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They met me in the day of successe: and I haue learn'd They met me in the day of success, and I have learnedMac I.v.1
by the perfect'st report, they haue more in them, then mortall by the perfectest report they have more in them than mortalMac I.v.2
knowledge. When I burnt in desire to question them further, knowledge. When I burned in desire to question them further,Mac I.v.3
they made themselues Ayre, into which they vanish'd. they made themselves air, into which they vanished.Mac I.v.4
Whiles I stood rapt in the wonder of it, came Missiues from Whiles I stood rapt in the wonder of it, came missives fromMac I.v.5
the King, who all-hail'd me Thane of Cawdor, by which the King, who all-hailed me Thane of Cawdor; by whichMac I.v.6
Title before, these weyward Sisters saluted me, and referr'd me title before these Weird Sisters saluted me, and referred meMac I.v.7
to the comming on of time, with haile King that shalt be. to the coming on of time with, ‘ Hail, king that shalt be.’Mac I.v.8
This haue I thought good to deliuer thee (my dearest Partner This have I thought good to deliver thee, my dearest partnerMac I.v.9
of Greatnesse) that thou might'st not loose the dues of reioycing of greatness, that thou mightest not lose the dues of rejoicingMac I.v.10
by being ignorant of what Greatnesse is promis'd thee. by being ignorant of what greatness is promised thee.Mac I.v.11
Lay it to thy heart and farewell. Lay it to thy heart, and farewell.Mac I.v.12
Glamys thou art, and Cawdor, and shalt beGlamis thou art, and Cawdor, and shalt beMac I.v.13
What thou art promis'd: yet doe I feare thy Nature,What thou art promised. Yet do I fear thy nature;Mac I.v.14
It is too full o'th' Milke of humane kindnesse,It is too full o'the milk of human-kindnessMac I.v.15
To catch the neerest way. Thou would'st be great,To catch the nearest way. Thou wouldst be great,Mac I.v.16
Art not without Ambition, but withoutArt not without ambition, but withoutMac I.v.17
The illnesse should attend it. What thou would'st highly,The illness should attend it. What thou wouldst highlyMac I.v.18
That would'st thou holily: would'st not play false,That wouldst thou holily, wouldst not play false,Mac I.v.19
And yet would'st wrongly winne. Thould'st haue, great Glamys,And yet wouldst wrongly win. Thou'dst have, great Glamis,Mac I.v.20
that which cryes, Thus thou must doe, if thou haue it;That which cries, ‘ Thus thou must do ’ if thou have it,Mac I.v.21
And that which rather thou do'st feare to doe,And that which rather thou dost fear to doMac I.v.22
Then wishest should be vndone. High thee hither,Than wishest should be undone. Hie thee hitherMac I.v.23
That I may powre my Spirits in thine Eare,That I may pour my spirits in thine ear,Mac I.v.24
And chastise with the valour of my TongueAnd chastise with the valour of my tongueMac I.v.25
All that impeides thee from the Golden Round,All that impedes thee from the golden roundMac I.v.26
Which Fate and Metaphysicall ayde doth seemeWhich fate and metaphysical aid doth seemMac I.v.27
To haue thee crown'd withall.To have thee crowned withal.Mac I.v.28.1
What is your tidings?What is your tidings?Mac I.v.28.2
Thou'rt mad to say it.Thou'rt mad to say it!Mac I.v.29.2
Is not thy Master with him? who, wer't so,Is not thy master with him? Who, were't so,Mac I.v.30
Would haue inform'd for preparation.Would have informed for preparation.Mac I.v.31
Giue him tending,Give him tending:Mac I.v.35.2
He brings great newes,He brings great news.Mac I.v.36.1
The Rauen himselfe is hoarse,The raven himself is hoarseMac I.v.36.2
That croakes the fatall entrance of DuncanThat croaks the fatal entrance of DuncanMac I.v.37
Vnder my Battlements. Come you Spirits,Under my battlements. Come, you spiritsMac I.v.38
That tend on mortall thoughts, vnsex me here,That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me hereMac I.v.39
