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Drumme and Colours. Enter Malcolme, Seyward, Macduffe, Drum and colours. Enter Malcolm, Seyward, Macduff, Mac
and their Army, with Boughes and their Army, with boughs Mac
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
And shew like those you are: You (worthy Vnkle)And show like those you are. You, worthy uncle, Mac
Shall with my Cosin your right Noble SonneShall with my cousin, your right noble son, Mac
Leade our first Battell. Worthy Macduffe, and weeLead our first battle. Worthy Macduff and webattle (n.)

old form: Battell
army, fighting force, battalion
Shall take vpon's what else remaines to do,Shall take upon's what else remains to do, Mac
According to our order.According to our order. Mac
Fare you well:Fare you well.fare ... well (int.)
goodbye [to an individual]
Do we but finde the Tyrants power to night,Do we but find the tyrant's power tonight,power (n.)
armed force, troops, host, army
Let vs be beaten, if we cannot fight.Let us be beaten if we cannot fight. Mac
Make all our Trumpets speak, giue thẽ all breathMake all our trumpets speak, give them all breath, Mac
Those clamorous Harbingers of Blood, & Death.Those clamorous harbingers of blood and death.harbinger (n.)
forerunner, herald, precursor
ExeuntExeunt Mac
Alarums continued.Alarums continued Mac
Enter Macbeth.Enter Macbeth Mac
They haue tied me to a stake, I cannot flye,They have tied me to a stake, I cannot fly, Mac
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 dogs
That was not borne of Woman? Such a oneThat was not born of woman? Such a one Mac
Am I to feare, or none.Am I to fear, or none. Mac
Enter young Seyward.Enter Young Seyward Mac
What is thy name?What is thy name? Mac
Thou'lt be affraid to heare it.Thou'lt be afraid to hear it. Mac
No: though thou call'st thy selfe a hoter nameNo, though thou call'st thyself a hotter name Mac
Then any is in hell.Than any is in hell. Mac
My name's Macbeth.My name's Macbeth. Mac
The diuell himselfe could not pronounce a TitleThe devil himself could not pronounce a title Mac
More hatefull to mine eare.More hateful to mine ear. Mac
No: nor more fearefull.No, nor more fearful. Mac
Thou lyest abhorred Tyrant, with my SwordThou liest, abhorred tyrant! With my swordabhorred (adj.)
horrifying, disgusting, abominable
Ile proue the lye thou speak'st.I'll prove the lie thou speak'st. Mac
Fight, and young Seyward slaine.Fight, and Young Seyward slain Mac
Thou was't borne of woman;Thou wast born of woman. Mac
But Swords I smile at, Weapons laugh to scorne,But swords I smile at, weapons laugh to scorn, Mac
Brandish'd by man that's of a Woman borne.Brandished by man that's of a woman born. Mac
Exit.Exit Mac
Alarums. Enter Macduffe.Alarums. Enter Macduff Mac
That way the noise is: Tyrant shew thy face,That way the noise is. Tyrant, show thy face. Mac
If thou beest slaine, and with no stroake of mine,If thou be'st slain, and with no stroke of mine, Mac
My Wife and Childrens Ghosts will haunt me still:My wife and children's ghosts will haunt me still.still (adv.)
constantly, always, continually
I cannot strike at wretched Kernes, whose armesI cannot strike at wretched kerns, whose armskern (n.)

old form: Kernes
lightly armed Irish foot-soldier
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
Or else my Sword with an vnbattered edgeOr else my sword with an unbattered edge Mac
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
By this great clatter, one of greatest noteBy this great clatter one of greatest note Mac
Seemes bruited. Let me finde him Fortune,Seems bruited. Let me find him, fortune!bruit (v.)
report, announce, proclaim
And more I begge not.And more I beg not. Mac
Exit.Exit Mac
Alarums. Enter Malcolme and Seyward.Alarums. Enter Malcolm and Seyward Mac
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
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
The Noble Thanes do brauely in the Warre,The noble thanes do bravely in the war;bravely (adv.)

