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While I do run upon it. Wilt thou, Strato?

Stra. Give me your hand first : fare you well, my lord.

Bru. Farewell, good Strato. Cæsar, now be still : I kill'd not thee with half so good a will.

[He runs on his sword, and dies. Alarum. Retreat. Enter OCTAVIUS, ANTONY, MESSALA,

LUCILIUS, and their Army.
Oct. What man is that?
Mes. My master's man.-Strato, where is thy ma ster?

Stra. Free from the bondage you are in, Messala :
The conquerors can but make a fire of him ;
For Brutus only overcame himself,
And no man else hath honour by his death.

Luc. So Brutus should be found.—I thank thee, Brutus, That thou hast prov'd Lucilius' saying true.

Oct. All that serv'd Brutus, I will entertain them.
Fellow, wilt thou bestow thy time with me?

Stra. Ay, if Messala will prefer me to you.
Oct. Do so, good Messala.
Mes. How died my master, Strato ?
Stra. I held the sword, and he did run on it.

Mes. Octavius, then take him to follow thee,
That did the latest service to my master.

Ant. This was the noblest Roman of them all :
All the conspirators, save only he,
Did that they did in envy of great Cæsar ;
He, only, in a generous honest thought,

• He, only, in a GENEROUS honest thought] It is “general honest" in the folios, but amended to our text in the Corr. fol. 1632. How could it be thought a credit to Brutus, that he was "general-honest” in his intentions : perhaps And, in the next line, should be Of.

And common good to all, made one of them.
His life was gentle ; and the elements
So mix'd in him, that Nature might stand up,
And say to all the world, This was a man !

Oct. According to his virtue, let us use him
With all respect, and rites of burial.
Within my tent his bones to-night shall lie,
Most like a soldier, order'd honourably.-
So, call the field to rest ; and let 's away,
To part the glories of this happy day.


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} Generals of his Army.

DUNCAN, King of Scotland.

his Sons.

Thanes of Scotland.
FLEANCE, Son to Banquo.
SIWARD, Earl of Northumberland, General of the English

Young SIWARD, his Son.
SEYTON, an Officer attending Macbeth.
Son to Macduff, a Boy.
An English Doctor. A Scotch Doctor.
A Soldier. A Porter. An old Man.

Gentlewoman attending Lady Macbeth.
HECATE, and Witches.

Lords, Gentlemen, Officers, Soldiers, Murderers, Attendants, and

Messengers. The Ghost of Banquo, and other Apparitions. SCENE, in the end of Act iv, in England ; through the rest of the

Play, in Scotland.

· Macbeth was first printed by the Player-editors in their folio 1623 ; and considering its popularity, it is singular that there is no early 4to. of it. It is divided into acts and scenes, but without any list of characters : that was furnished by Rowe in 1709.

ACT 1.

SCENE I.--An open Place.

Thunder and lightning. Enter three Witches.
First Witch. WHEN shall we three meet again,
In thunder, lightning, or in rain ?

Second Witch. When the hurlyburly 's done,
When the battle's lost and won.

Third Witch. That will be ere the set of sun.
First Witch. Where the place ?
Second Witch.

Upon the heath :
Third Witch. There to meet with Macbeth.
First Witch. I come, Graymalkin!

All. Paddock calls :3_anon.-
Fair is foul, and foul is fair :
Hover through the fog and filthy air. [Witches vanish.

SCENE II.-A Camp near Fores.

Alarum within. Enter King DUNCAN, MALCOLM, Do

NALBAIN, LENNOX, with Attendants, meeting a bleeding Captain. Dun. What bloody man is that? He can report, ? PADDOCK calls :] Paddock is the old word for a toad, supposed to be one of the familiars of the Witches; like the cat, Graymalkin, in the preceding line.

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