And fill me from the Crowne to the Toe, top-fullAnd fill me from the crown to the toe topfullMac I.v.40
Of direst Crueltie: make thick my blood,Of direst cruelty. Make thick my blood;Mac I.v.41
Stop vp th' accesse, and passage to Remorse,Stop up the access and passage to remorse,Mac I.v.42
That no compunctious visitings of NatureThat no compunctious visitings of natureMac I.v.43
Shake my fell purpose, nor keepe peace betweeneShake my fell purpose, nor keep peace betweenMac I.v.44
Th' effect, and hit. Come to my Womans Brests,The effect and it. Come to my woman's breastsMac I.v.45
And take my Milke for Gall, you murth'ring Ministers,And take my milk for gall, you murdering ministers,Mac I.v.46
Where-euer, in your sightlesse substances,Wherever, in your sightless substances,Mac I.v.47
You wait on Natures Mischiefe. Come thick Night,You wait on nature's mischief. Come, thick night,Mac I.v.48
And pall thee in the dunnest smoake of Hell,And pall thee in the dunnest smoke of hell,Mac I.v.49
That my keene Knife see not the Wound it makes,That my keen knife see not the wound it makes,Mac I.v.50
Nor Heauen peepe through the Blanket of the darke,Nor heaven peep through the blanket of the darkMac I.v.51
To cry, hold, hold.To cry, ‘ Hold, hold!’Mac I.v.52.1
Great Glamys, worthy Cawdor,Great Glamis, worthy Cawdor!Mac I.v.52.2
Greater then both, by the all-haile hereafter,Greater than both by the all-hail hereafter!Mac I.v.53
Thy Letters haue transported me beyondThy letters have transported me beyondMac I.v.54
This ignorant present, and I feele nowThis ignorant present, and I feel nowMac I.v.55
The future in the instant.The future in the instant.Mac I.v.56.1
And when goes hence?And when goes hence?Mac I.v.57.2
O neuer,O, neverMac I.v.58.2
Shall Sunne that Morrow see.Shall sun that morrow see!Mac I.v.59
Your Face, my Thane, is as a Booke, where menYour face, my thane, is as a book where menMac I.v.60
May reade strange matters, to beguile the time.May read strange matters. To beguile the timeMac I.v.61
Looke like the time, beare welcome in your Eye,Look like the time, bear welcome in your eye,Mac I.v.62
Your Hand, your Tongue: looke like th' innocent flower,Your hand, your tongue; look like the innocent flower,Mac I.v.63
But be the Serpent vnder't. He that's comming,But be the serpent under't. He that's comingMac I.v.64
Must be prouided for: and you shall putMust be provided for; and you shall putMac I.v.65
This Nights great Businesse into my dispatch,This night's great business into my dispatch,Mac I.v.66
Which shall to all our Nights, and Dayes to come,Which shall to all our nights and days to comeMac I.v.67
Giue solely soueraigne sway, and Masterdome.Give solely sovereign sway and masterdom.Mac I.v.68
Onely looke vp cleare:Only look up clear:Mac I.v.69.2
To alter fauor, euer is to feare:To alter favour ever is to fear.Mac I.v.70
Leaue all the rest to me.Leave all the rest to me.Mac I.v.71
All our seruice,All our serviceMac
In euery point twice done, and then done double,In every point twice done and then done doubleMac
Were poore, and single Businesse, to contendWere poor and single business to contendMac
Against those Honors deepe, and broad, / WherewithAgainst those honours deep and broad wherewithMac
your Maiestie loades our House: / For those of old,Your majesty loads our house . For those of old,Mac
and the late Dignities, / Heap'd vp to them,And the late dignities heaped up to them,Mac
we rest your Ermites.We rest your hermits.Mac
Your Seruants euer,Your servants everMac
Haue theirs, themselues, and what is theirs in compt,Have theirs, themselves and what is theirs, in compt,Mac
To make their Audit at your Highnesse pleasure,To make their audit at your highness' pleasure,Mac
Still to returne your owne.Still to return your own.Mac
He has almost supt: why haue you left the chamber?He has almost supped. Why have you left the chamber?Mac I.vii.29
