Macbeth
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Enter Rosse, with an Old man.Enter Ross with an Old Man Mac II.iv.1
Old man.OLD MAN 
Threescore and ten I can remember well,Threescore and ten I can remember well; Mac II.iv.1
Within the Volume of which Time, I haue seeneWithin the volume of which time I have seen Mac II.iv.2
Houres dreadfull, and things strange: but this sore NightHours dreadful and things strange; but this sore nightsore (adj.)violent, harsh, dreadfulMac II.iv.3
Hath trifled former knowings.Hath trifled former knowings.trifle (v.)make trivial, render insignificantMac II.iv.4.1
Rosse.ROSS 
Ha, good Father,Ha, good father,father (n.)old man, venerable sirMac II.iv.4.2
Thou seest the Heauens, as troubled with mans Act,Thou seest the heavens, as troubled with man's act, Mac II.iv.5
Threatens his bloody Stage: byth' Clock 'tis Day,Threatens his bloody stage. By the clock 'tis day, Mac II.iv.6
And yet darke Night strangles the trauailing Lampe:And yet dark night strangles the travelling lamp;strangle (v.)quench, eclipse, stifleMac II.iv.7
Is't Nights predominance, or the Dayes shame,Is't night's predominance or the day's shamepredominance (n.)ascendancy, predominant influence, authorityMac II.iv.8
That Darknesse does the face of Earth intombe,That darkness does the face of earth entomb Mac II.iv.9
When liuing Light should kisse it?When living light should kiss it? Mac II.iv.10.1
Old man.OLD MAN 
'Tis vnnaturall,'Tis unnatural, Mac II.iv.10.2
Euen like the deed that's done: On Tuesday last,Even like the deed that's done. On Tuesday last, Mac II.iv.11
A Faulcon towring in her pride of place,A falcon towering in her pride of placepride of placehighest point reached by a bird of prey before swooping downMac II.iv.12
tower (v.)
old form: towring
[falconry] mount up to a great height, circle, soar
Was by a Mowsing Owle hawkt at, and kill'd.Was by a mousing owl hawked at and killed.hawk at (v.)
old form: hawkt
pursue, attack, chase
Mac II.iv.13
Rosse.ROSS 
And Duncans Horses, (A thing most strange, and certaine)And Duncan's horses – a thing most strange and certain – Mac II.iv.14
Beauteous, and swift, the Minions of their Race,Beauteous and swift, the minions of their race,minion (n.)darling, favourite, select oneMac II.iv.15
Turn'd wilde in nature, broke their stalls, flong out,Turned wild in nature, broke their stalls, flung out, Mac II.iv.16
Contending 'gainst Obedience, as they wouldContending 'gainst obedience, as they wouldcontend (v.)fight, engage in combat, struggleMac II.iv.17
Make Warre with Mankinde.Make war with mankind. Mac II.iv.18.1
Old man.OLD MAN 
'Tis said, they eate each other.'Tis said they ate each other. Mac II.iv.18.2
Rosse.ROSS 
They did so: To th' amazement of mine eyesThey did so, to the amazement of mine eyes Mac II.iv.19
that look'd vpon't.That looked upon't. Mac II.iv.20.1
Enter Macduffe.Enter Macduff Mac II.iv.20
Heere comes the good Macduffe.Here comes the good Macduff. Mac II.iv.20.2
How goes the world Sir, now?How goes the world, sir, now? Mac II.iv.21.1
Macd.MACDUFF 
Why see you not?Why, see you not? Mac II.iv.21.2
Ross.ROSS 
Is't known who did this more then bloody deed?Is't known who did this more than bloody deed?bloody (adj.)involving bloodshedMac II.iv.22
Macd.MACDUFF 
Those that Macbeth hath slaine.Those that Macbeth hath slain. Mac II.iv.23.1
Ross.ROSS 
Alas the day,Alas the day! Mac II.iv.23.2
What good could they pretend?What good could they pretend?pretend (v.)intend, design, planMac II.iv.24.1
Macd.MACDUFF 
They were subborned,They were suborned.suborn (v.)bribe, corrupt, persuade [someone] to commit perjuryMac II.iv.24.2
Malcolme, and Donalbaine the Kings two SonnesMalcolm and Donalbain, the King's two sons, Mac II.iv.25
Are stolne away and fled, which puts vpon themAre stolen away and fled, which puts upon them Mac II.iv.26
Suspition of the deed.Suspicion of the deed. Mac II.iv.27.1
Rosse.ROSS 
'Gainst Nature still,'Gainst nature still!still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallyMac II.iv.27.2
Thriftlesse Ambition, that will rauen vpThriftless ambition, that wilt raven upraven up (v.)
old form: rauen vp
feed ravenously on, devour voraciously
Mac II.iv.28
Thine owne liues meanes: Then 'tis most like,Thine own life's means! – Then 'tis most likelike (adv.)likely, probable / probablyMac II.iv.29
The Soueraignty will fall vpon Macbeth.The sovereignty will fall upon Macbeth? Mac II.iv.30
Macd.MACDUFF 
He is already nam'd, and gone to SconeHe is already named and gone to Sconename (v.)
old form: nam'd
appoint, choose, designate [to an office]
Mac II.iv.31
To be inuested.To be invested. Mac II.iv.32.1
Rosse.ROSS 
Where is Duncans body?Where is Duncan's body? Mac II.iv.32.2
Macd.MACDUFF 
Carried to Colmekill,Carried to Colmekill,Colmekill (n.)Iona, island off the W coast of Scotland; once the traditional burial place for Scottish kingsMac II.iv.33
The Sacred Store-house of his Predecessors,The sacred storehouse of his predecessors Mac II.iv.34
And Guardian of their Bones.And guardian of their bones. Mac II.iv.35.1
Rosse.ROSS 
Will you to Scone?Will you to Scone? Mac II.iv.35.2
Macd.MACDUFF 
No Cosin, Ile to Fife.No, cousin, I'll to Fife. Mac II.iv.36.1
Rosse.ROSS 
Well, I will thither.Well, I will thither. Mac II.iv.36.2
Macd.MACDUFF 
Well may you see things wel done there: AdieuWell, may you see things well done there – Adieu! – Mac II.iv.37
Least our old Robes sit easier then our new.Lest our old robes sit easier than our new. Mac II.iv.38
Rosse.ROSS 
Farewell, Father.Farewell, father. Mac II.iv.39
Old M.OLD MAN 
Gods benyson go with you, and with thoseGod's benison go with you, and with thosebenison (n.)
old form: benyson
blessing, benediction
Mac II.iv.40
That would make good of bad, and Friends of Foes.That would make good of bad, and friends of foes! Mac II.iv.41
Exeunt omnesExeunt Mac II.iv.41
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