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It shall make honour for you.
Ban. So I lose none
Mar. Good repose the while !
[Exeunt Ban,' and Fle.
Mac. Go, bid thy mistress, when my drink is ready,
The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee.
thou not, fatal vision, sensible
* All before T. omit and Fleanse.
' And on thy blade and dudgeon, 'gouts of blood,
* Now o'er the one half world Nature seems dead, and wicked dreams abuse The curtain'd sleep; y now witchcraft celebrates Pale Hecate's offerings : and 2 wither'd Murther, Alarum'd by his centinel, the wolf, Whose howl's his watch, thus with his stealthy pace, With Tarquin's ravishing a strides, towards his design Mofes like a ghoft. --Thou sound and firm-set earth, Hear not my steps, which way they walk, for fear Thy very stones prate d of my where-about, And take the present horror from the time, Which now suits with it. - Whiles I threat, he lives
Words to the heat of deeds too cold breath gives.
I Certainly, if on the blade, then on a All before P. read fides for Aridese the dudgeon; for dudgeon signifies a small 9. proposes, Wib Tarquin ravishe dagger. We should read therefore, Anding, dides rowards, &c. Vide Heatb in on the blade of th' dudgeon, &c. W. loc.
A dudgeon fignifes a baft as well as 6 This is P.'s emendation. The fo's as a dagger. See Lye's Etymologicon. and R. read fowre, four, four. C. Hearb.
sure. Gouttes, drops, Fr. P.
c All before R. read, wbicb ebey may w R. P. and H. Tbis for Tbus, walk, &c.
2 So all before P; he and all after, d H. of ebat we're about, &c. except C, Now o'er one belf ibe world, e So the fo's; C. wbile; the reft, &c.
wbilx for wubiles. y All before R. omit now.
f This line is omitted by P. and H. 2 A lady proposes, wisb ber for wie in the text, but preserved in the mas. sber'd.
[A bell rings.
I go, and it is done;, the bell invites me;
Enter Lady & Macbeth. Lady. That which hath made them drunk, hath made me
bold; What hath quench'd them, hath given me fire. Hark!
It was the owl that shriek'd, the fatal bell-man,
Lady. Alack! I am afraid, they have awak'd;
f This is Sc. II, in the fo's and C.
& The fo's, R. P. T. and W. omit Macbeth,
Mac. I have done the deed-Didst thou not hear a noise
Lady. I heard the owl scream, and the crickets cry.
Lady. There are two lodg'd together.
Mac. One cry'd, God bless us, and, Amen, the other; As they had seen me with these hangman's hands; Liftning their fear, I could not say, Amen, When they did say, God bless us.
Lady. Consider it not fo deeply.
Mac. But wherefore could not I pronounce, Amen?
Lady. These deeds must not be thought
h P. and all after, except C. alter this beard them. line as follows,
i T. W. and J. address for addroff Ibry wak'd cacb orber; and I food and * H. and C. add on after sbougbr.
Mac. Methought I heard a voice cry, “ Sleep no more; Macbeth does murther sleep; the innocent sleep; 'Sleep, that knits up the ravell’d - sleave of care, * The death of each day's life, fore labour's bath, Balm of hurt ininds, great nature 's second course, Chief nourisher in life's feast."
Lady. What do you mean?
Mac. Still it cry’d, “ Sleep no more, to all the house; Glamis hath murther'd sleep: And therefore, Cawdor Shall sleep no more; Macbeth shall sleep no more !"
Lady. Who was it that thus cry’d? Why, worthy Thane,
Mac. I'll go no more.
Lady. Infirin of purpose !
I P. and H. omit this line in their duce to order all that confusion and vexatext.
tion in which our cares and folicitudes m All the copies spell this word geeven had involved our waking thoughts, Sleave fignifies the ravell’d knotiy gouty Hearb. parts of ihe hik, which gives great trou n'W. reads, The birth of eacb day's ble and embarrasiment to the knitter or life, &c. Perhaps Skakeipare wrote, weaver. So that Deep is said, by a very Tbe dea:b of each day's grief, &c. expresive metap.or, to knit up, and re