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Macbeth: Act 3, Scene 3

Macbeth
Act 3, Scene 3

Forres. A park near the palace.

  1. Enter three Murderers.

First Murderer

2
  1. But who did bid thee join with us?

Third Murderer

3
  1.                                    Macbeth.

Second Murderer

4 - 6
  1. He needs not our mistrust, since he delivers
  2. Our offices, and what we have to do,
  3. To the direction just.

First Murderer

7 - 11
  1.                        Then stand with us.
  2. The west yet glimmers with some streaks of day;
  3. Now spurs the lated traveler apace
  4. To gain the timely inn, and near approaches
  5. The subject of our watch.

Third Murderer

12
  1.                           Hark, I hear horses.

Banquo

13 - 14
  1. Within.
  2. Give us a light there, ho!

Second Murderer

15 - 17
  1.                            Then ’tis he; the rest
  2. That are within the note of expectation
  3. Already are i’ th’ court.

First Murderer

18
  1.                           His horses go about.

Third Murderer

19 - 21
  1. Almost a mile; but he does usually,
  2. So all men do, from hence to th’ palace gate
  3. Make it their walk.
  1. Enter Banquo, and Fleance with a torch.

Second Murderer

23
  1.                     A light, a light!

Third Murderer

24
  1.                   ’Tis he.

First Murderer

25
  1. Stand to’t.

Banquo

26
  1. It will be rain tonight.

First Murderer

27
  1.                          Let it come down.
  1. They assault Banquo.

Banquo

29 - 30
  1. O, treachery! Fly, good Fleance, fly, fly, fly!
  2. Thou mayst revenge. O slave!
  1. Dies.
  1. Fleance escapes.

Third Murderer

33
  1. Who did strike out the light?

First Murderer

34
  1.                               Was’t not the way?

Third Murderer

35
  1. There’s but one down; the son is fled.

Second Murderer

36 - 37
  1.                                        We have lost
  2. Best half of our affair.

First Murderer

38
  1. Well, let’s away, and say how much is done.
  1. Exeunt.
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