Macbeth


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Act I
Act II
Act III
Act IV
Act V
Enter three Murderers


FIRST MURDERER

But who did bid thee join with us?


THIRD MURDERER

                         Macbeth.


SECOND MURDERER

He needs not our mistrust, since he delivers
deliver (v.) 1 report [to], communicate [to], tell, describe

Our offices and what we have to do
office (n.) 1 task, service, duty, responsibility See Topics: Frequency count

To the direction just.
just (adv.) 1 exactly, precisely
stand (v.) 2 continue, remain, wait, stay put


FIRST MURDERER

                         Then stand with us;

The west yet glimmers with some streaks of day.

Now spurs the lated traveller apace
apace (adv.) quickly, speedily, at a great rate See Topics: Frequency count
lated (adj.) belated, benighted, overtaken by the night

To gain the timely inn; and near approaches
timely (adv.) 1 early, in good time

The subject of our watch.


THIRD MURDERER

                         Hark! I hear horses.


BANQUO

(within)

Give us a light there, ho!


SECOND MURDERER

                         Then 'tis he.

The rest that are within the note of expectation,
expectation (n.) 2 situation of being expected
note (n.) 8 list, record, roll

Already are i'the court.


FIRST MURDERER

                         His horses go about.


THIRD MURDERER

Almost a mile; but he does usually.

So all men do, from hence to the palace gate

Make it their walk.

Enter Banquo and Fleance, with a torch


SECOND MURDERER

A light, a light!
stand to it (v.) 2 fight stoutly, get down to business


THIRD MURDERER

                         'Tis he.


FIRST MURDERER

                                                         Stand to't!


BANQUO

It will be rain tonight.


FIRST MURDERER

                         Let it come down!

They attack Banquo


BANQUO

O treachery! Fly, good Fleance, fly, fly, fly!

Thou mayst revenge – O slave!

Banquo falls. Fleance escapes


THIRD MURDERER

Who did strike out the light?


FIRST MURDERER

                         Was't not the way?


THIRD MURDERER

There's but one down; the son is fled.


SECOND MURDERER

                         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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