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Lady. What 's the business,
Macd. P O gentle lady,
Lady. Woe, alas!
Ban, Too cruel, any where. 9 Dear Duff, I prythee, 'contradi& thyself, And say, it is not so.
Enter Macbeth, Lenox,' and Roffe. Macb. Had I but dy'd an hour before this chance, I had liv'd a blessed time; for from thiş inftant,
The fo's omit Maibeb.
9 So all before P; he and all after, · P. and all after, except C. read except C. Macduff for Dear Duff. Speak but once.
The three lan fo's, contraci for con. P P. and all after, except C. omit tradial. 0.
• C. omits and Rosse.
There's nothing serious in mortality;
Enter Malcolm, and Donalbain.
Macb. You are, and do not know 't: The spring, the head, the fountain of
blood Is stopt; the very source of it is stopt.
Macd. Your royal father's murther’d,
Len. Those of his chamber, as it seem'd, had done 't;
Macb. O, yet do I repent me of my fury, That I did kill them.
Macd. Wherefore did you fo?
Macb. Who can be wise, amaz’d, temp'rate, and furious, Loyal, and neutral, in a moment? No man. The expedition of my violent love Out-run the pauser, Reason. Here lay Duncan, His filver skin lac'd with his "golden blood, And his galh'd stabs look'd like a breach in nature For ruin 's wasteful entrance; there the murtherers Steep'd in the colours of their trade, their daggers
H. are for is.
As is bere added by H. and C. which is in ap other edition, but this emach
dation seems necessary.
w P. and H, read goary for golden.
* Unmannerly breech'd with gore. Who could refrain,
Lady. Help me hence, ho! - [ Seeming to faint.
Mal. Why do we hold our tongues,
Don. What should be spoken here,
i Mal. Nor our strong forrow b Upon the foot of motion.
Ban. · Look to the lady. [° Lady Macbeth is carried out. And when we have our naked frailties hid, That suffer in exposure; let us meet, And question, this most bloody piece of work, To know it further. Fears and scruples shake us. In the great hand of God I ftand; and thence, Against the undivulg'd pretence I fight Of treasonous malice.
* W. reads, Unmenly reecb'd, &c. the word breer bes, the covering of na%. proposes, Unnanly drencb'd, &c. kedness; and so by a bold figure, he Heath, In a manner lay drencb'd, &c. turns the daggers into men. But I would defend the old reading, by y This direction put in by R. this interpretation, ibeir naked daggers 2 Here C. directs, [ garber about her. were covered wirb gare: This might be a First f. in for within. Shakespeare's first thought; but, his po. o P. and all after, except G. on for etic genius not fuffering him to deliver uporr. it in plain prose, Nakedness suggested to c H. Look there to, &c. bim the word unmannerly, and covered,
à This direction put in by R.
Macb. And • fo do I.
Macb. Let 's briefly put on manly readiness,
AN. Well contented. [Exeunt all but Mal. and Don.
Mal. What will you do? Let 's not confort with them.
Don. To Ireland I: our separated fortune
Mal. This murtherous shaft that 's shot,
Old M. Threescore and ten I can remember well;
Rolle. ' Ha, good father,
yet dark night strangles the travelling lamp:
Old M. 'Tis unnatural, Even like the deed that 's done. On Tuesday last, A faulcon, tow'ring in her pride of place, Was by a mousing owl bawkt at and kill'd. Rofe. And Duncan's horses (a thing most strange and
& This is called the fourth scene in the fo's and C; and the 2d in R. In't. fort describes the scene,
i So the fo's; the rest, Ab for Ha.
* The fo's, Tbreatens.
I So all before T. who reads Ibis for bis; followed by W. and j.
m The 2d f. fell for should,