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Enter Banquo.Enter Banquo Mac III.i.1
Banq.BANQUO 
Thou hast it now, King, Cawdor, Glamis, all,Thou hast it now: King, Cawdor, Glamis, all Mac III.i.1
As the weyard Women promis'd, and I feareAs the weird women promised; and I fear Mac III.i.2
Thou playd'st most fowly for't: yet it was saideThou playedst most foully for't. Yet it was said Mac III.i.3
It should not stand in thy Posterity,It should not stand in thy posterityposterity (n.)family, line of descendants, successionMac III.i.4
stand (v.)continue, remain, wait, stay put
But that my selfe should be the Roote, and FatherBut that myself should be the root and father Mac III.i.5
Of many Kings. If there come truth from them,Of many kings. If there come truth from them, Mac III.i.6
As vpon thee Macbeth, their Speeches shine,As upon thee, Macbeth, their speeches shine, Mac III.i.7
Why by the verities on thee made good,Why by the verities on thee made goodverity (n.)truth, reality, actualityMac III.i.8
May they not be my Oracles as well,May they not be my oracles as well Mac III.i.9
And set me vp in hope. But hush, no more.And set me up in hope? But hush! No more. Mac III.i.10
Senit sounded. Enter Macbeth as King, Lady Sennet sounded. Enter Macbeth, as King, Lady Macbeth, Mac III.i.11.1
Lenox, Rosse, Lords, and AttendantsLennox, Ross, Lords, and Attendants Mac III.i.11.2
Macb.MACBETH 
Heere's our chiefe Guest.Here's our chief guest. Mac III.i.11.1
La.LADY 
If he had beene forgotten,If he had been forgotten Mac III.i.11.2
It had bene as a gap in our great Feast,It had been as a gap in our great feast Mac III.i.12
And all-thing vnbecomming.And all-thing unbecoming.all-thing (adv.)completely, altogether, whollyMac III.i.13
Macb.MACBETH 
To night we hold a solemne Supper sir,Tonight we hold a solemn supper, sir,solemn (adj.)
old form: solemne
formal, ceremonious, stately
Mac III.i.14
And Ile request your presence.And I'll request your presence. Mac III.i.15.1
Banq.BANQUO 
Let your HighnesseLet your highness Mac III.i.15.2
Command vpon me, to the which my dutiesCommand upon me, to the which my duties Mac III.i.16
Are with a most indissoluble tyeAre with a most indissoluble tie Mac III.i.17
For euer knit.For ever knit. Mac III.i.18
Macb.MACBETH 
Ride you this afternoone?Ride you this afternoon? Mac III.i.19.1
Ban.BANQUO 
I, my good Lord.Ay, my good lord. Mac III.i.19.2
Macb.MACBETH 
We should haue else desir'd your good aduiceWe should have else desired your good advice, Mac III.i.20
(Which still hath been both graue, and prosperous)Which still hath been both grave and prosperous,prosperous (adj.)profitable, beneficial, leading to a successful outcomeMac III.i.21
still (adv.)constantly, always, continually
grave (adj.)
old form: graue
respected, revered, wise
In this dayes Councell: but wee'le take to morrow.In this day's council; but we'll take tomorrow. Mac III.i.22
Is't farre you ride?Is't far you ride? Mac III.i.23
Ban.BANQUO 
As farre, my Lord, as will fill vp the timeAs far, my lord, as will fill up the time Mac III.i.24
'Twixt this, and Supper. Goe not my Horse the better,'Twixt this and supper. Go not my horse the better, Mac III.i.25
I must become a borrower of the Night,I must become a borrower of the night Mac III.i.26
For a darke houre, or twaine.For a dark hour or twain. Mac III.i.27.1
Macb.MACBETH 
Faile not our Feast.Fail not our feast. Mac III.i.27.2
Ban.BANQUO 
My Lord, I will not.My lord, I will not. Mac III.i.28
Macb.MACBETH 
We heare our bloody Cozens are bestow'dWe hear our bloody cousins are bestowedbestow (v.)
old form: bestow'd
accommodate, lodge, quarter
Mac III.i.29
In England, and in Ireland, not confessingIn England and in Ireland, not confessing Mac III.i.30
Their cruell Parricide, filling their hearersTheir cruel parricide, filling their hearersparricide (n.)patricide, murder of a fatherMac III.i.31
With strange inuention. But of that to morrow,With strange invention. But of that tomorrow,invention (n.)
