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I have seen him do. How he solicits heaven,
royalty he leaves
Macd. See, who comes here?
Maed. My ever-gentle cousin, welcome hither.
Rosse. Sir, Amen.
Macd. O, relation,
Rosse. That of an hour's age doth hiss the speaker;
Macd. How does my wife? Rosse. Why, well. Macd. And all my aildren ? Rosse. Well too. Macd. The tyrant has not batter'd at their peace ? Rosse. No; they were well at peace, when I did leave them. Macd. Be not a niggard of your speech ; How goes it? Rosse. When I came hither to transport the tidings, Which I have heavily borne, there ran a rumour Of many worthy fellows that were out; Which was to my belief witness'a the rather, For that I saw the tyrant's power a-foot: Now is the time of help; your eye in Scotland Would create soldiers, make our women fight, To doff their dire distresses.
# The coin called an angel.
+ Common distress.
Mal. Be it their comfort,
Rosse. 'Would I could answer
Macd. What concern they ?
Rosse. No mind, that's honest,
Macd. If it be mine,
Rosse. Let not your ears despise my tongue for ever,
Rosse. Your castle is surprised : your wife, and babes,
Mal. Merciful heaven!
Macd. My children too ?
Macd. And I must be from thence!
Rosse. I have said.
Mal. Be comforted:
Macd. He has no children.-All my pretty ones ?
Mal. Dispute it like a man.
Macd. I shall do so;
They were all struck for thee! naught that I am,
+ The game after it is killed.
Mal. Be this the whetstone of your sword: let grief
Macd. 0, I could play the woman with mine eyes,
Mal. This tune goes manly.
SCENE I.-- Dunsinane. A Room in the Castle. Enter a Doctor of Physic, and a waiting GENTLEWOMAN,
Doct. I have two nights watched with you, but can perceive no truth in your report. When was it she last walked ?
Gent. Since his majesty went into the field, I have seen her rise from her bed, throw her nightgown upon her, unlock her closet, take forth paper, fold it, write upon it, read it, afterwards seal it, and again return to bed; yet all this while in a most fast sleep.
Doct. A great perturbation in nature ! to receive at once the benefit of sleep, and do the effects of watching. In this slumbry agitation, besides her walking, and other actual performances, what, at any time, have you heard her say ?
Gent. That, Sir, which I will not report after her.
Gent. Neither to you, nor any one; having no witness to confirm my speech.
Enter LADY MACBETH with a Taper. Lo you, here she comes ! This is her very guise; and upon my life, fast asleep. Observe her ; stand close.
Doct. How came she by that light?
Gent. Why, it stood by her: she has light by her continually; 'tis her command.
Doct. You see, her eyes are open.
Doct. What is it she does now? Look, how she rubs her hands.
Gent. It is an accustomed action with her, to seem thus washing her hands; I have known her continue in this a quarter of an hour.
Lady M. Yet here's a spot.
Doct. Hark, she speaks: I will set down what comes from her, to satisfy my remembrance the more strongly.
Lady M. Out, damned spot! out, I say !-One; Two; Why, then 'tis time to do’t:
-Hell is murky! Fie, my lord, fie! a soldier, and afеar'd? What need we fear who knows it, when none can call our power to account !- Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him?
Doct. Do you mark that ? Lady M. The thane of Fife had a wife, Where is she now ?What, will these hands ne'er be clean ?-No more o’that, my lord, no more o’that: you mar all with this starting.
Doct. Go to, go to; you have known what you should not.
Gent. She has spoke what she should not, I am sure of that: Heaven knows what she has known.
Lady M. Here's the smell of the blood still : all the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand. Oh! oh! oh!
Doct. What a sight is there! The heart is sorely charged.
Gent. I would not have such a heart in my bosom, for the dignity of the whole body. Doct. Well, well, well, Gent. 'Pray God, it be, Sir.
Doct. This disease is beyond my practice: Yet I have known those which have walked in their sleep, who have died holily in their beds.
Lady M. Wash your hands, put on your nightgown; look not so pale : I tell you yet again, Banquo's buried; he cannot come out of his grave.
Doct. Even so ?
Lady M. To bed, to bed; there's knocking at the gate. Come, come, come, come, give me your hand; What's done, cannot be undone: To bed, to bed, to bed. [Exit LADY MACBETH.
Doct. Will she go now to bed ?
Doct. Foul whisperings are abroad : Unnatural deeds
SCENE II.-The Country near Dunsinane.
LENOX, and Soldiers.
Ang. Near Birnam wood
Cath. Who knows, if Donalbain be with his brother?
unrough youths, that even now Protest their first of manhood.
Ment. What does the tyrant?
Cath. Great Dunsinane he strongly fortifies :
Ang. Now does he feel
Ment. Who then shall blame
Cath. Well, march we on,
Len. Or so much as it needs,
SCENE III.-Dunsinane. A Room in the Castle.
Enter MACBETH, Doctor, and Attendants.
+ The physician.