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(with clipping? her; now he thanks the old shepThe singer
herd, which stands by, like a weather-beaten Enter Autolycus, and a Gentleman. conduit of many kings' reigns. I never heard of Aut. 'Beseech you, sir, were you present at this such another encounter, which lames report to relation?
5 follow it, and undoes description to do it. 1 Gent. I was by at the opening of the farthel, ? Gent. What, pray you, became of Antigonus, heard the old shepherd deliver the manner how that carry'd hence the child? he found it: whereupon, after a little amazed- 3 Gent. Like an old tale still; which will have ness, we were all commanded out of the cham- matters to rehearse, though credit be asleep, and ber: only this, methought, I heard the shepherd 10 not an ear open : He was torn to pieces with a say, he found the child.
bear; this avouches the shepherd's son ; who has Aut. I would most gladly know the issue of it. not only his innocence (which seems much) to
1 Gent. I make a broken delivery of the busi- justify him, 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 15 1 Gent. What became of his bark, and his fol. seem'd almost, with staring on one another, to lowers? tear the cases of their eyes; there was speech in 3 Gent. Wreck'd, the same instant of their their duinbness, language in their very gesture; master's death; and in the view of the shepherd : 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 passion of 20 the child, were even then lost, when it was found. wonder appear’d in them: but the wisest beholder But, oh, the noble combat, that, 'twixt joy and that knew no more 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 ele, extremity of the one, it must needs be.
vated that the oracle was fulull'd: She lifted the Enter a second Gentleman.
25 princess from the earth ; and so locks her in em: Here comes a gentleman, that, happily, knows bracing, as if she would pin her to her heart, that more: The news, Rogero?
she might no more be in danger of losing. 2 Gent. Nothing but bonfires: The oracle is iGent. Thedignity of this act was worth the audi. fulfill'd; the king's daughter is found: such a ence of kings and princes; for by such was it acted. deal of wonder is broken out within this hour, 30 3 Gent. One of the prettiest touches of all, and that ballad-makers cannot be able to expressit. that which angled for mine eyes, (caught the water, Enter a third Gentleman.
though not the fish) was, when at the relation of Here comes the lady Paulina's steward, he can the queen’s death, with the manner how she came deliver you more:
-How goes it now, sir? this to it, (bravely confess'd, and lamented by the news, which is call'd true, is so like an old tale, 35 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 say, bleed tears; for, 3 Gent. Most true; if ever truth were pregnant I am sure, my heart wept blood. Who was by circumstance: that, which you hear, you!! most marble there', chang'd colour; some swoonswear you see, there is such unity in the proofs. 40ed, all sorrowed: if all the world could have seen The mantle of queen Hermione;-her jewel about it, the woe had been universal. the neck of it;—the letters of Antigonus, found i Gent. Are they returned to the court? with it, which they know to be his character ;- 3 Gent. No: The princess hearing of her mo. the majesty of the creature in resemblance of the ther's statue, which is in the keeping of Paulma, mother;-the affection of nobleness, which nature 45 a piece many years in doing, and now newly pershews above her breeding, -and many other evi- forı'd by that rare Italian master, Julia Romano; dences, proclaim her, with all certainty, to be who, had he himself eternity', and could put the king's daughter. Did you see the meeting breath into his work, would beguile nature of her of the two kings?
custom“, so perfectly he is her ape: he so near 2 Gert. No.
50 to Hermione hath done Ilermione, that, they say, 3 Gent. Then have you lost a sight, which was one would speak to ber, and stand in hope of an: to be seen, cannot be spoken of. There might swer: thither, with all greediness of affection, are you have behelil one joy crown another; so, and they gone; and there they intend to sup. in such manner, that, it seem'd, sorrow wept to 2 Gent. I thought, she had some great matter take leave of them; for their joy waded in tears. 55 there in hand; for she hath privately, twice or There was casting up of eyes, holding up othands; thrice a day, ever since the death of Hermione, with countenance of such distraction, that they visited that removed house. Shall we thither, were to be known by garment, not by favour. and with our company piece the rejoicing? Our king, b.ing ready to leap out of himself for i Gent. Who would be thence, that has the bejoy of his found daughter; as if that joy were now 60 nefit of access? every wink of an eye, some new become a loss, cries, Oh, thy mother, thy mother! grace will be born: our absence makes us unthrifty then asks 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 dash of my former
"That is, embracing her. ?i. e. most insensible. 'I. e. immortality: ‘i. e. of her trade, would draw her customers from ber.