Know you not, he ha's?Know you not he has?Mac I.vii.30.2
Was the hope drunke,Was the hope drunkMac I.vii.35.2
Wherein you drest your selfe? Hath it slept since?Wherein you dressed yourself? Hath it slept since?Mac I.vii.36
And wakes it now to looke so greene, and pale,And wakes it now to look so green and paleMac I.vii.37
At what it did so freely? From this time,At what it did so freely? From this timeMac I.vii.38
Such I account thy loue. Art thou affear'dSuch I account thy love. Art thou afeardMac I.vii.39
To be the same in thine owne Act, and Valour,To be the same in thine own act and valourMac I.vii.40
As thou art in desire? Would'st thou haue thatAs thou art in desire? Wouldst thou have thatMac I.vii.41
Which thou esteem'st the Ornament of Life,Which thou esteem'st the ornament of life,Mac I.vii.42
And liue a Coward in thine owne Esteeme?And live a coward in thine own esteem,Mac I.vii.43
Letting I dare not, wait vpon I would,Letting ‘ I dare not’ wait upon ‘ I would ’,Mac I.vii.44
Like the poore Cat i'th' Addage.Like the poor cat i'the adage?Mac I.vii.45.1
What Beast was't thenWhat beast was't thenMac I.vii.47.2
That made you breake this enterprize to me?That made you break this enterprise to me?Mac I.vii.48
When you durst do it, then you were a man:When you durst do it, then you were a man;Mac I.vii.49
And to be more then what you were, you wouldAnd to be more than what you were, you wouldMac I.vii.50
Be so much more the man. Nor time, nor placeBe so much more the man. Nor time nor placeMac I.vii.51
Did then adhere, and yet you would make both:Did then adhere, and yet you would make both.Mac I.vii.52
They haue made themselues, and that their fitnesse nowThey have made themselves, and that their fitness nowMac I.vii.53
Do's vnmake you. I haue giuen Sucke, and knowDoes unmake you. I have given suck, and knowMac I.vii.54
How tender 'tis to loue the Babe that milkes me,How tender 'tis to love the babe that milks me;Mac I.vii.55
I would, while it was smyling in my Face,I would, while it was smiling in my faceMac I.vii.56
Haue pluckt my Nipple from his Bonelesse Gummes,Have plucked my nipple from his boneless gumsMac I.vii.57
And dasht the Braines out, had I so sworne / As youAnd dashed the brains out, had I so sworn as youMac I.vii.58
haue done to this.Have done to this.Mac I.vii.58.1
We faile?We fail!Mac I.vii.58.3
But screw your courage to the sticking place,But screw your courage to the sticking place,Mac I.vii.60
And wee'le not fayle: when Duncan is asleepe,And we'll not fail. When Duncan is asleep –Mac I.vii.61
(Whereto the rather shall his dayes hard IourneyWhereto the rather shall his day's hard journeyMac I.vii.62
Soundly inuite him) his two ChamberlainesSoundly invite him – his two chamberlainsMac I.vii.63
Will I with Wine, and Wassell, so conuince,Will I with wine and wassail so convinceMac I.vii.64
That Memorie, the Warder of the Braine,That memory, the warder of the brain,Mac I.vii.65
Shall be a Fume, and the Receit of ReasonShall be a-fume, and the receipt of reasonMac I.vii.66
A Lymbeck onely: when in Swinish sleepe,A limbeck only. When in swinish sleepMac I.vii.67
Their drenched Natures lyes as in a Death,Their drenched natures lie as in a death,Mac I.vii.68
What cannot you and I performe vponWhat cannot you and I perform uponMac I.vii.69
Th' vnguarded Duncan? What not put vponThe unguarded Duncan? What not put uponMac I.vii.70
His spungie Officers? who shall beare the guiltHis spongy officers, who shall bear the guiltMac I.vii.71
Of our great quell.Of our great quell?Mac I.vii.72.1
Who dares receiue it other,Who dares receive it other,Mac I.vii.77.2
As we shall make our Griefes and Clamor rore,As we shall make our griefs and clamour roarMac I.vii.78
Vpon his Death?Upon his death?Mac I.vii.79.1
That which hath made thẽ drunk, hath made me bold:That which hath made them drunk hath made me bold;Mac II.ii.1