old form: inuention
fiction, fabrication, contrivance
Mac III.i.32
When therewithall, we shall haue cause of State,When therewithal we shall have cause of statecause (n.)affair, business, subjectMac III.i.33
Crauing vs ioyntly. Hye you to Horse: Adieu,Craving us jointly. Hie you to horse. Adieucrave (v.)
old form: Crauing
beg, entreat, request
Mac III.i.34
hie (v.)
old form: Hye
hasten, hurry, speed
till you returne at Night. Goes Fleance with you?Till you return at night. Goes Fleance with you? Mac III.i.35
Ban.BANQUO 
I, my good Lord: our time does call vpon's.Ay, my good lord; our time does call upon's. Mac III.i.36
Macb.MACBETH 
I wish your Horses swift, and sure of foot:I wish your horses swift and sure of foot; Mac III.i.37
And so I doe commend you to their backs.And so I do commend you to their backs.commend (v.)commit, entrust, hand overMac III.i.38
Farwell.Farewell. Mac III.i.39
Exit Banquo.Exit Banquo Mac III.i.39
Let euery man be master of his time,Let every man be master of his time Mac III.i.40
Till seuen at Night,Till seven at night. Mac III.i.41
to make societie / The sweeter welcome:To make society the sweeter welcome,society (n.)
old form: societie
companionship, fellowship, association
Mac III.i.42
We will keepe our selfe till Supper time alone:We will keep ourself till supper-time alone. Mac III.i.43
While then, God be with you.While then, God be with you! Mac III.i.44.1
Exeunt Lords.Exeunt Lords and Lady Macbeth Mac III.i.44
Sirrha,Sirrah! Mac III.i.44.2
a word with you: Attend those men / Our pleasure?A word with you. Attend those men our pleasure?attend (v.)await, wait for, expectMac III.i.45
Seruant.SERVANT 
They are, my Lord, without the Pallace Gate.They are, my lord, without the palace gate. Mac III.i.46
Macb.MACBETH 
Bring them before vs.Bring them before us. Mac III.i.47.1
Exit Seruant.Exit Servant Mac III.i.47
To be thus, is nothing,To be thus is nothing; Mac III.i.47.2
but to be safely thus / Our feares in BanquoBut to be safely thus! – Our fears in Banquo Mac III.i.48
sticke deepe, / And in his Royaltie of NatureStick deep; and in his royalty of naturenature (n.)personality, innate disposition, characterMac III.i.49
stick (v.)
old form: sticke
pierce, stab, wound
royalty (n.)
old form: Royaltie
regal quality, majestic character, lordliness
reignes that / Which would be fear'd. 'Tis much he dares,Reigns that which would be feared. 'Tis much he dares, Mac III.i.50
And to that dauntlesse temper of his Minde,And to that dauntless temper of his mind Mac III.i.51
He hath a Wisdome, that doth guide his Valour,He hath a wisdom that doth guide his valour Mac III.i.52
To act in safetie. There is none but he,To act in safety. There is none but hesafety (n.)
old form: safetie
prudent course of action, best safeguard
Mac III.i.53
Whose being I doe feare: and vnder him,Whose being I do fear; and under him Mac III.i.54
My Genius is rebuk'd, as it is saidMy genius is rebuked as, it is said,rebuke (v.)repress, put down, checkMac III.i.55
genius (n.)
old form: rebuk'd
attendant spirit, guardian spirit
Mark Anthonies was by Caesar. He chid the Sisters,Mark Antony's was by Caesar. He chid the sistersAntony, MarkRoman leader in 1st-c BCMac III.i.56
Julius Caesar[pron: 'seezer] Roman politician and general, 1st-c BC
chide (v.), past form chidscold, rebuke, reprove
When first they put the Name of King vpon me,When first they put the name of king upon me, Mac III.i.57
And bad them speake to him. Then Prophet-like,And bade them speak to him. Then prophet-like, Mac III.i.58
They hayl'd him Father to a Line of Kings.They hailed him father to a line of kings. Mac III.i.59
Vpon my Head they plac'd a fruitlesse Crowne,Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown Mac III.i.60
And put a barren Scepter in my Gripe,And put a barren sceptre in my grip,gripe (n.)grip, hold, graspMac III.i.61
Thence to be wrencht with an vnlineall Hand,Thence to be wrenched with an unlineal hand,unlineal (adj.)
