Macbeth
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Drumme and Colours. Enter Malcolme, Seyward, Macduffe, Drum and colours. Enter Malcolm, Seyward, Macduff, Mac V.vi.1.1
and their Army, with Boughes and their Army, with boughs Mac V.vi.1.2
Mal.MALCOLM 
Now neere enough: / Your leauy Skreenes throw downe,Now near enough.Your leavy screens throw down,leavy (adj.)
old form: leauy
leafy, covered with foliage
Mac V.vi.1
And shew like those you are: You (worthy Vnkle)And show like those you are. You, worthy uncle, Mac V.vi.2
Shall with my Cosin your right Noble SonneShall with my cousin, your right noble son, Mac V.vi.3
Leade our first Battell. Worthy Macduffe, and weeLead our first battle. Worthy Macduff and webattle (n.)
old form: Battell
army, fighting force, battalion
Mac V.vi.4
Shall take vpon's what else remaines to do,Shall take upon's what else remains to do, Mac V.vi.5
According to our order.According to our order. Mac V.vi.6.1
Sey.SEYWARD 
Fare you well:Fare you well.fare ... well (int.)goodbye [to an individual]Mac V.vi.6.2
Do we but finde the Tyrants power to night,Do we but find the tyrant's power tonight,power (n.)armed force, troops, host, armyMac V.vi.7
Let vs be beaten, if we cannot fight.Let us be beaten if we cannot fight. Mac V.vi.8
Macd.MACDUFF 
Make all our Trumpets speak, giue thẽ all breathMake all our trumpets speak, give them all breath, Mac V.vi.9
Those clamorous Harbingers of Blood, & Death.Those clamorous harbingers of blood and death.harbinger (n.)forerunner, herald, precursorMac V.vi.10
ExeuntExeunt Mac V.vi.10
Alarums continued.Alarums continued Mac V.vi.10
Enter Macbeth.Enter Macbeth Mac V.vi.10
Macb.MACBETH 
They haue tied me to a stake, I cannot flye,They have tied me to a stake, I cannot fly, Mac V.vi.11
But Beare-like I must fight the course. What's heBut bear-like I must fight the course. What's hecourse (n.)[in bear-baiting] attack by a set of dogsMac V.vi.12
That was not borne of Woman? Such a oneThat was not born of woman? Such a one Mac V.vi.13
Am I to feare, or none.Am I to fear, or none. Mac V.vi.14
Enter young Seyward.Enter Young Seyward Mac V.vi.14
Y.Sey.YOUNG SEYWARD 
What is thy name?What is thy name? Mac V.vi.15.1
Macb.MACBETH 
Thou'lt be affraid to heare it.Thou'lt be afraid to hear it. Mac V.vi.15.2
Y.Sey.YOUNG SEYWARD 
No: though thou call'st thy selfe a hoter nameNo, though thou call'st thyself a hotter name Mac V.vi.16
Then any is in hell.Than any is in hell. Mac V.vi.17.1
Macb.MACBETH 
My name's Macbeth.My name's Macbeth. Mac V.vi.17.2
Y.Sey.YOUNG SEYWARD 
The diuell himselfe could not pronounce a TitleThe devil himself could not pronounce a title Mac V.vi.18
More hatefull to mine eare.More hateful to mine ear. Mac V.vi.19.1
Macb.MACBETH 
No: nor more fearefull.No, nor more fearful. Mac V.vi.19.2
Y.Sey.YOUNG SEYWARD 
Thou lyest abhorred Tyrant, with my SwordThou liest, abhorred tyrant! With my swordabhorred (adj.)horrifying, disgusting, abominableMac V.vi.20
Ile proue the lye thou speak'st.I'll prove the lie thou speak'st. Mac V.vi.21.1
Fight, and young Seyward slaine.Fight, and Young Seyward slain Mac V.vi.21
Macb.MACBETH 
Thou was't borne of woman;Thou wast born of woman. Mac V.vi.21.2
But Swords I smile at, Weapons laugh to scorne,But swords I smile at, weapons laugh to scorn, Mac V.vi.22
Brandish'd by man that's of a Woman borne.Brandished by man that's of a woman born. Mac V.vi.23
Exit.Exit Mac V.vi.23
Alarums. Enter Macduffe.Alarums. Enter Macduff Mac V.vi.23
Macd.MACDUFF 
That way the noise is: Tyrant shew thy face,That way the noise is. Tyrant, show thy face. Mac V.vi.24
If thou beest slaine, and with no stroake of mine,If thou be'st slain, and with no stroke of mine, Mac V.vi.25
My Wife and Childrens Ghosts will haunt me still:My wife and children's ghosts will haunt me still.still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallyMac V.vi.26
I cannot strike at wretched Kernes, whose armesI cannot strike at wretched kerns, whose armskern (n.)
