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What cannot you and I perform upon
Bring forth men-children only!
Who dares receive it other, As we shall make our griefs and clamour roar Upon his death? Macb.
I am settled, and bend up Each corporal agent to this terrible feat. Away, and mock the time with fairest show : False face must bide what the false heart doth know.
ACT II. SCENE I.
The Same. Court within the Castle.
Enter BANQUO, and FLEANCE ; and a Servant, with
a torch before them. Ban. How goes the night, boy? Fle. The moon is down; I have not heard the clock. Ban. And she goes down at twelve. Fle.
I take't, 'tis later, sir. Ban. Hold, take my sword :-There's husbandry
27 !-Give me my sword ;Enter MACBETII, and a Servant with a torch.
Macb. A friend.
Ban. What, sir, not yet at rest? The king's a-bed : He hath been in unusual pleasure, and Sent forth great largess to your offices : This diamond he greets your wife withal, By the name of most kind hostess; and shut up In measureless content. Macb.
Our will became the servant to defect;
I think not of them:
kind'st leisure. Macb. If you shall cleave to my consent,—when
Good repose, the while !
ready, She strike upon the bell. Get thee to bed.
[Exit Servant. Is this a dagger, which I see before me, The handle toward my hand ? Come, let me clutch
So I lose none,
I have thee not; and yet I see thee still.
Proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain?
[A bell rings.
Enter Lady Macbety. Lady M. That which hath made them drunk, hath
made me bold : What hath quench'd them, hath given me fire :
Hark!-- Peace! It was the owl that shriek’d, the fatal bellman, Which gives the stern'st good-night. He is about it: The doors are open; and the surfeited grooms Do mock their charge with snores : I have drugg'd
their possets, That death and nature do contend about them, Whether they live, or die.
Macb. [Within.] Who's there ?- what, ho!
Lady M. Alack! I am afraid they have awak'd, And ’tis not done:—the attempt, and not the deed, Confounds us :-Hark!--I laid their daggers ready, He could not miss them.-Had he not resembled My father as he slept, I had done't 29.—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 ?