Banquet prepared. Enter MACBETH,
LADY MACBETH, ROSS,
LENNOX, LORDS, and attendants.
You know your own degrees; sit down. At first
And last, the hearty welcome.
The LORDS sit
to your majesty.
Ourself will mingle with society
And play the humble host.
5Our hostess keeps her state, but in best time
We will require her welcome.
Pronounce it for me, sir, to all our friends,
For my heart speaks they are welcome.
Enter FIRST MURDERER at the door
See, they encounter thee with their hearts' thanks.
10Both sides are even. Here I’ll sit i'
Be large in mirth. Anon we’ll drink a measure
The table round.
(aside to FIRST MURDERER) There’s blood upon thy
'Tis Banquo’s then.
15'Tis better thee without than he within.
Is he dispatched?