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himself, seeks revenge on Man, Scotch stories, or rather British of The Chorus prepare resistance at his first approach. At last, after discourse of enmity on either side, ATHRICO sain by Natholohe departs; whereat the Chorus chus, whose daughter he had rafings of the battle, and victory in visht, and this Natholochus usurpHeaven against him and his ac- ing thereon the kingdom, seeks to complices ; as before, after the flay the kindred of Athrico, who first Act, was fung a hymn of the scape him and conspire against creation. Here again may appear him. He sends to a witch to know Lucifer relating and insulting in the event. The witch tells the what he had done to the destruc- messenger, that he is the man shall tion of Man. Man next, and Eve Nay Natholochus: he detests it, but having by this time been seduc'd in his journey home changes his by the serpent appears confusedly mind, and performs it. Scotch covery'd with leaves. Conscience Chron. English, p. 68, 69. in a shape accuses him, Justice
DuffE and DONWALD, a cites him to the place, whither ftrange story of witchcraft, and Jehovah calld for him. In the murder discover?d and reveng’d. mean while the Chorus entertains Scotch Story, 149, & cm the stage, and is informed by some Haie, the Plowman, who with Angel the manner of his fall. his two sons that were at plough Here the Chorus bewails Adam's running to the battel that was befall. Adam then and Eve return, tween the Scots and Danes in the accuse one another, but especially next field, staid the flight of his Adam lays the blame to his wife, countrymen, renew'd the battel, is stubborn in his offense. Justice and caus’d the victory, &c. Scotch appears; reasons with him, con- Story, p. 155. vinces him. The Chorus admo- Kenneth, who having prinisheth Adam, and bids him be- vily poison'd Malcolm Duffe, that ware Lucifer's example of impe. his own son might succeed, is slain nitence. The Angel is sent to ba- by Fenella. Scotch Hist. p. 157, nith them out of Paradise ; but be- 158, &c. fore causes to pass before his eyes MACBETH, beginning at the in shapes a Mask of all the evils arrival of Malcolm at Mackduffe. of this life and world. He is The matter of Duncan may be humbled, relents, despairs; at last express’d by the appearing of his appears Mercy, comforts him, ghost. promises the Meffiah; then calls in Faith, Hope, and Charity ; in- MOABITIDES or PHINEAS. structs him; he repents, gives God the glory, submits to his pe- The Epitafis whereof may lie in nalty. The Chorus briefly con- the contention, first between the cludes Compare this with the father of Zimri and Eleazer, wheformer draught.
ther he [ought] to have slain his
fon without law. Next, the em- CHRISTUS PATIENS. bassadors of the Moabites expoftulating about Colbi a stranger and The scene in the garden bea noble woman slain by Phineas. It ginning from the coming, thimay be argued about reformation ther till Judas betrays, and the and punishment illegal, and, as it officers lead him away. The were by tumult, after all arguments rest by message and Chorus. His driv'n 'home, then the word of the agony may receive noble expresLord may be brought acquitting fions. and approving Phineas.