Prescanned Shakespeare.com
presented by Acoustic Learning


Macbeth

Act V, Scene 2

The country near Dunsinane.
 
[Drum and colors. Enter MENTEITH, CAITHNESS, ANGUS, LENNOX, and Soldiers]
 
MENTEITH
           ,         x          ,     ,    2      ,
      The Eng|lish power | is near,| led on by | Malcolm,
           ,      ,        ,          ,         ,
      His unc|le Si|ward, and | the good | Macduff.
         ,        ,         ,       2        ,     ,
      Reven|ges burn | in them:| for their dear | causes
        ,              ,         ,          ,       ,
      Would to | the bleed|ing, and | the grim | alarm
          ,         ,    2     ,
      Excite | the mor|tified man.
 
ANGUS
                                        ,        ,
                                  Near Bir|nam wood
           2     ,      ,          ,          ,          ,
      Shall we well | meet them,| that way | are they | coming.
 
CAITHNESS
            ,         ,      ,     ,     2       ,
      Who knows | if Do|nalbain | be with his | brother?
 
LENNOX
           ,        ,      2    ,        ,        ,
      For cert|ain sir,| he is not:| I have | a file
          ,         ,         ,         ,         ,
      Of all | the gen|try; there | is Si|ward's son,
           ,     ,          ,          ,      ,
      And ma|ny un|rough^youths,| that ev|en now
           ,            ,         ,
      Protest | their first | of man|hood.
 
MENTEITH
                                             ,        2     ,      ->
                                           What | does the ty||rant.
 
CAITHNESS
        ,      ,   2            ,       ,      ,
      Great | Dunsinane | he strong|ly for|tifies:
        ,              ,    ,      2        ,         ,
      Some say | he's mad:| others, that | lesser | hate him,
           ,        ,   2    ,      ,         ,       2->
      Do call | it va|liant fu|ry, but | for cer||tain
          ,        ,      ,        ,          ,
      He can|not buck|le his | distemp|ered cause
          ,          ,         ,
      Within | the belt | of rule.
 
ANGUS
                                    ,              ,
                                   Now does | he feel
           ,       ,         ,        ,         ,
      His sec|ret murd|ers stick|ing on | his hands,
           ,   ,   2     ,        T    .    T      T
      Now min|utely re|volts up|braid his faith-breach:
        ,             ,           ,     ,        ,
      Those he | commands,| move on|ly in | command,
       ,             ,     ,      2       ,         ,
      Nothing | in love:| now does he | feel his | title
             ,        ,           ,       ,         ,
      Hang^loose | about | him, like | a gi|ant's robe
        ,        ,         ,
      Upon | a dwar|fish thief.
 
MENTEITH
                                ,                 ,
                               Who then | shall blame
           ,         ,       ,       ,          ,
      His pes|tered sens|es to | recoil,| and start,
            ,          ,       ,           ,         ,
      When all | that is | within | him, does | condemn
          ,         ,       ,
      Itself,| for be|ing there.
 
CAITHNESS
                                        ,         ,
                                Well, march | we on,
           ,      ,   2       ,          ,       ,
      To give | obed|ience, where |'tis tru|ly owed:
        ,            ,   2     ,         ,       ,
      Meet we | the me|dicine of | the sick|ly weal,
            ,          ,     ,            ,          ,
      And with | him pour | we in | our count|ry's purge,
             ,        ,
      Each drop | of us.
 
LENNOX
                             ,         ,        ,
                         Or so | much as | it needs,
          ,         ,   2        x           ,           ,
      To dew | the sov|ereign flower,| and drown | the weeds:
        ,             ,         ,      ,       oo
      Make we | our march | towards | Birnam.|
 
[Exeunt, marching]

← Previous Scene | Next Scene →


Home