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William Shakespeare (1564–1616).  The Tragedy of Macbeth.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
Act V
 
Scene VI
 
 
[Dunsinane. Before the castle]
Drum and colours. Enter MALCOLM, old SIWARD, MACDUFF, and their Army, with boughs

  Mal.  Now near enough; your leavy screens throw down,
And show like those you are. You, worthy uncle,
Shall, with my cousin, your right noble son,
Lead our first battle. 1 Worthy Macduff and we        4
Shall take upon’s what else remains to do,
According to our order.
  Siw.  Fare you well.
Do we but find the tyrant’s power to-night,        8
Let us be beaten, if we cannot fight.
  Macd.  Make all our trumpets speak; give them all breath,
Those clamorous harbingers 2 of blood and death.  Exeunt. Alarums continued.
 
Note 1. Battalion. [back]
Note 2. Forerunners, announcers. [back]
 

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