old form: brauely
splendidly, worthily, excellently
The day almost it selfe professes yours,The day almost itself professes yours, Mac
And little is to do.And little is to do. Mac
We haue met with FoesWe have met with foes Mac
That strike beside vs.That strike beside us.beside (prep.)
by the side of
Enter Sir, the Castle.Enter, sir, the castle. Mac
Exeunt. Exeunt Mac
Alarum. Enter Macbeth.Alarum. Enter Macbeth Mac
Why should I play the Roman Foole, and dyeWhy should I play the Roman fool and die Mac
On mine owne sword? whiles I see liues, the gashesOn mine own sword? Whiles I see lives, the gashes Mac
Do better vpon them.Do better upon them. Mac
Enter Macduffe.Enter Macduff Mac
Turne Hell-hound, turne.Turn, hellhound, turn! Mac
Of all men else I haue auoyded thee:Of all men else I have avoided thee. Mac
But get thee backe, my soule is too much charg'dBut get thee back; my soul is too much charged Mac
With blood of thine already.With blood of thine already. Mac
I haue no words,I have no words; Mac
My voice is in my Sword, thou bloodier VillaineMy voice is in my sword, thou bloodier villain Mac
Then tearmes can giue thee out.Than terms can give thee out. Mac
Fight: AlarumFight. Alarum Mac
Thou loosest labourThou losest labour. Mac
As easie may'st thou the intrenchant AyreAs easy mayst thou the intrenchant airintrenchant (adj.)
uncuttable, incapable of being gashed
With thy keene Sword impresse, as make me bleed:With thy keen sword impress as make me bleed. Mac
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-piece
I beare a charmed Life, which must not yeeldI bear a charmed life which must not yieldcharmed (adj.)
bewitched, enchanted, placed under a spell
To one of woman borne.To one of woman born. Mac
Dispaire thy Charme,Despair thy charm,charm (n.)
magic spell, enchantment
And let the Angell whom thou still hast seru'dAnd let the angel whom thou still hast servedstill (adv.)
constantly, always, continually
angel (n.)

old form: Angell
demon, evil spirit, attendant spirit
Tell thee, Macduffe was from his Mothers wombTell thee Macduff was from his mother's womb Mac
Vntimely ript.Untimely ripped.untimely (adv.)

