go about, about ;
'Till that Bellona's bridegroom, lapt in proof, Thırice to thine, and thrice to mine,
Confronted him with seli-comparisons 3,

And thrice again, to make up nine :
Point against point rebellious, arın 'gainst arm, Peace!--the charm's wound up.
Curbing his lavith spiut: And to conclude,

Enter Macbeth and Banquo. The victory fell on us ;

Muf. So foul and fair a day I have not seen. King. Great happiness!

Bun. How far is 't call'd to Foresihat are Rase. That now

So wither'd, and so wild in their attire; (thele, Sweno, the Norways' king, craves composition; That look not like the inhabitants o'the earth, Nor would we deign him burial of his men, And yet are on 't?-Live you ? or are you aught 'Till he disbursed, at Saint Colmes' inch 4, That man may question! You seem to underttend Ten thousand dollars to our general use. [ceive By each at once her chorny finger laying [me,

King. No mere that thane of Cawdor shall de- Upon her skinny lips :-- You should be women, Our busom interest :-Go, pronounce his present And yet your beards 12 forbid me to interpret And with his former title greet Macbeth. [death, That you are so. Rolle. I'll see it done.

Maib. Speak, if you can ;--- What are you? King. What he hath lost, noble Macbeth hath I Wich. All hail, Macbeth! hail to thee, thaire

[Excunt.
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2 Iirch. Ali hail, Macbeth! hail to thee, thane Thundir. Enter ebe shree Wisches.

3 Witch. All hail, Macbeth! that thalt be king i Witch. Where hast thou been, sitter?

hereafter.

[fear 2 Witch. Killing swine.

Ban. Good sir, why do you start; and seem to

Won.
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1 Memorize, for make memorable. 2 To flout is to mock or infult. 3 i. e. gave him as good as his brought, thew'd he was his equal. 4 Colme's inch, now called Inchcomb, a small island lying in the Firth of Edinburgh, with an abbey upon it, dedicated to St. Columb; called by Camden Inch Colm, or the lyle of Columba. $ Arciri, or avaint, be gone.

6 The weird lifter here alludes to the poverty of the woman who had called her witch, as not being able to procure betier provision than rumos and other oflals.

9 i. e. scabby or mangy woman; from rogneux, royne, fcurf. Si, e, the true exact points. 9 i. e. as one under a cursi, an interdiction. 10 Weird is derived from an Anglo-Saxon word fignifying a prophery. The weird fifters here mean the Fates or Definies of the

isie, may hold converse with. 12 Hitches were supposed always to have hair on their chins.

northern nations.

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