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Esoteric Buddhism

A. P. Sinnett


The Secret Doctrine, Volume II Anthropogenesis

H. P. Blavatsky


Knowledge of Higher Worlds and its Attainment

Rudolf Steiner


The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde


Macbeth

by William Shakespeare

Excerpt:

Duncan, king of Scotland.
Malcolm, lhissons.

DONALBAIN, }

Macbeth, ) generals of the king's
Banquo, > army.
Macduff,
Lennox,
Ross,
Menteith,
Angus,
Caithness,•
Fleance, son of Banquo.
Siward, earl of Northumberland, gen-
eral of the English forces.
Young Siward, his son.
Seyton, an officer attending on Mac-
beth.

Boy, son to MacdufT.
An English Doctor.

A Scotch Doctor.
A Captain.
A Porter.
An Old Man.

Lady Macbeth.
Lady Macduff.

Gentlewoman attending on Lady Mac-
beth.

Hecate.
Three Witches.
Apparitions.

Lords, Gentlemen, Officers, Soldiers,
Murderers, Attendants, and Mes-
sengers.

Scene: Scotland; England.

Act I

Scene I. A desert 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.

3. hurlyburly, uproar of battle.

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.

Second Witch. Paddock calls.

Third Witch. Anon! 10

All. Fair is foul, and foul is fair.

Hover through the fog and filthy air. [Exeunt.

Scene II. A camp near Forres

Alarum within. Enter Duncan, Malcolm, DonalBain, Lennox, with Attendants, meeting a bleeding Captain

Duncan. What bloody man is that? He can report,
As seemeth by his plight, of the revolt
The newest state.

Malcolm. This is the sergeant

Who like a good and hardy soldier fought
'Gainst my captivity. Hail, brave friend!
Say to the king the knowledge of the broil
As thou didst leave it.

Captain. Doubtful it stood;

As two spent swimmers, that do cling together

8. Graymalkin, grey cat. 9. Paddock, toad. 10. Anon, at once, here used in answer to a call, like our ' coming!' 12. filthy, murky. Scene II. Alarum, noise of battle. 3. newest, latest 8. spent, worn out.

And choke their art. The merciless Macdon

wald —

Worthy to be a rebel, for to that 10

The multiplying villanies of nature
Do swarm upon him — from the western isles
Of kerns and gallowglasses is supplied;
And fortune, on his damned quarrel smiling,
Show'd like a rebel's whore: but all's too

weak:
For brave Macbeth — well he deserves that

name —

Disdaining fortune, with his brandish'd steel
Which smoked with bloody execution,
Like valour's minion,

Carved out his passage till he faced the slave; 20
Which ne'er shook hands, nor bade farewell to

him,
Till he unseam'd him from the nave to the

chaps,

And fix'd his head upon our battlements. Duncan, O valiant cousin! worthy gentleman! Captain. As whence the sun 'gins his reflection Shipwrecking storms and direful thunders break, So from that spring whence comfort seem'd to


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