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Macb. I'll put it on.
Doc. Not so sick, my lord,
Macb. Cure her of that :
Doc. Therein the patient
Macb. Throw physic to the dogs, I'll none of it.Come, put mine armour on ; give me my staff :Seyton, send out.-Doctor, the thanes fly from me :Come, sir, despatch :-If thou could'st, doctor, cast The water of my land, find her disease, And purge it to a sound and pristine health, I would applaud thee to the very echo, That should applaud again.Pull't off, I say.-What rhubarb, senna, or what purgative drug, Would scour these English hence ?-Hearest thou of
Macb. Bring it after me.-
[Exit. Doc. Were I from Dunsinane away and clear, Profit again should hardly draw me bere. [Exit.
(1) To skirt, I believe, signifies to scour, toʻride bastily. STEEVENS,
 To cast the water was the phrase in use for finding out disorders by the inspection of urine. STEETES 90 VOL. IV.
SCENE IV. Country near Dunsinane. A Wood in view. Enter, with
Drum and Colours, Malcolm, old SIWARD, and his Sor, MACDUFF, MENTETA, CATHNESS, Angus, Lenox, Rosse, and Soldiers, marching.
Mal. Coụsins, I hope the days are near at band,
Ment. We doubt it nothing.
Mal. Let every soldier hew him down a boogh,
Sold. It shall be done.
Siw. We learn no other, but the confident tyrant
Mal. "Tis his main hope :
Macd. Let our just censures
Siw. The time approaches, That will with due decision make us know What we shall say we have, and what we owe.. Thoughts speculative their unsure hopes relate ; But certain issue strokes must arbitrate : Towards which, advance the war. [Exeunt, marching
Dunsinane. Within the Castle. Enter, with Drums and
Colours, MACBETH, SEYTON, and Soldiers. Macb. Hang out our banners on the outward walls; The
cry is still, They come : Our castle's strength
(3) Advantage or 'vantage, in the time of Shakespeare, signified opportunity. He shut up himself and bis soldiers. (says Malcolin) in the castle, because whes there is an opportunity to be gone, they all desert him. JOHNSON
(4] To ome here is to possess. STEEVENS.
Will laugh a siege to scorn: here let them lie,
[.A cry within, of Women. Sey. It is the cry of women, my good lord.
Macb. I have almost forgot the taste of fears :
queen, my lord, is dead.
Enter a Messenger.
Mes. Gracious my lord,
I But know not how to do it.
Macb. Well, say, sir.
Mes. As I did stand my watch upon the hill,
[Striking him. Mes. Let me endure your wrath, if't be not so : Within this tbree mile may you see it coming ;
(5) Recorded time seems to signify the time fixed in the decrees of heaven for the period of life. JOHNSON
(6] The dust of death is an espression used in the 22d Psalm. STEEVENS.
I say, a moving grove.
Macb. If thou speak'st false, Upon the next tree shalt thou hang alive, Till famine cling thee: if thy speech be sooth, I care not if thou dost for me as much.I pull in resolution ; and begin To doubt th' equivocation of the fiend, That lies like truth : Fear not, till Birnam wood Do come to Dunsinane ;-and now a wood Comes toward Dunsinane-Arm, arm, and out! If this, which he avouches, does appear, There is nor flying hence, nor tarrying here. I 'gin to be a-weary of the sun, And wish th' estate o' th' world were now undone.Ring the alarum bell :- Blow, wind ! come, wrack ! At least we'll die with harness on our back. [Exeunt.
SCENE VI. The same.
A Plain before the Castle. Enter, with Drums and Colours, Malcolm, old SIWARD, MACDUFF, &c. and their Army, with boughs. Mal. Now near enough ; your leavy screens throw
Siw. Fare you well.-
breath, Those clamorous harbingers of blood and death.
[Exeunt. Alarums continued.
(7) Clung, in the Northern counties, signifies any thing that is shrivelled, er shrunk up. To cling likewise sigoifies, to gripe, to compress, to embrace
Another part of the Plain. Enter MACBETH.
Yo. Siw. No; tho' thou call'st thyself a hotter name
is in hell. Macb. My name's Macbeth.
Yo. Siw. The devil himself could not pronounce a title
Macb. No, nor more fearful.
sword I'll prove the lie thou speak’st.
[They fight, and young Siward is slain.
Alarums. Enter MACDUFF.
 A phrase taken from bear-baiting STEEVENS.