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Macbeth

Act III, Scene 2

The palace.
 
LADY MACBETH
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      Is Ban|quo gone | from court? (pickup)
 
SERVANT
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      Aye, ma/dam, but | returns | again | tonight.
 
LADY MACBETH
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      Say to | the king,| I would at|tend his | leisure,
               ,    ,
      For a / few words.  (picked up)
 
SERVANT
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      Madam,| I will.
 
LADY MACBETH
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                      Nought's had, all's | spent,
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      Where our | desire | is got | without | content:
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      'Tis sa|fer, to | be that | which we | destroy,
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      Than by | destruc|tion dwell | in doubt|ful joy.
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      How now,| my lord,| why do | you keep | alone?
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      Of sor|riest fan|cies your com|panions | making,
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      Using | those thoughts | which should | indeed | have died
             ,           ,            ,          ,         ,     , ->
      With them | they think | on: things | without | all re||medy
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      Should be | without | regard:| what's done,|| is done.
 
MACBETH
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      We have | scotched the | snake, not | killed it:
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      She'll close,| and be | herself,| whilst our / poor malice
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      Remains | in dan|ger of | her for|mer tooth.
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      But let | the frame | of things | disjoint,
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      Both the | worlds | suffer,|     (tetra with prev) 
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      Ere we | will eat | our meal | in fear,| and sleep
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      In the | afflic|tion of | these ter|rible dreams,
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      That shake | us night|ly: bet|ter be | with the dead,
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      Whom^we,| to gain | our peace,| have sent | to peace,
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      Than on | the tor|ture of | the mind | to lie
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      In rest|less ec|stasy.
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      Duncan | is in | his grave:   (trimeter with prev)
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      After | life's^fit|ful fe|ver, he / sleeps well,
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      Treason has | done his | worst: nor | steel, nor | poison,
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      Malice do|mestic,| foreign | levy,| nothing,
            ,          ,
      Can touch | him fur|ther.
 
LADY MACBETH
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                                  Come | on;|
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      Gentle | my lord,| sleek^ore | your rug|ged looks,
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      Be bright | and jo|vial among | your guests | tonight.
 
MACBETH
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      So shall | I love;| and so | I pray | be you:
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      Let your | remem|brance ap|ply to | Banquo,
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      Present | him em|inence, both | with eye | and tongue:
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      Unsafe | the while,| that we | must lave
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      Our ho|nors in | these flat|tering streams,  (tetrameter with prev)
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      And make | our fa|ces vi|zards to | our hearts,
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      Disgui|sing what | they are.
 
LADY MACBETH
                                    ,           ,
                                   You must | leave this.
 
MACBETH
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      O, full | of scor|pions is | my mind, dear wife:
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      Thou knowst,| that Ban|quo and | his Fle|ance lives.
 
LADY MACBETH
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      But in | them, na|ture's co|py's not | eterne.
 
MACBETH
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      There's^com|fort yet;| they are | assai|lable;
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      Then be | thou jo|cund: ere | the bat | hath flown
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      His cloi|stered flight,| ere to / black He|cate's^sum||mons
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      The shard-|borne bee/tle with | his drow|sy hums
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      Hath rung | night's^yaw|ning peal,| there shall | be done
          ,         ,         ,
      A deed | of dread|ful note.
 
LADY MACBETH
                                    ,              ,
                                  What's to | be done?
 
MACBETH
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      Be in|nocent of | the know|ledge, dea|rest chuck,
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      Till thou ap|plaud the | deed: Come, see|ling night,
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      Scarf up | the ten|der eye | of pi|tiful day,
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      And with | thy bloo|dy and | invi|sible hand
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      Cancel | and tear | to pie|ces that / great bond,
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      Which keeps | me pale.|    | Light | thickens,
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      And the / crow makes | wing to | the roo|ky wood:
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      Good^things | of day | begin | to droop | and drowse;
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      While night's | black a/gents to | their preys | do rouse.
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      Thou mar|vellst at | my words:| but hold | thee still,
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      Things^bad | begun | make strong | themselves | by ill:
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      So pri|thee go | with me.   \\
 
[Exeunt]

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