She stood there, by that beech-trunk--a hag like one of those who appeared to Macbeth
on the heath of Forres.
The shade of a young butcher rises, like the apparition of an armed head in Macbeth
I cannot say whether any diseased affection of the heart caused her lips to be parted as if she were panting, and her face to bear a curious expression of suddenness and flutter; but I know that I had been to see Macbeth
at the theatre, a night or two before, and that her face looked to me as if it were all disturbed by fiery air, like the faces I had seen rise out of the Witches' caldron.
Thus was Lady Macbeth
served by her conscience, when she sought to give her son, and not her husband
inquired, in a puzzled sort of tone: and instantly a chorus of "Thorn
Having obtained the two Hundred Pounds, we instantly left the Town, leaving our Manager and his Wife to act MACBETH
by themselves, and took the road to Sterling, where we spent our little fortune with great ECLAT.
Neither Hamlet, nor Macbeth
, nor Othello, nor Douglas, nor The Gamester, presented anything that could satisfy even the tragedians; and The Rivals, The School for Scandal, Wheel of Fortune, Heir at Law, and a long et cetera, were successively dismissed with yet warmer objections.
As soon as he saw the party he began to shout the witches' chorus from Macbeth
over the odorous kippers.
To sleep went Jane easily and speedily; but, though very unlike MacBeth
in most respects, she had certainly contrived to murder sleep for Anne.
She would have been a spectre spoiling the joy of the festival for him, just as Banquo's ghost did that of Macbeth
Reciting with her face toward the trees, Emily started, dropped the character of Macbeth
, and instantly became herself again: herself, with a rising color and an angry brightening of the eyes.
There was Miss Snevellicci--who could do anything, from a medley dance to Lady Macbeth
, and also always played some part in blue silk knee-smalls at her benefit-- glancing, from the depths of her coal-scuttle straw bonnet, at Nicholas, and affecting to be absorbed in the recital of a diverting story to her friend Miss Ledrook, who had brought her work, and was making up a ruff in the most natural manner possible.