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Macb. Accursed be that tongue that tells me so,
For it hath cow'd

better part

of man !
And be these juggling fiends no more believed,
That palter 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. Macd. Then yield thee, coward,

And live to be the show and gaze o' the time:
We'll have thee, as our rarer monsters are,
Painted upon a pole, and underwrit,

• Here may you see the tyrant.' Mabc.

I will not yield,
To kiss the ground before young Malcolm's feet,
And to be baited with the rabble's curse.
Though Birnam wood be come to Dunsinane, 30
And thou opposed, being of no woman born,
Yet I will try the last : before my body
I throw my warlike shield : lay on, Macduff;
And damn'd be him that first cries · Hold, enough!'

[Exeunt, fighting. Alarums. Retreat. Flourish. Enter, with drum and colours,

Malcolm, old Siward, Ross, the other Thanes, and

Mal. I would the friends we miss were safe arrived.
Siw. Some must go off: and yet, by these I see,


So great a day as this is cheaply bought.
Mal. Macduff is missing, and your noble son.
Ross. Your son, my lord, has paid a soldier's debt :

He only lived but till he was a man ;
The which no sooner had his


confirm's In the unshrinking station where he fought,

But like a man he died. Siw.

Then he is dead ? Ross. Ay, and brought off the field : your cause of sorrow

Must not be measured by his worth, for then

It hath no end.

Had he his hurts before ?
Ross. Ay, on the front.

Why then, God's soldier be he!
Had I as many sons as I have hairs,
I would not wish them to a fairer death :

And so his knell is knoll’d.

He's worth more sorrow, 50
And that I'll spend for him.

He's worth no more :
They say he parted well and paid his score :
And so God be with him! Here comes newer com-


Re-enter Macduf, with Macbeth's bead. Macd. Hail, king! for 80 thou art : behold, where stands

The usurper's cursed head: the time is free:
I see thee compass’d with thy kingdom's pearl,
That speak my salutation in their minds ;
Whose voices I desire aloud with mine :

Hail, King of Scotland !

Hail, King of Scotland !

[Flourish. Mal. We shall not spend a large expense of time 60

Before we reckon with your several loves,
And make us even with you. My thanes and kins-

Henceforth be earls, the first that ever Scotland
In such an honour named. What's more to do,
Which would be planted newly with the time,
As calling home our exiled friends abroad
That fled the snares of watchful tyranny,
Producing forth the cruel ministers
Of this dead butcher and his fiend-like queen,
Who, as 'tis thought, by self and violent hands 70
Took off her life ; this, and what needful else
That calls upon us, by the grace of Grace
We will perform in measure, time and place :
So thanks to all at once and to each one,
Whom we invite to see us crown'd at Scone.

[Flourish. Exeunt.


iv. 124

A ONE, a man; (Theobald from Daven | APPROVE, prove; I. vi. 4.

ant, a Thane" ; Grant White, “a ARGUMENT, subject, theme; II. iii. 126. man"); III. iv. 131.

ARM'D, encased in armour; 111. iv. 101. ABSOLUTE, positive; III. vi. 40. AROINT THEE, begone ; 1. iii. 6. ABUSE, deceive; II. i. 50.

ARTIFICIAL, made by art; III. v. 27. ACHERON, the river of the infernal As, as if ; II. iv. 18. regions; III. v. 15.

ASSAY; "the great a. of art," the ADDER'S FORK, the forked tongue of greatest effort of skill; IV. iii. 143. the adder; IV. i. 16.

ATTEND, await ; III. ii. 3. ADDITION, title ; I. iii. 106.

AUGURES, auguries; (?) augurs; III. ADDRESS'D THEM, prepared themselves; II. ii. 24.

AUTHORIZED BY, given on the authority ADHERE, were in accordance; I. vii


. 52. of ; III, iv. 66. ADMIRED, wondrous-strange; III. iv. Avouch, assert ; III. i. 120. ADVISE, instruct; III. i. 129.

BABY OF A GIRL, (?) girl's doll ; accordAFEARD, afraid ; I. iii. 96.

ing to others, feeble child of an Affection, disposition; IV iii. 77. immature mother " ; III. iv, 106. Affaer'd, confirmed ; IV. iii. 34. BADGED, smeared, marked (as with a ALARM, call to arms; V. ii. 4.

badge); II. iii. 107. ALARUM'D, alarmed;

BANE, evil, harm; V. iii. 59. ALL, any; III. ii. 11.

Battle, division of an army; V. vi. 4. “and all to all,” i e. and we all BEGUILE, deceive; I. v. 64. (drink) to all; III. iv. 92.

