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request Angus complies, he allows way for a moment to the fulness of the former Thane to be still alive, yet his joy without almost thanking the as he lived the life of a traitor who messengers, he turns to Banquo: was evidently guilty by his own Mac. Do not you hope your children confeffion, he was dead in law, and shall be kings, even pronounced to be so, by the When they that gave the thane of Caw:
dor to me, King. He further acknowledges, that tho' he was ignorant of the exact Promis'd no less to them? extent of the crime, for which Cawdor
Note 7th. was to suffer, but he was quite sure
My thought, whose murder yet is but of his condemnation.,
fantastical, Whether he was combin’d with Norway, Shakes fo my single fate of man, that er did line the rebels, &c.
function Although these cannot be the Is fmother'd in surmise, &c. words of Rosse, who was present at The Doctor thinks singlé used by the engagement in which Cawdor Shakespeare for an individual in oppoaffifted the rebels, and even brought fition to a commonwealth or conjunct the intelligence of it, there can be no body of men, here it most obviously impropriety in afcribing them to alludes to his being the only person Angus, who thinks himlelf obliged embarked in this murderous design, to detail the whole fo far only as it and so unnerved by fustaining the was well known to him, because Mac- whole pressure of the guilt of the acbeth seems to helitate in crediting it. tion, even an idea that he should never Thusfarthe Doctor may be excused for dare to bring himself to the execuhis remarks, but how Macheth in his tion of it. He feems plainly toʻinfi. perturbed ttate of mind should give nuate, that had he been backed by a offence to him, by saying,
few associates, the execution would The thane of Cawdor lives, &c. have been the immediate consequence is truly astonishing. It must be re- of the resolution, as he seems to think membered that Macbeth could pro- the conscience would have been less cure no certainty from the weird clamerous, seeing the enormity of the filters on that subject which so much guilt would be diminished in properplexed him. It was on the attain. portion to the number of those to ment of the thaneship of Cawdor, he whom it was communicated, and chiefly rested his hopes of being King this remorse would prove a less forhereafter, no worder then if his an- midable obstacle. xiety produced a sort of misgiving in
Come what come may ; his mind, and a momentary doubt of Time and the hour run through the the truth, seeing the investiture follow roughest day. fo close upon the predi&tions of the The Doctor to avoid the tautolo. fiiters. That this was really the mean- gy of time and the hour, supposes the ing of the Poet in the passage we have Poet to have wrote thus : been considering, can be no longer Time's on” the hour runs through, &c. doubted, when the subsequent speech and throw's out fome ingenious reof Macbeth is attended to :
marks to favour this reading. I conGlamis, and thane of Cawdor :
fefs I see no tautology, if we read thus, The greareft is behind. Now, that I am assured of the Time and the Hours run through, &c. thaneship of Cawdor, there can be no i. e. Time attended by the Hours. longer cause to diftrust the rest, it The horæ, or hours, are always rewill follow of course ; he is quite over- presented as part of the retinue of joyed with these reflections, and giving old Time; I cannot therefore see any
just reason why time fhould here be fion of the speaker, who, unable to deified, while the like honor is denied overcome his scruples or satisfy his to the horæ. There is yet another mind, by the train of reflections into reason for objecting to such a pause which he has fallen, breaks off in a as the Dr.'s reading requires ; 'it itops kind of defperation, the rapidity of the flow of the verses,
Come, what come may, &c. which appear to ine evidently intend. ed to point out the hurried conclu- [To be concluded in our next.]
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