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Let's make us med'cines of our great revenge,
MACd. He has no children. All my pretty ones ?
Mal. Dispute it like a man.
Macd. I shall do so;
Did heaven look on,
Mal. Be this the whetstone of your sword: let grief
Macd. O, I could play the woman with mine eyes,
MAL. This tune goes manly.
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SCENEI. Dunsinane. A Room in the Castle. Enter a Doctor of Physick, and a Waiting-Gentlewoman.
Doc. I have two nights watch'd with you, but can perceive no truth in your report. When was it le lait walk'd?
Gen. Since his majesty went into the field, I have seen her rise from her bed, throw her night-gown upon her, unlock her closet, take forth paper, fold it, write upon't, read it, afterwards seal it, and again return to bed; yet all this while in a moft faft sleep.
Doc. A great perturbation in nature ! to receive at once the benefit of sleep, and do the effects of watching. - In this flumbry agitation, besides her walking, and other actual performances, what, at any time, have you
heard her say? Gen. That, sir, which I will not report after her. Doc. You may, to me; and 'tis moft meet you should.
Gen. 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 alleep : Observe her ; stand close.
Doc. How came she by that light?
Gen. Why, it stood by her : she has light by her continually, 'tis her command.
Doc. You see, her eyes are open.
Doc. What is it she does now! Look, how she rubs her hands.
Gen. It is an accustom'd action with her, to seem thus washiug her hands; I have known her continue in this
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a quarter of an hour.
L. M'. Yet here's a spot.
Doc. Hark, she speaks: I will set down what comes from her,[taking out bisTables ] to satisfy my remembrance the more strongly.
L.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 afеard? 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 fo much blood in him? Doc.
mark that? L. M'. The thane of Fife Had a wife; Where is the 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
Doc. Go to, go to ; you have known what you should not.
Gen. She has spoke what she should not, I am sure of that ; heaven knows what she has known.
L. Mb. Here's the smell of the blood ftill : all the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand. 0, 0, 0!
Doc. What a sigh is there. The heart is forely charg’d.
Gen. I would not have such a heart in my bosom, for the dignity of the whole body.
Doc. Well, well, well, -
This disease is beyond my practice: Yet I have known those which have walk'd in their sleep, who have dy'd holily in their beds.
L, M”, Walh your hands, put on your night-gown ;
took not fo pale : -I tell you yet again, Banquo's bury'd; he cannot come out of's grave.
Doc. Even fo?
L. 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.
Doc. Foul whisp'rings are abroad : Unnatural deeds
Gen. Good night, good doctor. (Exeunt severally.
SCENE II. Country near Dunfinane.
ANGUS, LENOX, and Soldiers, marching.
Ang. Near Birnam wood
CẠT. Who knows, if Donalbain be with his brother?
Of all the gentry; there is Seyward's son,
Men. What does the tyrant?
CAT, Great Dunfinane he strongly fortifies :
Ang. Now does he feel
Men. Who then shall blame
CAT. Well, march we on,
LEN. Or so much as it needs,
SCENE III, Dunfinane. A Room in the Castle.