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Though in your state of honour I am perfect.
[Exit Messenger. L. Macd.
Whither should I fly?
I have done no harm ? — What are these faces ?
Mur. Where is your husband ?
L. Macd. I hope, in no place so unsanctified,
He's a traitor.
What, you egg,
[Stabbing him. Young fry of treachery! Son.
He has kill'd me, mother : Run away, I pray you.
[Dies. [Erit Lady Macduff, crying murder, and
pursued by the Murderers.
60 in ... perfect, aware of. (R)
83 shag-hair’d. The folio, shagear'd, an easy corruption of slag
hear'd, the commonest spelling of shag-hair'd. Steevens' emendation. (Some recent editors follow the folio.]
s fry, fish recently hatched. (R) 4 Bestride, stand over to de fend. (R)
SCENE III. — England. A Room in the King's Palace. Enter MALCOLM and MacDÜFF.
Mal. Let us seek out some desolate shade, and there
Let us rather
What I believe, I 'll wail;
Macd. I am not treacherous.
But Macbeth is.
mortal, deadly. (R)
15 deserve. The folio misprints discerne, an error which Theobald corrected. Should we read 't is? (w)
6 that, i. e. so that. (R)
8 Like syllable of dolour, i. e. a similar cry of pain. (R)
10 to friend, i. e. to befriend me, (or, for my friend).
19 recoil, degenerate. (R)
20 In an imperial charge, i. e. when acting by the command of a king. (R)
That which you are, my thoughts cannot transpose;
I have lost my hopes. Mal. Perchance, even there where I did find my
Bleed, bleed, poor country!
Be not offended :
21 transpose, change, transform. 27 motives, applied to persons, (R)
as often by Shakespeare. Cf. 23 would, i. e. should. (R) Othello, IV. ii. 43. (R)
24 hopes, i. e. of welcome from 34 afseerd, confirmed, — an old Malcolm. (R)
law term of the manor courts, rawness, unpreparedness. (R) from the French affier. (w)
When I shall tread upon the tyrant's head,
What should he be ?
Not in the legions
I grant him bloody,
70 Convey your pleasures in a spacious plenty,
58 Luxurious, licentious. (R) 71 Convey, secretly enjoy — a 64 continent, restraining. (R) cant word for "purloin.” The line
67 In nature, (probably) in its is an obscure one throughout. (Cf. nature. (R)
Merry Wives, I, iii. 32.]
And yet seem cold, the time you may so hoodwink.
With this, there grows
lowliness, Devotion, patience, courage, fortitude, I have no relish of them ; but abound
72 time, i. e. your fellowmen. (R)
82 that, so that. See l. 6 above.
86 Than summer-seeming lust, i. e. than lust which seems to have but a summer's life, compared with that of deeper-rooted avarice.
87 sword, i. e. the ruin. (R)
88 foisons, plenty, abundance. It is rarely found in the plural. (w)
89 portable, endurable. (R)
weigh’d, counterbalanced by. (R)
93 perseverance, accented on the second syllable. (w)
95 relish of, i. e. relish for. (R)