old form: Vntimely
prematurely, too soon, before due time
Accursed be that tongue that tels mee so;Accursed be that tongue that tells me so; Mac
For it hath Cow'd my better part of man:For it hath cowed my better part of man; Mac
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
That palter with vs in a double sence,That palter with us in a double sense,palter (v.)
prevaricate, deal evasively [with], quibble
That keepe the word of promise to our eare,That keep the word of promise to our ear Mac
And breake it to our hope. Ile not fight with thee.And break it to our hope. I'll not fight with thee. Mac
Then yeeld thee Coward,Then yield thee, coward; Mac
And liue to be the shew, and gaze o'th' time.And live to be the show and gaze o'the time. Mac
Wee'l haue thee, as our rarer Monsters areWe'll have thee, as our rarer monsters are,monster (n.)
marvel, monstrosity, prodigy
rare (adj.)
unusual, striking, exceptional
Painted vpon a pole, and vnder-writ,Painted upon a pole, and underwrit, Mac
Heere may you see the Tyrant.‘ Here may you see the tyrant.’ Mac
I will not yeeldI will not yield Mac
To kisse the ground before young Malcolmes feet,To kiss the ground before young Malcolm's feet Mac
And to be baited with the Rabbles curse.And to be baited with the rabble's curse.bait (v.)
harass, persecute, torment
Though Byrnane wood be come to Dunsinane,Though Birnan Wood be come to Dunsinane Mac
And thou oppos'd, being of no woman borne,And thou opposed, being of no woman born, Mac
Yet I will try the last. Before my body,Yet I will try the last. Before my bodytry (v.)
contest, decide, fight out
last (n.)
end, conclusion, final test
I throw my warlike Shield: Lay on Macduffe,I throw my warlike shield. Lay on, Macduff; Mac
And damn'd be him, that first cries hold, enough.And damned be him that first cries, ‘ Hold, enough!’ Mac
Exeunt fighting. Exeunt fighting Mac
Alarums. Enter Fighting, and Macbeth slaine.Alarums. Enter fighting, and Macbeth slain Mac
Exit Macduff Mac
Retreat, and Flourish. Enter with Drumme and Colours,Retreat and flourish. Enter with drum and colours Mac
Malcolm, Seyward, Rosse, Thanes, & SoldiersMalcolm, Seyward, Ross, Thanes, and Soldiers Mac
I would the Friends we misse, were safe arriu'd.I would the friends we miss were safe arrived. Mac
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, depart
So great a day as this is cheapely bought.So great a day as this is cheaply bought. Mac
Macduffe is missing, and your Noble Sonne.Macduff is missing and your noble son. Mac
Your son my Lord, ha's paid a souldiers debt,Your son, my lord, has paid a soldier's debt. Mac
He onely liu'd but till he was a man,He only lived but till he was a man; Mac
The which no sooner had his Prowesse confirm'dThe which no sooner had his prowess confirmed Mac
In the vnshrinking station where he fought,In the unshrinking station where he fought Mac
But like a man he dy'de.But, like a man, he died. Mac
Then he is dead?Then he is dead? Mac
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 combat
Must not be measur'd by his worth, for thenMust not be measured by his worth, for then Mac
It hath no end.It hath no end. Mac
Had he his hurts before?Had he his hurts before?before (adv.)
in the front
I, on the Front.Ay, on the front. Mac
Why then, Gods Soldier be he:Why then, God's soldier be he. Mac
Had I as many Sonnes, as I haue haires,Had I as many sons as I have hairs Mac
I would not wish them to a fairer death:I would not wish them to a fairer death. Mac
And so his Knell is knoll'd.And so, his knell is knolled. Mac
Hee's worth more sorrow,He's worth more sorrow; Mac
and that Ile spend for him.And that I'll spend for him. Mac
He's worth no more,He's worth no more: Mac
They say he parted well, and paid his score,They say he parted well, and paid his score.part (v.)
depart [from], leave, quit
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
Enter Macduffe, with Macbeths head.Enter Macduff with Macbeth's head Mac
Haile King, for so thou art. / Behold where standsHail, King! For so thou art. Behold where stands Mac
Th' Vsurpers cursed head: the time is free:The usurper's cursed head. The time is free. Mac
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
That speake my salutation in their minds:That speak my salutation in their minds, Mac
Whose voyces I desire alowd with mine.Whose voices I desire aloud with mine. –voice (n.)

old form: voyces
vote, official support
Haile King of Scotland.Hail, King of Scotland! Mac
Haile King of Scotland.Hail, King of Scotland! Mac
Flourish.:Flourish Mac
We shall not spend a large expence of time,We shall not spend a large expense of time Mac
Before we reckon with your seuerall loues,Before we reckon with your several loves,several (adj.)

old form: seuerall
various, sundry, respective, individual
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
Henceforth be Earles, the first that euer ScotlandHenceforth be earls, the first that ever Scotland Mac
In such an Honor nam'd: What's more to do,In such an honour named. What's more to do, Mac
Which would be planted newly with the time,Which would be planted newly with the time,time (n.)
times, present day, present state of affairs
plant (v.)
set up, establish, introduce
As calling home our exil'd Friends abroad,As calling home our exiled friends abroad Mac
That fled the Snares of watchfull Tyranny,That fled the snares of watchful tyranny, Mac
Producing forth the cruell MinistersProducing forth the cruel ministersminister (n.)
messenger, agent, servant
Of this dead Butcher, and his Fiend-like Queene;Of this dead butcher and his fiend-like queen – Mac
Who (as 'tis thought) by selfe and violent hands,Who, as 'tis thought, by self and violent hands Mac
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
That call's vpon vs, by the Grace of Grace,That calls upon us, by the grace of Grace Mac
We will performe in measure, time, and place:We will perform in measure, time, and place.measure (n.)
due proportion, appropriate degree, full quantity
So thankes to all at once, and to each one,So thanks to all at once, and to each one, Mac
Whom we inuite, to see vs Crown'd at Scone.Whom we invite to see us crowned at Scone. Mac
Flourish. Exeunt Omnes.Flourish. Exeunt Mac
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