1 Laugh to scorn The power of man, for none of woman born Shall harm Macbeth.
2 They star'd, and were distracted; No man's life was to be trusted with them.
3 But swords I smile at, weapons laugh to scorn, Brandish'd by man that's of a woman born.
4 Revenges burn in them; for their dear causes Would to the bleeding and the grim alarm Excite the mortified man.
5 I shall do so; But I must also feel it as a man: I cannot but remember such things were, That were most precious to me.
6 I will drain him dry as hay: Sleep shall neither night nor day Hang upon his pent-house lid; He shall live a man forbid.
7 I doubt some danger does approach you nearly: If you will take a homely man's advice, Be not found here; hence, with your little ones.
8 The dead man's knell Is there scarce ask'd for who; and good men's lives Expire before the flowers in their caps, Dying or ere they sicken.
9 My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical, Shakes so my single state of man That function is smother'd in surmise, And nothing is but what is not.
10 Let every man be master of his time Till seven at night; to make society The sweeter welcome, we will keep ourself Till supper time alone: while then, God be with you.
11 Ha, good father, Thou seest the heavens, as troubled with man's act, Threatens his bloody stage: by the clock 'tis day, And yet dark night strangles the travelling lamp.'
12 Stones have been known to move, and trees to speak; Augurs, and understood relations, have By magot-pies, and choughs, and rooks, brought forth The secret'st man of blood.
13 Your son, my lord, has paid a soldier's debt: He only liv'd but till he was a man; The which no sooner had his prowess confirm'd In the unshrinking station where he fought, But like a man he died.
14 What man dare, I dare: Approach thou like the rugged Russian bear, The arm'd rhinoceros, or th Hyrcan tiger; Take any shape but that, and my firm nerves Shall never tremble: or be alive again, And dare me to the desert with thy sword; If trembling I inhabit then, protest me The baby of a girl.