Macbeth Translation Act 5, Scene 2
MENTEITH, CAITHNESS, ANGUS, LENNOX, and soldiers enter along with a drummer and flag.
The English power is near, led on by Malcolm, His uncle Siward and the good Macduff. Revenges burn in them, for their dear causes Would to the bleeding and the grim alarm Excite the mortified man.
The English army is near, led by Malcolm, his uncle Siward, and the good Macduff. The desire for revenge burns in them. Their reasons for wanting revenge would cause even dead men to rise and rush to battle.
Near Birnam WoodShall we well meet them; that way are they coming.
We’ll meet them near Birnam Wood. That’s the way they’re coming.
Who knows if Donalbain be with his brother?
Does anyone know if Donalbain is with his brother?
For certain, sir, he is not. I have a file Of all the gentry. There is Siward’s son, And many unrough youths that even now Protest their first of manhood.
Sir, it’s certain that he is not. I have a list of all the important men. Siward’s son is there, as well as many boys too young to even have beards who are ready to proclaim their manhood in battle.
What does the tyrant?
Great Dunsinane he strongly fortifies. Some say he’s mad, others that lesser hate him Do call it valiant fury. But, for certain, He cannot buckle his distempered cause Within the belt of rule.
Now does he feel His secret murders sticking on his hands. Now minutely revolts upbraid his faith-breach. Those he commands move only in command, Nothing in love. Now does he feel his title Hang loose about him, like a giant’s robe Upon a dwarfish thief.
Who then shall blame His pestered senses to recoil and start, When all that is within him does condemn Itself for being there?
Well, march we on, To give obedience where ’tis truly owed. Meet we the medicine of the sickly weal, And with him pour we in our country’s purge Each drop of us.
Or so much as it needs, To dew the sovereign flower and drown the weeds.Make we our march towards Birnam.
They exit, marching.
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