Macbeth
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Enter Macbeths Lady, and a Seruant.Enter Macbeth's Lady and a Servant Mac III.ii.1
Lady.LADY 
Is Banquo gone from Court?Is Banquo gone from court? Mac III.ii.1
Seruant.SERVANT 
I, Madame, but returnes againe to Night.Ay, madam, but returns again tonight. Mac III.ii.2
Lady.LADY 
Say to the King, I would attend his leysure,Say to the King I would attend his leisureattend (v.)serve, follow, wait [on/upon]Mac III.ii.3
For a few words.For a few words. Mac III.ii.4.1
SeruantSERVANT 
Madame, I will.Madam, I will. Mac III.ii.4.2
Exit.Exit Mac III.ii.4
Lady.LADY 
Nought's had, all's spent.Naught's had, all's spent, Mac III.ii.4.3
Where our desire is got without content:Where our desire is got without content.content (n.)pleasure, satisfaction, happinessMac III.ii.5
'Tis safer, to be that which we destroy,'Tis safer to be that which we destroy Mac III.ii.6
Then by destruction dwell in doubtfull ioy.Than by destruction dwell in doubtful joy.doubtful (adj.)
old form: doubtfull
fearful, worried, apprehensive
Mac III.ii.7
Enter Macbeth.Enter Macbeth Mac III.ii.7
How now, my Lord, why doe you keepe alone?How now, my lord? Why do you keep alone, Mac III.ii.8
Of sorryest Fancies your Companions making,Of sorriest fancies your companions making,sorry (adj.)
old form: sorryest
sorrowful, painful, sad, pitiable
Mac III.ii.9
fancy (n.)imagining, flight of fancy, fanciful thought
Vsing those Thoughts, which should indeed haue dy'dUsing those thoughts which should indeed have dieduse (v.)
old form: Vsing
keep company with, entertain
Mac III.ii.10
With them they thinke on: things without all remedieWith them they think on? Things without all remedy Mac III.ii.11
Should be without regard: what's done, is done.Should be without regard; what's done is done.regard (n.)consideration, concern, thought, heedMac III.ii.12
Macb.MACBETH 
We haue scorch'd the Snake, not kill'd it:We have scorched the snake, not killed it;scorch (v.)
old form: scorch'd
slash with a knife, gash
Mac III.ii.13
Shee'le close, and be her selfe, whilest our poore MalliceShe'll close and be herself, whilst our poor maliceclose (v.)join, unite, combine [again]Mac III.ii.14
Remaines in danger of her former Tooth.Remains in danger of her former tooth.tooth (n.)fangsMac III.ii.15
But let the frame of things dis-ioynt, / Both the Worlds suffer,But let the frame of things disjoint, both the worlds suffersuffer (v.)perish, be destroyed, collapseMac III.ii.16
frame (n.)framework, structure, construction
disjoint (v.)
old form: dis-ioynt
fall to pieces, become disjointed
Ere we will eate our Meale in feare, and sleepeEre we will eat our meal in fear, and sleep Mac III.ii.17
In the affliction of these terrible Dreames,In the affliction of these terrible dreams Mac III.ii.18
That shake vs Nightly: Better be with the dead,That shake us nightly; better be with the dead Mac III.ii.19
Whom we, to gayne our peace, haue sent to peace,Whom we, to gain our peace, have sent to peace, Mac III.ii.20
Then on the torture of the Minde to lyeThan on the torture of the mind to lie Mac III.ii.21
In restlesse extasie. Duncane is in his Graue:In restless ecstasy. Duncan is in his grave;ecstasy (n.)
old form: extasie
fit, bout of madness, frenzied behaviour
Mac III.ii.22
After Lifes fitfull Feuer, he sleepes well,After life's fitful fever he sleeps well;fitful (adj.)
old form: fitfull
full of fits, marked by paroxysms
Mac III.ii.23
Treason ha's done his worst: nor Steele, nor Poyson,Treason has done his worst. Nor steel, nor poison, Mac III.ii.24
Mallice domestique, forraine Leuie, nothing,Malice domestic, foreign levy, nothinglevy (n.)
