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And overcome us like a summer's cloud
Without our special wonder ?
But yet I'll make assurance double sure,
Stands Scotland where it did ?
My way of life *
poor heart would fain deny, and dare not.
MACBETH. Canst thou not minister to
* May of life has been suggested as a better reading by some critics.
Therein the patient Must minister to himself.
MACBETH. Throw physic to the dogs—I'll none of it. Come, put mine armour on ; give me my
Hang out our banners on the outward walls ;*
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
* Much controversy has occurred as to the correct punctuation of this passage, some critics contending that it should be thus
“Hang out our banners; on the outward walls
is still, ‘They come.' "
And then is heard no more ; it is a tale
At least we'll die with harness on our back.
Of all men else, I have avoided thee.
And be these juggling fiends no more believ'd,
Lord of thy presence, and no land beside.
Here I and sorrow sit :
Thou ever strong upon the strongest side !
Thou wear a lion's hide ! doff it for shame,
No Italian priest, Shall tithe or toll in our dominions.
Within this wall of flesh There is a soul counts thee her creditor.
Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale,
To gild refined gold, to paint the lily,
I saw a smith stand with his hammer thus,
It is the curse of kings to be attended
This England never did, nor never shall,
KING RICHARD II.
O, who can hold a fire in his hand,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,