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Macbeth

Act I, Scene 7

Macbeth's castle.
 
[Hautboys and torches. Enter a Steward, and diverse Servants with dishes and service, and pass over the stage. Then enter MACBETH]
 
MACBETH
          ,          ,      ,           ,                  ,
      If it | were done,| when 'tis | done, then |'twere well
        2       ,      ,        ,    2     ,    ,
      It were done | quickly:| if the as|sassi|nation
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      Could tram|mel up | the con|sequence,| and catch
                  ,   ,          ,          ,           ,
      With his / surcease,| success;| that but | this blow
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5     Might be | the be-|all, and the | end-all. Here,
            ,      ,           ,          ,          ,
      But here,| upon | this bank | and shoal | of time,
             ,          ,         ,     ,    2         ,
      We'd jump | the life | to come.| But in these | cases,
           ,            ,         ,          ,         ,
      We still | have judg|ment here,| that we | but teach
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      Bloody | instruc|tions, which | being taught,| return
            ,        2    x           ,      ,       ,       2->
10    To plague | the inventor:| this e|ven-han|ded jus||tice
           ,        2   ,     2    ,        ,         ,        ->
      Commends | the ingre|dients of | our poi|soned cha||lice
        2       ,    ,           ,        ,        ,
      To our / own lips.| He's here | in dou|ble trust;
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      First, as | I am his | kinsman,| and his | subject,
         T     T  .   T           ,      ,              ,
      Strong both against | the deed:| then, as | his host,
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15    Who should | against | his mur|derer shut | the door,
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      Not bear | the knife | myself.| Besides,| this Dun||can
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      Hath borne | his fac|ulties | so meek;| hath been
           ,       2      ,      ,         ,         ,
      So clear | in his great | office,| that his | virtues
             ,           ,         ,          ,         ,
      Will plead | like an|gels, trum|pet-tongued,| against
            ,        ,       ,        ,       ,
20    The deep | damna|tion of | his ta|king-off;
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      And pi|ty, like | a naked | new-born babe,
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      Striding | the blast,| or heaven's | cheru|bim, horsed
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      Upon | the sight|less cour|iers of | the air,
              ,         ,        ,        ,      ,
      Shall blow | the hor|rid deed | in ev|ery eye,
             ,             ,           ,        ,         ,
25    That tears | shall drown | the wind.| I have | no spur
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      To prick | the sides | of my | intent,| but on||ly
        ,      2   ,               ,   ,         ,
      Vaul|ting ambi|tion, which^/oreleaps | itself,
            ,       2  ,        ,     T     T    T
      And falls | on ano|ther. How | now? What news?
 
LADY MACBETH
        2     ,         ,      ,      2        ,          ,
      He has al|most supped:| why have you | left the | chamber?
 
MACBETH
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30    Hath he | asked for | me?
 
LADY MACBETH
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      Know you | not he | has?  (tri with prev)
 
MACBETH
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      We will pro|ceed no | further | in this | business:
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      He hath | honored | me of | late, and I | have bought
       ,    2   ,              ,      ,         ,
      Golden o|pinions | from all | sorts of | people,
              ,          ,     ,              ,        ,
35    Which would | be worn | now in | their new|est gloss,
            ,       ,         ,
      Not cast | aside | so soon.
 
LADY MACBETH
                                              ,    ,
                                  Was the / hope drunk,
            ,          ,            ,                ,     ,
      Wherein | you dressed | yourself?| Hath it / slept since?
            ,         ,         ,         ,           ,
      And wakes | it now | to look | so green,| and pale,
           ,        ,         ,        ,           ,
40    At what | it did | so free|ly? From | this time,
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      Such I | account | thy love.| Art thou | afeard
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      To be | the same | in thine^own | act, and | valor,
       ,         ,           ,              ,           ,
      As thou | art in | desire?| Wouldst thou | have that
              ,        ,           ,     ,         ,
      Which thou | esteemst | the or|nament | of life,
            ,       ,       ,          ,        ,
45    And live | a cow|ard in | thine own | esteem?
       ,     2      T   T     T      ,        ,
      Letting I | dare not, wait | upon | I would,
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      Like the poor cat | in the a|dage.
 
MACBETH
                                            ,         ,
                                           Pri|thee peace:
          ,        ,          ,        ,       ,
      I dare | do all | that may | become | a man,
            ,          ,         ,
50    Who dares | do more,| is none.
 
LADY MACBETH
                                            ,        x
                                     What beast | was it then,
             ,          ,           ,      ,         ,
      That made | you break | this en|terprise | to me?
                   ,    ,         ,          ,       ,
      When you / durst do | it, then | you were | a man;
       ,            ,           ,          ,          ,
      And to | be more | than what | you were,| you would
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55    Be so | much^more | the man.| Nor time | nor place
            ,        ,         ,                  ,    ,
      Did then | adhere,| and yet | you would / make both:
          2       ,           ,           ,           ,        ,
      They have made | themselves,| and that | their fit|ness now
            ,       ,               x     ,          ,
      Does^un|make^you.| I have / given suck,| and know
           ,        ,         ,          ,              x
      How ten|der 'tis | to love | the babe | that milks me:
          ,       ,     2       ,         T  T   T
60    I would,| while it was | smiling | in my face,
              ,           x        ,          ,          ,
      Have plucked | my nipple | from his | boneless | gums,
      <-          ,            T    T    .  T    T   T    .  T
        And || dashed the | brains out, had I | so sworn as you
             ,         ,
      Have done | to this.
 
MACBETH
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                           If we should | fail?
 
LADY MACBETH
                                                 T   T
                                                We fail?
            ,           ,        ,         ,         ,
65    But screw | your cou|rage to | the stick|ing-place,
                   ,    ,          ,       ,      ,
      And we'll / not fail:| When Dun|can is | asleep,
             ,        ,           2        ,     ,      ,
      (Whereto | the ra|ther shall his / day's hard | journey
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      Soundly | invite | him) his / two cham|berlains
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      Will I | with wine | and was|sail so | convince
            ,    ,        ,       ,         ,
70    That me|mory,| the war|der of | the brain,
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      Shall be | a fume,| and the re|ceipt of | reason
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      A lim|beck^on|ly: when | in swi|nish sleep
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      Their dren|ched na|tures lie | as in | a death,
            ,       ,        ,        ,      ,
      What can|not you | and I | perform | upon
         2    ,       ,         ,         ,      ,
75    The unguar|ded Dun|can? What | not put | upon
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      His spon|gy of|ficers, who | shall bear | the guilt
        2      ,       T
      Of our great | quell?
 
MACBETH
                             T     T            ,        ,     ->
                           Bring forth | men*-chil|dren on||ly;
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      For | thy undaun|ted met|tle should | compose
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80    Nothing | but males.| Will it | not be | received,
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      When we | have marked | with blood | those slee|py two
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      Of his own | chamber and | used their | very | daggers,
             ,             x
      That they | have done it?
 
LADY MACBETH
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                                  Who dares | receive it | other,
          ,           ,           ,          ,        ,
85    As we | shall make | our griefs | and cla|mor roar
        ,          ,
      Upon | his death?
 
MACBETH
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                       I am set|tled, and / bend up
            ,    2   ,       ,         ,    2     ,
      Each cor|poral a|gent to | this ter|rible feat.
        ,          ,          ,          ,         ,
      Away,| and mock | the time | with fai|rest show:
              ,           ,        2      ,       T     T    T
90    False^face | must^hide | what the false | heart doth know.
 
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