Cruikshank cartoon

Isaac Cruikshank, Is This a Rattle Which I See Before Me? (30 October 1809). Kemble as Macbeth. The image riffs on the dagger scene in Macbeth in its portrayal of an encounter between Kemble and a floating rattle (noisemaker) labeled, “A word to the Wise.” Kemble, in the first four lines of verse below the image, exclaims, “Is this a Rattle which I see before me? / It’s Deafning sound portends the din of war / And warns me that my only / Safty is in flight—”. Courtesy of the British Museum.