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How now what news?
Lady. He has almost supp'd; why have you left the
Mac. Hath he ask'd for me?
Lady. Know you not he has ?
Mar. We will proceed no further in this business.
He hath honour'd me of late; and I have bought
Golden opinions from all sorts of people,
Which would be worn now in their newest glofs,
Not cast aside fo foon.
Lady. Was the hope drunk,
Wherein you drest yourself? hath it slept fince ?
And wakes it now, to look fo green and pale
At what it did fo- freely? From this time,
Such I account thy love. Art thou * afcard
To be the same in thine own act and valour,
As thou art in defire? Wouldit thou have that,
Which thou efteem'ft the ornament of life,
1 And live a coward in thine own esteem,
So the fo's, R. and C; A. He barb; what need of this alteration the sense the reft, Me's for He oas.
is plain enough ; WouldA thou (doft u T. W. and j. fort.
thou debre to) have that, which thou H. fbould for would.
esteem.it che ornament of life, and (yet, * So the three ift fo's and C; the or at the same time) live a coward in reft, afraid.
thine own esteem, (by) letting I dere 1 3. would read So for And. But not wait upos I would, &c.
Letting I dare not wait upon I would,
Like the poor cat i' th' adage?
Mac. Pr’ythee peace !
I dare do all that may become a man;
Who dares 2 do more, is none.
Lady. What beast was 't then,
That made you break this enterprize to me?
When you durft do it, then you were a man;
And to be more than what you were, you would
Be so much more the man. : Nor time, nor place,
Did then * adhere, and yet you would make both;
They have made themselves, and that their fitness now
Does unmake you.. I have given fuck, and know
How tender 'tis to love the babe that milks me;
I would, while it was siniling in my face;
Have pluckt my nipple from his boneless gums, i
And dafh'd the brains out, had l but so sworn
As you have done to this.
Mac. If we should fail?
Lady. We fail !
But screw your courage to the sticking place,
And we'll not fail. When Duncan is asleep,
(Whereto the rather shall s his day's hard journey
Soundly invite him) his two chamberlains
Will I with wine and wassel so convince,
That memory, the warder of the brain,
Shall be a fume; and the receipt of reason
A limbcck only: When in (winish sleep
Their drenched natures lie as in a death,
What cannot you and I perform upon
Th' unguarded Duncan? what not put upon
His fpungy officers, who shall bear the guilt
Of our great quell?
Mac. Bring forth men-children only:
For thy undaunted metal should compose
Nothing but males. Will it not be receiv'd
When we have mark'd with blood those feepy two
Of his own chamber, and us'd their very daggers,
That they have done 't ?
Lady, Who dares, receive it other,
As we shall make our griefs and clamour roar,
Upon his death?
Mat. I, am fettled, and bend up 1 .. 11
Each corporal agent to this terrible feat.
Away, and mock the time with faireft show, ini
False face must hide what the false heart doth know.
Enter Banquo, and Fleance with a Torch before him. Ban. How goes the night, boy?
Fle. The moon is down; I have not heard the
Ban. And the goes down at twelve.
"tis fater, Sira
Ban. Hold, take my sword. There 's husbandry in heaven,
Their candles are all out. Take thee that too.
A heavy summons lies like lead upon me,
And yet I would not sleep. Merciful powers !
Restrain in me the cursed thoughts that nature
Gives way to in repose.
Enter Macbeth, and a fervant with a torch.
Give me my sword. Who's there?
Mac. A friend.
Ban. What, fir, not yet at reft? The king 's a-bed.
1 The scene not described in the fo's; all the rest till 7. call it a bell. C. Court wilkin tbe Ciftle
He hath : been in unusual pleasure, and
Sent forth great largess to your officers.
This diamond he greets your wife withal,
By the name of most kind hostess, * and 's' fhut up
In measureless content.
Mac. Being unprepar'd,
Our will became the fervant to defect;
Which eile should free have wrought.
Ban, m All 's well.
I dreamt last night of the three a weird fifters;
To you they have shew'd some truth.
Mac. I think not of them;
Yet, when we can intreat an hour to serve,
• We would spend ? it in some words upon that business,
If you would grant 'the time.
Ban. At your kind'ft leifurc.
Mas. * If you shall cleave to my confent, when 'tis,
8 Here P. inserts co-nigbt, followed : That is, if you shall cleave to that by all after.
party which consents to my advance. A P. and all after omit forb. ment, when ever the opportunity may i The three laft fo's and R. insert a' offer. Heatb.
But I Thould rather think fomething So H. and C; the rest, and for is loft here, of the following purports and's.
Ban. At your kind'f leisure. | The three litt fo's and R. fhüt it up, « Those lookers into fate, that hait'd &c,
you, Casudor! a H. and C., AU's very well. Did also hail you, king! and I do trust, A See A& I. Sc. 3,
Note 2. Most worthy Thane, you would confemst • P. and all after, except C. omit to accept We
What your deserts would grace, when FR. omits it in.
offer'd you." 9 So the two ift fo's and C; the test, Mac. If you laall cleare, &c. kind for kind'.