Macbeth
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Enter three Murtherers.Enter three Murderers Mac III.iii.1
1.FIRST MURDERER 
But who did bid thee ioyne with vs?But who did bid thee join with us? Mac III.iii.1.1
3.THIRD MURDERER 
Macbeth.Macbeth. Mac III.iii.1.2
2.SECOND MURDERER 
He needes not our mistrust, since he deliuersHe needs not our mistrust, since he deliversdeliver (v.)
old form: deliuers
report [to], communicate [to], tell, describe
Mac III.iii.2
Our Offices, and what we haue to doe,Our offices and what we have to dooffice (n.)task, service, duty, responsibilityMac III.iii.3
To the direction iust.To the direction just.just (adv.)
old form: iust
exactly, precisely
Mac III.iii.4.1
1.FIRST MURDERER 
Then stand with vs:Then stand with us;stand (v.)continue, remain, wait, stay putMac III.iii.4.2
The West yet glimmers with some streakes of Day.The west yet glimmers with some streaks of day. Mac III.iii.5
Now spurres the lated Traueller apace,Now spurs the lated traveller apaceapace (adv.)quickly, speedily, at a great rateMac III.iii.6
lated (adj.)belated, benighted, overtaken by the night
To gayne the timely Inne, and neere approchesTo gain the timely inn; and near approachestimely (adv.)early, in good timeMac III.iii.7
The subiect of our Watch.The subject of our watch. Mac III.iii.8.1
3.THIRD MURDERER 
Hearke, I heare Horses.Hark! I hear horses. Mac III.iii.8.2
Banquo BANQUO  
within. (within) Mac III.iii.9
Giue vs a Light there, hoa.Give us a light there, ho! Mac III.iii.9.1
2.SECOND MURDERER 
Then 'tis hee:Then 'tis he. Mac III.iii.9.2
The rest, that are within the note of expectation,The rest that are within the note of expectation,expectation (n.)situation of being expectedMac III.iii.10
note (n.)list, record, roll
Alreadie are i'th' Court.Already are i'the court. Mac III.iii.11.1
1.FIRST MURDERER 
His Horses goe about.His horses go about. Mac III.iii.11.2
3.THIRD MURDERER 
Almost a mile: but he does vsually,Almost a mile; but he does usually. Mac III.iii.12
So all men doe, from hence toth' Pallace GateSo all men do, from hence to the palace gate Mac III.iii.13
Make it their Walke.Make it their walk. Mac III.iii.14
Enter Banquo and Fleans, with a Torch.Enter Banquo and Fleance, with a torch Mac III.iii.14
2.SECOND MURDERER 
A Light, a Light.A light, a light! Mac III.iii.15.1
3.THIRD MURDERER 
'Tis hee.'Tis he. Mac III.iii.15.2
1.FIRST MURDERER 
Stand too't.Stand to't!stand to it (v.)fight stoutly, get down to businessMac III.iii.15.3
Ban.BANQUO 
It will be Rayne to Night.It will be rain tonight. Mac III.iii.16.1
1.FIRST MURDERER 
Let it come downe.Let it come down! Mac III.iii.16.2
They attack Banquo Mac III.iii.16
Ban.BANQUO 
O, Trecherie!O treachery! Fly, good Fleance, fly, fly, fly! Mac III.iii.17
Flye good Fleans, flye, flye, flye,Thou mayst revenge – O slave! Mac III.iii.18
Thou may'st reuenge. O Slaue!Banquo falls. Fleance escapes Mac III.iii.18
3.THIRD MURDERER 
Who did strike out the Light?Who did strike out the light? Mac III.iii.19.1
1.FIRST MURDERER 
Was't not the way?Was't not the way? Mac III.iii.19.2
3.THIRD MURDERER 
There's but one downe: the Sonne is fled.There's but one down; the son is fled. Mac III.iii.20.1
2.SECOND MURDERER 
We haue lostWe have lost Mac III.iii.20.2
Best halfe of our Affaire.Best half of our affair. Mac III.iii.21
1.FIRST MURDERER 
Well, let's away, and say how much is done.Well, let's away and say how much is done. Mac III.iii.22
Exeunt.Exeunt Mac III.iii.22
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