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If you can look into the seeds of time

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If you can look into the seeds of time
And say which grain will grow and which will not,
Speak, then, to me, who neither beg nor fear
Your favors nor your hate.
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Act 1
Scene 3
Line 61

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The earth hath bubbles, as the water has,

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Witches vanish.

Banquo
The earth hath bubbles, as the water has,
And these are of them. Whither are they vanished?
Macbeth
Into the air, and what seemed corporal melted,
As breath into the wind. Would they had stayed!
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Act 1
Scene 3
Line 82

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But ’tis strange

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But ’tis strange.
And oftentimes, to win us to our harm,
The instruments of darkness tell us truths,
Win us with honest trifles, to betray ‘s
In deepest consequence.
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Act 1
Scene 3
Line 134

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Two truths are told

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Macbeth, aside
Two truths are told
As happy prologues to the swelling act
Of the imperial theme.—I thank you, gentlemen.

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This supernatural soliciting
Cannot be ill, cannot be good. If ill,
Why hath it given me earnest of success
Commencing in a truth? I am Thane of Cawdor.
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Act 1
Scene 3
Line 140

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O worthiest cousin, The sin of my ingratitude

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Duncan
O worthiest cousin,
The sin of my ingratitude even now
Was heavy on me. Thou art so far before
That swiftest wing of recompense is slow
To overtake thee. Would thou hadst less deserved,Metaphor

That the proportion both of thanks and payment
Might have been mine! Only I have left to say,
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Act 1
Scene 4
Line 17

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This castle hath a pleasant seat

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Duncan
This castle hath a pleasant seat. The air
Nimbly and sweetly recommends itself
Unto our gentle senses.
Banquo
This guest of summer,
The temple-haunting martlet, does approve,
By his loved mansionry, that the heaven’s breath
Smells wooingly here. No jutty, frieze,
Buttress, nor coign of vantage, but this bird
Hath made his pendant bed and procreant cradle.
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Act 1
Scene 6
Line 1

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