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SCENE I.-The same. Court within the castle.
Enter BANQUO and FLEANCE, and a Servant, with a torch before them.
Ban. How goes the night, boy?
Fle. The moon is down; I have not heard the clock. Ban. And she goes down at twelve.
I take't, 'tis later, sir. Ban. Hold, take my sword:-There's husbandry'
Their candles are all out.-Take thee that too.
Enter MACBETH, and a Servant with a torch.
Macb. A friend.
Ban. What, sir, not yet at rest? The king's a-bed : He hath been in unusual pleasure, and
Sent forth great largess to your offices:
This diamond he greets your wife withal,
By the name of most kind hostess; and shut up2
Our will became the servant to defect;
2 to shut up is to conclude.
Which, referring to the first antecedent, will.
I think not of them :
Yet, when we can entreat an hour to serve,
If you would grant the time.
At your kind'st leisure.
So I lose none,
Good repose, the while! Ban. Thanks, sir; The like to you!
[Exit BANQUO. Macb. Go, bid thy mistress, when my drink is ready, She strike upon the bell. Get thee to bed.
Is this a dagger, which I see before me,
The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch
Thou marshal'st me the way that I was going;
Mine eyes are made the fools o'th'other senses,
Thus to mine eyes.-Now o'er the one half world
The curtain'd sleep; now witchcraft celebrates
Whose howI's his watch, thus with his stealthy pace,
Hear not my steps, which way they walk, for fear
And take the present horror from the time,
Which now suits with it. Whiles I threat, he lives; Words to the heat of deeds too cold breath gives.
go, and it is done; the bell invites me. Hear it not, Duncan; for it is a knell
[A bell rings.
That summons thee to heaven, or to hell.
SCENE II.-The same.
Enter Lady МАСВЕТН.
Lady M. That which hath made them drunk, hath made me bold:
What hath quench'd them, hath given me fire:-
It was the owl that shriek'd, the fatal bellman,
That death and nature do contend about them,
Macb. [Within.] Who's there?-what, ho!
' posset, milk curdled with wine. This was usually taken just before bed-time.
He could not miss them.-Had he not resembled My father as he slept, I had done't.-My husband?
Macb. I have done the deed:-Didst thou not hear a noise?
Lady M. I heard the owl scream, and the crickets
Macb. This is a sorry sight.
[Looking on his hands. Lady M. A foolish thought, to say a sorry sight. Macb. There's one did laugh in's sleep, and one
That they did wake each other; I stood and heard them:
But they did say their prayers, and address'd them Again to sleep.
There are two lodg'd together. Macb. One cried, God bless us! and, Amen, the
As' they had seen me, with these hangman's hands. Listening their fear, I could not say, amen,
When they did say, God bless us.
Consider it not so deeply.
Macb. But wherefore could not I
These deeds must not be thought After these ways; so, it will make us mad.
Macb. Methought, I heard a voice cry, Sleep no
Macbeth does murder sleep, the innocent sleep;
What do you mean? Macb. Still it cried, Sleep no more! to all the
Glamis hath murder'd sleep; and therefore Cawdor Shall sleep no more, Macbeth shall sleep no more!
Lady M. Who was it that thus cried? Why, worthy You do unbend your noble strength, to think [thane, So brainsickly of things:-Go, get some water, And wash this filthy witness from your hand.Why did you bring these daggers from the place? They must lie there: Go, carry them; and smear The sleepy grooms with blood.
I'll go no more:
I am afraid to think what I have done;
Look on't again, I dare not.
Infirm of purpose!
Give me the daggers: The sleeping, and the dead,
I'll gild the faces of the grooms withal,
For it must seem their guilt. [Exit. Knocking within.
Clean from my hand? No; this my hand will rather
sleave, the ravelled knotty part of the silk.
The end of each day's labour.