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3. Witch. Thou shalt get Kipgs, though thou be none; So, all bail, Macbeth and Banquo!
1. Witch. Banquo and Macbeth, all hail !
Macb. Stay, you imperfect speakers, tell me more:
Macb. Into the air; and what seem'd corporal, melted
Ban. Were such things bere, as we do spouk about?
Macb. Your children shall be Kings.
You shall be King.,
Enter Rosse and Angus.
same day, He finds thee in the stout Norweyan ranks, Nothing afеard of what thyself didst make,
36) Sinel, the father of Macbeth. Pope. 37) Shakspeare alludes to the qualities anciently ascribed to hemlock. Steevens.
Holingshed informs us that Dúncn sent the Danes wine mingled with berries of a soporific quality, and murdered them. 38) is e private admiration of your deeds, and a desire to do them pullick justice by commendation, romiend in his mind for preeminence. Steevens. 39) Silenc'd with that i. e. wrapp'd in silent wonder at the deeds performed by Macbeth. Malone
Strange images of death. As thick as tale,
and every one did bear
We are sent,
Rosse. And for an earnest of a greater honour,
Ban. What, can the devil speak true?
Macb. The Thane of Cawdor lives: why do you dress me
Who was the Thane, lives ret;
Glamis, and Thane of Cawdor!
Thanks for your pains. –
That, trusted home (1),
Two truths are told,
*) That is, posts arrived as fast as they could be counted. Johnson As thick, in ancient language signified as fast. Stee
trusted home i. e. entirely, thoroughly relied on. Steevens. 42) enkindle, for to stimulate you to seek. Wasburton.
As happy prologues to the swelling act
Look, how our partner 's rapt!
crown me, Without
Come what come may,
Ban. Worthy Macbeth, we stay upen your leisure.
wrought 51) With things forgot. Kind gentlemen, your pains Are registred where every day I turn
* }) soliciting i. e. incitement. Johnson. * 4) suggestion i. e. temptation. Steevens. 45) seated i. e. firmly placed, fixed. Steerens. 40) Double and single anciently signified strong and weak. The single state of Macbeth may therefore signify his weak and debile state of mind. Steevens. *?) surmise is speculation, conjecture concerning the futúre. Malone.
*8) all powers of aciion are oppressed and crushed by one overwhelming image ja The mind, and morbing is present to me, but that wbich is really future. Of things now about me I have no perception being insent wholly on that which has yet no existence. +9) Time and the hour is ime with his hours. Steerens. so) favour, in dulgence, pardon. Steeve n 8, 51) i. e. my head was worked, agitated, put into commotion. Johnson.
The leaf to read them 52). Let us toward the King;
what hath chanc'd; and at more time,
Very gladly. · Macb. Till then enough: come, friends. [Exeunt.]
Fores. A Rooin in the Palace.
are not yet come back. But I have spoke
There's no art,
gentleman, on, whom I built An absolute trust. O worthiest cousin!
52) He means, that they are enregistered in the table-book of his heart. Malone.
The interim having weigh'd it. This intervening portion of time is almost personified: it is represented as a cool impartial judge; as the pauser Reason. perhaps we should read: ľth' inierim. Steevens. I believe, The interim is used adverbially: you having weighed it in the in terim. Malone. 5*) Instructed in the art of dying; usual to say studied, for learned in science. Johns o n.55) The behaviour of the Thane of Cawdor corresponds in almost every circumstance with that of the unfortunale earl of Essex. Such an allusion could not fail of having the desired effect on an audience, many of whom were eye-witnesses to the severity of that justice which deprived the age of one of its greatest ornaments, and Southampton, Shakspeare's patron, of his dearest friend. Sier
56) The meaning is: We cannot construe or discover the disposition of the mind by the lineaments of the face. Malone.
Enter Macbeth, Banquo, Rasse and Angus.
Thou art so far before,
Macb. The service and the loyalty I owe,
There if I grow,
My plenteous joys,
you whose places are the nearest, know,
5?) More is due to thee, than, I will not say all, but, ‘more than all, i. e. the greatest recompence, can pay. Malone. 58) Read
„Safe (i. e. saved) toward you love and honour;” and then the sense will be: » our duties are your children, and servants or vassals to your throne and state, who do but what they should, by doing every thing with a saving of their love and honour toward you." Blackstone. 59) full of growing, is, I beliere, exuberant, perfect, complete in ihy growth. Malone. *) Dr. Johnson observes, in his Journey to the western Isles of