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Act III. Sc. 5. AA IV. Sc. 2.

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,

A SKETCH

OF

Τ Η Ε Ρ Ι Α Υ.

ACT I.

Sc I.

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N open place. Thunder and lightning. Enter

three witches, Their intention to meet Mac

beth. They rise, and fly away. Sc. II. The palace at Foris. Alarum within. Enter king,

Malc. Donalb. Len. with Attendants, meeting a bleeding Captain, who brings an account of Macbi's having gained the victory over the rebels; but that the Norweyans had begun a fresh assault. Exit Captain. Enter Rosli and Ang. with the news that the Thane of Cawdor had affifted the Norweyans, but that the victory declared against them. The king passes fentence of death upon the thane of

Cawdor, and invests Macb, with his title. Sc. III. An heath. Thunder. Enter the three witches.

Their mischievous conjurations against a Sailor, whose wife had refused to give one of them some of her chesnuts. They make a charm for Macb.

and Bang.

Sc. IV.

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Sc. IV. To the Witches enter Mact, and Barq. The

Witches salute Macb. as Thane of Glamis and Cawdor, and as one who shall be king. They foretel that Banque's children shall be kings. The

Witchcs vanish. Sc. V. To Macb. and Bang. enter Rofe and Ang. who bring

the king's thanks to Macb. for his exploits, and

inform him that he is made Thane of Cawdor. Sc. VI. The palace. Enter king, Malcolm, Dchalb. Len.

and attendants. Mal. informs the king that the traitrous Thane of Cawdor is executed. Enter Macb. Banq. Rofle and Ang. The king expresses his gratitude to Macb. and Banq. for their services; declares his eldest fon Malcolm his hcir and prince of Cumberland ; and invites himself to Machi's cattle at Inverness. Exit Macb. to make preparations for the reception of the king. Flou

rish, and exeunt the rest. Sc. VII. An apartinent in Macbe's castle at Inverness. Enter

lady Macb. alone, reading a letter from Macb. which informs her of what passed between him and the Witches. Her reficcions thereon. Enter ineffcnger with tidings that the king is coming to be her guest. Exit messenger. Lady Macb. in a soliloquy discovers her murtherous intentions against the king; and, Macb. entering, persuades him to

engage therein. Exeunt. Sc. VIII. Before Macbi's castle. Enter king, Mol. Donalb.

Banq. Len. Macd. Rolle, Ang. and attendants. The king and Bang. praile the seat for it's pleafantness. Enter lady Macbeth. After mutual compliments between the king and her, exeunt.

Sc. IX.

Sc. IX. An apartment in the castle. Enter a Sewer and

servants, with dishes and service over the stage. Enter Macb. His soliloquy on the intended murther. Reflecting on the doubtfulness of success, and the heinousness of the crime, he is staggered

in his resolution. Sc, X. To him enter lady Macb, who by specious argu

ments confirms him in the horrid design. Exeunt.

A CT II.

Sc. I. Macbe's castle. Enter Bang. and Fie. with a torch

before him. Talk of the darkness of the night.
Enter Macb. and a servant with a torch. Banq.
presents Macb. with a diamond for lady Macb.
from the king. Talk of the Witches, &c. Ex-

Bang, and Fle.
Sc. II. Manet Macb. Soliloquy on a bloody dagger, which

seeins to appear to him leading him on to the mur

ther. A bell rings. Exit, as to kill the king. Sc. III. Enter lady Macb. Her soliloquy while Macb. is

about the murther. Enter Macb. who informs her

he has done the deed. Exeunt. Sc. IV. Enter a porter. Knocking within. The porter's

humorous speech as in the character of a porter of hell-gate. The porter opens. Enter Mard. and Len. Humorous talk about drink and its effe ets. Enter Macb. Macd. enquires of him, if the king be ftirring, and tells him that he (Macd.) had orders to call the king early. Macb. shews Macd.

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the room where the king lies. Exit Macd. as to
call the king. After a short space re-enter Macd.
shocked with the fight of the murthered king.
Exeunt Macb. and Len. to the king's chamber.
Macd. orders the alarum-bell to be rung, and cries

out, Murther and treason!
Sc. V. Bell rings. To Macd. enter lady Macb. pretending

to enquire into the cause of the clamour. Enter
Bang. whom Macd. acquaints with the king's mur-
ther. Enter Macb. Len. and Roffe. Soon after
enter Malc. and Donalb. They are informed of
their father's murther. It appears from a speech
of Macb. that he, as judging the king's guards
guilty of the murther, had killed them when he
went with Len. into the king's chamber, in Sc. IV.
Lady Macb. counterfeiting a swoon, is carried out.
Exeunt all but Malc. and Donalb. They, thinking
themselves in danger, are determined to fly; and
agree that Malc. shall go to England, Donalb to

Ireland. Exeunt, taking leave.
Sc. VI. The outside of Macbe's castle. Enter Roffe with an

old man, and soon after enter Macd. Talk of the
oinens that preceded the king's murther; of the
king's two sons, Malc. and Donalb. being fled, which
lays them under the fufpicion of having suborned
the guards to murther their father ; and of the
likelihood of Macbi's being invested with the love-
reignty. Exeunt.

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ACT III,

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