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ALL
Come, high or low;
Thyself and office deftly show!
ALL
Come, high or low spirits. Show yourself and what you do.
Thunder. FIRST APPARITION : an armed head
Thunder. The FIRST APPARITION appears, looking like a head with an armored helmet.

MACBETH
Tell me, thou unknown power—
MACBETH
Tell me, you unknown power—


FIRST WITCH
     He knows thy thought.
Hear his speech but say thou nought.
FIRST WITCH
He can read your thoughts. Listen, but don’t speak.


FIRST APPARITION
Macbeth! Macbeth! Macbeth! Beware Macduff.
Beware the thane of Fife. Dismiss me. Enough.
FIRST APPARITION
Macbeth! Macbeth! Macbeth! Beware Macduff. Beware the thane of Fife. Let me go. Enough.
Descends
The FIRST APPARITION descends.

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MACBETH
Whate'er thou art, for thy good caution, thanks.
Thou hast harped my fear aright. But one word more—
MACBETH
Whatever you are, thanks for your advice. You have guessed exactly what I feared. But one word more—


FIRST WITCH
He will not be commanded. Here’s another
More potent than the first.
FIRST WITCH
He will not be commanded by you. Here’s another, stronger than the first.
Thunder. SECOND APPARITION : a bloody child
Thunder. The SECOND APPARITION appears, looking like a bloody child.

SECOND APPARITION
Macbeth! Macbeth! Macbeth!—
SECOND APPARITION
Macbeth! Macbeth! Macbeth!

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MACBETH
Had I three ears, I’d hear thee.
MACBETH
If I had three ears I’d listen with all three.



SECOND APPARITION
Be bloody, bold, and resolute. Laugh to scorn
The power of man, for none of woman born
Shall harm Macbeth.
SECOND APPARITION
Be violent, bold, and firm. Laugh at the power of other men, because nobody born from a woman will ever harm Macbeth.
Descends
The SECOND APPARITION descends.

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