old form: Kernes
lightly armed Irish foot-soldier
Mac V.vi.27
Are hyr'd to beare their Staues; either thou Macbeth,Are hired to bear their staves. Either thou, Macbeth,staff (n.)
old form: Staues
(plural ‘staves’) spear, lance
Mac V.vi.28
Or else my Sword with an vnbattered edgeOr else my sword with an unbattered edge Mac V.vi.29
I sheath againe vndeeded. There thou should'st be,I sheathe again undeeded. There thou shouldst be:undeeded (adj.)
old form: vndeeded
without any deeds performed
Mac V.vi.30
By this great clatter, one of greatest noteBy this great clatter one of greatest note Mac V.vi.31
Seemes bruited. Let me finde him Fortune,Seems bruited. Let me find him, fortune!bruit (v.)report, announce, proclaimMac V.vi.32
And more I begge not.And more I beg not. Mac V.vi.33
Exit.Exit Mac V.vi.33
Alarums. Enter Malcolme and Seyward.Alarums. Enter Malcolm and Seyward Mac V.vi.33
Sey.SEYWARD 
This way my Lord, the Castles gently rendred:This way, my lord. The castle's gently rendered.render (v.)
old form: rendred
give up, surrender, yield
Mac V.vi.34
gently (adv.)quietly, tamely, without a fight
The Tyrants people, on both sides do fight,The tyrant's people on both sides do fight; Mac V.vi.35
The Noble Thanes do brauely in the Warre,The noble thanes do bravely in the war;bravely (adv.)
old form: brauely
splendidly, worthily, excellently
Mac V.vi.36
The day almost it selfe professes yours,The day almost itself professes yours, Mac V.vi.37
And little is to do.And little is to do. Mac V.vi.38.1
Malc.MALCOLM 
We haue met with FoesWe have met with foes Mac V.vi.38.2
That strike beside vs.That strike beside us.beside (prep.)by the side ofMac V.vi.39.1
SeySEYWARD 
Enter Sir, the Castle.Enter, sir, the castle. Mac V.vi.39.2
Exeunt. Exeunt Mac V.vi.39
Alarum. Enter Macbeth.Alarum. Enter Macbeth Mac V.vi.39
Macb.MACBETH 
Why should I play the Roman Foole, and dyeWhy should I play the Roman fool and die Mac V.vi.40
On mine owne sword? whiles I see liues, the gashesOn mine own sword? Whiles I see lives, the gashes Mac V.vi.41
Do better vpon them.Do better upon them. Mac V.vi.42.1
Enter Macduffe.Enter Macduff Mac V.vi.42
Macd.MACDUFF 
Turne Hell-hound, turne.Turn, hellhound, turn! Mac V.vi.42.2
Macb.MACBETH 
Of all men else I haue auoyded thee:Of all men else I have avoided thee. Mac V.vi.43
But get thee backe, my soule is too much charg'dBut get thee back; my soul is too much charged Mac V.vi.44
With blood of thine already.With blood of thine already. Mac V.vi.45.1
Macd.MACDUFF 
I haue no words,I have no words; Mac V.vi.45.2
My voice is in my Sword, thou bloodier VillaineMy voice is in my sword, thou bloodier villain Mac V.vi.46
Then tearmes can giue thee out.Than terms can give thee out. Mac V.vi.47.1
Fight: AlarumFight. Alarum Mac V.vi.47
Macb.MACBETH 
Thou loosest labourThou losest labour. Mac V.vi.47.2
As easie may'st thou the intrenchant AyreAs easy mayst thou the intrenchant airintrenchant (adj.)uncuttable, incapable of being gashedMac V.vi.48
With thy keene Sword impresse, as make me bleed:With thy keen sword impress as make me bleed. Mac V.vi.49
Let fall thy blade on vulnerable Crests,Let fall thy blade on vulnerable crests,crest (n.)[originally the plume of feathers on a] helmet, head-pieceMac V.vi.50
I beare a charmed Life, which must not yeeldI bear a charmed life which must not yieldcharmed (adj.)bewitched, enchanted, placed under a spellMac V.vi.51
To one of woman borne.To one of woman born. Mac V.vi.52.1
Macd.MACDUFF 
Dispaire thy Charme,Despair thy charm,charm (n.)magic spell, enchantmentMac V.vi.52.2
And let the Angell whom thou still hast seru'dAnd let the angel whom thou still hast servedangel (n.)
