Macbeth-Key Quotes Act 1

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Flashcards on Macbeth-Key Quotes Act 1, created by hanniej35 on 02/06/2014.

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"When the hurly burly's done..." "...When the battle's lost and won"
Fair is..." "foul and foul is fair, hover through the fog and filthy air"
"For brave Macbeth..." "...well he deserves that name- disdaining fortune, with his brandish'd steel, which smok'd with bloody execution"
"Till he unseam'd..." "...him from the nave to th' chaps and fix'd his head upon our battlements"
"Yes, as sparrows..." "...eagles, or the hare, the lion"
"Except they meant to bathe..." " reeking wounds"
"Assisted by that most disloyal traitor..." "...The Thane of Cawdor, began a dismal conflict, till that Bellona's bridegroom, lapp'd in proof, confronted him with self-comparisons....and to conclude the victory fell on us"
"No more that Thane of Cawdor shall deceive..." "...our bosom interest. Go pronounce his present death and with his former title greet Macbeth"
"So foul..." "...and fair a day I have not seen"
"Look not like th'inhabitants o'th'earth..." "...and yet are on't? Live you, or are you aught that man may question?"
"Good sir, why do you start and seem to fear..." ...things that sound so fair?...My noble partner...seems rapt withal"
"Stay, you imperfect..." "...speakers. Tell me more...Speak, I charge you"
"(Aside)Glamis, and Thane of Cawdor: The greatest is..." "...behind...(To Banquo) Do you not hope your children shall be kings, when those that gave the Thane of Cawdor to me promis'd no less to them?"
"Oftentimes, to win us our harm..." "...the instruments of darkness tell us truths; with us with honest trifles, to betray's in deepest consequence"
"This supernatural soliciting cannot be ill..." "...cannot be good. If ill, why hath it given me earnest of success, commencing in a truth?"
"If good, why do I yield t that..." "...suggestion, whose horrid image doth unfix my hair and make my seated heart knock at my ribs against the use of nature?"
"My thought, whose murder yet..." " but fantastical, shakes so my single state of man that function is smothe'd in surmise, and nothing is, but what is not"
"If chance will have me..." "...king, why chance may crown me without my stir"
"My dull brain..." "...was wrought with things forgotten...(To Banquo) Think upon what hath chanc'd and at more time...let us speak free hearts each to other"
"Very frankly he confess'd his treasons..." "...implor'd your highness' pardon, and set fourth a deep repentance"
"But signs of nobleness like stars..." "...shall shine on all deservers (To Macbeth). From hence to inverness and bind us further to you"
"(Aside) The Prince of Cumberland..." "...that is a step on which I must fall down, or else o'erleap, for in my way it lies"
"Stars, hide your..." "...fires, let not light see my black and deep desires, the eye wink at the hand. Yet let that be, which the eye fears when it is done to see"
(A letter) "Whiles I stood rapt in wonder of it..." "...came missives from the king who all-hailed me Thane of Cawdor...'Hail, king that shalt be' This have I thought good to deliver thee, my dearest partner of greatness"
"What thou art promis'd; yet I do fear..." "...thy nature, it is too full o'th'milk of human kindness to catch nearest way"
"Hie thee hither, that I may pour..." " spirits in thine ear and chastise with the valour of my tongue all that impedes thee from the golden round, which fate and metaphysical aid doth seem to have thee crown'd withal"
"The raven himself is hoarse that croaks the fatal..." "...entrance Duncan under my battlements"
"Come, you spirits that tend on..." "...mortal thoughts, unsex me here and fill me from the crown to the toe topfull of direst cruelty; make thick my blood"
"Come to my woman's..." "...breasts an take my milk for gall, you murd'ring ministers"
"Come, thick night..." "...and pall thee in the dunnest smoke of hell, that my keen knife not see the wound it makes, nor heaven peep through the blanket of the dark, to cry 'Hold, hold"
"Great Glamis, worthy Cawdor..." "...greater than both by the all-hail hereafter, thy letters have transported me beyond this ignorant present, and I feel now the future in the instant"
"O never shall sun that..." "...morrow see. Your face, my thane, is as a book where men my read strange matters...look like th'innocent flower, but be the serpent under't."
"This castle hath a pleasant..." "; the air nimbly and sweetly recommends itself unto our gentle sense"
"If it were done when tis done..." "...then 'twere well it were done quickly"
"If th'assassination..." "...could trammel up the consequence and catch with his surcease, success, that but his blow might be the be-all and end-all"
"But in these cases..." "...we still have judgements here that we but teach bloody instructions, which being taught, return to plague th'inventor"
"This even-handed justice..." "...commends th'ingredience of our poison'd chalice to our own lips"
"He' here in..." "...double trust: First, as I am his kinsman and his subject, strong against the deed; then, as his host, who should against his murderer shut the door, not bear the knife myself"
"Besides, this Duncan has borne..." "...his faculties so meek, hath been so clear in his great office"
"I have no spur to..." " prick the sides of my intent, but only vaulting ambition which o'erleaps itself and falls on th'other"
"We will proceed no further..." " this business. He hath honour'd me of late"
"Was the hope..." "...drunk wherein you dress'd yourself?"
"What beast..." "...was't thenthat made you break this enterprise to me? When you durst do it, then you were a man. And to be more than what you were, you would be so much more the man"
"I have given suck and know how tender..." "...'tis to love the babe that milks me: I would, while it was smiling in my face, have pluck'd my nipple from his boneless gums and dash'd the brains out, had I sworn as you have done to this"
"But screw your courage..." " the sticking-place, and we'll not fail"
"Bring fourth men-children only..." "...for thy undaunted mettle should compose nothing but males"
"False face..." "...must hide what the false heart doth know"
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