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MACBETH If it were done when t is done then t were well It were done quickly If the assassination Could trammel up the consequence and catch With his surcease success that but this blow Might be the be-all and the end-all -here But here upon this bank and shoal of time Wed jump the life to come But in these cases We still have judgement here that we but teach Bloody instructions which being taught return To plague thinventor This even-handed justice Commends th ingredients of our poisoned chalice To our own lips Hes here in double trust First as I am his kinsman and his subject Strong both against the deed then as his host Who should against his murderer shut the door Not bear the knife myself Besides this Duncan Hath borne his faculties so meek hath been So clear in his great office that his virtues Will plead like angels trumpet-tongued against The deep damnation of his taking-off And pity like a naked new-born babe Striding the blast or heavens cherubin horsed Upon the sightless couriers of the air Shall blow the horrid deed in every eye That tears shall drown the wind I have no spur To prick the sides of my intent but only Vaulting ambition which oerleaps itself And falls on the other Inside the castle Macbeth is by himself pondering his idea of assassinating Duncan He says that the deed would be easy if he could be certain that it would not set in motion a series of terrible consequences He declares his willingness to risk eternal doom but realizes that even on earth bloody actions return To plague thinventor Ivii910 He then considers the reasons why he shouldnt kill Duncan Macbeth is Duncans kinsman subject and host and the king is admired as a excellent ruler across the board Macbeth notes that these circumstances offer him nothing that he can use to motivate
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