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Mal. Let every soldier hew him down a bough, [shadow And bear't before him; thereby shall we The numbers of our host, and make discovery Err in report of us.
Sold. It shall be done.
Siw. We learn no other, but the confident
Keeps still in Dunsinane, and will endure
Mal. "Tis his main hope:
For where there is advantage to be given,
Whose hearts are absent too.
Macd. Let our just censures
Siw. The time approaches,
That will with due decision make us know
Macb. Hang out our banners on the outward walls; [strength The cry is still, They come: Our castle's Will laugh a siege to scorn: here let them lie, Till famine, and the ague, eat them up: Were they not forc'd with those that should be ours, [beard, We might have met them dareful, beard to And beat them backward home. What is that noise? [A cry within, of Women. Sey. It is the cry of women, my good lord. Macb. I have almost forgot the taste of fears: The time has been, my senses would have
To hear a night-shriek; and my fell of hair
Direness, familiar to my slaught'rous thoughts,
Sey. The queen, my lord, is dead.
Life's but a walking shadow; a poor player,
1. e. Greater and less + Determine. Skin.
Enter a MESSENGER.
Thou com'st to use thy tongue; thy story
I shall report that which I say I saw,
Mess. As I did stand my watch upon the
I look'd toward Birnam, and anon, methought,
Macb. Liar, and slave!
[Striking him. Within this three mile may you see it coming; Mess. Let me endure your wrath, if't be not I say, a moving grove.
Macb. If thou speak'st false,
Upon the next tree shalt thou hang alive,
To doubt the equivocation of the fiend,
At least we'll die with harnesst on our back.
SCENE VI.-The same.-A plain before the
Enter, with Drums and Colours, MALCOLM, old
Mal. Now near enough; your leavy screens
And show like those you are:-You, worthy
Siw. Fare you well.-
Macd. Make all our trumpets speak; give
Those clamorous harbingers of blood and
Yo. Su. Thou liest, abhorred tyrant; with Painted upon a pole; and underwrit, my sword
I'll prove the lie thou speak'st.
[They fight, and young SIWARD is slain. Macb. Thou wast born of woman.But swords I smile at, weapons laugh to scorn, Brandish'd by man that's of a woman born. [Exit.
Alarums. Enter MACDUFF.
Macd. That way the noise is :-Tyrant, show
If thou be'st slain, and with no stroke of mine,
Or else my sword, with an unbatter'd edge,
By this great clatter, one of greatest note
Siw. This way, my lord ;-The castle's gently
The tyrant's people on both sides do fight;
Mal. We have met with foes
Siw. Enter, Sir, the castle.
Here may you see the tyrant.
Retreat. Flourish. Re-enter, with Drum and
Mal. I would, the friends we miss were safe arriv'd.
So great a day as this is cheaply bought. [see,
Siw. Then he is dead?
Rosse. Ay, and brought off the field: your
Must not be measur'd by his worth, for then
Siw. Had he his hurts before?
Rosse. Ay, on the front.
Siw. Why then, God's soldier be he!
[Exeunt. Alarum. Had I as many sons as I have hairs,
Macb. Why should I play the Roman fool, and die On mine own sword? whiles I see lives, the [gashes Do better upon them.
Macd. Turn, hell-hound, turn. Macb. Of all men else I have avoided thee: But get thee back, my soul is too much charg'd With blood of thine already.
Macd. I have no words,
My voice is in my sword; thou bloodier villain Than terms can give thee out!
Macb. Thou losest labour:
As easy may'st thou the intrenchant airt
Let fall thy blade on vulnerable crests;
Macd. Despair thy charm;
And let the angel, whom thou still hast serv'd, Tell thee, Macduff was from his mother's womb Untimely ripp'd.
Macb. Accursed be that tongue that tells me For it hath cow'd my better part of man! [so, And be these juggling fiends no more believ'd, That paltert with us in a double sense; That keep the word of promise to our ear, And break it to our hope.-I'll not fight with thee.
- Maed. Than yield thee, coward,
I would not wish them to a fairer death:
And that I'll spend for him.
Siw. He's worth no more;
They say, he parted well, and paid his score: So, God be with him!-Here comes newer comfort.
Re-enter MACDUFF, with MACBETH'S Head on a Pole.
Macd. Hail, king! for so thou art: Behold, where stands
The usurper's cursed head: the time is free:
All. King of Scotland, hail!
Before we reckon with your several loves, And make us even with you. My thanes and
Henceforth be earls, the first that ever Scotland
Of this dead butcher, and his fiend-like queen;
The kingdom's wealth or ornament.
K. John. Bear mine to him, and so depart in peace:
SCENE I-Northampton.-A Room of State Be thou as lightning in the eyes of France;
in the Palace.
Enter King JOHN, Queen ELINOR, PEMPROZE, ESSEX, SALISBURY, and others, with CHATIL
K. John. Now, say, Chatillon, what would France with us?
Chat. Thus, after greeting, speaks the king of France,
In my behaviour, to the majesty,
Eli. A strange beginning;-borrow'd majesty!
K. John. Silence, good mother; hear the embassy.
Chat. Philip of France, in right and true beOf thy deceased brother Geffrey's son, [half Arthur Plantagenet, lays most lawful claim To this fair island, and the territories; To Ireland, Poictiers, Anjou, Touraine, Maine: Desiring thee to lay aside the sword, Which sways usurpingly these several titles; And put the same into young Arthur's hand, Thy nephew, and right royal sovereign.
