But the answer he gives pretty-well nails it. Clare G. How to cite this article: Mabillard, Amanda. I can't help wondering if it possible to identify the point at which the detaching and conflation occurred, but I don't really have the time to try to track it down, so it looks like this will remain one of life's little mysteries!
Yet Sir Thomas Hanmer removed it, as if it were a slip on the part of the printer, and in all the modern editions that we are acquainted with, the lines run: When shall we three meet again In thunder, lightning, or in rain? Interestingly, these lines follow the punctuation set by an early editor of the play.
Allan Park Paton. As a catchphrase it might have originated in one of the many travesties of Macbeth that were so unaccountably popular in the C Lots of Shakespeare quotes have been detached in this way.
But they are at work, of course, and it is a long weekend, and, like I said, the internet has made me lazy. First Witch.