SCENE VI. Dunsinane. Before the castle.
Drum and colours. Enter MALCOLM, SIWARD, MACDUFF, and their Army, with boughsMALCOLM
Now near enough: your leafy screens throw down.SIWARD
And show like those you are. You, worthy uncle,
Shall, with my cousin, your right-noble son,
Lead our first battle: worthy Macduff and we
Shall take upon 's what else remains to do,
According to our order.
Fare you well.MACDUFF
Do we but find the tyrant's power to-night,
Let us be beaten, if we cannot fight.
Make all our trumpets speak; give them all breath,
Those clamorous harbingers of blood and death.
SCENE VII. Another part of the field.
Alarums. Enter MACBETHMACBETH
They have tied me to a stake; I cannot fly,YOUNG SIWARD
But, bear-like, I must fight the course. What's he
That was not born of woman? Such a one
Am I to fear, or none.
Enter YOUNG SIWARD
What is thy name?MACBETH
Thou'lt be afraid to hear it.YOUNG SIWARD
No; though thou call'st thyself a hotter nameMACBETH
Than any is in hell.
My name's Macbeth.YOUNG SIWARD
The devil himself could not pronounce a titleMACBETH
More hateful to mine ear.
No, nor more fearful.YOUNG SIWARD
Thou liest, abhorred tyrant; with my swordMACBETH
I'll prove the lie thou speak'st.
They fight and YOUNG SIWARD is slain
Thou wast born of womanMACDUFF
But swords I smile at, weapons laugh to scorn,
Brandish'd by man that's of a woman born.
Alarums. Enter MACDUFF
That way the noise is. Tyrant, show thy face!SIWARD
If thou be'st slain and with no stroke of mine,
My wife and children's ghosts will haunt me still.
I cannot strike at wretched kerns, whose arms
Are hired to bear their staves: either thou, Macbeth,
Or else my sword with an unbatter'd edge
I sheathe again undeeded. There thou shouldst be;
By this great clatter, one of greatest note
Seems bruited. Let me find him, fortune!
And more I beg not.
Enter MALCOLM and SIWARD
This way, my lord; the castle's gently render'd:MALCOLM
The tyrant's people on both sides do fight;
The noble thanes do bravely in the war;
The day almost itself professes yours,
And little is to do.
We have met with foesSIWARD
That strike beside us.
Enter, sir, the castle.