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Away, and mock the time with fairest show :
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 clock,
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 9 Gives
way repose !"Give me my sword;"-
Ban. What, Sir, not yet at rest? the king's a-bed?
Mac. Being unprepard,
Ban. All's well.
Mac: I think not of them :
kind'st leisure. Mac. *If you shall cleave to my consent, when 'tis, It shall inake honour for you.
Mac. Good repose, the while!
my She strike upon the bell. Get thee to bed. (Exit Ser. Is this 'a dagger, which I see before me,
40 The handle toward my hand ? Come, let me *clutch
drink is ready,
As this which now I draw.
60 Whose howl's his watch, thus with his stealthy pace, *With Tarquin's ravishing strides, towards his design Moves like a ghost.-* Thou sure and firm-set earth, Hear not my steps, *which way they walk, for fear Thy very stones prate of my where-about*, *And take the present horror from the time, Which now suits with it.--" While I threat, he
lives : 66 Words to the heat of deeds too cold breath gives.”
[A Bell rings. I go, and it is done; the bell invites me. Hear it not, Duncan; for it is a knell
70 That summons thee to heaven, or to hell. [Exit.
Enter Lady Macbeth. Lady. That which hath made them drunk, hath
made me bold; What hath quench'd them, hath given me fire :
Hark!--Peace! It was the owl that shriek’d, the fatal bell-man, Which gives the stern’st good-night. He is about it The doors are open; and the surfeited grooms Do mock their charge with snores : I have drugge
possets* That death and nature do contend about them, Whether they live, or die.
Mac. [Within.]. Who's there?-what, lo! 8
Lady. Alack! I am afraid they have awak'd, And 'tis not done :—the attempt, and not the deed, Confounds us :--Hark!—I laid their daggers ready, He could not miss them.-*Had he not resembled My father as he slept, I had don't.-My husband
Enter MACBETH. Mac. I have done the deed :-Didst thou not hes
a noise ?
Mac. When ?
Mac. Hark!--Who lies i'the second chamber?
cry'd, murder! That they did wake each other; I stood and heard
them : But they did say their prayers, and address'd them Again to sleep.
Lady. There are two lodg'd together.
other; 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.
Lady. Consider it not so deeply:
Mac. But wherefore could not I pronounce, amen? I had most need of blessing, and amen Stuck in
throat. Lady. These deeds must not be thought After these ways; so, it will make us mad.
Mac. Methought, I heard a voice cry, Sleep no more!
Lady. What do you mean?