We hear, our bloody cousins are bestow'd
In England and in Ireland, not confessing
Their cruel parricide,
filling their hearers
With strange invention: but of that to-morrow,
When therewithal we shall have cause of
Craving us jointly. Hie you to horse: adieu,
Till you return at night. Goes Fleance with you?
Ay, my good lord: our time does call upon 's.
I wish your horses swift and sure of foot;
And so I do commend you to their backs. Farewell.
Let every man be master of his time
Till seven at night: to make society
The sweeter welcome, we will
Till supper-time alone: while then, God be with you!
Exeunt all but MACBETH, and an attendant
Sirrah, a word with you: attend those men
They are, my lord, without the palace gate.
Bring them before us.
To be thus is nothing;
But to be safely thus.Our fears in Banquo
Stick deep; and in his royalty of nature
that which would be fear'd: 'tis much he dares;
And, to that dauntless temper of his mind,
He hath a wisdom
that doth guide his valour
To act in safety. There is none but he
Whose being I do fear: and, under him,
Genius is rebuked; as, it is said,
Mark Antony's was by Caesar. He chid the sisters
When first they put the
name of king upon me,
And bade them speak to him: then prophet-like
They hail'd him father to a line of
Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown,
And put a barren sceptre in my gripe,
Thence to be
wrench'd with an unlineal hand,
No son of mine succeeding. If 't be so,
For Banquo's issue have I filed
For them the gracious Duncan have I murder'd;
Put rancours in the vessel of my peace
for them; and mine eternal jewel
Given to the common enemy of man,
To make them kings, the seed of
Rather than so, come fate into the list.
And champion me to the utterance! Who's there!
Re-enter Attendant, with two Murderers
Now go to the door, and stay there till we call.
Was it not yesterday we spoke together?
It was, so please your highness.
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