No Fear Act 5 Scene 8
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SIWARD

     Then he is dead?

SIWARD

So he’s dead?

ROSS

Ay, and brought off the field. Your cause of sorrow
45Must not be measured by his worth, for then
It hath no end.

ROSS

Yes, and he’s been carried off the field. Your grief should not be equal to his worth, because then your sorrow would never end.

SIWARD

     Had he his hurts before?

SIWARD

Were his wounds on his front side?

ROSS

Ay, on the front.

ROSS

Yes, on his front.

SIWARD

     Why then, God’s soldier be he!
Had I as many sons as I have hairs,
I would not wish them to a fairer death.
50And so, his knell is knolled.

SIWARD

Well then, he’s God’s soldier now! If I had as many sons as I have hairs on my head, I couldn’t hope that any of them would die more honorably than he did. And that’s all there is to it.

MALCOLM

     He’s worth more sorrow,
And that I’ll spend for him.

MALCOLM

He is worth more mourning than that, and I will mourn for him.

SIWARD

     He’s worth no more.
They say he parted well and paid his score.
And so, God be with him! Here comes newer comfort.

SIWARD

He is worth no more than that. They tell me he died well, and settled his scores. With that, I hope God is with him! Here comes better news.
Enter MACDUFF with MACBETH’s head
MACDUFF enters, carrying MACBETH’s head.

MACDUFF

Hail, king! For so thou art. Behold where stands
55The usurper’s cursèd head. The time is free.
I see thee compassed with thy kingdom’s pearl,
That speak my salutation in their minds,
Whose voices I desire aloud with mine.
Hail, King of Scotland!

MACDUFF

Hail, king! Because that’s what you are now. Look, here I have Macbeth’s cursed head. We are free from his tyranny. I see that you have the kingdom’s noblemen around you, and they’re thinking the same thing as me. I want them to join me in this loud cheer, Hail, King of Scotland!