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Whether they live or die. Macb.
[Within] Who's there? what, ho ! Lady M. Alack, I am afraid they have awaked
And 'tis not done : the attempt and not the deed
My husband ! Macb. I have done the deed. Didst thou not hear
a noise ? Lady M. I heard the owl scream and the crickets cry.
Did not you speak ? Macb.
As I descended ? Lady M. Ay. Macb. Hark! Who lies i’ the second chamber?
Donalbain. Macb. This is a sorry sight. [Looking on bis hands. Lady M. A foolish thought, to say a sorry sight. Macb. There's one did laugh in's sleep, and one cried
• Murder !'
That they did wake each other : I stood and heard
and address'd them Again to sleep.
There are two lodged together.
.God bless us !'
30 Macb. But wherefore could not I pronounce • Amen'?
I had most need of blessing, and · Amen'
throat. Lady M.
These deeds must not be thought
Macbeth does murder sleep'-the innocent sleep,
Chief nourisher in life's feast,-
40 Macb. Still it cried • Sleep no more !' to all the house : "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 thane,
You do unbend your noble strength, to think
The sleepy grooms with blood.
I'll go no more : 50 I am afraid to think what I have done ;
Look on 't again I dare not.
Infirm of purpose !
[Exit. Knocking within. Macb.
Whence is that knocking ?
hand will rather
Re-enter Lady Macbeth.
I hear a knocking
is it then! Your constancy
70 And show us to be watchers : be not lost
So poorly in your thoughts. Macb. To know my deed, 'twere best not know myself.
[Knocking within. Wake Duncan with thy knocking! I would thou couldst!
Enter a Porter. Knocking within.
porter of hell-gate, he should have old turning
knock! Who's there, i' the name of Beelzebub ?
[Opens the gate. Enter Macduff and Lennox. Macd. Was it so late, friend, ere you went to bed, That you
do lie so late?