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Wake Duncan with thy knocking! I would thou couldst !
[Exeunt. Enter a Porter. Knocking within. Porter. Here's a knocking indeed! If a man were porter of hell-gate, he should have old turning the key.-[Knocking vähin.] 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; have napkins enow about you; here you'll sweat for’t.—[Knocking within.] Knock, knock! Who's there, in 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 God's sake, yet could not equivocate to heaven: 0, come in, equivocator.—[Knocking within.] 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 within.] 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 within.] Anon, anon! pray you, remember the porter.
[Opens the gate. Enter MACDUFF and LENNOX. Macd. Was it so late, friend, ere you went to bed,
do lie so late?
Macd. What three things does drink especially provoke?
. Marry, sir, nose-painting, sleep, and urine. Lechery, sir
, it provokes, and unprovokes; it provokes the desire, but
Macd. I believe drink gave thee the lie last night.
. 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 ?-
Good morrow, both.
Macd. He did command me to call timely on him :
I'll bring you to him.
Macb. The labour we delight in physics pain.
Macd. I'll make so bold to call, For ’tis my limited service.
[Exit. Len. Goes the king hence to-day? Macb.
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' th' air ; strange screams of death ; And prophesying, with accents terrible, Of dire combustion and confus'd events New hatch'd to the woful time: the obscure bird 45) Clamour’d the livelong night: some say, the earth Was feverous and did shake. Macb.
'Twas a rough night.
What's the matter?
What is’t you say? the life?
Maed. Approach the chamber, and destroy your sight
Awake, awake ! -
Re-enter Lady MACBETH.
What's the business, (47)
O gentle lady,
O Banquo, Banquo,
Woe, alas !
Too cruel any where.Dear Duff, I prithee, contradict thyself;
And say it is not so.
Re-enter MACBETH and LENNOX.(48)
Enter Malcolm and DONALDAIN.
Don. What is amiss ?
You are, and do not know't:
Macd. Your royal father's murder’d.
0, by whom?
Macb. O, yet I do repent me of my fury,
Wherefore did you so ?
Help me hence, ho!
Mal. [aside to Don.] Why do we hold our tongues,
Our tears are not yet brew'd.
Mal. [aside to Don.]
Nor our strong sorrow
Look to the lady :
[Lady Macbeth is carried out.
And so do I.
Don. To Ireland I; our separated fortune
This murderous shaft that's shot
there's warrant in that theft
SCENE II. The same. Without MACBETH's castle.
Enter Ross and an Old Man.
Ah, good father,