old form: vnlineall
not of the same family, of different descent
Mac III.i.62
No Sonne of mine succeeding: if't be so,No son of mine succeeding. If it be so, Mac III.i.63
For Banquo's Issue haue I fil'd my Minde,For Banquo's issue have I filed my mind,issue (n.)child(ren), offspring, family, descendantMac III.i.64
file (v.)
old form: fil'd
defile, corrupt, taint
For them, the gracious Duncan haue I murther'd,For them the gracious Duncan have I murdered,gracious (adj.)filled with divine grace, godly, devoutMac III.i.65
Put Rancours in the Vessell of my PeacePut rancours in the vessel of my peace,rancour (n.)bitterness, hatred, maliceMac III.i.66
Onely for them, and mine eternall IewellOnly for them; and mine eternal jeweleternal (adj.)
old form: eternall
immortal, everlasting
Mac III.i.67
Giuen to the common Enemie of Man,Given to the common enemy of man, Mac III.i.68
To make them Kings, the Seedes of Banquo Kings.To make them kings, the seeds of Banquo kings! Mac III.i.69
Rather then so, come Fate into the Lyst,Rather than so, come fate into the listlist (n.)
old form: Lyst
(usually plural) combat arena at a tournament
Mac III.i.70
And champion me to th' vtterance. Who's there?And champion me to the utterance! Who's there?champion (v.)challenge, defy, faceMac III.i.71
utterance, to the
old form: vtterance
to the bitter end, to the death
Enter Seruant, and two Murtherers.Enter Servant and two Murderers Mac III.i.71
Now goe to the Doore, and stay there till we call.Now go to the door, and stay there till we call. Mac III.i.72
Exit Seruant.Exit Servant Mac III.i.72
Was it not yesterday we spoke together?Was it not yesterday we spoke together? Mac III.i.73
Murth.MURDERERS 
It was, so please your Highnesse.It was, so please your highness. Mac III.i.74.1
Macb.MACBETH 
Well then, NowWell then now, Mac III.i.74.2
haue you consider'd of my speeches: / Know,Have you considered of my speeches? Know Mac III.i.75
that it was he, in the times past, / Which held youThat it was he in the times past which held you Mac III.i.76
so vnder fortune, / Which you thought had beenSo under fortune, which you thought had beenfortune (n.)good fortune, successMac III.i.77
our innocent selfe. / This I made good to you,Our innocent self. This I made good to you Mac III.i.78
in our last conference, / Past in probation with you:In our last conference; passed in probation with youconference (n.)conversation, talk, discourseMac III.i.79
probation (n.)proof, demonstration
pass (v.)
old form: Past
go through, go over
How you were borne in hand, how crost: / The Instruments:How you were borne in hand, how crossed, the instruments,cross (v.)
old form: crost
afflict, plague, go against
Mac III.i.80
bear in handabuse, take advantage of, delude, deceive
instrument (n.)agent, means, method
who wrought with them: / And all things else, that mightWho wrought with them, and all things else that mightwork (v.), past form wroughtpractise, proceed, plotMac III.i.81
To halfe a Soule, and to a Notion craz'd,To half a soul and to a notion crazednotion (n.)understanding, awareness, intellectMac III.i.82
soul, half a
old form: Soule, halfe a
halfwit, cretin, simpleton
Say, Thus did Banquo.Say, ‘ Thus did Banquo.’ Mac III.i.83.1
1.Murth.FIRST MURDERER 
You made it knowne to vs.You made it known to us. Mac III.i.83.2
Macb.MACBETH 
I did so: / And went further, which is nowI did so; and went further, which is now Mac III.i.84
Our point of second meeting. / Doe you findeOur point of second meeting. Do you find Mac III.i.85
your patience so predominant, / In your nature,Your patience so predominant in your naturepredominant (adj.)[astrology] in the ascendant, rulingMac III.i.86
that you can let this goe? / Are you so Gospell'd,That you can let this go? Are you so gospelled,gospelled (adj.)