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,tollow prince; told him, I heard them talk of a farthel, us; we'll be thy good masters.
[Excunt. and I know not what: but he at that time, over
sĆ E N E III, fond of the shepherd's daughter, (so he then took 5
Paulina's House. her to be) who began to be much sea-sick, and Enter Leontes, Polivenes, Floricel, Perdita, Cahimself little better, extremity of weather conti- millo, Paulina, Lords, and attendants. nuing, this mystery remained undiscovered. But Leo. O grave and good Paulina, the great com'tis all one to me: for had I been the tinder-out That I have had of thee!
(tout of this secret, it would not have relish'd among my 10 Paul. What, sovereign sir, other discredits.
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 crown'd brother, and these your conwill, and already appearing in the blossoms of their
15 Heirs of your kingdoms, my poor house to visit; Shep. Come, boy; I ain past more children; but It is a surplus of your grace, which never thy cousand daug ters will be all gentlemen born. My life may last to answer.
Clo. You are well met, sir: You denied to fight Leo. 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 20 To see the statue of our queen: your gallery them not, and think me still no gentleman born: Have we pass’d through, not without much content you were best say, these robes are not gentlemen In many singularities ; but we saw not born Give me the lie; do; and try whether That which my daughter came to look upon, I am now a gentleman born.
The statue of her mother, Aut. I know, you are now, sir, a gentleman 25 Paul. As she liv'd 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 hath done; therefore I keep it Shep. And so have I, boy.
Lonely, apart: But here it is : prepare Clo. So you have:—but I was a gentleman born 30 To see the life as lively mock'd, as ever [well, before my father, for the king's son took me by Still sleep mock'd death: behold; and say, 'tis the hand, and calld me brother; and then the [Paulina undraws a curtain,und discoversu statue two kings call'd my father, brother; and then the I like your silence, it the more shews off prince, my brother, and the princess, my sister, Your wonder: But yet speak;-first, you,my liege, calld my father, father; and so we wept: and 35 Comes it not something near? there was the first gentleman-like tears that ever Leo. Her natural posture !-we shed.
Chide me, dear stone; that I may say, indeed, Shep. We may live, son, to shed many more. Thou art Hermione: or, rather, thou art she,
Clo. Ay; or else 'twere hard luck, being in so In thy not chiding; for she was as tender, preposterous estate as we are.
40 As infancy and grace.--But yet, Paulina, Àut. I humbly beseech you, sir, to pardon me all Hermione was not so much wrükled; nothing the faults I have committed to your worship, and to So aged as this seems. give me your good report to the prince my master. Pol. Oh, not by much.
Shep. 'Prythee, son, do; for we must be gentle, Parl. Somuch the more our carver's excellence; now we are gentlemen.
45 Which lets go by some sixteen years, and makes Clo. Thou wilt amend thy life?
As she liv'd now.
(her Aut. Ay, an it like your good worship.
Leo. As now 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 honest a true fellow as any is Now piercing to my soul. Oh, thus she stood, in Bohemia,
150 Even with such life of majesty, (warm life, Shep. You may say it, but not swear it. As now it coldly stands) when tirst I wou'd her!
Clo. Not swear it, now I am a gentleman? Let. I am asham’d: Does not the stone rebuke me, boors and franklins say it, I'll swear it.
For being more stone than it?“Oh, royal piece, Shep. How if it be false, son?
