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Macbeth: Act 5, Scene 2

Macbeth
Act 5, Scene 2

The country near Dunsinane.

  1. Drum and Colors. Enter Menteth, Cathness, Angus, Lennox,
  2. Soldiers.

Menteth

3 - 7
  1. The English pow’r is near, led on by Malcolm,
  2. His uncle Siward, and the good Macduff.
  3. Revenges burn in them; for their dear causes
  4. Would to the bleeding and the grim alarm
  5. Excite the mortified man.

Angus

8 - 9
  1.                           Near Birnan wood
  2. Shall we well meet them; that way are they coming.

Cathness

10
  1. Who knows if Donalbain be with his brother?

Lennox

11 - 14
  1. For certain, sir, he is not; I have a file
  2. Of all the gentry. There is Siward’s son,
  3. And many unrough youths that even now
  4. Protest their first of manhood.

Menteth

15
  1.                                 What does the tyrant?

Cathness

16 - 20
  1. Great Dunsinane he strongly fortifies.
  2. Some say he’s mad; others that lesser hate him
  3. Do call it valiant fury; but for certain
  4. He cannot buckle his distemper’d cause
  5. Within the belt of rule.

Angus

21 - 27
  1.                          Now does he feel
  2. His secret murders sticking on his hands;
  3. Now minutely revolts upbraid his faith-breach;
  4. Those he commands move only in command,
  5. Nothing in love. Now does he feel his title
  6. Hang loose about him, like a giant’s robe
  7. Upon a dwarfish thief.

Menteth

28 - 31
  1.                        Who then shall blame
  2. His pester’d senses to recoil and start,
  3. When all that is within him does condemn
  4. Itself for being there?

Cathness

32 - 36
  1.                         Well, march we on
  2. To give obedience where ’tis truly ow’d.
  3. Meet we the med’cine of the sickly weal,
  4. And with him pour we, in our country’s purge,
  5. Each drop of us.

Lennox

37 - 39
  1.                  Or so much as it needs
  2. To dew the sovereign flower and drown the weeds.
  3. Make we our march towards Birnan.
  1. Exeunt marching.
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