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What does art not without ambition but without the illness should attend it mean?

"Wouldst" here means "would like to" so Lady Macbeth is saying that Macbeth wants to be great. "Art not without ambition," "Art" means "are," so Macbeth does have ambition enough to be a great man and even a king. However "but without / The illness should attend it."

Also know, what does Hie thee hither that I may pour my spirits in thine ear?

“Page 16, 1.5” “Hie thee hither that I may pour my spirits in thine ear and chastise with the valor of my tongue”. This means that Lady Macbeth hopes that she can persuade Macbeth into seeing her plan by talking to him and seducing him. She is now starting to see a queenly future and will stop at nothing to get it.

What greatness is promised thee?

This have I thought good to deliver thee, my dearest partner of greatness, that thou might'st not lose the dues of rejoicing, by being ignorant of what greatness is promised thee. Lay it to thy heart, and farewell.”

Who said she should have died hereafter?

In Act 5, Scene 5 of Macbeth, what does Macbeth mean by saying Lady Macbeth "should have died hereafter" (5.5.17). In Act 5, Scene 5 of Macbeth, what does Macbeth mean by saying Lady Macbeth "should have died hereafter" (5.5.17).
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