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Flashcards in Lady Macbeth Deck (6):

Act 1, Scene 4

thou wouldst be great;/Art not without ambition, but without/The illness should attend it

You shall put/This night’s great business into my dispatch/Which shall to all our nights and days to come/Give solely sovereign sway and masterdom


Act 1, Scene 5

Hie thee hither/That I may pour my spirits in thine ear

yet do I fear thy nature/It is too full o’ the milk of human kindness/To catch the nearest way

fill me from the crown to the toe top-full/Of direst cruelty! make thick my blood/Stop up the access and passage to remorse

Come to my woman’s breasts/ And take my milk for gall

Come, you spirits/That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here


Act 1, Scene 7

Wouldst thou have that/Which thou esteem’st the ornament of life/And live a coward in thine own esteem

What beast was’t, then/That made you break this enterprise to me? When you durst do it, then you were a man

I would, while it was smiling in my face/Have pluck’d my nipple from its boneless gums/And dash’d the brains out, had I so sworn as you/Have done to this


Act 2, Scene 2

My hands are of your colour;but I shame/To wear a heart so white


Act 5, Scene 1

It is an accustomed action with her, to seem thus washing her hands

‘Out, damned spot! out, I say! — Hell is murky!

‘What, will these hands ne’er be clean?’

More needs she the divine than the physician


Act 5, Scene 3

If thou couldst, doctor, cast/The water of my land, find her disease/And purge it to a sound a pristine health