What hath quench'd them, hath giuen me fire. Hearke, peace:What hath quenched them hath given me fire. – Hark! – Peace!Mac II.ii.2
it was the Owle that shriek'd, / The fatall Bell-man,It was the owl that shrieked, the fatal bellmanMac II.ii.3
which giues the stern'st good-night. He is about it,Which gives the stern'st good-night. He is about it.Mac II.ii.4
the Doores are open: / And the surfeted GroomesThe doors are open, and the surfeited groomsMac II.ii.5
doe mock their charge / With Snores. I haue drugg'd their Possets,Do mock their charge with snores; I have drugged their possetsMac II.ii.6
That Death and Nature doe contend about them,That death and nature do contend about themMac II.ii.7
Whether they liue, or dye.Whether they live or die.Mac II.ii.8.1
Alack, I am afraid they haue awak'd,Alack, I am afraid they have awaked,Mac II.ii.9
And 'tis not done: th' attempt, and not the deed,And 'tis not done. The attempt and not the deedMac II.ii.10
Confounds vs: hearke: I lay'd their Daggers ready,Confounds us. – Hark! – I laid their daggers ready;Mac II.ii.11
He could not misse 'em. Had he not resembledHe could not miss 'em. Had he not resembledMac II.ii.12
My Father as he slept, I had don't.My father as he slept, I had done't.Mac II.ii.13.1
My Husband?My husband!Mac II.ii.13.2
I heard the Owle schreame, and the Crickets cry.I heard the owl scream and the cricket's cry.Mac II.ii.15
Did not you speake?Did not you speak?Mac II.ii.16.1
Now.Now.Mac II.ii.16.3
I.Ay.Mac II.ii.17
Donalbaine.Donalbain.Mac II.ii.19.2
A foolish thought, to say a sorry sight.A foolish thought, to say a sorry sight.Mac II.ii.21
There are two lodg'd together.There are two lodged together.Mac II.ii.25.2
Consider it not so deepely.Consider it not so deeply.Mac II.ii.30
These deeds must not be thoughtThese deeds must not be thoughtMac II.ii.33.2
After these wayes: so, it will make vs mad.After these ways; so, it will make us mad.Mac II.ii.34
What doe you meane?What do you mean?Mac II.ii.40.2
Who was it, that thus cry'd? why worthy Thane,Who was it that thus cried? Why, worthy thane,Mac II.ii.44
You doe vnbend your Noble strength, to thinkeYou do unbend your noble strength, to thinkMac II.ii.45
So braine-sickly of things: Goe get some Water,So brain-sickly of things. Go get some water,Mac II.ii.46
And wash this filthie Witnesse from your Hand.And wash this filthy witness from your hand.Mac II.ii.47
Why did you bring these Daggers from the place?Why did you bring these daggers from the place?Mac II.ii.48
They must lye there: goe carry them, and smeareThey must lie there. Go, carry them and smearMac II.ii.49
The sleepie Groomes with blood.The sleepy grooms with blood.Mac II.ii.50.1
Infirme of purpose:Infirm of purpose!Mac II.ii.52.2
Giue me the Daggers: the sleeping, and the dead,Give me the daggers. The sleeping and the deadMac II.ii.53
Are but as Pictures: 'tis the Eye of Child-hood,Are but as pictures. 'Tis the eye of childhoodMac II.ii.54
That feares a painted Deuill. If he doe bleed,That fears a painted devil. If he do bleed,Mac II.ii.55
Ile guild the Faces of the Groomes withall,I'll gild the faces of the grooms withal,Mac II.ii.56
For it must seeme their Guilt.For it must seem their guilt.Mac II.ii.57.1
My Hands are of your colour: but I shameMy hands are of your colour; but I shameMac II.ii.64
To weare a Heart so white.To wear a heart so white.Mac II.ii.65.1
I heare a knockingI hear a knockingMac II.ii.65.2
at the South entry: / Retyre we to our Chamber:At the south entry. Retire we to our chamber.Mac II.ii.66
A little Water cleares vs of this deed.A little water clears us of this deed;Mac II.ii.67
How easie is it then? your ConstancieHow easy is it then! Your constancyMac II.ii.68
Hath left you vnattended.Hath left you unattended.Mac II.ii.69.1
Hearke, more knocking.Hark! more knocking.Mac II.ii.69.2
