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Double, double toil and trouble

Language: English

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

[Third Witch
  Scale of dragon, tooth of wolf,
  Witches' 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
  Silver'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.

ALL
  Double, double toil and trouble;
  Fire burn and cauldron bubble.]1

Second Witch
  Cool it with a baboon's blood,
  Then the charm is firm and good.


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Double, double, peine et trouble !

Language: French (Français) after the English

TOUTES TROIS
Double, double, peine et trouble !
Feu, brûle, et, chaudron, bouillonne !

DEUXIÈME SORCIÈRE
Filet de couleuvre de marais,
Dans le chaudron bous et cuis.
Œil de salamandre, orteil de grenouille,
Poil de chauve-souris et langue de chien,
Langue fourchue de vipère, dard de reptile aveugle,
Patte de lézard, aile de hibou,
Pour faire un charme puissant en trouble,
Bouillez et écumez comme une soupe d’enfer.

TOUTES TROIS
Double, double, peine et trouble !
Feu, brûle, et, chaudron, bouillonne !

TROISIÈME SORCIÈRE
Écaille de dragon, dent de loup,
Momie de sorcière, estomac et gueule
De requin dévorant des mers,
Racine de ciguë arrachée dans l’ombre,
Foie de juif blasphémateur,
Fiel de bouc, branches d’if
Cassées dans une éclipse de lune,
Nez de Turc et lèvre de Tartare,
Doigt d’un marmot étranglé en naissant
Et mis bas par une drôlesse dans un fossé,
Faites une bouillie épaisse et visqueuse ;
Ajoutons les boyaux de tigre,
Comme ingrédient, dans notre chaudron.

TOUTES TROIS
Double, double, peine et trouble !
Feu, brûle, et, chaudron, bouillonne !

DEUXIÈME SORCIÈRE
Refroidissons le tout avec du sang de babouin,
Et le charme sera solide et bon.


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Text added to the website: 2016-01-09.
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