old form: Angell
demon, evil spirit, attendant spirit
Mac V.vi.53
still (adv.)constantly, always, continually
Tell thee, Macduffe was from his Mothers wombTell thee Macduff was from his mother's womb Mac V.vi.54
Vntimely ript.Untimely ripped.untimely (adv.)
old form: Vntimely
prematurely, too soon, before due time
Mac V.vi.55
Macb.MACBETH 
Accursed be that tongue that tels mee so;Accursed be that tongue that tells me so; Mac V.vi.56
For it hath Cow'd my better part of man:For it hath cowed my better part of man; Mac V.vi.57
And be these Iugling Fiends no more beleeu'd,And be these juggling fiends no more believedjuggling (adj.)
old form: Iugling
deceiving, cheating, full of trickery
Mac V.vi.58
That palter with vs in a double sence,That palter with us in a double sense,palter (v.)prevaricate, deal evasively [with], quibbleMac V.vi.59
That keepe the word of promise to our eare,That keep the word of promise to our ear Mac V.vi.60
And breake it to our hope. Ile not fight with thee.And break it to our hope. I'll not fight with thee. Mac V.vi.61
Macd.MACDUFF 
Then yeeld thee Coward,Then yield thee, coward; Mac V.vi.62
And liue to be the shew, and gaze o'th' time.And live to be the show and gaze o'the time. Mac V.vi.63
Wee'l haue thee, as our rarer Monsters areWe'll have thee, as our rarer monsters are,monster (n.)marvel, monstrosity, prodigyMac V.vi.64
rare (adj.)unusual, striking, exceptional
Painted vpon a pole, and vnder-writ,Painted upon a pole, and underwrit, Mac V.vi.65
Heere may you see the Tyrant.‘ Here may you see the tyrant.’ Mac V.vi.66.1
Macb.MACBETH 
I will not yeeldI will not yield Mac V.vi.66.2
To kisse the ground before young Malcolmes feet,To kiss the ground before young Malcolm's feet Mac V.vi.67
And to be baited with the Rabbles curse.And to be baited with the rabble's curse.bait (v.)harass, persecute, tormentMac V.vi.68
Though Byrnane wood be come to Dunsinane,Though Birnan Wood be come to Dunsinane Mac V.vi.69
And thou oppos'd, being of no woman borne,And thou opposed, being of no woman born, Mac V.vi.70
Yet I will try the last. Before my body,Yet I will try the last. Before my bodytry (v.)contest, decide, fight outMac V.vi.71
last (n.)end, conclusion, final test
I throw my warlike Shield: Lay on Macduffe,I throw my warlike shield. Lay on, Macduff; Mac V.vi.72
And damn'd be him, that first cries hold, enough.And damned be him that first cries, ‘ Hold, enough!’ Mac V.vi.73
Exeunt fighting. Exeunt fighting Mac V.vi.73
Alarums. Enter Fighting, and Macbeth slaine.Alarums. Enter fighting, and Macbeth slain Mac V.vi.73.1
Exit Macduff Mac V.vi.73.2
Retreat, and Flourish. Enter with Drumme and Colours,Retreat and flourish. Enter with drum and colours Mac V.vi.73.3
Malcolm, Seyward, Rosse, Thanes, & SoldiersMalcolm, Seyward, Ross, Thanes, and Soldiers Mac V.vi.73.4
Mal.MALCOLM 
I would the Friends we misse, were safe arriu'd.I would the friends we miss were safe arrived. Mac V.vi.74
Sey.SEYWARD 
Some must go off: and yet by these I see,Some must go off; and yet, by these I seego off (v.)die, pass away, departMac V.vi.75
So great a day as this is cheapely bought.So great a day as this is cheaply bought. Mac V.vi.76
Mal.MALCOLM 
Macduffe is missing, and your Noble Sonne.Macduff is missing and your noble son. Mac V.vi.77
Rosse.ROSS 
Your son my Lord, ha's paid a souldiers debt,Your son, my lord, has paid a soldier's debt. Mac V.vi.78
He onely liu'd but till he was a man,He only lived but till he was a man; Mac V.vi.79
The which no sooner had his Prowesse confirm'dThe which no sooner had his prowess confirmed Mac V.vi.80
In the vnshrinking station where he fought,In the unshrinking station where he fought Mac V.vi.81
But like a man he dy'de.But, like a man, he died. Mac V.vi.82.1
Sey.SEYWARD 
Then he is dead?Then he is dead? Mac V.vi.82.2
Rosse.ROSS 
I, and brought off the field: your cause of sorrowAy, and brought off the field. Your cause of sorrowfield (n.)field of battle, battleground, field of combatMac V.vi.83
Must not be measur'd by his worth, for thenMust not be measured by his worth, for then Mac V.vi.84