Get on your Night-Gowne, least occasion call vs,Get on your nightgown, lest occasion call usMac II.ii.70
And shew vs to be Watchers: be not lostAnd show us to be watchers. Be not lostMac II.ii.71
So poorely in your thoughts.So poorly in your thoughts.Mac II.ii.72
What's the Businesse?What's the business,Mac II.iii.78
That such a hideous Trumpet calls to parleyThat such a hideous trumpet calls to parleyMac II.iii.79
The sleepers of the House? speake, speake.The sleepers of the house? Speak, speak!Mac II.iii.80.1
Woe, alas:Woe, alas!Mac II.iii.84.2
What, in our House?What, in our house!Mac II.iii.85.1
Helpe me hence, hoa.Help me hence, ho!Mac II.iii.115.2
If he had beene forgotten,If he had been forgottenMac III.i.11.2
It had bene as a gap in our great Feast,It had been as a gap in our great feastMac III.i.12
And all-thing vnbecomming.And all-thing unbecoming.Mac III.i.13
Is Banquo gone from Court?Is Banquo gone from court?Mac III.ii.1
Say to the King, I would attend his leysure,Say to the King I would attend his leisureMac III.ii.3
For a few words.For a few words.Mac III.ii.4.1
Nought's had, all's spent.Naught's had, all's spent,Mac III.ii.4.3
Where our desire is got without content:Where our desire is got without content.Mac III.ii.5
'Tis safer, to be that which we destroy,'Tis safer to be that which we destroyMac III.ii.6
Then by destruction dwell in doubtfull ioy.Than by destruction dwell in doubtful joy.Mac III.ii.7
How now, my Lord, why doe you keepe alone?How now, my lord? Why do you keep alone,Mac III.ii.8
Of sorryest Fancies your Companions making,Of sorriest fancies your companions making,Mac III.ii.9
Vsing those Thoughts, which should indeed haue dy'dUsing those thoughts which should indeed have diedMac III.ii.10
With them they thinke on: things without all remedieWith them they think on? Things without all remedyMac III.ii.11
Should be without regard: what's done, is done.Should be without regard; what's done is done.Mac III.ii.12
Come on:Come on,Mac III.ii.26.2
Gentle my Lord, sleeke o're your rugged Lookes,Gentle my lord, sleek o'er your rugged looks,Mac III.ii.27
Be bright and Iouiall among your Guests to Night.Be bright and jovial among your guests tonight.Mac III.ii.28
You must leaue this.You must leave this.Mac III.ii.35.2
But in them, Natures Coppie's not eterne.But in them nature's copy's not eterne.Mac III.ii.38
What's to be done?What's to be done?Mac III.ii.44.2
Pronounce it for me Sir, to all our Friends,Pronounce it for me, sir, to all our friends,Mac III.iv.7
For my heart speakes, they are welcome.For my heart speaks they are welcome.Mac III.iv.8
My Royall Lord,My royal lord,Mac III.iv.31.2
You do not giue the Cheere, the Feast is soldYou do not give the cheer. The feast is soldMac III.iv.32
That is not often vouch'd, while 'tis a making:That is not often vouched, while 'tis a-making,Mac III.iv.33
'Tis giuen, with welcome: to feede were best at home:'Tis given with welcome. To feed were best at home;Mac III.iv.34
From thence, the sawce to meate is Ceremony,From thence the sauce to meat is ceremony;Mac III.iv.35
Meeting were bare without it.Meeting were bare without it.Mac III.iv.36.1
Sit worthy Friends: my Lord is often thus,Sit, worthy friends. My lord is often thus;Mac III.iv.52
And hath beene from his youth. Pray you keepe Seat,And hath been from his youth. Pray you keep seat.Mac III.iv.53
The fit is momentary, vpon a thoughtThe fit is momentary; upon a thoughtMac III.iv.54
He will againe be well. If much you note himHe will again be well. If much you note him,Mac III.iv.55
You shall offend him, and extend his Passion,You shall offend him and extend his passion.Mac III.iv.56
Feed, and regard him not. Are you a man?Feed, and regard him not. – Are you a man?Mac III.iv.57
O proper stuffe:O proper stuff!Mac III.iv.59.2
This is the very painting of your feare:This is the very painting of your fear.Mac III.iv.60