There's magick in thy inajesty; which has Clo, Ifit be ne'er so false, a true gentleman may 55 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’ fellow of thy Standing like stone with thee! hands, and that thou wilt not be drunk; but I know, Per. And give me leave; thou art no tall fellow of thy hands, and that thou And do not say, 'tis superstition, that wilt be drunk; but I'll swear it: and I would, 60 I kneel, and then implore her blessing.–Lady, thou would'st be a tall fellow of thy hands. Dear queen, that ended when I but began,
Aut. I will prove so, sir, to my power. Give me that hand of yours, to kiss.
Clo. Ay, by any means prove a tall fellow: IN Paul. On, patience"; I do not wonder, how thou dar'st venture to be The statue is but newly fix'd, the colour's drunk, not being a tall fellow, trust me not.---65|Not dry.
Franklin is a freeholder, or yeoman, a man above a villuin, but not a gentleman, 'i. e, stout. * i. e. stay a while, be not so eager,
Cam. My lord, your sorrow was too sore laid on; I'll fill your grave up: stir; nay, come away; Which sixteen winters cannot blow away; Bequeath to death your numbness, for from him So many summers, dry: scarce any joy
Dear lite redeems you. You perceive, she stirs: Did ever so long live; no sorrow,
[Hermione comes doun. But kill'd itself much sooner.
5 Start not; her actions shall be holy, as, Pol. Dear
You hear, my spell is lawful: do not shun bes,
You kill her double: Nay, present your hand: Will piece up in himself.
When she was young, you woo'd her: now, in age, Paul. Indeed, my lord,
10 Is she become the suitor. If I had thought the sight of my poor inage
Leo. Oh, she's warm!
[Embracing her. Would thus have wrought you, (for the stone is If this be magic, let it be an art I'd not have shew'd it.
Lawful as eating.
If she pertain to life, let her speak too.
Pol. Ay, and mak’t manifest where she has liv'd, Would I were deal, but that, inethinks, already~ Or how stoln from the dead? What was he, that did make it?-See, my lord, Paul. That she is living, Would you not deem, it breath'd? and that those 20 Were it but told you, should be hnoted at Did verily bear bloor?
Like an old tale; but it appear-, she lives, Pol. Masterly done:
Though yet she speak not. Mark a little while.The very life seeins warm upon her lip.
Please you to interpose, fair madam; kneel, Leo. The fixture of her eye has motion in't, And pray your mother's biessing.–Turn, good As we are mock'd with art.
(25 Our Perilita is found.
(lady; Paul. I'll draw the curtain ;
[Presenting Perdita, zcho kneels to Hermione. My lord's almost so far transported, that
Her. You gods, look down, He'll think anon, it lives.
And from your sacred vials pour your graces Leo. O sweet Paulina,
Upon my daughter's head !--Tell me, mine own, Make me to think so twenty years together; 30 Where hast thou been preserv’d? where liv’d? No settled senses of the world can match
how found The pleasure of that madness. Let 't alone. [but Thy father's court? for thou shalt hear, that I,
Paul. I am sorry, sir, I have thus far stirr’d you: Knowing by Paulina, that the oracle I could afilict you further.
Gave hope thou wast in being,—have preserv'd Leo. Do, Paulina;
35 Myself, to see the issue. For this allliction has a taste as sweet
Paul. There's time enough for that;
There is an air comes from her: What tine chizzel Your joys with like relation.—Go together,
40 Partahe to every one: I, an old turtle, Paul. Good my lord, forbear :
Will wing me to some witherd bough; 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; stain your own
Lament 'uill I am lost. With oily painting: Shall I draw the curtain ? Leo. O peace, Paulina ; Leo. No, not these twenty years.
145 Thou should'st a husband take by my consent, Per. So long could I
As I by thine, a wife: this is a match, Stand by, a looker on.
And made between's by vows. Thou hast found Paul. Either forbear,
mine; Quit presently the chapel; or resolve you But how, is to be questiou'd: for I saw her, For more amazement: If you can behold it, 50 As I thought, dead; and have, in vain, said many I'll make the statne move indeed; descend, A prayer upon her grave: l'il not seek far And take you by the hand: but then you'll think, (For liim, I partly know his mind) to find thee (Which I protest against) I am assisted
An honourable husband:-Come, Camillo, By wicked powers.
