English: Macbeth Act 4 Unfinished

Macbeth How now, you secret, black, and midnight hags? What is ‘t you do?
Witches A deed without a name
Macbeth I conjure you by that which you profess (Howe’er you come to know it), answer me. Though you untie the winds and let them fight Against the churches, though the yeasty waves Confound and swallow navigation up, Though bladed corn be lodged and trees blown down, Though castles topple on their warders’ heads, Though palaces and pyramids do slope Their heads to their foundations, through the treasure Of nature’s gérmenes tumble all together Even till destruction sicken, answer me To what I ask you.
First Witch Say if th’ hadst rather hear it from our mouths Or from our masters’
Macbeth Call ’em. Let me see ’em.
Macbeth Tell me, thou unknown power—
First Witch He knows thy thought. Hear his speech but say thou naught.
First Apparition Macbeth! Macbeth! Macbeth! Beware Macduff! Beware the Thane of Fife! Dismiss me. Enough.
Macbeth Whate’er thou art, for thy good caution, thanks. Thou hast harped my fear aright. But one word more—
Second Apparition Macbeth! Macbeth! Macbeth!— … Be bloody, bold, and resolute. Laugh to scorn The power of man for none of woman born Shall harm Macbeth.
Macbeth Had I three ears, I’d hear thee.
Macbeth Then live, Macduff; what need I fear of thee? But yet I’ll make assurance double sure And take a bond of fate. Thou shalt not live, That I may tell pale-hearted fear it lies, And sleep in spite of thunder.
Third Apparition Be lion-nettled, proud, and take no care Who chafes, who frets, or where conspires are. Macbeth shall never vanquished be until Great Birnam Wood to high dunks inane Hill Shall come against him.
Macbeth That will never be. Who can impress the forest, bid the tree Unfix his earthbound root? Sweet bodements, good! Rebellious dead, rise never till the Wood of Birnam rise, and our high-placed Macbeth Shall live the lease of nature, pay his breath To time and mortal custom. Yet my heart Throbs to know one thing. Tell me, if your art Can tell so much: shall Banquo’s issue ever Reign in this kingdom?
Macbeth I will be satisfied. Deny me this, And an eternal curse fall on you! Let me know! Why sinks that cauldron? And what noise is this?
Witches Show his eyes and grieve his heart. Come like shadows; so depart.
Macbeth Thou art too like the spirit of Banquo. Down! Thy crown does sear mine eyeballs. And thy hair, Thou other gold-bound brow is like the first. A third is like the former. -Filthy hags, Why do you show me this?-A fourth? Start, eyes! What, will the line stretch out to th’ crack of doom? Another yet? A seventh? I’ll see no more. And yet the eighth appears who bears a glass Which shows me many more, and some I see That twofold balls and treble scepters carry. Horrible sight! Now I see ’tis true, For the blood-bolstered Banquo smiles upon me And points at them for his.
First Witch Ay, sir, all this is so. But why stands Macbeth thus amazedly? Come, sisters, cheer we up his sprites And show him the best of our delights. I’ll charm the air to give a sound While you perform your antic round, That this great king may kindly say Our duties did his welcome pay.
Macbeth Where are they? Gone? Let this pernicious hour Stand aye accursèd in the calendar!-come in, Without there.
Macbeth Saw you the Weird Sisters?
Lennox No, my lord
Macbeth Infected be the air wherein they ride, And damned all those that trust them! I did hear The galloping of horse. Who was ‘t came by?
Lennox “Tis two or three, my lord, that bring you word Macduff is fled to England.
Macbeth Time, thou anticipat’st my dread exploits. The flighty purpose never is o’ertook Unless the deed go with it. From this moment The very firstlings of my heart shall be The firstlings of my hand. And even now, To crown my thoughts with acts, be it thought and done:
Macbeth The castle of Macduff I will surprise, Seize upon Fife, give to th’ edge o’ th’ sword His wife, his babes, and all unfortunate souls That trace him in his line. No boasting like a fool; This deed I’ll do before this purposed cool. But no more sights! where are these gentlemen Come bring me where they are.

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