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SCENE IV.-Fores. A Room in the Palace.
Flourish. Enter DUNCAN, MALCOLM, DONALBAIN.
LENOx, and Attendants.
Mal. My liege,
that had been studied in his death, To throw away the dearest thing he ow'd, As 'twere a careless trifle..!!
Dun. There's no art,
Enter MACBETH, BANQUO, Rosse, and Angus. The sin of my ingratitude even now Was heavy on me: Thou art so before, That swiftest wing of recompense is slow To overtake thee. 'Would thou hadst less deserv'd; That the proportion both of thanks and payment Might have been mine! only I have left to say, More is thy due than more than all can pay.
Macb. The service and the loyalty I owe,
In doing it, pays itself. : Your highness' part
Dun. Welcome hither :
Dun, My plenteous joys, Wanton in fulness, seek to hide themselves In drops of sorrow.Sons, kinsmen, thanes, And you, whose places are the nearest, know, We will establish our estate upon Our eldest, Malcolm; whom we name hereafter, int.) The prince of Cumberland, which honour must Not, unaccompanied, invest bim only, But signs of nobleness, like stars, shall shine. 5.5 On all deservers. From hence to Inverness, ... And bind us further to you.
St. Vithoby 1: Macb. The rest is labour which is not us'd for you!! I'll be myself the harbinger, and make joyful sugge The hearing of my wife with your approach ; So, humbly take my leave.
Ti lor in Dun. My worthy Cawdor!
Macb. The prince of Cumberland That is a step, On which I must fall down, or else o'erleap,
[Aside. For in my way it lies. Stars, hide your fires !
Let not light see my black and deep desires :
Dun. True, worthy Banquo; he is full so valiant ;
SCENE V.- Inverness. A Room in MACBETA's Castle.
Enter Lady MACBETH, reading a letter. ' Lady M. They met me in the day of success; and I have learned by the perfectest report, they have more in them than mortal knowledge. When I burned in desire to question them further, they made themselves-air, into which they vanished. Whiles. I stood rapt in the wonder of it, came missives from the king, who all-hailed me, Thane of Cawdor; ly, which title, before, these weird sisters saluted me, and referred me to the coming on of time, with, Hail, king that shalt be! This have I thought good to deliver thee, my dearest partner of greatness; that thou mightest not lose the dues of rejoicing, by being ignorant of what greatness is promis'd thee. Lay it to thy heart, and farewell.
Glamis thou art, and Cawdor; and shalt be.senan,
The illness, should attend it. What thou would'st highly,
Enter an Attendant.
Lady M. Thou’rt mad to say it :
Atten. So please you, it is true; our thane is coming:
Lady M. Give him tending,
[Exit Attendant. That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan
1 Under my battlements. Come, come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here; And fill me, from the crown to the toe, top-full Of direst cruelty! make thick my blood, Stop up the access and passage to remorse; That no compunctious visitings of nature
Shake my fell purpose, nor keep peace between 1
my keen knife see not the wound it makes ; Nor heaven peep through the blanket of the dark, To cry, Hold, hold !--Great Glamis, worthy Cawdor !
Macb. My dearest love,
Lady M. And when goes hence?
Lady M. O, never
Macb. We will speak farther.