It hath no end.It hath no end. Mac V.vi.85.1
Sey.SEYWARD 
Had he his hurts before?Had he his hurts before?before (adv.)in the frontMac V.vi.85.2
Rosse.ROSS 
I, on the Front.Ay, on the front. Mac V.vi.86.1
Sey.SEYWARD 
Why then, Gods Soldier be he:Why then, God's soldier be he. Mac V.vi.86.2
Had I as many Sonnes, as I haue haires,Had I as many sons as I have hairs Mac V.vi.87
I would not wish them to a fairer death:I would not wish them to a fairer death. Mac V.vi.88
And so his Knell is knoll'd.And so, his knell is knolled. Mac V.vi.89.1
Mal.MALCOLM 
Hee's worth more sorrow,He's worth more sorrow; Mac V.vi.89.2
and that Ile spend for him.And that I'll spend for him. Mac V.vi.890.1
Sey.SEYWARD 
He's worth no more,He's worth no more: Mac V.vi.90.2
They say he parted well, and paid his score,They say he parted well, and paid his score.part (v.)depart [from], leave, quitMac V.vi.91
score (n.)reckoning, account, debt
And so God be with him. Here comes newer comfort.And so, God be with him. – Here comes newer comfort. Mac V.vi.92
Enter Macduffe, with Macbeths head.Enter Macduff with Macbeth's head Mac V.vi.92
Macd.MACDUFF 
Haile King, for so thou art. / Behold where standsHail, King! For so thou art. Behold where stands Mac V.vi.93
Th' Vsurpers cursed head: the time is free:The usurper's cursed head. The time is free. Mac V.vi.94
I see thee compast with thy Kingdomes Pearle,I see thee compassed with thy kingdom's pearlcompass (v.)
old form: compast
surround, be in the middle of
Mac V.vi.95
That speake my salutation in their minds:That speak my salutation in their minds, Mac V.vi.96
Whose voyces I desire alowd with mine.Whose voices I desire aloud with mine. –voice (n.)
old form: voyces
vote, official support
Mac V.vi.97
Haile King of Scotland.Hail, King of Scotland! Mac V.vi.98.1
AllALL 
Haile King of Scotland.Hail, King of Scotland! Mac V.vi.98.2
Flourish.:Flourish Mac V.vi.98
Mal.MALCOLM 
We shall not spend a large expence of time,We shall not spend a large expense of time Mac V.vi.99
Before we reckon with your seuerall loues,Before we reckon with your several loves,several (adj.)
old form: seuerall
various, sundry, respective, individual
Mac V.vi.100
reckon with (v.)make a reckoning of, take full account of what is owed to
And make vs euen with you. My Thanes and KinsmenAnd make us even with you. My thanes and kinsmen, Mac V.vi.101
Henceforth be Earles, the first that euer ScotlandHenceforth be earls, the first that ever Scotland Mac V.vi.102
In such an Honor nam'd: What's more to do,In such an honour named. What's more to do, Mac V.vi.103
Which would be planted newly with the time,Which would be planted newly with the time,time (n.)times, present day, present state of affairsMac V.vi.104
plant (v.)set up, establish, introduce
As calling home our exil'd Friends abroad,As calling home our exiled friends abroad Mac V.vi.105
That fled the Snares of watchfull Tyranny,That fled the snares of watchful tyranny, Mac V.vi.106
Producing forth the cruell MinistersProducing forth the cruel ministersminister (n.)messenger, agent, servantMac V.vi.107
Of this dead Butcher, and his Fiend-like Queene;Of this dead butcher and his fiend-like queen – Mac V.vi.108
Who (as 'tis thought) by selfe and violent hands,Who, as 'tis thought, by self and violent hands Mac V.vi.109
Tooke off her life. This, and what need full elseTook off her life – this, and what needful elsetake off (v.)
old form: Tooke off
kill, remove, put to death
Mac V.vi.110
That call's vpon vs, by the Grace of Grace,That calls upon us, by the grace of Grace Mac V.vi.111
We will performe in measure, time, and place:We will perform in measure, time, and place.measure (n.)due proportion, appropriate degree, full quantityMac V.vi.112
So thankes to all at once, and to each one,So thanks to all at once, and to each one, Mac V.vi.113
Whom we inuite, to see vs Crown'd at Scone.Whom we invite to see us crowned at Scone. Mac V.vi.114
Flourish. Exeunt Omnes.Flourish. Exeunt Mac V.vi.114
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