Something wicked this way comes
 William Shakespeare, Macbeth (1623). copy citation

Author William Shakespeare
Source Macbeth
Topic evil feeling
Date 1623
Language English
Reference Macbeth, Act IV, Scene 1
Note Written between 1599 and 1606


“And euery one shall share i'th' gaines: And now about the Cauldron sing Like Elues and Fairies in a Ring, Inchanting all that you put in. Musicke and a Song. Blacke Spirits, &c.
2 By the pricking of my Thumbes, Something wicked this way comes: Open Lockes, who euer knockes. Enter Macbeth. Macb. How now you secret, black, & midnight Hags?
What is't you do? All. A deed without a name
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Meaning and analysis

Kwize Master The three witches make spells around a cauldron in the depths of a dark cave. One of them exclaims that something bad is about to enter, just before MacBeth appears, who has come to seek support to continue his evil work.
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