Drum and colors. Enter MALCOLM,
SIWARD, MACDUFF, Siward’s
LENNOX, ROSS, and
Cousins, I hope the days are near at hand
That chambers will be safe.
doubt it nothing.
What wood is this before us?
wood of Birnam.
Let every soldier hew him down a bough
5And bear ’t before him. Thereby shall we shadow
The numbers of our host and make discovery
Err in report of us.
shall be done.
We learn no other but the confident tyrant
Keeps still in Dunsinane and will endure
10Our setting down before ’t.
his main hope:
For, where there is advantage to be given,
Both more and less have given him the revolt,
And none serve with him but constrainèd things
Whose hearts are absent too.
our just censures
15Attend the true event, and put we on