old form: Gospell'd
converted to the gospel, Christian
Mac III.i.87
to pray for this good man, / And for his Issue,To pray for this good man and for his issue,issue (n.)child(ren), offspring, family, descendantMac III.i.88
whose heauie hand / Hath bow'd you to the Graue,Whose heavy hand hath bowed you to the grave,heavy (adj.)
old form: heauie
brutal, oppressive, wicked
Mac III.i.89
and begger'd / Yours for euer?And beggared yours for ever? Mac III.i.90.1
1.Murth.FIRST MURDERER 
We are men, my Liege.We are men, my liege.liege (n.)lord, sovereignMac III.i.90.2
Macb.MACBETH 
I, in the Catalogue ye goe for men,Ay, in the catalogue ye go for men,catalogue (n.)list, register, roll-callMac III.i.91
As Hounds, and Greyhounds, Mungrels, Spaniels, Curres,As hounds and greyhounds, mongrels, spaniels, curs,cur (n.)
old form: Curres
dog, mastiff, watch-dog [without a contemptuous sense]
Mac III.i.92
Showghes, Water-Rugs, and Demy-Wolues are cliptShoughs, water-rugs, and demi-wolves are cleptdemi-wolf (n.)
old form: Demy-Wolues
dog/wolf cross-breed
Mac III.i.93
clepe (v.), past forms clept, yclept
old form: clipt
[archaism] call, name, style
water-rug (n.)rough-haired water-dog
shough (n.)
old form: Showghes
[pron: shok] shaggy-haired Icelandic dog
All by the Name of Dogges: the valued fileAll by the name of dogs. The valued filefile (n.)register, list, rollMac III.i.94
valued (adj.)showing value, discriminating
Distinguishes the swift, the slow, the subtle,Distinguishes the swift, the slow, the subtle, Mac III.i.95
The House-keeper, the Hunter, euery oneThe house-keeper, the hunter, every onehousekeeper, house-keeper (n.)
old form: House-keeper
domestic watchdog, housedog
Mac III.i.96
According to the gift, which bounteous NatureAccording to the gift which bounteous nature Mac III.i.97
Hath in him clos'd: whereby he does receiueHath in him closed; whereby he does receiveclose (v.)
old form: clos'd
enclose, include, contain
Mac III.i.98
Particular addition, from the Bill,Particular addition from the billaddition (n.)attribute, mark of honour, distinction [as if added to a coat of arms]Mac III.i.99
bill (n.)inventory, list, catalogue
That writes them all alike: and so of men.That writes them all alike. And so of men. Mac III.i.100
Now, if you haue a station in the file,Now, if you have a station in the file,file (n.)rank of soldiers, formationMac III.i.101
Not i'th' worst ranke of Manhood, say't,Not i'the worst rank of manhood, say't, Mac III.i.102
And I will put that Businesse in your Bosomes,And I will put that business in your bosoms, Mac III.i.103
Whose execution takes your Enemie off,Whose execution takes your enemy off, Mac III.i.104
Grapples you to the heart; and loue of vs,Grapples you to the heart and love of us, Mac III.i.105
Who weare our Health but sickly in his Life,Who wear our health but sickly in his life, Mac III.i.106
Which in his Death were perfect.Which in his death were perfect.perfect (adj.)in a state of complete satisfaction, totally contentMac III.i.107.1
2.Murth.SECOND MURDERER 
I am one, my Liege,I am one, my liege, Mac III.i.107.2
Whom the vile Blowes and Buffets of the WorldWhom the vile blows and buffets of the world Mac III.i.108
Hath so incens'd, that I am recklesse what I doe,Hath so incensed that I am reckless what I do Mac III.i.109
To spight the World.To spite the world.spite (n.)
old form: spight
irritate, mortify, vex
Mac III.i.110.1
1.Murth.FIRST MURDERER 
And I another,And I another Mac III.i.110.2
So wearie with Disasters, tugg'd with Fortune,So weary with disasters, tugged with fortune,disaster (n.)misfortune, instance of bad luckMac III.i.111
tugged (adj.)
