MacBeth Learns that Banquo's Heirs Will Become Kings
Description: The three witches show MacBeth a vision of the descendants of Banquo as kings.
William Shakespeare's "MacBeth"
Act 4, Scene 1
All: Show his eyes, and grieve his heart; 1680
Come like shadows, so depart!
[A show of Eight Kings, the last with a glass in]
his hand; GHOST OF BANQUO following]
Macbeth: Thou art too like the spirit of Banquo: down!
Thy crown does sear mine eye-balls. And thy hair, 1685
Thou other gold-bound brow, is like the first.
A third is like the former. Filthy hags!
Why do you show me this? A fourth! Start, eyes!
What, will the line stretch out to the crack of doom?
Another yet! A seventh! I'll see no more: 1690
And yet the eighth appears, who bears a glass
Which shows me many more; and some I see
That two-fold balls and treble scepters carry:
Horrible sight! Now, I see, 'tis true;
For the blood-bolter'd Banquo smiles upon me, 1695
And points at them for his.
What, is this so?
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