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Macbeth Glossary

Shakespeare's Passage

This is the sergeant
Who like a good and hardy soldier fought
'Gainst my captivity. Hail, brave friend!
Say to the king the knowledge of the broil
As thou didst leave it.

This is the sergeant
Who like a good and hardy soldier fought
to prevent me from being taken captive. Cheers, brave friend!
Tell the King about the state of the battle
when your injuries forced you to leave.

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How to cite this article:
Mabillard, Amanda. Macbeth Glossary. Shakespeare Online. 20 Aug. 2009. < >.


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Notes on Macbeth

King Duncan of the Scots awaits news of the battle between his men and the rebels led by the Thane of Cawdor. The King and his sons, Malcolm and Donalbain, meet a soldier who is weak and bleeding. He reports that Macbeth and Banquo have performed valiantly in the fight. His admiration of the noble yet brutal Macbeth is deep indeed. Read on...


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