old form: tugg'd
battered, mauled, knocked about
That I would set my Life on any Chance,That I would set my life on any chanceset (v.)rate, stake, gambleMac III.i.112
To mend it, or be rid on't.To mend it or be rid on't. Mac III.i.113.1
Macb.MACBETH 
Both of youBoth of you Mac III.i.113.2
know Banquo was your Enemie.Know Banquo was your enemy. Mac III.i.114.1
Murth.MURDERERS 
True, my Lord.True, my lord. Mac III.i.114.2
Macb.MACBETH 
So is he mine: and in such bloody distance,So is he mine, and in such bloody distancedistance (n.)[fencing: see sense 1] enmity, discord, dissensionMac III.i.115
That euery minute of his being, thrustsThat every minute of his being thrusts Mac III.i.116
Against my neer'st of Life: and though I couldAgainst my near'st of life; and though I couldnear (adj.)
old form: neer'st
closely affecting, intimately touching
Mac III.i.117
With bare-fac'd power sweepe him from my sight,With bare-faced power sweep him from my sightpower (n.)force, strength, mightMac III.i.118
And bid my will auouch it; yet I must not,And bid my will avouch it, yet I must not,avouch (v.)
old form: auouch
justify, warrant, defend
Mac III.i.119
For certaine friends that are both his, and mine,For certain friends that are both his and mine, Mac III.i.120
Whose loues I may not drop, but wayle his fall,Whose loves I may not drop, but wail his fallwail (v.)
old form: wayle
bewail, lament, grieve [for]
Mac III.i.121
Who I my selfe struck downe: and thence it is,Who I myself struck down. And thence it is Mac III.i.122
That I to your assistance doe make loue,That I to your assistance do make love, Mac III.i.123
Masking the Businesse from the common Eye,Masking the business from the common eyeeye (n.)sight, view, presenceMac III.i.124
For sundry weightie Reasons.For sundry weighty reasons. Mac III.i.125.1
2.Murth.SECOND MURDERER 
We shall, my Lord,We shall, my lord, Mac III.i.125.2
Performe what you command vs.Perform what you command us. Mac III.i.126.1
1.Murth.FIRST MURDERER 
Though our Liues---Though our lives – Mac III.i.126.2
Macb.MACBETH 
Your Spirits shine through you. / Within this houre, at most,Your spirits shine through you. Within this hour, at most, Mac III.i.127
I will aduise you where to plant your selues,I will advise you where to plant yourselves, Mac III.i.128
Acquaint you with the perfect Spy o'th' time,Acquaint you with the perfect spy o'the time,spy (n.)[unclear meaning] opportunity to spy, watch-keepingMac III.i.129
The moment on't, for't must be done to Night,The moment on't; for't must be done tonight; Mac III.i.130
And something from the Pallace: alwayes thought,And something from the palace; always thoughtsomething (adv.)somewhat, ratherMac III.i.131
That I require a clearenesse; and with him,That I require a clearness; and with him,clearness (n.)
old form: clearenesse
freedom from suspicion, appearance of innocence
Mac III.i.132
To leaue no Rubs nor Botches in the Worke:To leave no rubs nor botches in the work,rub (n.)roughness, unevenness, inequalityMac III.i.133
botch (n.)flaw, blemish, clumsy result
Fleans, his Sonne, that keepes him companie,Fleance his son, that keeps him company, Mac III.i.134
Whose absence is no lesse materiall to me,Whose absence is no less material to me Mac III.i.135
Then is his Fathers, must embrace the fateThan is his father's, must embrace the fate Mac III.i.136
Of that darke houre: resolue your selues apart,Of that dark hour. Resolve yourselves apart;apart (adv.)away from here; or: separately; [in stage directions] to one sideMac III.i.137
resolve (v.)
old form: resolue
decide, make up one's mind
Ile come to you anon.I'll come to you anon.anon (adv.)soon, shortly, presentlyMac III.i.138.1
Murth.MURDERERS 
We are resolu'd, my Lord.We are resolved, my lord. Mac III.i.138.2
Macb.MACBETH 
Ile call vpon you straight: abide within,I'll call upon you straight. Abide within.abide (v.)stay, remain, stop [in a position]Mac III.i.139
straight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at once
Exeunt Murderers Mac III.i.139
It is concluded: Banquo, thy Soules flight,It is concluded! Banquo, thy soul's flight,conclude (v.)decide, resolve, settleMac III.i.140
If it finde Heauen, must finde it out to Night.If it find heaven, must find it out tonight. Mac III.i.141
Exeunt.Exit Mac III.i.141
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