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Port. Faith, sir, we were carousing till the second
cock: and drink, sir, is a great provoker of
three things. Macd. What three things does drink especially pro
Lechery, sir, it provokes and unprovokes ; it
lie, leaves him.
I requited him for his lie, and, I think, being
sometime, yet I made a shift to cast him. Macd. Is thy master stirring?
Len. Good morrow, noble sir.
Good morrow, both.
50 Macd. He did command me to call timely on him :
I had almost slipp'd the hour. Macb.
I'll bring you to him. Macd. I know this is a joyful trouble to you ; But
yet Macb. The labour we delight in physics pain.
This is the door.
I'll make so bold to call,
[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, 60
Was feverous and did shake.
'Twas a rough night.
Len. My young remembrance cannot parallel
Cannot conceive nor name thee. Macb.
What's the matter? 70
Most sacrilegious murder hath broke ope
The life o' the building.
What is 't you say? the life?
With a new Gorgon : do not bid me speak;
[Exeunt Macbeth and Lennox.
Malcolm ! awake! 80
doom's image! Malcolm! Banquo ! As from your graves rise up, and walk like sprites,
To countenance this horror. Ring the bell.
[Bell rings. Enter Lady Macbeth. Lady M. What's the business,
That such a hideous trumpet calls to parley
The sleepers of the house ? speak, speak !
O gentle lady,
O Banquo, Banquo!
where. Dear Duff, I prithee, contradict thyself, And say it is not so.
Re-enter Macbeth and Lennox, with Ross.
I had lived a blessed time ; for from this instant
All is but toys : renown and grace is dead;
Enter Malcolm and Donalbain.
Don. What is amiss ?
You are, and do not know't:
Is stopp'd ; the very source of it is stopp'd.
O, by whom? Len. Those of his chamber, as it seem'd, had done 't :
Their hands and faces were all badged with blood;
Was to be trusted with them.
That I did kill them.
you Macb. Who can be wise, amazed, temperate and furious,
Loyal and neutral, in a moment? No man :
Here lay Duncan,