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Enter Lenox, and another Lord.Enter Lennox and another Lord Mac
My former Speeches, / Haue but hit your ThoughtsMy former speeches have but hit your thoughts,speech (n.)
conversation, talk, discourse
hit (v.)
match, fall in [with], coincide [with]
Which can interpret farther: Onely I sayWhich can interpret further. Only I say Mac
Things haue bin strangely borne. The gracious DuncanThings have been strangely borne. The gracious Duncanbear (v.), past forms bore, borne
carry on, manage, conduct [an affair]
Was pittied of Macbeth: marry he was dead:Was pitied of Macbeth: marry, he was dead!marry (int.)
[exclamation] by Mary
And the right valiant Banquo walk'd too late,And the right valiant Banquo walked too late; Mac
Whom you may say (if't please you) Fleans kill'd,Whom you may say, if't please you, Fleance killed, Mac
For Fleans fled: Men must not walke too late.For Fleance fled. Men must not walk too late. Mac
Who cannot want the thought, how monstrousWho cannot want the thought how monstrouswant (v.)
lack, need, be without
It was for Malcolme, and for DonalbaneIt was for Malcolm and for Donalbain Mac
To kill their gracious Father? Damned Fact,To kill their gracious father? Damned fact,fact (n.)
evil deed, wicked act, crime
How it did greeue Macbeth? Did he not straightHow it did grieve Macbeth! Did he not straightstraight (adv.)
straightaway, immediately, at once
In pious rage, the two delinquents teare,In pious rage – the two delinquents tear,pious (adj.)
religious, holy; or: dutiful, loyal
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
Was not that Nobly done? I, and wisely too:Was not that nobly done? Ay, and wisely too; Mac
For 'twould haue anger'd any heart aliueFor 'twould have angered any heart alive Mac
To heare the men deny't. So that I say,To hear the men deny't. So that I say Mac
He ha's borne all things well, and I do thinke,He has borne all things well; and I do think Mac
That had he Duncans Sonnes vnder his Key,That had he Duncan's sons under his key – Mac
(As, and't please Heauen he shall not) they should findeAs, an't please heaven, he shall not – they should find Mac
What 'twere to kill a Father: So should Fleans.What 'twere to kill a father – so should Fleance. Mac
But peace; for from broad words, and cause he fayl'dBut, peace! For from broad words, and 'cause he failedword (n.)
(plural) speech, talk, utterance
broad (adj.)
plain, candid, frank
His presence at the Tyrants Feast, I heareHis presence at the tyrant's feast, I hear Mac
Macduffe liues in disgrace. Sir, can you tellMacduff lives in disgrace. Sir, can you tell Mac
Where he bestowes himselfe?Where he bestows himself? Mac
The Sonnes of DuncaneThe son of Duncan, Mac
(From whom this Tyrant holds the due of Birth)From whom this tyrant holds the due of birth, Mac
Liues in the English Court, and is receyu'dLives in the English court, and is received Mac
Of the most Pious Edward, with such grace,Of the most pious Edward with such grace Mac
That the maleuolence of Fortune, nothingThat the malevolence of fortune nothing Mac
Takes from his high respect. Thither MacduffeTakes from his high respect. Thither Macduffrespect (n.)
esteem, status, honour
Is gone, to pray the Holy King, vpon his aydIs gone to pray the holy king, upon his aid, Mac
To wake Northumberland, and warlike Seyward,To wake Northumberland and warlike Seyward,wake (v.)
urge, arouse; or: trouble, disturb
That by the helpe of these (with him aboue)That by the help of these – with Him above Mac
To ratifie the Worke) we may againeTo ratify the work – we may again Mac
Giue to our Tables meate, sleepe to our Nights:Give to our tables meat, sleep to our nights, Mac
Free from our Feasts, and Banquets bloody kniues;Free from our feasts and banquets bloody knives, Mac
Do faithfull Homage, and receiue free Honors,Do faithful homage and receive free honours – Mac
All which we pine for now. And this reportAll which we pine for now. And this report Mac
Hath so exasperate their King, that heeHath so exasperate the King that he Mac
Prepares for some attempt of Warre.Prepares for some attempt of war.attempt (n.)
attack, assault
Sent he to Macduffe?Sent he to Macduff? Mac
He did: and with an absolute Sir, not IHe did. And with an absolute ‘ Sir, not I!’absolute (adj.)
curt, peremptory, blunt
The clowdy Messenger turnes me his backe,The cloudy messenger turns me his backcloudy (adj.)

old form: clowdy
sullen, gloomy, scowling
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]
That clogges me with this Answer.That clogs me with this answer.’clog (v.)

old form: clogges
impede, hinder, obstruct [progress]
And that well mightAnd that well might Mac
Aduise him to a Caution, t' hold what distanceAdvise him to a caution to hold what distance Mac
His wisedome can prouide. Some holy AngellHis wisdom can provide. Some holy angel Mac
Flye to the Court of England, and vnfoldFly to the court of England and unfold Mac
His Message ere he come, that a swift blessingHis message ere he come, that a swift blessing Mac
May soone returne to this our suffering Country,May soon return to this our suffering country, Mac
Vnder a hand accurs'd.Under a hand accursed! Mac
Ile send my Prayers with him.I'll send my prayers with him. Mac
ExeuntExeunt Mac
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