K. John. What follows, if we disallow of
Chat. The proud control of fierce and bloody
To enforce these rights so forcibly withheld. K. John. Here have we war for war, and blood for blood, [France. Controlment for controlment: SO answer Chat. Then take my king's defiance from my The furthest limit of my embassy. [mouth,
In the manner I now do,
For ere thou canst report I will be there,
How that ambitious Constance would not cease,
K. John. Our strong possession, and our right, for us.
Eli. Your strong possession, much more than your right;
Or else it must go wrong with you, and me: So much my conscience whispers in your ear; Which none but heaven, and you, and 1, shall
Enter the Sheriff of Northamptonshire, who whispers ESSEX.
Essex. My liege, here is the stranges controversy,
Come from the country to be judg'd by you, That ere I heard: Shall I produce the men? K. John. Let them approach.— [Exit Sherif Our abbies, and our priories, shall pay * Conduct, administration,
Re-enter Sheriff, with ROBERT FAULCONBRIDGE, | Upon his death-bed he by will bequeath'd
His lands to me; and took it, on his death,
Rob. The son and heir to that same Faulconbridge.
K. John. Is that the elder, and art thou the
You came not of one mother then, it seems.
Bast. Most certain of one mother, mighty king, [father: That is well known; and, as I think, one But, for the certain knowledge of that truth, I put you o'er to heaven, and to my mother; Of that I doubt, as all men's children may." Eli. Out on thee, rude man! thou dost shame thy mother,
And wound her honour with this diffidence.
K. John. A good blunt fellow :-Why, being younger born,
Doth he lay claim to thine inheritance?
lent us here!
Eli. He hath a trick+ of Coeur-de-lion's face, The accent of his tongue affecteth him: Do you not read some tokens of my son In the large composition of this man? K. John. Mine eye hath well examined his parts, [speak, -Sirrah, And finds them perfect Richard.What doth move you to claim your brother's
Bust. Because he hath a half-face, like my
With that half-face would he have all my land:
Your tale must be, how he employ'd my mother.
Between my father and my mother lay, (As I have heard my father speak himself,) When this same lusty gentleman was got. + Trace, outline.
K. John. Sirrah, your brother is legitimate;
My mother's son did get your father's heir; Your father's heir must have your father's land.
Rob. Shall then my father's will be of no
To dispossess that child which is not his? Bast. Of no more force to dispossess me, Sir, Than was his will to get me, as I think.
Eli. Whether hadst thou rather,-be a Faulconbridge,
And like thy brother, to enjoy thy land;
Bast. Madam, an if my brother had my shape,
That in mine ear I durst not stick a rose,
And, to his shape, were heir to all this land,
Eli. I like thee well; Wilt thou forsake thy
Bequeath thy land to him, and follow me ?
Eli. Nay, I would have you go before me
Bast. Our country manners give our betters way.
K. John. What is thy name?
Bast. Philip, my liege; so is my name begun; Philip, good old Sir Robert's wife's eldest sou. K. John. From henceforth bear his name whose form thou bear'st:
Kneel thou down Philip, but arise more great: Arise Sir Richard and Plantagenet.
Bast. Brother, by the mother's side, give me
My father gave me honour, yours gave land:Now blessed be the hour, by night or day, When I was got, Sir Robert was away.
Eli. The very spirit of Plantagenet!I am thy grandame, Richard; call me so. Bast. Madam, by chance, but not by truth: What though?
* Dignity of appearance.
Something about, a little from the right,
K. John. Go, Faulconbridge; now hast thou thy desire, ['squire. A landless knight makes thee a landed Come, madam, and come, Richard; we must speed [need. For France, for France; for it is more than Bast. Brother, adieu; Good fortune come to For thou wast got i'the way of honesty. [thee! [Exeunt all but the BASTARD. A foot of honour better than I was; But many a foot of land the worse. Well, now can I make any Joan a lady :Good den,* Sir Richard,-God-a-mercy, fellow;
And if his name be George, I'll call him Peter:
That will take pains to blow a horn before her?
Enter Lady FAULCONBRIDGE and JAMES,
Bast. Philip?-sparrow!-James, There's toy's abroad; anon I'll tell thee more. [Exit GURNEY. Madam, I was not old Sir Robert's son; Sir Robert might have eat his part in me Upon Good-friday, and ne'er broke his fast: Sir Robert could do well; Marry, (to confess!) Could he get me? Sir Robert could not do it; We know his handy-work:-Therefore, good mother,
To whom am I beholden for these limbs? Sir Robert never holp to make this leg. Lady F. Hast thou conspired with thy brother too, [honour? That for thine own gain should'st defend mine What means this scorn, thou most untoward knave?
Bast. Knight, knight, good mother,-Basi
What! I am dubb'd; I have it on my shoulder.
Lady F. Hast thou denied thyself a Faulconbridge?
Bast. As faithfully as I deny the devil. Lady F. King Richard Coeur-de-lion was
By long and vehement suit I was seduc'd
Need must you lay your heart at his dispose,
He, that perforce robs lions of their hearts, May easily win a woman's. Ay, my mother, With all my heart I thank thee for my father! Who lives and dares but say, thou didst not
When I was got, I'll send his soul to hell.
And they shall say, when Richard me begot,
SCENE I.-France.-Before the Walls of
Enter, on one side, the ARCHDUKE of Austria,
Lew. Before Angiers well met, brave Austria.
Arthur, that great fore-runner of thy blood,
* Idle reports.
+ A character in an old drama called Soliman and Per