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Not, unaccompanied, invest him only,
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. IWhen I burned in desire to question them further, they made themselves— air, into which they canished. Whiles I stood rapt in the wonder of it, came missives 3 from the king, who all-hailed me, Thane of Cawdor; by 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 promised thee. Lay it to thy heart, and farewell.
* Full as valiant as described. * The best intelligence. 3 Messengers. 4 Diadem. 5 Supernatural.
Glamis thou art, and Cawdor; and shalt be
Enter an Attendant.
Attend. The King comes here to-night.
Lady M. Thou'rt mad to say it: Is not thy master with him? who, wer’t so, Would have inform'd for preparation.
Attend. So pleaseyou, itis true; our thane iscoming: One of my fellows had the speed of him; Who, almost dead for breath, had scarcely more Than would make up his message.
Lady M. Give him tending, He brings great news. The raven himself is hoarse, [Erit Attendant.
That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan
* Murderous. 7 Pity. * Wrap as in a mantle. * Knife anciently meant a sword or dagger.
Enter MAC BET H.
Greater than both, by the all-hail hereafter!
Mach. My dearest love,
Lady M. And when goes hence!
Macb. To-morrow, as he purposes.
Lady M. O, never Shall sun that morrow see : Your face, my thane, is as a book, where men May read strange matters:—To beguile the time, Look like the time; bear welcome in your eye, Your hand, your tongue: look like the innocent
But be the serpent under it. He that's coming
Macb. We will speak further.
Lady M. Only look up clear; To alter favour” ever is to fear: Leave all the rest to me. [Ereunt.
* i. e. Beyond the present time, which is according to the process of nature ignorant of the future. * Look, countenarsce.
SCENE VI. -
Enter DUN CAN, MALcol M, Don ALBA IN, BANQUo, LEN ox, MACDUFF, Ross E, ANG Us, and Attendants.
Dun. This castle hath a pleasant seat; the air
Ban. This guest of summer,
* Enter Lady MACBETH.
Dun. See, see our honour'd hostess The love that follows us, sometime is our trouble, Which still we thank as love. Herein I teach you, How you shall bid God yield* us for your pains, And thank us for your trouble. ,
Lady M. . All our service In every point twice done, and then done double, Were poor and single business, to contend
3 Convenient corner. * Reward.