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ACT IV scene 1 A cavern. In the middle, a boiling cauldron. Thunder. Enter the three WITCHES . A cavern. In the middle, a boiling cauldron. Thunder. The three WITCHES enter. FIRST WITCH Thrice the brinded cat hath mewed. FIRST WITCH The tawny cat has meowed three times. SECOND WITCH Thrice, and once the hedge-pig whined. SECOND WITCH Three times. And the hedgehog has whined once. THIRD WITCH Harpier cries, “'Tis time, ’tis time.” THIRD WITCH My spirit friend, Harpier, is yelling, “It’s time, it’s time!” 5 FIRST WITCH Round about the cauldron go, In the poisoned entrails throw. Toad, that under cold stone Days and nights has thirty-one Sweltered venom sleeping got, Boil thou first i' th' charmèd pot. FIRST WITCH Dance around the cauldron and throw in the poisoned entrails. (holding up a toad) You’ll go in first—a toad that sat under a cold rock for a month, oozing poison from its pores. 10 ALL Double, double toil and trouble, Fire burn, and cauldron bubble. ALL Double, double toil and trouble, Fire burn, and cauldron bubble. 15 SECOND WITCH Fillet of a fenny snake, In the cauldron boil and bake. Eye of newt and toe of frog, Wool of bat and tongue of dog, Adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting, SECOND WITCH (holding something up) We’ll boil you in the cauldron next—a slice of swamp snake. All the rest of you in too: a newt’s eye, a frog’s tongue, fur from a bat, a dog’s tongue, the forked tongue of an adder, the stinger of a burrowing worm, a
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Lizard’s leg and owlet’s wing, For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble. lizard’s leg, an owl’s wing. (speaking to the ingredients) Make a charm to cause powerful trouble, and boil and bubble like a broth of hell. 20 ALL Double, double toil and trouble, Fire burn and cauldron bubble. ALL Double, double toil and trouble, Fire burn and cauldron bubble. THIRD WITCH Scale of dragon, tooth of wolf, Witches' mummy, maw and gulf Of the ravined salt-sea shark, Root of hemlock digged i' th' dark, Liver of blaspheming Jew, Gall of goat and slips of yew Slivered in the moon’s eclipse, Nose of Turk and Tartar’s lips, Finger of birth-strangled babe Ditch-delivered by a drab, Make the gruel thick and slab. Add thereto a tiger’s chaudron, For the ingredients of our cauldron. THIRD WITCH Here come some more ingredients: the scale of a dragon, a wolf’s tooth, a witch’s mummified flesh, the gullet and stomach of a ravenous shark, a root of hemlock that was dug up in the dark, a Jew’s liver, a goat’s bile, some twigs of yew that were broken off during a lunar eclipse, a Turk’s nose, a Tartar’s lips, the finger of a baby that was strangled as a prostitute gave birth to it in a ditch. (to the ingredients) Make this potion thick and gluey. (to the other WITCHES ) Now let’s add a tiger’s entrails to the mix.
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