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Macbeth

Act III, Scene 3

A park near the palace.
 
[Enter three Murderers]
 
FIRST MURDERER
           ,         ,           ,          ,
      But who | did bid | thee join | with us?
 
THIRD MURDERER
                                                    ,
                                               Macbeth.
 
SECOND MURDERER
           ,          ,         ,            ,      ,      2->
      He needs | not our | mistrust,| since he | deli||vers
           ,    ,          ,         ,        ,
      Our of|fices | and what | we have | to do
       ,          ,         ,
      To the | direc|tion just.
 
FIRST MURDERER
                                      ,           ,
                               Then stand | with us.
            ,          ,         ,            ,          ,
      The west | yet glim|mers with | some streaks | of day:
       T    T    .   T      ,      ,       ,
      Now spurs the la|ted tra|veller | apace
           ,          ,      ,          ,        ,       2->
      To gain | the time|ly inn;| and near | approa||ches
           ,        ,         ,
      The sub|ject of | our watch.
 
THIRD MURDERER
                                     ,    2         ,
                                   Hark, I hear* | horses.
 
BANQUO [Within]
        ,           ,             ,
      Give us | a light | there, ho.
 
SECOND MURDERER
                                       T    T   T
                                     Then 'tis he:
            ,      ,     2      ,         ,        ,      ,     ->
      The rest,| that are with|in the | note of | expec||tation,
         ,    2     ,         ,
      Alrea|dy are in | the court.
 
FIRST MURDERER
                                        ,       ,       ,  ->
                                   His hor|ses go || about.
 
THIRD MURDERER
       ,           ,               ,  ,    2  , ->
      Almost | a mile:| but he / does u||sually,
          ,         ,          ,       2     ,         ,  ->
      So all | men do,| from hence | to the pa||lace gate
        ,               ,
      Make it | their walk.
 
SECOND MURDERER
                                ,         ,
                            A light,| a light.
 
[Enter BANQUO, and FLEANCE with a torch]
 
THIRD MURDERER
            ,
      'Tis he.
 
FIRST MURDERER
                       x
               Stand to it.
 
BANQUO
                             ,             ,        ,
                            It will | be rain | tonight.
 
FIRST MURDERER
       T   .   T    T
      Let it come down.  \\
 
[They set upon BANQUO]
 
BANQUO
           ,     ,
      O, trea|chery!  (pickup)
       ,          ,        ___   ___   ___
      Fly good | Fleance,| fly,| fly,| fly,
             ,         ,         ,
      Thou mayst | revenge.| O slave!  (picked up)
 
[Dies. FLEANCE escapes]
 
THIRD MURDERER
       ,           ,               ,
      Who did | strike out | the light?
 
FIRST MURDERER
                                           2    ,         ,
                                        Was it not | the way?
 
THIRD MURDERER
                     ,    ,         ,         ,
      There's but / one down:| the son | is fled.
 
SECOND MURDERER
       ,          T    T    T        ,        ,
      We have | lost best half | of our | affair.
 
FIRST MURDERER
             ,       ,         ,          ,         ,
      Well^let's | away,| and say | how much | is done.
 
[Exeunt]

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