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Thunder. Enter the three Witches, meeting HecatThunder. Enter the three Witches, meeting HecatHecat, Hecate (n.)
[pron: 'hekat, 'hekatee] Greek goddess of the underworld; associated with magic, ghosts, witchcraft
Mac III.v.1.1
Why how now i, you looke angerly?Why, how now, Hecat? You look angerly.angerly (adv.)
angrily, grouchily, testily
Mac III.v.1
Haue I not reason (Beldams) as you are?Have I not reason, beldams, as you arebeldam, beldame (n.)
hag, witch, loathsome old woman
Mac III.v.2
Sawcy, and ouer-bold, how did you dareSaucy and overbold? How did you daresaucy (adj.)

old form: Sawcy
insolent, impudent, presumptuous, defiant
Mac III.v.3
To Trade, and Trafficke with Macbeth,To trade and traffic with Macbeth Mac III.v.4
In Riddles, and Affaires of death;In riddles and affairs of death, Mac III.v.5
And I the Mistris of your Charmes,And I, the mistress of your charms, Mac III.v.6
The close contriuer of all harmes,The close contriver of all harms,close (adj.)
secret, concealed, hidden
Mac III.v.7
contriver (n.)

old form: contriuer
intriguer, schemer, plotter
Was neuer call'd to beare my part,Was never called to bear my part, Mac III.v.8
Or shew the glory of our Art?Or show the glory of our art? Mac III.v.9
And which is worse, all you haue doneAnd, which is worse, all you have done Mac III.v.10
Hath bene but for a wayward Sonne,Hath been but for a wayward son, Mac III.v.11
Spightfull, and wrathfull, who (as others do)Spiteful and wrathful, who, as others do, Mac III.v.12
Loues for his owne ends, not for you.Loves for his own ends, not for you. Mac III.v.13
But make amends now: Get you gon,But make amends now: get you gone, Mac III.v.14
And at the pit of AcheronAnd at the pit of AcheronAcheron (n.)
[pron: 'akeron] Underworld abyss and river, which souls of the dead must cross
Mac III.v.15
Meete me i'th' Morning: thither heMeet me i'the morning. Thither he Mac III.v.16
Will come, to know his Destinie.Will come, to know his destiny. Mac III.v.17
Your Vessels, and your Spels prouide,Your vessels and your spells provide, Mac III.v.18
Your Charmes, and euery thing beside;Your charms and everything beside. Mac III.v.19
I am for th' Ayre: This night Ile spendI am for the air; this night I'll spend Mac III.v.20
Vnto a dismall, and a Fatall end.Unto a dismal and a fatal end.end (n.)
outcome, result, issue
Mac III.v.21
dismal (adj.)

old form: dismall
disastrous, calamitous, devastating
Great businesse must be wrought ere Noone.Great business must be wrought ere noon. Mac III.v.22
Vpon the Corner of the MooneUpon the corner of the moon: Mac III.v.23
There hangs a vap'rous drop, profound,There hangs a vaporous drop profound;profound (adj.)
with powerful qualities, with secret powers
Mac III.v.24
vaporous (adj.)

old form: vap'rous
misty, damp-filled, foggy
Ile catch it ere it come to ground;I'll catch it ere it come to ground; Mac III.v.25
And that distill'd by Magicke slights,And that distilled by magic sleightssleight (n.)

old form: slights
cunning, trickery, crafty deceit
Mac III.v.26
Shall raise such Artificiall Sprights,Shall raise such artificial spritesartificial (adj.)

old form: Artificiall
produced by the black arts
Mac III.v.27
As by the strength of their illusion,As by the strength of their illusionillusion (n.)
deception, delusion, deceit
Mac III.v.28
Shall draw him on to his Confusion.Shall draw him on to his confusion.confusion (n.)
destruction, overthrow, ruin
Mac III.v.29
He shall spurne Fate, scorne Death, and beareHe shall spurn fate, scorn death, and bearspurn (v.)

old form: spurne
reject, scorn, despise, treat with contempt
Mac III.v.30
His hopes 'boue Wisedome, Grace, and Feare:His hopes 'bove wisdom, grace, and fear. Mac III.v.31
And you all know, SecurityAnd you all know securitysecurity (n.)
over-confidence, carelessness
Mac III.v.32
Is Mortals cheefest Enemie.Is mortals' chiefest enemy. Mac III.v.33
Musicke, and a Song.Music and a song Mac III.v.33
Hearke, I am call'd: my little Spirit seeHark! I am called. My little spirit, see, Mac III.v.34
Sits in Foggy cloud, and stayes for me.Sits in a foggy cloud and stays for me. Mac III.v.35
Sing within. Come away, come away, &c.Sing within: ‘ Come away, come away,’ etc, Mac III.v.35
Come, let's make hast, shee'l soone be / Backe againe.Come, let's make haste; she'll soon be back again. Mac III.v.36
Exeunt.Exeunt Mac III.v.36
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