Macbeth
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Enter Macbeth, Seyton, & Souldiers, withEnter Macbeth, Seyton, and Soldiers, with drum and Mac V.v.1.1
Drum and Colourscolours Mac V.v.1.2
Macb.MACBETH 
Hang out our Banners on the outward walls,Hang out our banners on the outward walls. Mac V.v.1
The Cry is still, they come: our Castles strengthThe cry is still ‘ They come.’ Our castle's strength Mac V.v.2
Will laugh a Siedge to scorne: Heere let them lye,Will laugh a siege to scorn. Here let them lie Mac V.v.3
Till Famine and the Ague eate them vp:Till famine and the ague eat them up.ague (n.)fever, sickness, shaking [as caused by a fever]Mac V.v.4
Were they not forc'd with those that should be ours,Were they not farced with those that should be oursfarce, force (v.)stuff, cramMac V.v.5
force (v.)
old form: forc'd
reinforce, strengthen, augment
We might haue met them darefull, beard to beard,We might have met them dareful, beard to beard,dareful (adj.)
old form: darefull
audacious, bold, full of defiance
Mac V.v.6
And beate them backward home.And beat them backward home. Mac V.v.7.1
A Cry within of Women.A cry within of women Mac V.v.7
What is that noyse?What is that noise? Mac V.v.7.2
Sey.SEYTON 
It is the cry of women, my good Lord.It is the cry of women, my good lord. Mac V.v.8
Exit Mac V.v.8
Macb.MACBETH 
I haue almost forgot the taste of Feares:I have almost forgot the taste of fears. Mac V.v.9
The time ha's beene, my sences would haue cool'dThe time has been my senses would have cooledcool (v.)
old form: cool'd
chill with terror, become cold with fear
Mac V.v.10
To heare a Night-shrieke, and my Fell of haireTo hear a night-shriek, and my fell of hairfell (n.)skin, hideMac V.v.11
Would at a dismall Treatise rowze, and stirreWould at a dismal treatise rouse and stirdismal (adj.)
old form: dismall
disastrous, calamitous, devastating
Mac V.v.12
stir (v.)
old form: stirre
move, rouse, excite
treatise (n.)story, tale, narrative
As life were in't. I haue supt full with horrors,As life were in't. I have supped full with horrors:sup (v.)
old form: supt
have supper
Mac V.v.13
Direnesse familiar to my slaughterous thoughtsDireness, familiar to my slaughterous thoughts,direness (n.)
old form: Direnesse
horror, terror, dread
Mac V.v.14
Cannot once start me.Cannot once start me. Mac V.v.15.1
Enter Seytononce (adv.)ever, at any timeMac V.v.15
start (v.)startle, alarm, disturb
Wherefore was that cry?Wherefore was that cry? Mac V.v.15.2
Sey.SEYTON 
The Queene (my Lord) is dead.The queen, my lord, is dead. Mac V.v.16
Macb.MACBETH 
She should haue dy'de heereafter;She should have died hereafter.hereafter (adv.)
