What, sir, not yet at rest? The king’s a-bed. He hath been in unusual pleasure, and Sent forth great largess to your offices. This diamond he greets your wife withal, By the name of most kind hostess,
Being unprepared,Our will became the servant to defect,Which else should free have wrought.
Fleance & Banquo talks about the night & what time the moon sets.
I dreamt last night of the three weird sisters: To you they have showed some truth.
Yet, when we can entreat an hour to serve, We would spend it in some words upon that business, If you would grant the time.
Banquo asks Fleance if one of them could hold his sword because he is not able to sleep. Macbeth then enters...
So I lose noneIn seeking to augment it, but still keepMy bosom franchised and allegiance clear,I shall be counselled.
If you shall cleave to my consent, when ’tis, It shall make honor for you.
Banquo asks Macbeth why he’s not asleep. Banquo gives Macbeth a diamond gifted by the king to his wife & gifts to his household & servants. Macbeth explains how he wasn’t ready for the king & he couldn’t entertain the king how he wanted to.
Is this a dagger which I see before me,The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee.
Banquo says it’s okay & how he had a dream about the witches & what they said. Macbeth signals to Banquo that he’s planning on speeding up the process on the prophecy.
Macbeth tells Banquo that he will get something out of it if he keeps quiet about it. Banquo accepts his deal & goes to bed.
Macbeth tells the servants to alert him when his drink is ready then go to bed. Macbeth then has a conversation with himself about how soon he will see a murderer & talks about his knife while drawing it. He then describes how the blade looks.