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Ross, Lines 48b-63
Performance
Act 1,
Scene 2
Lines 48b-63

Ross performs a speech from Act 1, Scene 2 of myShakespeare's Macbeth

myShakespeare | Macbeth 1.2 Performance: Ross, Lines 48b-63

Duncan

Whence camest thou, worthy thane?

Ross

                                                           From Fife, great king;
Where the Norwegian banners flout the sky
And fan our people cold. 
Norway himself, with terrible numbers,
Assisted by that most disloyal traitor,
The Thane of Cawdor, began a dismal conflict,
Till that Bellona's bridegroom, lapped in proof,
Confronted him with self-comparisons,
Point against point, rebellious arm 'gainst arm,
Curbing his lavish spirit; and, to conclude,
The victory fell on us —

Duncan

Great happiness.

Ross

                             — that now Sweno,
the Norway's' king, craves composition.
Nor would we deign him burial of his men
Till he disbursed at Saint Colme's Inch
Ten thousand dollars to our general use.