This is the Ayre-drawne-Dagger which you saidThis is the air-drawn dagger which you saidMac III.iv.61
Led you to Duncan. O, these flawes and startsLed you to Duncan. O, these flaws and starts,Mac III.iv.62
(Impostors to true feare) would well becomeImpostors to true fear, would well becomeMac III.iv.63
A womans story, at a Winters fireA woman's story at a winter's fire,Mac III.iv.64
Authoriz'd by her Grandam: shame it selfe,Authorized by her grandam. Shame itself!Mac III.iv.65
Why do you make such faces? When all's doneWhy do you make such faces? When all's doneMac III.iv.66
You looke but on a stoole.You look but on a stool.Mac III.iv.67.1
What? quite vnmann'd in folly.What, quite unmanned in folly?Mac III.iv.72.2
Fie for shame.Fie, for shame!Mac III.iv.73.2
My worthy LordMy worthy lord,Mac III.iv.82.2
Your Noble Friends do lacke you.Your noble friends do lack you.Mac III.iv.83.1
Thinke of this good PeeresThink of this, good peers,Mac III.iv.95.2
But as a thing of Custome: 'Tis no other,But as a thing of custom; 'tis no other;Mac III.iv.96
Onely it spoyles the pleasure of the time.Only it spoils the pleasure of the time.Mac III.iv.97
You haue displac'd the mirth, / Broke the good meeting,You have displaced the mirth, broke the good meetingMac III.iv.108
with most admir'd disorder.With most admired disorder.Mac III.iv.109.1
I pray you speake not: he growes worse & worseI pray you speak not; he grows worse and worse.Mac III.iv.116
Question enrages him: at once, goodnight.Question enrages him. At once, good night.Mac III.iv.117
Stand not vpon the order of your going,Stand not upon the order of your going;Mac III.iv.118
But go at once.But go at once.Mac III.iv.119.1
A kinde goodnight to all.A kind good-night to all!Mac III.iv.120.2
Almost at oddes with morning, which is which.Almost at odds with morning, which is which.Mac III.iv.126
Did you send to him Sir?Did you send to him, sir?Mac III.iv.128.2
You lacke the season of all Natures, sleepe.You lack the season of all natures, sleep.Mac III.iv.140
Yet heere's a spot.Yet here's a spot.Mac V.i.31
Out damned spot: out I say. One: Two: WhyOut, damned spot! Out, I say! – One: two: whyMac V.i.34
then 'tis time to doo't: Hell is murky. Fye, my Lord,then, 'tis time to do't. – Hell is murky! – Fie, my lord,Mac V.i.35
fie, a Souldier, and affear'd? what need we feare? whofie! A soldier and afeard? What need we fear whoMac V.i.36
knowes it, when none can call our powre to accompt:knows it, when none can call our power to accompt? –Mac V.i.37
yet who would haue thought the olde man to haue had soYet who would have thought the old man to have had soMac V.i.38
much blood in him.much blood in him?Mac V.i.39
The Thane of Fife, had a wife: where is she now?The Thane of Fife had a wife; where is she now? –Mac V.i.41
What will these hands ne're be cleane? No more o'thatWhat, will these hands ne'er be clean? – No more o' that,Mac V.i.42
my Lord, no more o'that: you marre all with this lord, no more o' that. You mar all with this starting.Mac V.i.43
Heere's the smell of the blood still: all the per-fumesHere's the smell of the blood still. All the perfumesMac V.i.48
of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand. Oh, oh, oh.of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand. Oh! Oh! Oh!Mac V.i.49
Wash your hands, put on your Night-Gowne, looke notWash your hands; put on your nightgown; look notMac V.i.58
so pale: I tell you yet againe Banquo's buried; he cannotso pale. I tell you yet again, Banquo's buried; he cannotMac V.i.59
come out on's graue.come out on's grave.Mac V.i.60
To bed, to bed: there's knocking at the gate:To bed, to bed! There's knocking at the gate.Mac V.i.62
Come, come, come, come, giue me your hand: What'sCome, come, come, come, give me your hand. What'sMac V.i.63
done, cannot be vndone. To bed, to bed, to bed.done cannot be undone. To bed, to bed, to bed.Mac V.i.64