thrice and once (4.1.2)
"As even numbers were considered inappropriate to magical operations, the Second Witch makes the fourth cry of the hedge-pig an odd number, by her method of counting. She tells three and then begins a new reckoning" (Muskett, 67).
Back to Macbeth (4.1)
Muskett, C. Macbeth Restored. Harvard College Library, 1853.
Muskett's book is in the public domain and can be downloaded on Google books.
How to cite this article:
Mabillard, Amanda. Macbeth Glossary. Shakespeare Online. 20 Aug. 2000. (date when you accessed the information) < http://www.shakespeare-online.com/plays/macbeth/macbethglossary/macbeth1_1/macbethglos_thrice.html >.
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