Speeches (Lines) for Lady Macduff
in "Macbeth"

Total: 19

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# Act, Scene, Line
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Speech text

1

IV,2,1739

What had he done, to make him fly the land?

2

IV,2,1741

He had none:
His flight was madness: when our actions do not,
Our fears do make us traitors.

3

IV,2,1746

Wisdom! to leave his wife, to leave his babes,
His mansion and his titles in a place
From whence himself does fly? He loves us not;
He wants the natural touch: for the poor wren,
The most diminutive of birds, will fight,
Her young ones in her nest, against the owl.
All is the fear and nothing is the love;
As little is the wisdom, where the flight
So runs against all reason.

4

IV,2,1769

Father'd he is, and yet he's fatherless.

5

IV,2,1774

Sirrah, your father's dead;
And what will you do now? How will you live?

6

IV,2,1777

What, with worms and flies?

7

IV,2,1779

Poor bird! thou'ldst never fear the net nor lime,
The pitfall nor the gin.

8

IV,2,1783

Yes, he is dead; how wilt thou do for a father?

9

IV,2,1785

Why, I can buy me twenty at any market.

10

IV,2,1787

Thou speak'st with all thy wit: and yet, i' faith,
With wit enough for thee.

11

IV,2,1790

Ay, that he was.

12

IV,2,1792

Why, one that swears and lies.

13

IV,2,1794

Every one that does so is a traitor, and must be hanged.

14

IV,2,1796

Every one.

15

IV,2,1798

Why, the honest men.

16

IV,2,1802

Now, God help thee, poor monkey!
But how wilt thou do for a father?

17

IV,2,1807

Poor prattler, how thou talk'st!

18

IV,2,1819

Whither should I fly?
I have done no harm. But I remember now
I am in this earthly world; where to do harm
Is often laudable, to do good sometime
Accounted dangerous folly: why then, alas,
Do I put up that womanly defence,
To say I have done no harm?
[Enter Murderers]
What are these faces?

19

IV,2,1829

I hope, in no place so unsanctified
Where such as thou mayst find him.

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