Macbeth: Act V, Scene v

 

Macbeth.         Act 5, Scene 5.      Macbeth

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40.  If thou speak’st false,
41.  Upon the next tree shalt thou hang alive,
42.  Till famine cling thee: if thy speech be sooth,
43.  I care not if thou dost for me as much.
44.  I pull in resolution, and begin
45.  To doubt the equivocation of the fiend
46.  That lies like truth: ‘Fear not, till Birnam wood
47.  Do come to Dunsinane:’ and now a wood
48.  Comes toward Dunsinane. Arm, arm, and out!
49.  If this which he avouches does appear,
50.  There is nor flying hence nor tarrying here.
51.  I gin to be aweary of the sun,
52.  And wish the estate o’ the world were now undone.
53.  Ring the alarum-bell! Blow, wind! come, wrack!
54.  At least we’ll die with harness on our back.

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