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Macbeth

Act V, Scene 4

Country near Birnam wood.
 
[Drum and colors. Enter MALCOLM, SIWARD and YOUNG SIWARD, MACDUFF, MENTEITH, CAITHNESS, ANGUS, LENNOX, ROSS, and Soldiers, marching]
 
MALCOLM
       ,            ,          ,          ,         ,
      Cousins,| I hope | the days | are near | at hand
             ,         ,         ,
      That cham|bers will | be safe.
 
MENTEITH
                                            x      ,
                                    We doubt it | nothing.
 
SIWARD
             ,         ,          x
      What wood | is this | before us?
 
MENTEITH
                                            ,        ,       ->
5                                     The wood | of Bir||nam.
 
MALCOLM
       ,      2    ,        ,          ,        ,
      Let | every sol|dier hew | him down | a bough
            ,     2    ,           ,    ,      2      ,
      And bear| it before | him: there|by shall we | shadow
           ,        ,         ,          ,        ,    2 ->
      The num|bers of | our host,| and make | disco||very
       ,      2    ,        ,
      Err | in report | of us.
 
SOLDIERS
                                    ,          ,
10                             It shall | be done.
 
SIWARD
           ,      , ,          2       ,   2       ,
      We learn | no o/ther, but the | confident | tyrant
        T     T    .  T      ,          ,        ,
      Keeps still in Dun|sinane,| and will | endure
           ,         ,          x
      Our set|ting down | before it.
 
MALCOLM
                                                  ,    ,
                                     'Tis his / main hope:
            ,            ,      ,        ,        x
15    For where | there is | advan|tage to | be given,
             ,          ,           x      ,            ,
      Both more | and less | have given | him the | revolt,
            ,      ,           ,               ,         ,
      And none | serve with | him, but | constrain|ed things,
               ,          ,       ,
      Whose hearts | are ab|sent too.
 
MACDUFF
                                         2      ,     ,
                                      Let our just | censures
          ,          ,       ,         ,        ,
20    Attend | the true | event,| and put | we on
         ,     2    ,        ,
      Indus|trious sol|diership.
 
SIWARD
                                      ,         ,       2->
                                The time | approa||ches,
             ,          ,       ,        ,         ,
      That will | with due | deci|sion make | us know
            ,          ,         ,          ,        ,
      What we | shall say | we have,| and what | we owe:
          ,      ,   2                   ,    ,        ,
25    Thoughts spec/ulative,| their un/sure hopes | relate,
           ,        ,         ,            ,     ,
      But cer|tain is|sue, strokes | must ar|bitrate,
        ___      ___        ,          ,    oo
      Towards | which,| advance | the war.|
 
[Exeunt, marching]

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