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Sc. I. An apartment in the palace. Enter Bang. He suf

peets that Macb, has played foully for the crown which he has gained. Trumpets found. Enter Macb. as king, lady Macbeth, Len. Rofle, lords and attendants. Macb. invites Banq. to a solemn supper to be held at night. Bang. promises (after a ride he and Fle. are to take for the afternoon) to return to the supper. Exit Banq. Exeunt lady

Macb. and lords, &c. Sc. II. Manent Macb. and a fervant. Macb. bids the fer

vant call two men that are waiting without. Exit servant. A soliloquy of Macb. He fears Banq. on account of his wisdom and valour. Enter two Murtherers, whom Macb. employs to murther Banq. and Fleance as they return from their ride.

Exeunt murtherers. Exit Macb. Sc. III. Another apartment in the palace. Enter lady Macb.

and a servant, whom she fends to call Macb. Enter Macb. Talk of their dangerous situation

while Banq. and Fle. live, &c. Exeunt. Sc. IV. A park, the castle at a distance. Enter three mur

therers, as waiting for Bang. and Fie. Enter Bang. and Fle. Banq. is murthered, but Fle. inakes his

escape. Exeunt murtherers. Sc. V. A room of state in the castle. A banquet prepared.

Enter Macb. lady Macb. Rosse, Len. lords and attendants. Macb, and his lady welcome the guests. Enter ift murtherer, acquaints Macb. with the death of Bang, and escape of Fle. Exit murtherer. The ghost of Bang. rises and sits in Macbe's place, which he had left to speak with the murtherer. Macb. ftarts, and falls into a fit of terror, which his lady excuses to the guests as a disorder he is troubled with. The ghost vanishes. Macb. drinks to


. the health of his guests, and of the absent Bang. wishing him present. The ghost rises again. Macb. falls into another fit of terror. Exeunt all but Macb. and lady. Macb. having ftept so far in blood, determines to continue his course. Ex

eunt. Sc. VI. The heath. Thunder. Enter three witches, ineeting Hecate.

Hecate is angry with them, that they did not consult with her in their charms on Macbi's account. She appoints them to meet her in the morning at the pit of Acheron, whither she says

Macb. will come to know his deftiny. Exeunt. Sc. VII. A chamber. Enter Len. and another lord. Len.

ironically infinuates that Macb. is the author of the late murthers, and is informed by this lord that Macd. is gone to England to folicit affiftance of king Edward against the tyrant Macb. Exeunt.

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Sc. I. A dark cave. In the middle, a great cauldron boiling. Thunder. Enter the three Witches. They

, march round the cauldron, and throw in the several ingredients as for the preparation of their charm.

Enter Enter Hecate and three other Witches. Music and

a song. Sc. II. To them enter Macb. He conjures them to answer

some questions which he shall ask: They conjure up an apparition of an armed head, which bids him beware of Macduff. A second apparition of a bloody child tells him that None of woman born fall harm Macbeth. A third apparition of a child crowned, with a tree in his hand, tells him, he shall never be vanquished till Birnham wood shall come to Dunsinane hill against him. Macb. conjures the Witches farther to tell him, whether Bangi's issue shall ever reign in Scotland. As an answer to this

. question they cause eight kings (supposed Banq.'s issue) to appear and pass by in order; and Bang. after them, with a glass in his hand, wherein appear many more.

Mufic. The Witches dance, and vanish. Enter Len, who tells Macb. that Macd. is fled to England. Macb. determines to seize upon the castle of Macd. and to murder his

wife and family. Exeunt. Sc. III. Macd. castle at Fife. Enter lady Macd. her son,

and Rosse. Lady Macd. complains of her husband's flying to England: Rolle endeavours to comfort her. Exit Roffe. Talk between lady Macd. and her fon. Enter Messenger, who being apprehensive of danger to her and hers, advises their flight. Exit Messenger. Soon after enter Murtherers, who kill the son. Exit lady Macd. crying Murther! and

the Murtherers pursuing her. $c. IV. The king of England's palace. Enter Male and Macd. They beyail the kingdom of Scotland, as

deprived deprived of its lawful king, and opprest by an usurper. Malc. suspecting treachery in Macd. pretends to relinquish all thoughts of recovering his birth-right, viz. the crown of Scotland, and urges his own (feigned) vicious dispositions as the reafon: but at length, discovering Macdi's fidelity by his ingenuous behaviour, he acknowledges that he has unjustly accused himself, and accepts the prof. fered affiftance of his friends to set him on the

throne. Sc. V. Toʻthem enter a Doctor, who gives them notice

that king Edward is coming forth from his palace, and that a number of persons affli&ted by the Evil

are waiting for his touch. Exit Doctor. Sc. VI. Enter Rolle, who brings news that Macd.'s castle is

surprized, and his wife and children slaughtered. 'Macd's grief thereon, and determination to be revenged on the tyrant. Exeunt.

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Sc. I. An anti-chamber in Macbi's castle. Enter a Doctor

-. of physic and a waiting Gentlewoman. Discourse of lady Macb. who walks and talks in her sleep. Enter lady Macb. in her sleep with her taper in her hand, discovers her guilty conscience by her talk.

Exeunt. Sc. II. A field with a wood at a distance. Drum and co,

lours. Enter Ment. Cath. Ang. Len. and soldiers. From this scene we are informed that an army of the English led by Malc. Seyw. and Macd. is moving towards Dunfinane, where Macb. is fortifying

himself. Exeunt. Sc. III. The castle of Dunfinane. Enter Macb. Doctor and

attendants. A Servant informs Macb. that an army of ten thousand English are approaching. Enter Seyton, who confirms the news. 'Talk between Macb. and the Doctor about lady Macb's illness.

Exeunt. Sc, IV. Birnam wood. Drum and colours. Enter Malc.

Seyw. Macd. Seywi's son, Ment. Cath. Ang. and foldiers marching. Malc. orders every soldier to hew down a bough and carry it before him to conceal the number of the army as they advance to

wards Dunsinane. Exeunt marching. Sc. V. The castle of Dunsirane. Enter Macb. Seyton, and

soldiers, with drums and colours. A cry within of women; the cause whereof Macb. enquiring, is informed lady Macb. is dead. Enter a Messenger ; who tells Macb. that as he looked towards Birnam, the wood seemed to move. Macb. orders the ala

rum-bell to be rung. Exeunt. Sc. VI. Before Dunsinane. Drum and colours. Enter Malc.

Seyw. Macd. and their army with boughs. Malc. . bids them throw down their boughs. Alarum. Ex

Enter Macb. and soon after young Seyw. They fight, and the latter is slain. Exit Macb. Alarums. Enter Mecd. seeking Macb. to engage with him. Exit. Enter Malc. and Seyw. Seyw. tells Malc. that the castle is rendered up, and the battle alınoft won. Exeunt. Alarum. Enter Macb. and, after him, Macd. They fight. lvíacb. boasts bis security, for that lie bears a charmed life which B



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