Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Black Mass of the Week - Roman Polanski's Macbeth



FIRST WITCH:
Thrice the brinded cat hath mew'd.

FIRST WITCH:
The cat with the streaked fur has meowed three times.

SECOND WITCH:
Thrice and once the hedge-pig whined.

SECOND WITCH:
Three times, and the hedgehog whined once.

THIRD WITCH:
Harpier cries, “’Tis time, ’tis time.”

THIRD WITCH:
The god Harpier cries. It is time, it is time.

FIRST WITCH:
Round about the cauldron go:
In the poison'd entrails throw.
Toad, that under cold stone
Days and nights has thirty-one
Swelter'd venom sleeping got,
Boil thou first i’ the charmed pot.

FIRST WITCH:
Round about the caldron go;
In the poisoned entrails throw.
Toad, that has spent
Thirty one days and nights under cold stone,
From whose sweat a sleeping venom was gotten,
Boil you first in the charmed pot!

ALL:
Double, double, toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

ALL:
Double, double, toil and trouble;
Fire, burn; and caldron, bubble.

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,
Lizard's leg and howlet's wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

SECOND WITCH:
Fillet of a snake that lived in a bog,
In the caldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
A black snake’s forked tongue, and its cousin’s sting,
Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth, boil and bubble.

ALL:
Double, double, toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

ALL:
Double, double, toil and trouble;
Fire, burn; and caldron, bubble.

THIRD WITCH:
Scale of dragon, tooth of wolf,
Witch's mummy, maw and gulf
Of the ravin'd salt-sea shark,
Root of hemlock digg'd i’ the dark,
Liver of blaspheming Jew,
Gall of goat and slips of yew
Sliver'd in the moon's eclipse,
Nose of Turk and Tartar's lips,
Finger of birth-strangled babe
Ditch-deliver'd by a drab,
Make the gruel thick and slab.
Add thereto a tiger's chaudron,
For the ingredients of our cauldron.

THIRD WITCH:
Scale of dragon, tooth of wolf,
Witch's mummy, a gulf-like stomach,
Of the rough sea salt glisten,
Root of poison hemlock dug up in the dark,
Liver of Christians not baptized,
Gall bladder of goat, and slips of pine trees
Cut off the tree when the moon eclipsed,
Nose of Turk, and Tartar's lips,
Finger of a baby born dead
Delivered in a ditch by a prostitute,
Make the gruel thick and gooey.
Also add a tiger's guts,
For the ingredients of our caldron.

ALL:
Double, double, toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

ALL:
Double, double, toil and trouble;
Fire, burn; and caldron, bubble.

SECOND WITCH:
Cool it with a baboon's blood,
Then the charm is firm and good.

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