Macbeth
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Enter Lenox, and another Lord.Enter Lennox and another Lord Mac III.vi.1.1
Lenox.LENNOX 
My former Speeches, / Haue but hit your ThoughtsMy former speeches have but hit your thoughts,speech (n.)conversation, talk, discourseMac III.vi.1
hit (v.)match, fall in [with], coincide [with]
Which can interpret farther: Onely I sayWhich can interpret further. Only I say Mac III.vi.2
Things haue bin strangely borne. The gracious DuncanThings have been strangely borne. The gracious Duncanbear (v.), past forms bore, bornecarry on, manage, conduct [an affair]Mac III.vi.3
Was pittied of Macbeth: marry he was dead:Was pitied of Macbeth: marry, he was dead!marry (int.)[exclamation] by MaryMac III.vi.4
And the right valiant Banquo walk'd too late,And the right valiant Banquo walked too late; Mac III.vi.5
Whom you may say (if't please you) Fleans kill'd,Whom you may say, if't please you, Fleance killed, Mac III.vi.6
For Fleans fled: Men must not walke too late.For Fleance fled. Men must not walk too late. Mac III.vi.7
Who cannot want the thought, how monstrousWho cannot want the thought how monstrouswant (v.)lack, need, be withoutMac III.vi.8
It was for Malcolme, and for DonalbaneIt was for Malcolm and for Donalbain Mac III.vi.9
To kill their gracious Father? Damned Fact,To kill their gracious father? Damned fact,fact (n.)evil deed, wicked act, crimeMac III.vi.10
How it did greeue Macbeth? Did he not straightHow it did grieve Macbeth! Did he not straight –straight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at onceMac III.vi.11
In pious rage, the two delinquents teare,In pious rage – the two delinquents tear,pious (adj.)religious, holy; or: dutiful, loyalMac III.vi.12
That were the Slaues of drinke, and thralles of sleepe?That were the slaves of drink, and thralls of sleep?thrall (n.)
old form: thralles
slave, subject, captive
Mac III.vi.13
Was not that Nobly done? I, and wisely too:Was not that nobly done? Ay, and wisely too; Mac III.vi.14
For 'twould haue anger'd any heart aliueFor 'twould have angered any heart alive Mac III.vi.15
To heare the men deny't. So that I say,To hear the men deny't. So that I say Mac III.vi.16
He ha's borne all things well, and I do thinke,He has borne all things well; and I do think Mac III.vi.17
That had he Duncans Sonnes vnder his Key,That had he Duncan's sons under his key – Mac III.vi.18
(As, and't please Heauen he shall not) they should findeAs, an't please heaven, he shall not – they should find Mac III.vi.19
What 'twere to kill a Father: So should Fleans.What 'twere to kill a father – so should Fleance. Mac III.vi.20
But peace; for from broad words, and cause he fayl'dBut, peace! For from broad words, and 'cause he failedword (n.)(plural) speech, talk, utteranceMac III.vi.21
broad (adj.)plain, candid, frank
His presence at the Tyrants Feast, I heareHis presence at the tyrant's feast, I hear Mac III.vi.22
Macduffe liues in disgrace. Sir, can you tellMacduff lives in disgrace. Sir, can you tell Mac III.vi.23
Where he bestowes himselfe?Where he bestows himself? Mac III.vi.24.1
Lord.LORD 
The Sonnes of DuncaneThe son of Duncan, Mac III.vi.24.2
(From whom this Tyrant holds the due of Birth)From whom this tyrant holds the due of birth, Mac III.vi.25
Liues in the English Court, and is receyu'dLives in the English court, and is received Mac III.vi.26
Of the most Pious Edward, with such grace,Of the most pious Edward with such grace Mac III.vi.27
That the maleuolence of Fortune, nothingThat the malevolence of fortune nothing Mac III.vi.28
Takes from his high respect. Thither MacduffeTakes from his high respect. Thither Macduffrespect (n.)esteem, status, honourMac III.vi.29
Is gone, to pray the Holy King, vpon his aydIs gone to pray the holy king, upon his aid, Mac III.vi.30
To wake Northumberland, and warlike Seyward,To wake Northumberland and warlike Seyward,wake (v.)urge, arouse; or: trouble, disturbMac III.vi.31
That by the helpe of these (with him aboue)That by the help of these – with Him above Mac III.vi.32
To ratifie the Worke) we may againeTo ratify the work – we may again Mac III.vi.33
Giue to our Tables meate, sleepe to our Nights:Give to our tables meat, sleep to our nights, Mac III.vi.34
Free from our Feasts, and Banquets bloody kniues;Free from our feasts and banquets bloody knives, Mac III.vi.35
Do faithfull Homage, and receiue free Honors,Do faithful homage and receive free honours – Mac III.vi.36
All which we pine for now. And this reportAll which we pine for now. And this report Mac III.vi.37
Hath so exasperate their King, that heeHath so exasperate the King that he Mac III.vi.38
Prepares for some attempt of Warre.Prepares for some attempt of war.attempt (n.)attack, assaultMac III.vi.39.1
Len.LENNOX 
Sent he to Macduffe?Sent he to Macduff? Mac III.vi.39.2
Lord.LORD 
He did: and with an absolute Sir, not IHe did. And with an absolute ‘ Sir, not I!’absolute (adj.)curt, peremptory, bluntMac III.vi.40
The clowdy Messenger turnes me his backe,The cloudy messenger turns me his backcloudy (adj.)
old form: clowdy
sullen, gloomy, scowling
Mac III.vi.41
And hums; as who should say, you'l rue the timeAnd hums, as who should say ‘ You'll rue the timehum (v.)say ‘hum’ [as a sign of displeasure, dissatisfaction, impatience, etc]Mac III.vi.42
That clogges me with this Answer.That clogs me with this answer.’clog (v.)
old form: clogges
impede, hinder, obstruct [progress]
Mac III.vi.43.1
Lenox.LENNOX 
And that well mightAnd that well might Mac III.vi.43.2
Aduise him to a Caution, t' hold what distanceAdvise him to a caution to hold what distance Mac III.vi.44
His wisedome can prouide. Some holy AngellHis wisdom can provide. Some holy angel Mac III.vi.45
Flye to the Court of England, and vnfoldFly to the court of England and unfold Mac III.vi.46
His Message ere he come, that a swift blessingHis message ere he come, that a swift blessing Mac III.vi.47
May soone returne to this our suffering Country,May soon return to this our suffering country, Mac III.vi.48
Vnder a hand accurs'd.Under a hand accursed! Mac III.vi.49.1
LordLORD 
Ile send my Prayers with him.I'll send my prayers with him. Mac III.vi.49.2
ExeuntExeunt Mac III.vi.49
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