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Macbeth

Act III, Scene 5

A Heath.
 
[Thunder. Enter the three Witches meeting HECATE]
 
FIRST WITCH
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      Why how | now He|cate, you | look an|gerly?
 
HECATE
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      Have I | not rea|son (bel|dams) as | you are,
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      Saucy, | and o|verbold,| how did | you dare
           ,           ,        ,         ,
      To trade | and traf|fic with | Macbeth
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5     In rid|dles and | affairs | of death;
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      And I | the mis|tress of | your charms,
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      The close | contri|ver of | all harms,
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      Was ne|ver called | to bear | my part,
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      Or show | the glo|ry of | our art?
            ,          ,          ,           ,
10    And which | is worse,| all you | have done
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      Hath been | but for | a way|ward son,
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      Spiteful and | wrathful,| who (as | others | do,
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      Loves for his | own ends, not | for you.|     (pent with prev)
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      But make | amends | now: get | you gone,
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15    And at | the pit | of A|cheron
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      Meet me | in the mor|ning: thi|ther he
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      Will come | to know | his des|tiny:
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      Your ves|sels and | your spells | provide,
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      Your charms | and ev|ery thing | beside.
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20    I am | for the air;| this night | I'll spend
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      Unto | a dismal,| and a fa|tal end:
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      Great^bus|iness must | be wrought | ere noon:
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      Upon | the cor|ner of | the moon
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      There hangs | a va|porous drop | profound;
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25    I'll catch | it ere | it come | to ground:
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      And that | distilled | by ma|gic sleights,
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      Shall raise | such ar|tifi|cial sprites,
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      As by | the strength | of their | illu|sion,
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      Shall draw | him on | to his | confu|sion:    (pent with prev)
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30    He shall spurn | fate, scorn death,| and bear
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      His hopes 'bove wis|dom, grace | and fear:
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      And you | all know,| secu|rity
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      Is mor|tals' chie|fest e|nemy.
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      Hark, I | am called:| my lit|tle spi|rit see
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35    Sits in | a fog|gy cloud,| and stays | for me.
 
[Exit]
 
FIRST WITCH
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      Come, let's | make^haste,| she'll soon | be back | again.
 
[Exeunt]

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