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Apparitions vanish
The spirits of the kings and the GHOST OF BANQUO vanish.
     What, is this so?
What? Is this true?

FIRST WITCH

130Ay, sir, all this is so. But why
Stands Macbeth thus amazedly?
Come, sisters, cheer we up his sprites,
And show the best of our delights.
I’ll charm th' air to give a sound,
135While you perform your antic round.
That this great king may kindly say,
Our duties did his welcome pay.

FIRST WITCH

Yes, this is true, but why do you stand there so dumbfounded? Come, sisters, let’s cheer him up and show him our talents. I will charm the air to produce music while you all dance around like crazy, so this king will say we did our duty and entertained him.
Music. The WITCHES dance and then vanish
Music plays. The WITCHES dance and then vanish.

MACBETH

Where are they? Gone? Let this pernicious hour
Stand aye accursèd in the calendar!
140Come in, without there.

MACBETH

Where are they? Gone? Let this evil hour be marked forever in the calendar as cursed. (calls to someone offstage) You outside, come in!
Enter LENNOX
LENNOX enters.

LENNOX

     What’s your grace’s will?

LENNOX

What does your grace want?

MACBETH

Saw you the weird sisters?

MACBETH

Did you see the weird sisters?

LENNOX

     No, my lord.

LENNOX

No, my lord.

MACBETH

Came they not by you?

MACBETH

Didn’t they pass by you?

LENNOX

     No, indeed, my lord.

LENNOX

No, indeed, my lord.

MACBETH

Infected be the air whereon they ride,
And damned all those that trust them! I did hear
145The galloping of horse. Who was ’t came by?

MACBETH

The air on which they ride is infected. Damn all those who trust them! I heard the galloping of horses. Who was it that came here?