And take her by the hand; whose worth, and hoLeo. What you can make her do,
55 1s richly noted; and here justified [nesty, I am content io louk on: ulat to speak,
By us, a pair of kings.- Let's from this place.I am content to hear; for 'tis as easy
What?--Look upon my brother ?-both your To make her speak, as move.
pardons, Paul. It is requir'd,
That e'er I put between your holy looks You do awake vour faith: Then, all stand still; 160 My ill suspicion.This your son-in-law, Or, those, that think it is unlönful business And son unto the king; who, heavens directing, I am about, let them depart.
Is troth-plight to your daughter.-Good Paulina, Leo. Proceed;
Lead us froin hence; where we may leisurely No foot shall stir.
Each one demand, and answer to his part Paul. Musick; awake her: strike.- [Musick. 65 Perform'd in this wide gap of time, since first "Tis time; descend; be stone no more; approach; We were dissever'd: Hastily lead away. Strike all that look upon with marvel. Come;
Μ Α C Β Ε Τ Η.
PERSONS REPRESENTE D.
Durcan, King of Scotland.
SIWARD, General of the English forces.
Young SIWARD, his son,
SEYTON, an Officer attending on Macbeth. Macbeth,
Son to Macdutt:
An English Doctor.
A Scotch Doctor. A Captuin. A Porter. An Macduff,
old llan. Rosse,
Noblemen of Scotland. ΜΕΝΤΕΤΗ, ,
Lady Macbeth. ANGUS,
Lady MacDUFF. CATHNESS,
Gentlewoman attending on Lady Macbeth.
Hecate, and three Witches.
The Ghost of Banquo, and several other Apparitions.
and, chiefly, at Alacbeth's Castle.
А ст І.
Gainst my captivity: Hail, brave friend !
Say to the king the knowledge of the broil,
As thou didst leave it.
Cap. Doubtful it stood ;
5 As two spent swimmers that do cling together, In thunder, lightning, or in rain? And choak their art. The merciless Macdonel 2 Witch. When the hurly-burly's done, (Worthy to be a rebel; for, to that, When the battle's lost and won:
The multiplying villanies of nature 3 Witch. That will be ere th' set of sun.
Do swarm upon him) from the western isles i Witch. Where the place?
10 Of Kernes and Gallow-glasses is supply'd; 2 litch. Upon the heath:
Aud fortune, on his damned quarrel smiling, 3 litch. There to meet with Macbeth.
Shew'd like a rebel's whore: But all's too weak: 1 W'itch. I come, Gray-malkin!
For brave Macbeth, (well he deserves that name) AU. Paddock calls :- Anon'.
Disdaining fortune, with his brandish'd steel, Fair is foul, and foul is fair;
15 Which smoak'd with bloody execution, Hover through the fog and filthy air.
Like valour's minion, carved out his passage,
Till he fac'd the slave:
And ne'er shook hands, nor bid farewell to him, Alarum within. Enter King Duncan, Malcolm, |"Till he unseam'd him from the nave' to the chops,
Donalbain, Lenor, with Attendunts, mecting a 20 And fix'd his head upon our battleinents. bleeding Captain.
King. Oh, valiant cousin! worthy gentleman ! King. What bloody man is that? fle can report, Cap. As whence the sun 'gins his reflexion*, As seeineth by his plight, of the revolt
Shipwrecking storms and direful thunders break; The newest state.
Sofrom that spring, whencecomfortseem'dto come, Mal. This is the serjeant,
25 Discomfort swells. Mark, king of Scotland, mark: Who like a good and hardy soldier fought No sooner justice had, with valour arm'd,
Mr. Upton observes, that to understand this passage, we should suppose one familiar calling with the voice of a cat, and another with the croaking of a toad. ? i. e. we make these sudden changes of the weather, Warburton thinks we should read, from the nupe to the chops ; i. e. cut the skull in two. * 1. e. the east.
