By William Shakespeare, Christopher Morrow, Sidney Lamb
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Trifle: had learned how, at death, to part easily with his dearest possession — life. 9. , as one who had rehearsed the act of meeting death. 10 10. ow’d: owned, possessed. 11. As: as if. careless: uncared for. Worthless, insignificant. 11–12. There’s . . face: It’s impossible to tell the character of a man’s thoughts from the expression on his face. 12. construction: meaning. 16. Thou: Duncan uses the familiar and affectionate “thou” instead of the more formal “you” when speaking to his nearest kinsman.
Weird sisters: Weird meaning fateful. Holinshed’s Chronicles say that the three women in antique dress who met Macbeth and Banquo in the wood were the three fates of Graeco-Roman mythology. Shakespeare, while changing them from goddesses into witches, has retained the above title for them. The emphasis on their connection with fate has the effect of making them seem more serious and important than ordinary witches. Their precise identity is left vague. 33. Posters . . land: swift travelers. The witches could travel over the land quickly.
25 Macbeth The rest is labour, which is not us’d for you: I’ll be myself the harbinger, and make joyful The hearing of my wife with your approach; So, humbly take my leave. Duncan pays itself: is its own reward. 24–25. our duties …servants: It’s our duty to serve you. 26–27. everything . . honour: everything that tends to safeguard and fulfill our obligation to love and honor you. 27. Safe toward: so as not to fail in the love and honor that is due to you. 28. , by making thee Thane of Cawdor.