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Macbeth: Act 5, Scene 3

Macbeth
Act 5, Scene 3

Dunsinane. A room in the castle.

  1. Enter Macbeth, English Doctor, and Attendants.

Macbeth

2 - 14
  1. Bring me no more reports, let them fly all.
  2. Till Birnan wood remove to Dunsinane
  3. I cannot taint with fear. What’s the boy Malcolm?
  4. Was he not born of woman? The spirits that know
  5. All mortal consequences have pronounc’d me thus:
  6. Fear not, Macbeth, no man that’s born of woman
  7. Shall e’er have power upon thee.” Then fly, false thanes,
  8. And mingle with the English epicures!
  9. The mind I sway by, and the heart I bear,
  10. Shall never sag with doubt, nor shake with fear.
  11. Enter Servant.
  12. The devil damn thee black, thou cream-fac’d loon!
  13. Where got’st thou that goose-look?

Servant

15
  1. There is ten thousand

Macbeth

16
  1.                        Geese, villain?

Servant

17
  1.                 Soldiers, sir.

Macbeth

18 - 21
  1. Go prick thy face, and over-red thy fear,
  2. Thou lily-liver’d boy. What soldiers, patch?
  3. Death of thy soul! Those linen cheeks of thine
  4. Are counsellors to fear. What soldiers, whey-face?

Servant

22
  1. The English force, so please you.

Macbeth

23 - 35
  1. Take thy face hence.
  2. Exit Servant.
  3.                      Seyton!—I am sick at heart
  4. When I beholdSeyton, I say!—This push
  5. Will cheer me ever, or disseat me now.
  6. I have liv’d long enough: my way of life
  7. Is fall’n into the sear, the yellow leaf,
  8. And that which should accompany old age,
  9. As honor, love, obedience, troops of friends,
  10. I must not look to have; but in their stead,
  11. Curses, not loud but deep, mouth-honor, breath,
  12. Which the poor heart would fain deny, and dare not.
  13. Seyton!
  1. Enter Seyton.

Seyton

37
  1. What’s your gracious pleasure?

Macbeth

38
  1.                                What news more?

Seyton

39
  1. All is confirm’d, my lord, which was reported.

Macbeth

40 - 41
  1. I’ll fight, till from my bones my flesh be hack’d.
  2. Give me my armor.

Seyton

42
  1.                   ’Tis not needed yet.

Macbeth

43 - 46
  1. I’ll put it on.
  2. Send out more horses, skirr the country round,
  3. Hang those that talk of fear. Give me mine armor.
  4. How does your patient, doctor?

English Doctor

47 - 49
  1.                                Not so sick, my lord,
  2. As she is troubled with thick-coming fancies,
  3. That keep her from her rest.

Macbeth

50 - 56
  1.                              Cure her of that.
  2. Canst thou not minister to a mind diseas’d,
  3. Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow,
  4. Raze out the written troubles of the brain,
  5. And with some sweet oblivious antidote
  6. Cleanse the stuff’d bosom of that perilous stuff
  7. Which weighs upon the heart?

English Doctor

57 - 58
  1.                              Therein the patient
  2. Must minister to himself.

Macbeth

59 - 68
  1. Throw physic to the dogs, I’ll none of it.
  2. Come, put mine armor on; give me my staff.
  3. Seyton, send out. Doctor, the thanes fly from me.—
  4. Come, sir, dispatch.— If thou couldst, doctor, cast
  5. The water of my land, find her disease,
  6. And purge it to a sound and pristine health,
  7. I would applaud thee to the very echo,
  8. That should applaud again.—Pull’t off, I say.—
  9. What rhubarb, cyme, or what purgative drug,
  10. Would scour these English hence? Hear’st thou of them?

English Doctor

69 - 70
  1. Ay, my good lord; your royal preparation
  2. Makes us hear something.

Macbeth

71 - 73
  1.                          Bring it after me.—
  2. I will not be afraid of death and bane,
  3. Till Birnan forest come to Dunsinane.
  1. Exeunt all but the English Doctor.

English Doctor

75 - 76
  1. Were I from Dunsinane away and clear,
  2. Profit again should hardly draw me here.
  1. Exit.
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