Compell’d these skipping Kernesto trust their heels; 3 Il'itch. Sister, where thou ?
Give me, quoth I.
5 Aroint thee, witch! the rump-fed ronyon' cries. Our captains, Macbeth and Banquo?
Her husband's to Aleppogone, master o'theTyger: Cap. Yes;
But in a sieve I'll thither sail, As sparrows, eagles; or the hare, the lion,
And, like a rat without a tail,
I'll do, I'll do, and I'll do.
I Witch. Thou art kind.
3 Witch. And I another. Except they meant to bathe in reeking wounds, 1 llitch. I myself have all the other; Or menorize' another Golgotha,
And the very points they blow, I cannot tell:
15 All the quarters that they know But I am faint, my gashes cry for help.
l' the shipman's card. King. So well ihy words become thee, as thy I will drain him dry as hay: wounds!
(geons. Sleep sball, neither night nor day, They smack of honour both :-Go, get him sur- Hang upon his pent-house lid; Enter Rosse.
20 He shall live a man forbid : Who comes here?
Weary seven-nights, nine times nine, Mal. The worthy thane of Rosse.
Shall he dwindle, peak, and pine: Len. What a haste looks through his eyes ! So Though his bark cannot be lost, should he look,
Yet it shall be tempest-tost. That seems to speak things strange.
125 Look what I have. Russe. God save the king !
2 Witch. Shew me, shew me. King. Whence can’st thou, worthy thane? 1 Witch. Here I have a pilot's thumb, Rosse, From Fife, great king,
Wreck’d, as homeward he did come.[Drumwithin, Where the Norweyan banners tlout the sky, 3 llitch. A drum, a drum; And fan our people cold.
30 Macbeth doth come. Norway hinself, with terrible numbers,
dll. The weird sisters, hand in hand, Assisted by that most disloyal traitor
Posters of the sea and land,
Enter Macbeth and Banquo.
Mac. So foul and fair a day I have not seen. King. Great happiness!
Ban. How far is't call'd to Fores:- What are Rosse. That now
40 So wither'd, and so wild in their attire ; [these, 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 St. Colme's inch",
That man may question'? You seem to understand Ten thousand dollars to our general use. [ceivel. By each at once her choppy finger laying [me,
King. No more that thane of Cawdor shall de- 45l'pon her skinny lips :-You should be women, Our bosom interest :-Go, pronounce his present And yet your beards forbid me to interpret And with his former title greet Macbeth. (death, That you are so. Rosse. I'll see it done.
Auch. Speak, if you can ;-What are you? King. What he hath lost, noble Macbeth hath! i Iritch All hail, Macbeth' hail to thee, thane
[of Cawdor! SCENE III.
2 Witch. All hail, Macbeth! hail to thee, thane Thunder. Enter the three Witches.
3 l'itch, All hail, Macbeth ! that shalt be king 1 Witch. Where bast thou been, sister ?
[fear 2 litch. Killing swine.
Ban. Good sir, why do you start; and seem ta Memorize, for make memorable, ? To flout is to mock or insult. 'i.e. gave him as good as he brought, shew'd he was his equal. • Colme's inch, now called Inchcomb, a small island lying in the l'irth of Edinburgh, with an abbey upon it, dedicated to St. Columb; called by Camden Inch Colmi, or the Isle of Columba. Aroint, or avaunt, be gone.
• The weird sister here alludes to the porerty of a woman who had called her teitch, as not being able to procure better provision than rumps and other offals. 'I. e. scabby or mangy woman; from rogneux, royne, scurf. & i. e, the true exact points. 'i. e, as one under a curse, an interdiction. jó Weird is derived from an AngloSaxon word signifying a prophecy. The recird sisters here mean the Fates, or Destinies, of the northern nations, "i. e. may hold converse with, Hl'itches were supposed always to have hair on their chins,