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Consider it not so deeply.
These deeds must not be thought
MACB. Methought, I heard a voice cry, Sleep no more!
What do you mean?
LADY M. Who was it that thus cried? Why, worthy thane,
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Infirm of purpose !
[E.cit. Knocking without. MACB.
Whence is that knocking ?
Re-enter LADY MACBETH.
A little water clears us of this deed:
6 – sleare-] Unwrought silk, fios silk.
And show us to be watchers :-be not lost
[Knocking without. Wake Duncan with thy knocking! Ay, would thou couldst! [Exeunt.
SCENE II The same. A Hall in the Castle. . Enter a Porter. [Knocking without.] PORTER. Here's a knocking, indeed! If a man were porter of hell-gate, he should have old turning the key. [Knocking without.] Knock, knock, knock! Who's there, i' the name of Beelzebub ?Here's a farmer, that hanged himself on the expectation of plenty.Come in, Time ;a have napkins enow about you ; here you'll sweat for 't. [Knocking without.] Knock, knock! Who's there, i' the other devil's name?- Faith, here's an equivocator, that could swear in both the scales against either scale; who committed treason enough for Gods sake, yet could not equivocate to heaven.-0, come in, Equivocator. [Knocking without.] Knock, knock, knock! Who's there?— Faith, here's an English tailor come hither, for stealing out of a French hose.
-Come in, Tailor ; here you may roast your goose. [Knocking without.] Knock, knock! never at quiet! What are you?-But this place is too cold for hell. I'll devil-porter it no further: I had thought to have let in some of all professions, that go the primrose way to the everlasting bonfire. [Knocking without.] Anon, anon! I pray you, remember the porter.
[Opens the gate. Enter MACDUFF and LENNOX. MACD. Was it so late, friend, ere you went to bed, That you do lie so late?
PORT. Faith, sir, we were carousing till the second cock: and drink, sir, is a great provoker of three things.
MACD. What three things does drink especially provoke ?
PORT. Marry, sir, nose-painting, sleep, and urine. Lechery, sir, it provokes, and unprovokes: it provokes the desire, but it takes away the performance: therefore, much drink may be said to be an equivocator with Lechery: it makes him, and it mars him; it sets him on, and it takes him off; it persuades him, and disheartens him; makes him stand to, and not stand to; in conclusion, equivocates him in a sleep, and, giving him the lie, leaves him. 40
MacD. I believe drink gave thee the lie last night.
Port. That it did, sir, i’ the very throat on me: but I requited him for his lie; and, I think, being too strong for him, though he took up my legs sometime, yet I made a shift to cast him.
MACD. Is thy master stirring ?-
• Come in, Time ;) The editors concur in printing this, " Come in time;" but what meaning they attach to it none has yet explained. As we have subsequently, “ Come in, Equivocator,” and “Come in, Tailor," * Time" is probably intended as a whimsical appellation for the "farmer that hanged himself.”
Good morrow, both.
Not yet. 50
I'll bring you to him.
MACB. The labour we delight in physics pain.
MacD. I'll make so bold to call, For 't is my limited a service.
[Exit. LEN. Goes the king hence to-day? МАСв.
He does :-he did appoint so. • LEN. The night has been unruly: where we lay, Our chimneys were blown down ; and, as they say, Lamentings heard i' the air; strange screams of death; And prophesying, with accents terrible, Of dire combustion and confus'd events, New hatch'd to the woeful time. The obscure bird clamour'd the live-long night: Some say, the earth was feverous and did shake.
MACB. 'Twas a rough night.
LEN. My young remembrance cannot parallel
What is 't you say ? the life?
MACD. Approach the chamber, and destroy your sight With a new Gorgon :-do not bid me speak; See, and then speak yourselves.- [Exeunt MACBETH and LENNOX.
Awake! awake! Ring the alarum-bell.-Murder and treason ! Banquo and Donalbain! Malcolm! awake! Shake off this downy sleep, death's counterfeit, And look on death itself!-up, up, and see The great doom's image !-Malcolm! Banquo! As from your graves rise up, and walk like sprites, To countenance this horror! Ring the bell. [Alarum-bell rings.
1- limited—] Appointed.
Enter LADY MACBETH.
O, gentle lady,
LADY M. Woe, alas! what, in our house?
Too cruel anywhere.
Re-enter MACBETH and LENNOX.
Enter MALCOLM and DONALBAIN.
You are, and do not know 't:
MACD. Your royal father's murder'd.
O, by whom?
MACB. O, yet, I do repent me of my fury, 112
MACB. Who can be wise, amaz’d, temperate and furious,
Help me hence, ho! MacD. Look to the lady.
MAL. [Aside to Don.] Why do we hold our tongues,
Don. [Aside to MAL.] What should be spoken here,
MAL. [Aside to Don.] Nor our strong sorrow 130
Look to the lady:
(LADY MACBETH is carried out. And when we have our naked frailties hid, That suffer in exposure, let us meet, And question this most bloody piece of work, To know it further. Fears and scruples shake us: In the great hand of God I stand; and thence Against the undivulg'd pretence I fight Of treasonous malice! MACD.
And so do I!
[Exeunt all except MALCOLM and DONALBAIN.
Don. To Ireland, I; our separated fortune
This murderous shaft that's shot
SCENE III.-The same. Without the Castle.
Enter Ross and an Oiu Man.
Ah, good father,