Bellona, the goddess of war; I. ii. 54. ALL-THING, in every way; III. i. 13. BEND UP, strain ; I. vii. 79. A-MAKING, in course of progress; III. Benison, blessing ; II. iv. 40.

Bent, détermined ; III. iv. 134. Angel, genius, demon; V. viii. 14. Best, good, suitable ; III. iv. 5. ANGERLY, angrily; III. v. I.

Bestow'd, staying ; III. i. 30. ANNOYANCE, hurt, harm; V. i. 84. Bestows HIMSELF, has settled; III. vi. ANON, immediately; 1. i. 10.

24 ANON, ANON, "coming, coming"; the BESTRIDE, stand over in posture of

general answer of waiters; II. iii. 23. defence; IV. iii. 4. An't, if it; (Ff., "and't"); III. vi, 19. BIDES, lies; III. iv. 26. ANTIC, grotesque, old-fashioned ; IV. i. Bill, catalogue; III. i. 100. 130.

BIRNAM, a high hill twelve miles from ANTICIPATEST, dost prevent; IV. i. 144. Dunsinane; IV. i. 93 Apace, quickly; III. iii. 6.

BIRTHDOM, land of our birth, mother. APPLY, be devoted ; III. ii. 30.

country; IV. iii. 4.

II. i. 53

iv. 34.

I. ii. 9.

i. 133.

BLADED;"b. corn," corn in the blade,
when the ear is still green; IV. i. 55. CHILDREN (trisyllabic); IV.

177. BLIND-WORM, glow-worm ; IV. i. 16. CHOKE THEIR ART, render their skill BLOOD-BOLTER'D, locks matted into

useless; hard clotted blood; IV. i. 123. Chuck, a term of endearment; III.ü. Blow, blow upon; I. iii. 15.

BODEMENTS, forebodings; IV. i. 26. CLEAR, serenely; I. v. 72.
Boot; "to b.”, in addition ; IV. iii. 37. innocent, guiltless; I. vii. 18.
BORNE, conducted, managed; III. vi. 3. unstained ; 11. i. 28.
BORNE IN HAND, kept up by false CLEARNESS, clear from suspicion; III.

hopes; III. i. 81.
Bosom, close and intimate; I. ii. 64. CLEPT, called ; III. i. 94.
BRAINSICKLY, madly; II. ii. 46. Cling, shrivel up; V. v. 40.
BREAK, disclose ; I. vii. 48.

Close, join, unite; III. ii. 14.
BREECH'D, “having the very hilt, or CLOSE, secret; III. v. 7..

breech, covered with blood " ; (ac- CLOSED), enclosed ; III. i. 99. cording to some covered as with Cloudy, sullen, frowning ; III. vi. breeches "),; II. iii. 122.

41. BREED, family, parentagę; IV. iii. 108. Cock, cock-crow; "the second c.", BRINDED, brindled, streaked; IV. i. 1. i.e., about three o'clock in the mornBRING, conduct ; II. iii. 52.

ing; II. iii. 27. BROAD, plain-spoken; IIŤ. vi. 21. CoIGN OF VANTAGE, convenient corBROIL, battle ; 1. ii. 6.

ner; I. vi. 7. BROKÉ OPE, broken open; II. iii. 72. COLD, (?) dissyllabic; IV. i. 6. But, only ; 1. vii. 6.

COLME-KILL, i.e. Icolmkill, the cell of By, past; IV. i. 137.

St. Columba ; II. iv. 33. BY THE WAY, casually; III. iv. 130. Come, which have come ; I. ii. 144.

COMMAND UPON, put your commands CABIN'D, confined ; III. iv. 24.

upon; III. i. 16. CAPTAINS, trisyllabic; (s. Walker Commends, commits, offers; I. vii.

conj. captains twain"); I. ii. 34. CARELESS, uncared for ; I. iv. 11. COMMISSION; “those in c.”, those Casing, encompassing, all surround- entrusted with the commission; I ing ; III. iv. 23.

iv. 2. 'Cause, because; III. vi. 21.

COMPOSITION, terms of peace; I. ii. CENSURES, opinion; V. iv. 14.

59. CHAMPION Me, fight in single combat Compt; "in c.", in account; I. vi. with me; IIÍ. i. 72.

26. CHANCED, happened, taken place; I. COMPUNCTIOUS, pricking the


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science; I. v. 46. CHAPs, jaws, mouth; I. ii. 22. CONCLUDED, decided ; III. i. 141. Charge; "in an imperial c.", in exe- CONFINELESS, boundless, limitless; cuting a royal command ; IV. iii.

IV. iii. 55.

CONFOUNDS, destroys, ruins ; II, i. 11. CHARGED, burdened, oppressed ; V. i. CONFRONTED, met face to face; I. ü. бо.


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