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2. Mur. He needs not our mistrust; since be delivers
Then stand with us.
the lated 182) traveller apace,
Hark, I hear horses. Ban. [withia. ] Give us a light there, ho! 2. Mur..
Then it is he; the rest, That'are within the note of expectation 185), Already are i' the court.
His horses go about,
Let it come down.
[ Assaults Banquo.] Ban. 0, treachery! Fly, good Fleance, fly, fly, fly; Thou may'st revenge.
[ Dies. Fleance and Servant escape.] 3. Mur. Who did strike out the light? 1. Mur.
Was't not the
18+)? 3. Mur. There's but one down; the son is fled. 2. Mur. We have lost best half of our affair. 1. Mur. Well, let's away, and say how much is done.
2. Mur. 3. Mur.
that some conversation has passed between them before their present entry on the stage. Malone. The third murderer enters only to tell them where they should place themselves. Ste'evens. 182) lated i. e. belated, benighted. Steevens. 183) che note of expectation, i. e. they who are set down in the list of guests, aod expected to supper. Steevens. 184) i. e. the best means we could take to evade discovery. Steevens.
SCENE I V.
A Room of state in the Palace,
A banquet prepared. Enter Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Rosse,
Lenox, Lords and Attendants.
Thanks to your Majesty.
Lady M. Pronounce it for me, Sir, to all our friends;
Enter first Murderer, to the door.
Mur. 'Tis Banquo's then.
Macb. 'Tis better thee without, than he within 787). Is he dispatch'd ?
Mur. My lord, his throat is cut; that I did for him.
Macb. Thou art the best o' the cut-throats. Yet he's good,
Most royal Sir,
Macb. Then comes my fit again: I had else been perfect;
125) I believe the true reading is : To first and last the hearty welcome. All of whatever degree, from the highest to the lowest, may be assured that their visit is well received. Johnson. 186) keeps her state etc., i. e. continues in her chair of state at ibe head of the table. Steevens. 187) Johnson liest : than him within, und dann wäre der Sinn: Besser, dass Banquo's Blut ausserlich auf deinem Gesicht, als innerlich in seinem Körper ist.
Mur. Ay, my good lord: safe in a ditch he bides,
Thank's for that.
[Exit Murderer.) Lady M.
My royal lord,
May it please your highness sit?
I rather challenge-for unkindness,
His absence, Sir,
Macb. The table's full.
Here is a place reserv'd, Sir.
Here, my lord. What is't that moves
your highness ?
What, my good lord?
Rosse. Gentlemen, rise; his highness is not well.
188) trancher, to cui. Fr. Steevens. 189) the worm. This term in our author's time was applied to all of the serpent kind. Malone. 190) The meaning is : that which is not given cheer. fully, cannot be called a gift, it is something that must be paid for. Johnson
Lady M. Sir, worthy friend: my lord is often thus,
Macb. Ay, and a bold one, that dare look on that,
What! quite unmana'd in folly?
Fie, for shame!
191) upon a thought, i. e. as speedily as thought can be ex. erred. Steevens. 192) extend his passion i. e. prolong his suffering; make his ft longer. Johnson. 195) O these become i. e. these laws and starts, as they are indications of your needless fears, are the imitators or impostors only of those which arise from a fear well gfounded. Warburton. Flaws are suddea gusts. Johnson. Impostors to true fear, mean impostors when compared with true fear. Such is the force of the preposition to in this place. M. Mason. 194) The gentle weal, is che peaceable community, the state made quiet and safe by human statutes, Johnson.
And there an end; but now, they rise again,
My worthy lord,
I do forget:
[Ghost rises. ]
Our duties, and the pledge,
Think of this, good peers,
Macb. What man dare, I dare:
[Ghost disappears. ]
Pray you, sit still.
195) To muse, anciently signified to wonder, to be in amate. Steevens. 196 We thirst, I suppose, means we desire to drink, M. Mason. 19?) i. e, all good wishes to all : such as lie hid named above, love, health and joy. Warburton. 198) 10 inhibit .s to forbid. Steevens. 199) Unreal mockery i. e. un. substantial pageant. Steevens.