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-- Philip Weller, November 13, 1941 - February 1, 2021
Dr. Weller, an Eastern Washington University professor of English and Shakespearean scholar for more than 50 years.

Macbeth: Act 1, Scene 1

          Thunder and lightning.
          Enter three WITCHES.

     First Witch
 1   When shall we three meet again?
2.  In thunder, lightning, or in rain?: It was thought that witches could create their own weather.
 2   In thunder, lightning, or in rain?

     Second Witch
3.  hurlyburly: tumult.
 3   When the hurlyburly's done,
 4   When the battle's lost and won.

     Third Witch
5.  ere: before.
 5   That will be ere the set of sun.

The three witches from Macbeth by Alexandre-Marie Colin
Alexandre-Marie Colin:
The three witches from Macbeth
     First Witch
 6   Where the place?

     Second Witch
 6                                Upon the heath.

      Third Witch
 7   There to meet with Macbeth.

     First Witch
8.  Graymalkin: a gray cat, the witch's familiar spirit.
 8   I come, Graymalkin!

     Second Witch
9.  Paddock: a toad, the witch's familiar spirit.
 9   Paddock calls.

     Third Witch
10.  Anon: immediately; i.e., I'm coming right now.
10    Anon.

11   Fair is foul, and foul is fair:
12   Hover through the fog and filthy air.