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GENTLEWOMAN

Directly.

GENTLEWOMAN

Yes, right away.

DOCTOR

Foul whisp'rings are abroad. Unnatural deeds
50Do breed unnatural troubles. Infected minds
To their deaf pillows will discharge their secrets.
More needs she the divine than the physician.
God, God forgive us all! Look after her,
Remove from her the means of all annoyance,
55And still keep eyes upon her. So, good night.
My mind she has mated, and amazed my sight.
I think, but dare not speak.

DOCTOR

Evil rumors are going around. Unnatural acts will cause

supernatural

Sleepwalking and sleeptalking were considered supernatural events in Shakespeares time.

supernatural
things to happen. People with guilty and deranged minds will confess their secrets to their pillows as they sleep. This woman needs a priest more than a doctor. God forgive us all! (to the waiting- GENTLEWOMAN) Look after her. Remove anything she might hurt herself with. Watch her constantly. And now, good-night. She has bewildered my mind and amazed my eyes. I have an opinion, but I don’t dare to say it out loud.

GENTLEWOMAN

     Good night, good doctor.

GENTLEWOMAN

Good night, good doctor.
Exeunt
They exit.