Macbeth

by: William Shakespeare

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SIWARD

     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,
20But certain issue strokes must arbitrate.
Towards which, advance the war.

SIWARD

Soon we’ll find out what’s really ours and what isn’t. It’s easy for us to get our hopes up just sitting around thinking about it, but the only way this is really going to be settled is by violence. So let’s move our armies forward.
Exeunt, marching
They exit, marching.