old form: heereafter
at some time in the future
Mac V.v.17
There would haue beene a time for such a word:There would have been a time for such a word – Mac V.v.18
To morrow, and to morrow, and to morrow,Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, Mac V.v.19
Creepes in this petty pace from day to day,Creeps in this petty pace from day to day Mac V.v.20
To the last Syllable of Recorded time:To the last syllable of recorded time; Mac V.v.21
And all our yesterdayes, haue lighted FoolesAnd all our yesterdays have lighted foolslight (v.)give light to, show the way toMac V.v.22
The way to dusty death. Out, out, breefe Candle,The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Mac V.v.23
Life's but a walking Shadow, a poore Player,Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player Mac V.v.24
That struts and frets his houre vpon the Stage,That struts and frets his hour upon the stagefret (v.)distress oneself, worry, express discontentMac V.v.25
And then is heard no more. It is a TaleAnd then is heard no more. It is a tale Mac V.v.26
Told by an Ideot, full of sound and furyTold by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Mac V.v.27
Signifying nothing.Signifying nothing. Mac V.v.28
Enter a Messenger.Enter a Messenger Mac V.v.28
Thou com'st to vse thy Tongue: thy Story quickly.Thou com'st to use thy tongue: thy story quickly! Mac V.v.29
Mes.MESSENGER 
Gracious my Lord,Gracious my lord, Mac V.v.30
I should report that which I say I saw,I should report that which I say I saw, Mac V.v.31
But know not how to doo't.But know not how to do't. Mac V.v.32.1
Macb.MACBETH 
Well, say sir.Well, say, sir. Mac V.v.32.2
Mes.MESSENGER 
As I did stand my watch vpon the HillAs I did stand my watch upon the hill Mac V.v.33
I look'd toward Byrnane, and anon me thoughtI look'd toward Birnan and anon methoughtanon (adv.)soon, shortly, presentlyMac V.v.34
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.)
old form: me thought
it seems /seemed to me
The Wood began to moue.The wood began to move. Mac V.v.35.1
Macb.MACBETH 
Lyar, and Slaue.Liar and slave! Mac V.v.35.2
Mes.MESSENGER 
Let me endure your wrath, if't be not so:Let me endure your wrath if't be not so. Mac V.v.36
Within this three Mile may you see it comming.Within this three mile may you see it coming. Mac V.v.37
I say, a mouing Groue.I say, a moving grove. Mac V.v.38.1
Macb.MACBETH 
If thou speak'st false,If thou speak'st false,false (adv.)wrongly, erroneously, in errorMac V.v.38.2
Vpon the next Tree shall thou hang aliueUpon the next tree shalt thou hang alive Mac V.v.39
Till Famine cling thee: If thy speech be sooth,Till famine cling thee. If thy speech be sooth,cling (v.)wither, shrivel, shrink upMac V.v.40
sooth (adj.)true
I care not if thou dost for me as much.I care not if thou dost for me as much. Mac V.v.41
I pull in Resolution, and beginI pull in resolution, and beginpull in (v.)rein in, bring to a haltMac V.v.42
To doubt th' Equiuocation of the Fiend,To doubt the equivocation of the fiendequivocation (n.)
old form: Equiuocation
ambiguous usage, double-meaning
Mac V.v.43
That lies like truth. Feare not, till Byrnane WoodThat lies like truth. ‘ Fear not, till Birnan Wood Mac V.v.44
Do come to Dunsinane, and now a WoodDo come to Dunsinane ’ – and now a wood Mac V.v.45
Comes toward Dunsinane. Arme, Arme, and out,Comes toward Dunsinane. Arm, arm, and out! Mac V.v.46
If this which he auouches, do's appeare,If this which he avouches does appear,avouch (v.)
old form: auouches
declare, assert, affirm
Mac V.v.47
There is nor flying hence, nor tarrying here.There is nor flying hence nor tarrying here.tarry (v.)stay, remain, lingerMac V.v.48
I 'ginne to be a-weary of the Sun,I 'gin to be aweary of the sun,aweary, a-weary (adj.)weary, tiredMac V.v.49
gin, 'gin (v.)
old form: 'ginne
begin [to]
And wish th' estate o'th' world were now vndon.And wish the estate o'the world were now undone. –estate (n.)state, situation, circumstancesMac V.v.50
Ring the Alarum Bell, blow Winde, come wracke,Ring the alarum bell! – Blow wind, come wrack,alarum-bell, 'larum-bell (n.)
old form: Alarum Bell
warning bell
Mac V.v.51
wrack (n.)
old form: wracke
destruction, ruin
At least wee'l dye with Harnesse on our backe.At least we'll die with harness on our back.harness (n.)
old form: Harnesse
armour
Mac V.v.52
ExeuntExeunt Mac V.v.52
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