old form: Leuie
recruitment of soldiers, conscription of men
Mac III.ii.25
Can touch him further.Can touch him further. Mac III.ii.26.1
Lady.LADY 
Come on:Come on, Mac III.ii.26.2
Gentle my Lord, sleeke o're your rugged Lookes,Gentle my lord, sleek o'er your rugged looks,rugged (adj.)frowning, wrinkled with irritationMac III.ii.27
gentle (adj.)well-born, honourable, noble
Be bright and Iouiall among your Guests to Night.Be bright and jovial among your guests tonight. Mac III.ii.28
Macb.MACBETH 
So shall I Loue, and so I pray be you:So shall I, love; and so I pray be you. Mac III.ii.29
Let your remembrance apply to Banquo,Let your remembrance apply to Banquo,remembrance (n.)notice, paying attentionMac III.ii.30
apply (v.)be directed, be given, attend well to
Present him Eminence, both with Eye and Tongue:Present him eminence both with eye and tongue.eminence (n.)special honour, exceptional homageMac III.ii.31
Vnsafe the while, that weeUnsafe the while that we Mac III.ii.32
must laue / Our Honors in these flattering streames,Must lave our honours in these flattering streams,lave (v.)
old form: laue
wash, bathe, soak
Mac III.ii.33
And make our Faces Vizards to our Hearts,And make our faces vizards to our hearts,vizard (n.)mask, visorMac III.ii.34
Disguising what they are.Disguising what they are. Mac III.ii.35.1
Lady.LADY 
You must leaue this.You must leave this. Mac III.ii.35.2
Macb.MACBETH 
O, full of Scorpions is my Minde, deare Wife:O, full of scorpions is my mind, dear wife! Mac III.ii.36
Thou know'st, that Banquo and his Fleans liues.Thou know'st that Banquo and his Fleance lives. Mac III.ii.37
Lady.LADY 
But in them, Natures Coppie's not eterne.But in them nature's copy's not eterne.copy (n.)
old form: Coppie
[legal] type of tenure, copyhold; also: process of replication
Mac III.ii.38
eterne (adj.)eternal, everlasting, for ever
Macb.MACBETH 
There's comfort yet, they are assaileable,There's comfort yet! They are assailable. Mac III.ii.39
Then be thou iocund: ere the Bat hath flowneThen be thou jocund. Ere the bat hath flownjocund (adj.)
old form: iocund
merry, joyful, cheerful
Mac III.ii.40
His Cloyster'd flight, ere to black Heccats summonsHis cloistered flight, ere to black Hecat's summonscloistered (adj.)
old form: Cloyster'd
confined, restricted [as in a cloister]
Mac III.ii.41
Hecat, Hecate (n.)[pron: 'hekat, 'hekatee] Greek goddess of the underworld; associated with magic, ghosts, witchcraft
The shard-borne Beetle, with his drowsie hums,The shard-borne beetle, with his drowsy hums,shard-borne (adj.)born in dung; or: borne on scaly wingsMac III.ii.42
Hath rung Nights yawning Peale, / There shall be doneHath rung night's yawning peal, there shall be doneyawning (adj.)sleep-inducing, lullingMac III.ii.43
a deed of dreadfull note.A deed of dreadful note.note (n.)attention, notice, regardMac III.ii.44.1
Lady.LADY 
What's to be done?What's to be done? Mac III.ii.44.2
Macb.MACBETH 
Be innocent of the knowledge, dearest Chuck,Be innocent of the knowledge, dearest chuck,chuck (n.)chicken, chick [usually as a term of endearment]Mac III.ii.45
Till thou applaud the deed: Come, seeling Night,Till thou applaud the deed. Come, seeling night,seeling (adj.)[falconry] concealing, screeningMac III.ii.46
Skarfe vp the tender Eye of pittifull Day,Scarf up the tender eye of pitiful day,scarf up (v.)
old form: Skarfe vp
blindfold, cover up
Mac III.ii.47
And with thy bloodie and inuisible HandAnd with thy bloody and invisible hand Mac III.ii.48
Cancell and teare to pieces that great Bond,Cancel and tear to pieces that great bondbond (n.)deed, contract, pledgeMac III.ii.49
Which keepes me pale. Light thickens,Which keeps me pale. Light thickenspale (adj.)wan, fearful, pale-heartedMac III.ii.50
thicken (v.)grow dim, darken
And the Crow makes Wing toth' Rookie Wood:And the crow makes wing to the rooky wood;rooky (adj.)
old form: Rookie
filled with rooks, black, dark
Mac III.ii.51
Good things of Day begin to droope, and drowse,Good things of day begin to droop and drowse, Mac III.ii.52
Whiles Nights black Agents to their Prey's doe rowse.While night's black agents to their preys do rouse.rouse (v.)
old form: rowse
[hunting] startle from a lair, draw out
Mac III.ii.53
Thou maruell'st at my words: but hold thee still,Thou marvell'st at my words; but hold thee still. Mac III.ii.54
Things bad begun, make strong themselues by ill:Things bad begun make strong themselves by ill.ill (adj.)evil, wicked, immoralMac III.ii.55
So prythee goe with me.So, prithee, go with me. Mac III.ii.56
Exeunt.Exeunt Mac III.ii.56
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